Kids playroom with shutters

Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Boston

September 14, 2016

In the past we’ve talked about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Boston, depending on the individual needs of your bedroom. One bedroom might have the most distinct needs of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Though childrens’ bedrooms share several of the same requirements with adult bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements all their own. So let’s investigate some of the most important traits to remember when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing your space is a process that all families are probably accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on how old your children are, some window treatments are a explicit no-no. For young children, any window treatment with a hanging cord that can injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - meaning no corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Even without cords, young ones are natural climbers, so disregard any window covering that can be easily yanked down. Finally, be sure to shy away from any window covering with a finish or paint that might emit harmful fumes.

Instead of any of the above mentioned window treatments, go with a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and sans any sort of wires or cords. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a child-friendly window covering, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Every one of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary risk to your child’s safety.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Bedrooms

Kid's bedroom with white shutters.

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

When you’re concerned that your children’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are our primary suggestion. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters let you block all view into your child’s room. Particular types of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their opaque texture.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Mom and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Boston parent and they’ll tell you that kids are stubborn sleepers. Some evenings it may be easy to have them sleep, while other nights it may be a struggle. Parents know that light control is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what some may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might also determine which of those two ways it turns out. The right window treatment can offer you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. When properly maintained, they can lower heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are close to 17 times more effective at insulating than metal blinds. To get an additional boost, add UV-protecting window film, which blocks nearly 87% of solar heat. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can help you to get your children to sleep, which means you may get some rest for once.

Find The Best Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be stylish, there are some traits that may be more important in kids’ rooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Boston is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 781-352-2205 or use the form below to set up your free in-home consultation. And to find more recommendations for the other rooms in your house, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.
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