Children’s bedrooms and nurseries are one room in the house where you can let your imagination run wild, go bold with pattern and colour and embrace your inner child.
A multifunctional space, when designing or decorating your children’s bedroom, it’s important to consider that they will be using it to sleep, rest and play. So whilst the sky is the limit when it comes to the theme that you choose, you should consider some practical elements too such as keeping the room the right temperature and conducive to a good night’s sleep.
Here are our ideas on window blinds for children’s rooms – from babies to teens.
Blinds are ideal for children’s nurseries as they are easy to operate and can create blackout conditions for daytime naps, whilst letting in maximum light at all other times. They can also help to control room temperature, which is especially important for younger children.
Whether it’s minimalist scandi-chic or a stand-out design – the wide range of colours and patterns available mean that it is easy to choose the perfect blind to enhance your nursery’s interior design.
For the ultimate in temperature control, Duette® Blinds by Apollo Blinds are ideal for nurseries and children’s rooms as the innovative honeycomb design creates a more comfortable temperature, by keeping rooms cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Combined with superb light control features, Duette blinds can create a more restful night’s sleep for children and parents.
Our BlocOut™ blinds (particularly BlocOut™ XL and 40) can achieve higher levels of darkness than ever before. They combine a superior quality blackout fabric with a frame (precision engineered side rails and a bottom bar) that the blinds slot into, ensuring the window is fully covered with nowhere for the light to enter. There is also a cordless option, making them a stylish – and safe – option for kids’ rooms.
The NHS recommends that children between the ages of four and 12 should be sleeping somewhere between nine and 11.5 hours per night for optimum health and wellbeing. They also state that children’s bedrooms should be dark, quiet and between 18 -24 degrees in temperature for a perfect sleep environment. If your child’s room is particularly light in the mornings or they are struggling to get to sleep at night, then a blackout blind could prove the perfect solution. Available in a huge range of colour and fabric options, roller blinds with blackout are a great practical and cost-effective option for children’s bedrooms and nurseries.
A place for child’s play
Blinds can inject a great deal of fun and personality into a children’s bedroom – adding an extra pop of colour and pulling together a design scheme. Don’t be afraid to go bold and bright in a younger children’s bedroom – to enhance the sense of fun and adventure that they love at this age. Fun features such as glow blinds which come alive at night are also really popular and add an extra dimension to the room. For older children, bold colours are still in demand but think darker, more grown-up shades.