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Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Cleveland

September 14, 2022

On our design blog we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Cleveland, depending on the specific needs of your space. One room may have the most specific needs of any kind: children’s rooms. Though children's’ rooms share several similar needs with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs too. So let’s examine some of the most important qualities to keep in mind when choosing window treatments for the kids in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing the home is something that all parents should be familiar with - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your children, certain window treatments are a definite no-go. For very young kids, any type of window treatment that has a hanging cord that may cause injury or strangulation is out - meaning forget about corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Aside from cords, kids are natural climbers, so disregard any window treatment that may be easily pulled down. Lastly, be careful to shy away from any product with a paint or seal that might emit dangerous vapors.

Instead of any of the above mentioned window coverings, choose a product with a smaller number of moving parts and without any type of wires or cords. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a child-friendly window covering, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Every one of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary risk to your child’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Bedrooms

Girl's room with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we discussed in our article about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when thinking about the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, whether they are traditional or vertical, can usually be seen through at certain angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though offering more effective coverage than blinds, might show silhouettes that can be seen from outside your window.

When you’re concerned that your child’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are once again our first suggestion. By shutting the moveable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to completely block off the view into your child’s room. Some lines of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their heavier texture.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Bedroom

Parent and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Cleveland parent and you’ll learn that children are fickle sleepers. Some nights it can be easy to have them sleep, while other nights it may be a struggle. Parents understand that the right lighting is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what you don’t know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might also determine how easy it is. The perfect window covering can offer you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed, they’re able to block up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are nearly 17 times more effective at insulating than aluminum blinds. For an added boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which repels up to 87% of solar heat. Taking advantage of these products can help you to get the kids to sleep, so you might get some rest for once.

Find The Best Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some traits that might be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Cleveland is willing to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 440-561-6787 or use the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to get additional recommendations for the other rooms in your home, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.