Most Popular Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Orlando09/14/2016Todd Hansen On our design blog we’ve written about how to choose 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. Though childrens’ bedrooms share several similar requirements with normal 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 selecting window treatments for the children in your family. Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms Childproofing the home is a process that all families are probably 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 off the table - meaning no corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Aside from cords, kids can be climbers, so disregard any window covering that may be easily yanked down. Additionally, be aware to shy away from any window treatment with a finish or seal that can emit noxious 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 fit the bill for a child-friendly window treatment, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. All of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your child’s safety. Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms The first priority we focused on when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when choosing a treatment for the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they’re vertical or horizontal, can usually be seen through at some angles, making them poor for privacy. Many drapes and shades, though offering better 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 kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their thicker texture. Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom Talk to any Orlando parent and you’ll hear that children are ornery sleepers. Some days 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 may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level might also determine how easy it is. 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, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which reflects close to 87% of solar energy. Reaping the benefits of these window coverings can help you to get the kids more well-rested, meaning you might get more rest as well. Find The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today While you’d like for your windows to be fashionable, there are some qualities that may be more important in kids’ bedrooms. Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Orlando is able to fulfill both of those wants. Call 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to find more suggestions for the rest of your house, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.