After the warmth, darkness and security of the womb, it’s only natural that babies need similar surroundings for peaceful slumbers once they’re born.

Of course, creating your baby’s nursery is one of the pure joys of pregnancy – adding gorgeous finishes, beautiful furniture and sweet touches. But at its core, your baby’s nursery should be their peaceful sleep haven. Somewhere to escape the sounds and sights of the new world they’re trying to get used to.

So when you’re putting together your little one’s nursery, it’s worth thinking about all of the things that help babies sleep soundly – your future self will thank you!

How to create a sleep haven for your baby

From the window furnishings to the decor, there are a few things to consider when creating a sweet slumber zone for your baby.

A Calming Colour Palette


It’s so tempting to go wild with colour in a nursery – and bright colours certainly have their place for tots. But when you’re putting together your baby’s very first space, it really is all about sleep. And calming, soft hues and patterns are the key.

As much as we want a baby’s nursery to be fun, it actually needs to be pretty boring to start with! The colours and boldness can come later when they’re spending more time awake and playing. So, ditch any colours and items that may distract or overstimulate your baby. The nursery, at least for the first couple of months, is all about feed and sleep!

The Perfect Atmosphere


Babies aren’t born being afraid of the dark (they haven’t been watching any scary movies in there!). They actually love the dark, because it’s what they’re used to. You don’t even really need a night light, except for yourself so you can see when getting bub up or feeding.

So, how do you create the perfect sleep atmosphere. Make it dark! The darker the better. While blockout curtains are great, roller shutters are better! Modern Group Roller Shutters make it an absolute cinch to keep baby’s nursery dark, with a 100% light block out, no matter which way their window faces. They completely block out the sun, which is perfect for day napping, as well as for keeping out the early morning sun. Blocking out daylight is one of the easiest, and most recommended ways to help babies settle and sleep better.

Down the track Roller Shutters continue to provide superior light blocking for children with light sensitivities, or when you’re battling with the daylight savings changeover! And unlike blockout blinds, Roller Shutters won’t let in any light – so there’s no annoying rays of light peeking through the sides!

Just The Right Temperature


While there isn’t an exact temperature recommended for a baby’s room, there is evidence to suggest that a safe sleeping environment for babies is between 18 and 22 degrees. Of course, living in Australia, our houses can get pretty hot over the spring and summer months, and bitterly cold in winter. And using the air conditioner or heater year-round is going to skyrocket your energy bills.

One of the best and cost-effective ways to keep a baby’s room cooler on hot days is by installing Roller Shutters. Up to 40% of your home’s heat can be lost or gained through its windows, and the added insulation in Modern roller shutters helps keeps baby’s room comfy and cosy throughout the year. And there’s no need to second-guess whether bub is wearing too much or too little clothing, when their room is consistently temperature controlled with Roller Shutters.

And the added bonus? Saving on your energy bills! Modern Roller Shutters provide up to a 90% reduction in thermal transfer.¹

The Sound Of Silence


Babies don’t need complete silence to sleep – they’re used to being with you 24/7 and listening to everything you do throughout the day. But those noises were muted, not like the loud world on the outside!

If your tot’s nursery is at the front of the house, Modern Roller Shutters help reduce the sound of passing traffic, noisy neighbours, lawns being mowed or dogs barking – with up to 50% reduction in sound transfer¹.

You’re Safe And Sound, Little One


Finally, babies love to feel safe. They feel the safest in your arms, but when they’re not being cuddled, their nursery becomes their safe space.

With Modern Roller Shutters, the perfect sleep haven is created, with the right light, sound and temperature control – but they also make the room safer. Baby’s nursery window is completely blocked when the shutter is down, increasing privacy and the room’s security. Roller Shutters are an added layer of security, made from heavy duty material that’s designed to withstand major force.

Create the perfect baby sleep haven with Modern Roller Shutters

Modern are Australia’s market leader in roller shutters for 40 years, and with good reason. Their streamline Roller Shutters are longer lasting, better looking and more functional because they’re made in Australia, for Australian conditions. No matter what reason you use Roller Shutters, Modern makes it easy with the option of manual, battery or electric controls.

Modern is the name thousands of Australian parents trust, with amazing after-sales service, and products backed by a full manufacturer’s warranty. A family business, with families in mind, customers become part of the Modern family too.

¹Statistics collected through formal testing in laboratory situations. Results may vary depending on installation and application type.

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  • I’d love to get roller shutters. They are great for added bush fire protection too, which is great in a rural area.


  • Some great ideas here for first time parents.


  • Great tips if you have a textbook baby who’s sleeps. :)


  • These are very handy tips to know for first time parents.


  • Less is better I think. I always had white noise too so my son could sleep with noise.


  • Beautiful tips, very practical for a nursery


  • My babies are growing up, but this article has great tips and makes me want to do a nursery again.


  • Bit of an exaggeration here. Yeah, all these tips might help, but if you have a baby that doesn’t want to sleep they’re not going to


  • good tips but even with all of this a baby will still only sleep if they’re ready to sleep! Some babies just how lower sleep needs. As a newly first time mum it took me a while to understand this after ‘doing everything right’ and baby still not having long day naps.


  • I always thought roller shutters were noisy?
    Maybe they’ve changed over the years but yes, I would love some for our house!


  • Great tips! Temperature is so important – my high electricity bills for always having the aircon/heater on are worth it!!


  • Some good hints here. Although I’m not sure about the thing about bright colors being a problem. Can’t babies only see in black and white for the first few months anyway?

    • By three months of age, experts say most babies are able to see color, with a preference for bright primary colors for brain stimulation.


  • My grandparents had roller shutters and they were amazing….. As for babies and sleep sometimes you can have everything perfect and they just don’t haha….


  • Roller shutters are a smart plan indeed


  • The roller shutters sound great and I can see many benefits but they make me claustraphobia so I could never go there.


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