The Right Window Treatments For Phoenix Kids’ Rooms

Greg Arnett

On our design blog we’ve talked about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Phoenix, depending on the individual needs of your room. One room may have the most specific needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Although kids’ rooms share several similar needs with adult bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs too. So let’s investigate some of the most important qualities to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing the home is something that all parents are probably accustomed to - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how old your children are, some window treatments are a serious no-no. For young children, any window treatment with a hanging cord that might injure or strangle a child is off the table - meaning forget about corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Regardless of cords, children are natural climbers, so forgo any window treatment that may be easily yanked down. Additionally, be sure to stay away from any window covering with a paint or finish that might emit dangerous vapors.

As an alternative to any of those potentially dangerous window treatments, go with a product with fewer moving parts and lacking any kind of wires or cords. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a childproof window treatment, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are 100% safe. Each of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary risk to your children’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms

Child's bedroom with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we discussed in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s even more important when it comes to the windows in your child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they’re vertical or horizontal, can typically be seen through at specific angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though providing more effective coverage than blinds, might show silhouettes visible from outside your house.

When you need to ensure your child’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our number one recommendation. By shutting the moveable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to block all view into your child’s bedroom. Some types of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their opaque texture.

Window Treatments For A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Parent and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Phoenix parent and they’ll tell you that children are stubborn sleepers. Some days it might be a piece of cake to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be a nightmare. Parents understand that light control is helpful in getting children to sleep, but what you might not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level can also determine which of those two ways it turns out. The correct window covering can offer you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window treatments. When properly installed, they can lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are nearly 1600% better at insulating than aluminum blinds. To get an additional boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can repel up to 87% of solar energy. Getting the most out of these window treatments can make it easier to get the kids better rested, so you can get more rest too.

Find The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your windows to be stylish, there are some qualities that may be more significant in children’s rooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Phoenix is ready to fulfill both of those wants. Call 480-485-7743 or use the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation. And to find additional ideas for the other rooms in your home, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.