Here at The Mill Shop, we have various styles of children’s curtains we know your family will love. Whether you’re looking for a girly floral theme or a starry night theme, our premium range of children’s curtains deliver on style and function.
There’s nothing better than longer evenings full of light during this time of year. This is not always a great thing. With these extended daylight hours it means children wake up even earlier. So, preventing the sunshine from shining into your baby’s nursery and even creating complete darkness is essential.
What are Blackout Curtains?
Blackout curtains are different to the average curtain, they are either coated with a blackout coating, lined with a specialist blackout lining, or made from a technical fabric woven with black threads to dim out the light. These curtains are designed to completely block light out of any bedroom. This is great for blocking out the early morning sunshine beaming in throughout the spring and summer months.
Blocking Out More Than Light
Blackout blinds do a great job of creating a wall between light and your baby's room. They can also provide insulation to a room and block out any noises from outside if you live in a busy area.
Insulate your nursery: Blackout curtains are great for helping with heat retention. By restricting the airflow between warm and cold areas, the curtains help keep warmth in your nursery in winter but also block out the heat and UV Rays in the summer keeping it cool!
Block out noise: Curtains can be used as sound absorbers, reducing echoes and vibrations. However, this all depends on the material, density and coverage of the curtains.
How Blackout Curtains Can Improve Baby’s Sleep
People often wonder if blackout blinds actually help your baby sleep for longer. The answer is yes, and these are the three main reasons why babies sleep longer and better in darker rooms.
Early morning light stimulates the production of cortisol:
High levels of light stimulate the release of cortisol, which helps the body wake up and get up for the day. However, this has only been found to have this effect in the early morning and not other times of the day. Therefore, it’s essential that you invest in some good blackout blinds for your nursery room.
Newborns are comforted by darkness:
A newborn spends 9 months in total darkness, therefore it would make sense that it’s the most comforting for them. Taking your baby from direct sunlight to somewhere dark can help soothe and calm them to sleep. Ensuring your newborn's nursery is pitch black is a must!
Light suppresses the hormone melatonin:
Melatonin is released in our brains and helps regulate our sleep patterns. When it gets darker our level of melatonin rises which helps our bodies and brain switch to sleep mode. Therefore the darker the room is, the easier your baby will find it to get to sleep.
Our Range of Children’s Curtains
To help you choose the right curtains for your nursery, we’ve put together some of our recommended curtains.
Our woven curtains are a Mill Shop favourite. Woven with black thread, they have a unique soft handle that creates a relaxed feel. Easy care – machine washable – polyester, but not as you know it, its matte and so soft! They are available in a wide variety of colours to match different nursery interiors.
The woven blackout curtains are also available as eyelet curtains, perfect for blocking out any light beaming into your nursery. The soft matte finish of these curtains allows them to drape perfectly into those eyelet folds. Woven tie backs are also available to keep your curtains out of the way during the day.
The Mill Shop Woolacombe Blackout Lined Eyelet Curtains are a real treat. These blackout curtains are smart and chic. Lined with a complete blackout, you can guarantee your baby will sleep in, meaning a lie-in is certain for you. Available in a variety of different colours to suit a sophisticated nursery interior.
Updating your nursery décor? Or are you in need of some new blackout curtains for summer? Get in touch with our experts. We can guide you through the process of picking the right curtains for your home.