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Best Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Philadelphia

September 14, 2022

In the past we’ve written about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Philadelphia, depending on the specific needs of your bedroom. One bedroom may have the most distinct requirements of any kind: kids’ bedrooms. Although children's’ rooms share many similar needs with other bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements as well. So let’s look closer at some of the more important traits to remember when choosing window treatments for the youngest members of your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing a house is something that all parents should be familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a explicit no-go. For very young children, any kind of window treatment that has a hanging cord that might cause injury or strangulation is ill-advised - meaning you can rule out corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Regardless of cords, children can be climbers, so forgo any window covering that may be easily pulled off the window. Additionally, be careful to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or paint that might emit dangerous fumes.

As an alternative to any of those window treatments, select a product with a smaller number of moving parts and without any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a childproof window treatment, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary risk to your child’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Kid's room with white shutters.

The first consideration we focused on in our article about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when it comes to the windows in a child’s bedroom. Blinds, no matter if they are vertical or horizontal, can generally be seen through at certain angles, making them poor for privacy. Many shades and draperies, though providing more effective coverage compared to blinds, might show shadows that may be seen from outside your house.

When you need to ensure your children’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are our first recommendation. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to completely block off the view into your child’s room. Some kinds of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their opaque texture.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Bedroom

Parent and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Philadelphia parent and you’ll hear that children are ornery sleepers. Some days it might be a breeze to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be a fight. Some people understand that the right lighting is handy in getting children to sleep, but what some may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level can also play a big part in how easy it is. The perfect window treatment can offer you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window treatments. When properly maintained, they’re able to reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are about 17 times more effective at insulating than metal blinds. To get an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can repel close to 87% of heat from the sun. Taking advantage of these products can make it easier to get the kids better rested, 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 qualities that might be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 215-874-4897 or complete the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation. And to find additional recommendations for the rest of your home, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.