Drapery and curtains are required to finish the interior decoration in your child’s room. They provide an easy way to make the room look differently, without the need to change wallpapers or furniture.
General Guidelines for Curtain Selection in Children’s Room
- Curtains are to have a simple fashion, be made of a strong material and be easily washable. Smooth eyelet curtains with tiebacks are preferable.
- Curtains should be nonflammable (organza, veil).
- A primary curtain color in your children’s room depends on windows’ orientation with respect to the cardinal directions (warm tones will heat a north-facing room, while cold tones can provide more freshness).
- Choose a simple pattern based on your child’s age and sex. To prevent your kid from getting bored with pictures of cartoon characters, choose wallpapers bearing big abstract patterns, which will promote brain development.
- A mounting and a curtain rod should be strong, without any sharp details or small decorations to prevent your child from bringing the construction down and swallowing beads during their playing activities.
- Modern children’s room curtains have to correspond with the interior style.
- There are different kinds of the curtains available, and they can be combined for practical reasons. For example, plain curtains and roller blinds will permit light and keep the room out of the public eye.
- The picture shows a modern design of a teenager’s room with ornamented roller blinds fitted harmoniously into the ensemble.
What Curtains Suit Children’s Room?
Standard straight curtains are a combination of fabric with tulle. Classical curtains are easy to care and wash and allow adjusting illumination in the room.
Short curtains in children’s room will expose a radiator to enhance heat transfer or a part of the wall where, for example, a desk should be placed. Curtains to the windowsill are easy to care and safe for a crawling baby, who will be unable to catch them.
With long curtains in the children’s room, you can show your creativity by making them asymmetric, adding a lining or putting decorative patches. Dense curtains will allow your baby to sleep well in the daytime, while light tulle will permit diffused daylight through.
Roman curtains will be suitable in case of a small space to create a minimalistic image with the focus on window decoration. Due to the reliable mounting, babies cannot catch the curtain rod.
Roller curtains for children’s rooms feature the same mechanism as the Roman curtains, but they are rolled up. With numerous patterns available, they can decorate a baby’s or teenager’s room. They work well with straight curtains.
Vertical or horizontal curtains can be used with a small room. They will both protect against the sun and allow using the windowsill’s free area. They look well with translucent tulle.
Combined curtains mean two different colors of the fabric’s sides or a mix of two fabrics different in color and structure. Color fabrics and light organza is a common combination used in children’s rooms. You can also combine neutral fabrics with bright Romans or roller blinds.
Color Selection Tips
The white color will be appropriate with translucent fabrics or as a background for a pattern or drawing.
The yellow color combined with the white or beige can create a modern and stylish interior in your kid’s room.
Any shades of the green, from pistachio to rich grass green, work well with neutral walls and bright decoration items.
The turquoise color both a boy’s and a girl’s room. It can be successfully combined with light wooden floors, brown and white accessories or ornament.
The pink color will always look bright and rich in a girl’s room.
The blue or celestial will add to a small room’s airiness and suits a sunlit room well.
Deep shades of the blue are appropriate for teenagers, not for babies. Once chosen this curtain tone, make sure you have light-colored furniture and decoration items in the room.