Kids playroom with shutters

Most Popular Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Orlando

September 14, 2016

On our design blog we’ve written about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Orlando, depending on the specific needs of your bedroom. One bedroom may have the most specific needs of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Although childrens’ bedrooms share several similar requirements with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific needs too. So let’s look closer at some of the more important traits to keep in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing the home is an activity that all families are likely familiar with - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on how old your child is, some window treatments are a explicit no-no. For very young kids, any window treatment that has a dangling cord that might injure or strangle a child is out - meaning forget about corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Even without cords, kids can be climbers, so disregard any window covering that might be easily yanked off the window. Additionally, be aware to shy away from any window treatment with a finish or seal that can emit harmful vapors.

Instead of any of those potentially dangerous window treatments, select a product with fewer moving parts and lacking any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a child-friendly window treatment, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary peril to your child’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms

Girl's room with plantation shutters.

The first necessity we highlighted in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when thinking about the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they’re vertical or horizontal, can usually be seen through at certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though providing more effective coverage than blinds, can show shadows that may be seen from outside your house.

When you’re concerned that your child’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our first suggestion. By closing the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to completely block off the view into your child’s room. Particular lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their opaque material.

Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Mom and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Orlando parent and you’ll learn that children are ornery sleepers. Some evenings it might be easy to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be a nightmare. Parents understand that the right lighting is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what you might not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level can also determine which of those two ways it turns out. The right window treatment can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your child’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed and maintained, they can block heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are close to 17 times more effective at insulating than metal blinds. For an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which reflects close to 87% of heat from the sun. Reaping the benefits of these products can help you to get the kids more well-rested, meaning you might get more rest too.

Find The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your windows to be visually appealing, there are some traits that may be more important in kids’ bedrooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Orlando is able to fulfill both of those wants. Call 407-630-7011 or use the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to find more ideas for the rest of your house, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.
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