Kids playroom with shutters

Most Popular Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in New York City

September 14, 2016

In the past we’ve written about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in New York City, depending on the specific needs of your room. One room might have the most important requirements of any kind: kids’ rooms. Though kids’ rooms share many similar needs with other bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs as well. So let’s take a look at some of the more important qualities to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the children in your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing your space is something that all parents are likely 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 young kids, any window treatment that has a dangling cord that can cause injury or strangulation is out - which means you can rule out corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Aside from cords, kids are natural climbers, so forgo any window treatment that might be easily yanked down. Lastly, be aware to stay away from any product with a paint or seal that may emit noxious fumes.

Instead of any of those window coverings, select a product with fewer moving pieces and lacking any kind of wires or cords. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a kid-friendly window treatment, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Each of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary threat to your children’s well-being.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms

Kid's room with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we discussed in our article about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when thinking about the windows in a child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they’re vertical or horizontal, can typically be seen through at some angles, making them poor for privacy. Many drapes and shades, though giving greater coverage than blinds, might show silhouettes that may be seen from outside your home.

When it comes to ensuring your child’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our first suggestion. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Various lines of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their heavier makeup.

Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Room

Parent and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any New York City parent and you’ll hear that kids are fickle sleepers. Some evenings it can be a snap to have them sleep, while other nights it can be a struggle. Some people know that light control is handy in getting kids to sleep, but what you may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level can also play a big part in how easy it is. The correct window treatment can give you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window coverings. Properly maintained, they’re able to block heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 1600% better insulators than metal blinds. For an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can reflect up to 87% of solar heat. Taking advantage of these window treatments can make it easier to get the kids more well-rested, which means you can get some rest too.

Get The Best Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your windows to be stylish, there are some qualities that may be more important in kids’ rooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters New York is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 631-246-3930 or use the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to find more ideas for the rest of your home, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.
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