Kids playroom with shutters

Perfect Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Salt Lake City

September 14, 2016

In the past we’ve talked about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Salt Lake City, depending on the individual needs of your space. One bedroom may have the most distinct needs of any kind: children’s rooms. Although kids’ rooms share several of the same requirements with other bedrooms, they also have some specific needs all their own. So let’s examine some of the most important features to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the youngest members of your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing a house is a process that all families are likely accustomed to - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how small your child is, a few window treatments are a definite no-go. For very young children, any type of window treatment with a dangling cord that may cause injury or strangulation is off the table - meaning no corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Aside from cords, kids are natural climbers, so forget any window covering that can be easily pulled down. Finally, be aware to stay away from any product with a paint or seal that may emit noxious vapors.

Instead of any of the above mentioned window treatments, choose a product with a smaller number of moving parts and lacking any type of wires or cords. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a kid-friendly window covering, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window treatments steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your child’s safety.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Girl's room with plantation shutters.

The first necessity we focused on when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when choosing a treatment for the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they are traditional or vertical, can typically be seen through at some angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though providing better coverage compared to blinds, might show silhouettes that may be seen from outside your window.

When you need to ensure your child’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are once again our primary suggestion. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Various lines of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their heavier texture.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room

Parent and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Salt Lake City parent and you’ll learn that children are ornery sleepers. Some evenings it may be simple to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be a fight. Some people know that the right lighting is handy in getting kids to sleep, but what some may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level may also play a big part in which of those two outcomes occur. The perfect window treatment can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window coverings. When properly installed and maintained, they can lower heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 1600% better insulators than metal blinds. To get an added boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which blocks up to 87% of solar energy. Getting the most out of these products can help you to get your children more well-rested, meaning you might get more rest too.

Get The Best Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be fashionable, there are some features that might be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City is able to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 801-515-3598 or use the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to find more recommendations for the rest of your house, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.
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