How to Match Curtains to Your Kid’s Bedroom Theme: A Checklist

Choosing the perfect kids’ room curtains to match your little one’s unique bedroom theme can seem challenging. But with some planning and design know-how, you can pull together a stylish, inspiring space. Use this guide to pick window treatments that enhance your child’s interests and personal flair.

Research Theme and Color Options

The first step is defining the main theme and palette for your kid’s space. Look through décor magazines and online sites for inspiration on popular children’s themes like:

  • Woodland creatures
  • Outer space
  • Under the sea
  • Favorite TV shows and movies
  • Sports teams
Note color schemes that coordinate with the theme. Create a mood board with fabric swatches, paint chips, and images to establish a cohesive look.

Collect inspiration and Ideas

Search décor sites and magazines for images of kids’ spaces that align with your child’s interests. Curate your favorite samples into a digital inspiration board or physical mood board. This helps you hone in on styles and patterns you want to emulate.
Look for examples similar in size and layout to your kid’s room, too. This allows you to visualize how specific treatments will look.

Evaluate Curtain Fabric and Texture

Kid spaces demand durable, machine-washable fabrics. Look for cotton, canvas, and polyester blends ideal for high-traffic areas. Compare textures like flat-woven jacquards or textured chenille in coordinating colors.

Kid-friendly blackout curtains can allow weekday sleep-ins and weekend lie-ins for growing kids. Sound-buffering thermal insulating curtains also reduce outside noise.

Select Length and Curtain Style

Measure windows carefully for floor length to puddle curtains or sill length for safety. Picking the right height prevents accidents for rambunctious kids.
For understated style, panel curtains neatly frame windows. Boldly printed curtains make dynamic style statements. Fun tiered curtains add fluidity and whimsy.

Match Hardware and Accent Pieces

Coordinate curtain rods, finials, hooks, and holdbacks according to your child’s interests. Paint or stain custom wooden hardware to match the colors.
Incorporate secondary fabrics like valances, swags, and jabots. These frame treatments anchor curtains and echo colors in pillows, bedding, rugs, and wall art.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kids Curtains

Opt for neutral curtain panels in durable solids like white, ivory, tan, or gray. Add colorful accent pillows, wall art, and bedding you can switch out affordably each year.

Blackout curtains are great for kids who need complete darkness for sleeping or have late weekend lie-ins. Look for blackout-lined curtains that still coordinate with their color scheme. Install room-darkening shades under lighter sheer curtains to regulate sunlight.

Have them make a wishlist of must-have items as you browse catalogs or shop. Set a budget and parameters, but allow them the final say on prints or styles they’re passionate about.

Transform Your Child’s Room into a Personal Haven

With the right kids’ room curtains and fabrics complementing special themes, you can create a bedroom your child will adore as their own personal retreat.

Don’t let the daunting task of choosing window treatments discourage you from designing a space that celebrates your child’s uniqueness. Let their interests shine through with the perfect, coordinated kids’ room curtains!

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We can’t wait to meet your little one and transform their room into the ideal creative haven. Call today to get design ideas flowing for your child’s dream space!

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Bob Doolin

A leader in smart home technology, specializing in motorized window treatments, lighting controls, and automation solutions. Over 20 years of industry expertise.

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