Shutters are an ideal window dressing in any window, especially in a nursery or child’s room.
As part of our installation in this modern house in Daventry, Northamptonshire in 2014, we fitted full height shutters to many rooms, including the youngest baby’s nursery room.
With no cords to be tampered with, shutters offer a safe, stylish and flexible window dressing.
The light control and clean lines are ideal to compliment the décor of the room. In white, the shutters will suit any future colour scheme as the baby grows and they develop their own style and request different colours. This future proofs the design as curtains or coloured fabric blinds may need to be replaced as colour preferences change.
From a security aspect, one of the reasons shutters provide a better solution than blinds or curtains, the shutters create a barrier between the room and windows, affording some level of deterrent to toddlers climbing through an open window.
Shutters also allow you to have windows open for ventilation without compromising the temperature in the room, both keeping the room cool in the summer or warm in the winter. Unlike blinds, shutters won’t move and rattle in a breeze.
Using the hidden tilt control mechanism removes the temptation for children to fiddle with a tilt rod. However, if one chose a tilt rod for aesthetic reasons, there would be little problem as the rods are securely fastened to the louvres and are extremely robust. Unlike blind cords and chains, the control of shutter louvres is totally secure and integral to the build of the shutter panels with no hanging or loose components at all.
Shutters also have another added benefit in a child’s room – they are wipe clean and the MDF shutters in particular have a polypropylene coating that is exceptionally robust and easy to keep looking as good as new.
Shutters will not provide total blackout to a room but will offer better light control than blinds or curtains. There may be the option to fit a blackout blind behind the shutters, if room allows, or you could have curtains in addition to the shutters to give an extra level of light closure. Find out more about our bespoke window blackout solutions.