Justjosie, it would be good if you can post a picture of the window(s) wall. That way it would be easier to have an opinion as so many things enter into it. . . including light control, size of window, size of window wall, paint color in room etc. etc.
I think the important aspects of a nursery window treatment are the ability to darken the window for sleeping and the assurance that there's nothing hanging down for a toddler (thinking ahead) to grab.
I like to be able to control the amount of light filtering in a baby's nursery...so with that in mind, if you have blinds on the window already, I would do a box type valance or just plain straight panels that don't require closing. On the other hand, if you don't have blinds on the window, I would install full length panels that can be opened and closed as needed. Whether the panels are lined or not will be dependant upon the amount of light filtration you desire in the room for the baby.
RE. type of window treatment for a nursery, I agree w/ those who addressed the room darkening aspect so the infant can sleep/nap well. I like panels w/ room darkening lining or panels. Personally, I buy panels I can launder and hang room darkening panels seperately. Penneys and Bed, Bath and Beyond are two sources for the rom darkening panels. You can still feature a valance if you desire.
Congrats on the soon to be grandson.
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We, too, have a grand baby coming in the next few weeks (our first). We chose to use shades AND sheers which can be opened or closed. With the shades down, the room is quite dark. With them raised but the sheers closed, we have filtered light. I think it is going to work well for us.
Congratulations on your upcoming special event. So exciting!