From Colours and Patterns to Fabrics, Ottawa Has a Wide Selection for You
So, you’re expecting a baby soon. Congratulations! But while you scrambled to find the perfect colour to paint the nursery and the perfect furnishings to go in it, one little detail fell by the wayside: the windows. Not only do you know that your newborn bundle of joy will need plenty of rest and sleep, but you also feel like a room you’ve put this much effort into deserves the best curtains Ottawa retailers can offer, not just some plain white plastic blinds. So how do you choose those perfect window dressings for baby’s first bedroom? Here are some tips.
Choosing the Colour
This should be pretty straightforward if you’ve already chosen a colour for the nursery itself. Choosing a complementary colour or an accent shade of the wall colour is your best bet, and though if the wall has already been painted, it can be hard to find fabric in Ottawa that goes with it perfectly. That’s why, if at all possible, you should choose your curtain fabric first. This frees you to consider all kinds of lovely colours and shades, and then work from there—after all, there are nearly endless options for paint colours, and so matching the paint afterwards is a breeze.
Choosing Patterns and Textures
The next big thing to tackle when searching for the right curtains in Ottawa is the pattern. This is important for any room—but a nursery is practically your child’s whole world in the early days, and it should be stimulating and fun. Here’s a chance for whimsical and imaginative patterns, but don’t overdo it: chaos and clutter a restful space do not make.
Choosing the Material
There is a wide array of available fabrics in Ottawa, and each has its own unique qualities that they bring to a room. Remember that the heavier the material, the less light is allowed into the room when they are closed, so you may opt for thicker curtains in the first six months after your child is born. Cotton and silk are popular choices, and both are ideal for preventing dust.
Deciding on Length and Other Features
Obviously, if your nursery has floor-to-ceiling windows, there may not be much you can do. But generally speaking, you don’t want your new curtains to hang too low—especially once your baby begins walking and exploring, or they could become a hazard (and be easily damaged or stained, to boot). Accessories and decorations like drawstrings or beads can also be hazardous if allowed to hang too low. As for the rod, do not use a tension rod. Instead, opt for a rod that is fixed securely to the wall to prevent any accidents, injuries, or ruined curtains.
There is a wide selection of wonderful curtains in Ottawa for your nursery, so go wild and have fun with it. You can find the perfect addition to your baby’s first room at local Ottawa fabric retailers.