Choosing children’s curtains can be both a fun and functional mission! Your child will definitely love wading through the plethora of options the realm of kid’s curtains has to offer. With so many colors and characters in the mix, the hardest part of the process will be choosing just one pair! Now of course, your little one can be part of this fun choosing process but be sure to take on the harder elements yourself; keep in mind just a few important “parents-only” essentials like (1) choosing the correct sizing for your child’s window (or door) and (2) choosing the right hardware to match your chosen curtain’s hangings needs. Also, be sure to peruse the benefits that come with each set. Curtains for kid’s rooms can come in the same variations as usual curtains do (but generally with more pops of pizazz). If your child likes a bit of moonlight to shine into the bedroom at night (to keep the monsters at bay), go for a sheerer option that lets in a bit of light. On the other hand, if your child tends to toss and turn with the slightest sounds and lights, heavier options like blackout curtains will do just the trick to soothe the sleepy soul.
Let’s get the parental part out of the way and choose the right sizing for your child or teen’s space. Measuring is surly the first step you’ll want to take before purchasing curtains - not only for the perfect fit but to help narrow down options once you begin shopping. First, you’ll want to choose whether you’d like the curtains to hang inside, on, or outside your kid’s door or window moldings; once you’ve got your direct measurement, mentally add (or jot down) another 4-inch on each side to your width measurement. Curtains should have a good amount of fullness to the fabric when hanging (multiply your complete width measurement by 2 or 3 for extra fullness!). When measuring for length, keep in mind 2 things: (1) where you want to place your curtain rod and (2) where you want your curtain to fall below. Your panels can either land directly on your windowsill or to the floor. When measuring overall be sure to record your measurements diligently in terms of length x width (otherwise, the measurement mix-up will surely result in some strange surprises once your new curtains are being hung). For further assistance, be sure to check out our helpful Window Treatments Buying Guide. Now that that’s out of the way time for the good stuff - styles!
Kids Curtains vs. Teen Curtains
Girl’s and boy’s curtains are in no shortage of supply at Bed Bath & Beyond. Let your little ones choose amongst anything from a full galaxy scene complete with rockets and constellations to decadent, layered princess printed panels with light, lace overlays! And while we know pastels and prints are perfect for your younger children, we haven’t forgotten about the teens in your household. There are plenty of pretty, preppy or plain options that will suit your new budding teen looking to change their room – an essential right of passage. Adding in a new set of curtains can make a big difference to your teens space and can save time, money, and the headache of making tons of changes to the space. Make the curtains the focus point of the space and work your way out with easy additions that match the new curtain’s color, pattern or print.