Selecting Curtains for Your Nursery (and Our New Line)
Design Advice

Selecting Curtains for Your Nursery (and Our New Collection)

Your nursery isn’t complete without the right set of window treatments, and Nestig is excited to launch a collection of curtains made from beautiful, rich, natural fabrics. These unique designs perfectly complement your existing Nestig favorites and come in blackout and semi-sheer styles, depending on your needs and preferences. Our curtains are designed to last and can easily grow with your child for years to come.

Choosing Blackout vs Sheer Panels

Blackout curtains are a great way to bring hotel-like flair into the nursery, blocking out all incoming light to promote healthy sleep. These curtains feature a 100 percent cotton front along with a 100 percent polyester blackout liner and are colored with OEKO-TEX certified, non-toxic dyes. Our blackout curtains come in both tab and rod pocket style. 

Our sheer curtains are designed to offer privacy while filtering light into the nursery beautifully. They’re made from 86 percent organic cotton and 14 percent recycled polyester detailing and hang via tie tabs.

Selecting a Timeless Pattern

Rachel Sherman, the founder of Rachel Sloane Interiors, is a proponent of selecting a curtain pattern that will stand the test of time as your little one grows up. “It’s nice to be able to re-decorate the room when it becomes their toddler or big-kid room and be able to maintain the existing window treatments,” she says.

Melanie Coddington, the founder of Coddington Design, likes to shop for nursery curtains prior to making any other design decisions for the room. “You can repeat the pattern or color in bedding or area rugs,” she suggests. She also recommends drawing from the curtain pattern and choosing one color to paint the walls. 

Positioning, Installing and Maintaining Curtains

When hanging curtains, you want to position them so that they kiss the ground of the nursery. Due to this placement, however, your curtains will collect dust, explains Sherman. To ensure that your curtains look polished over time, be sure to vacuum them periodically.

Be sure to hang curtains with sturdy hardware. “Little hands can pull on curtains, and we don't want them tumbling down,” says Coddington.

Be sure to not place furniture too close to the curtains. Coddington likes to leave three inches of wall space between curtains and furniture.