The Best Window Treatments For Boston Kids’ Rooms

Holly Perron

In our design tips we’ve talked about how to choose 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. Although 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 children in your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing a house is an activity that all families are probably accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on how old your children are, certain window treatments are a serious no-no. For young children, any kind of window treatment with a dangling cord that may injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - meaning forget about corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Aside from cords, kids can be climbers, so disregard any window covering that can be easily yanked off the window. Lastly, be sure to shy away from any window covering with a finish or paint that may emit noxious fumes.

Instead of any of those 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 are completely safe for kids. Every one of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary risk to your child’s safety.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Bedrooms

Girl's bedroom with white shutters.

The first priority we discussed when we wrote 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 certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though offering better coverage than blinds, might show shadows that may be seen from outside your house.

When you’re concerned that your children’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are our number one suggestion. By closing the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters let you completely block off the view into your child’s room. Particular types of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their thicker texture.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Parent and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Boston parent and you’ll learn that kids are fickle sleepers. Some evenings it might be a breeze to have them sleep, while other nights it can be a struggle. Parents know that light control is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what some might not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might also factor heavily in which of those two ways it turns out. The right window treatment can give 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 can reflect close to 87% of solar heat. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can help you to get your children to sleep, which means you might get some rest for once.

Find The Best Kids Room 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 design consultation. And to find more recommendations for the other rooms in your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.