Most Popular Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Orlando
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
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
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.