Kids playroom with shutters

Best Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Kingsport

September 14, 2016

On our design blog we’ve talked about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Kingsport, depending on the specific needs of your space. One bedroom might have the most distinct requirements of any kind: kids’ bedrooms. Though childrens’ bedrooms share many of the same needs with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific needs too. So let’s take a look at some of the more important features to bear in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing your space is an activity that all parents are likely accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on how small your child is, a few window treatments are a definite no-no. For very young children, any sort of window treatment that has a dangling cord that may injure or strangle a child is out - which means no corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, kids can be climbers, so disregard any window covering that can be easily yanked off its support. Lastly, be sure to stay away from any window covering with a finish or paint that might emit noxious fumes.

As an alternative to any of those potentially dangerous window coverings, opt for a product with fewer moving parts and sans any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a child-friendly window covering, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. All of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary threat to your children’s safety.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Child's room with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we discussed when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when thinking about the windows in a child’s bedroom. Blinds, no matter if they are vertical or horizontal, can typically be seen through at certain angles, making them poor for privacy. Many shades and draperies, though providing better coverage than blinds, may show silhouettes that can be seen from outside your window.

When you’re concerned that your child’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are once again our primary suggestion. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Various lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their heavier material.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Bedroom

Parent and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Kingsport parent and you’ll learn that children are stubborn sleepers. Some days it can be a breeze to have them sleep, while other nights it may be a struggle. Some people know that light control is handy in getting kids to sleep, but what you may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level might also determine which of those two outcomes occur. The right window covering can offer you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed and maintained, they’re able to lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are nearly 17 times better insulators than metal blinds. To get an additional boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which reflects up to 87% of heat from the sun. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can help you to get the kids more well-rested, so you may get some rest for once.

Get The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be stylish, there are some traits that might be more significant in kids’ rooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Kingsport is willing to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 276-685-5343 or use the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to get more recommendations for the rest of your house, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.
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