Kids playroom with shutters

Most Popular Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Boise

September 14, 2016

In the past we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Boise, depending on the individual needs of your space. One bedroom might have the most specific requirements of any kind: kids’ rooms. Although childrens’ bedrooms share many of the same needs with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific needs too. So let’s investigate some of the most important features to keep in mind when shopping for window treatments for the youngest members of your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing the home is an activity that all parents should be accustomed to - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a explicit no-go. For young kids, any window treatment that has a hanging cord that may cause injury or strangulation is off the table - which means no corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, young ones are natural climbers, so forgo any window treatment that might be easily pulled down. Finally, be sure to stay away from any window covering with a finish or seal that can emit dangerous fumes.

As an alternative to any of the above mentioned window coverings, go with a product with fewer moving pieces and sans any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a child-friendly window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window treatments steer clear of any unnecessary peril to your children’s well-being.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms

Girl's bedroom with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we highlighted in our article about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when it comes to the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal, can generally be seen through at some angles, making them poor for privacy. Many shades and draperies, though offering greater coverage compared to blinds, might show shadows that can be seen from outside your home.

When you need to ensure your children’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are often our number one suggestion. By shutting the tilting louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Some kinds of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their thicker texture.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room

Parent and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Boise parent and you’ll hear that kids are stubborn sleepers. Some evenings it might be a breeze to have them sleep, while other nights it may be a nightmare. Some people understand that the right lighting is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what you don’t know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level can also factor heavily in which of those two outcomes occur. The right window covering can offer you optimal control of the light and temperature of your child’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. Properly maintained, they can reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 1600% better at insulating than aluminum blinds. For an additional boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which can block close to 87% of solar heat. Getting the most out of these window treatments can help you to get your children better rested, so you may get more rest for once.

Get The Perfect Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be stylish, there are some traits that might be more significant in kids’ rooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions is ready to fulfill both of those wants. Call 208-609-9129 or use the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation. And to get more recommendations for the other rooms in your home, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.
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