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Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Phoenix

September 14, 2022

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’ bedrooms share several similar needs with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs too. So let’s investigate some of the most important qualities to bear in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing the home is something that all parents are probably accustomed to - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your child, some window treatments are a explicit no-no. For very young children, any window treatment with a dangling cord that might injure or strangle a child is out - meaning forget about corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Regardless of cords, children can be climbers, so forget any window treatment that may be easily yanked down. Additionally, be aware to stay away from any product with a paint or finish that may emit dangerous vapors.

As an alternative to any of those potentially dangerous window treatments, go with a product with fewer moving pieces and without any kind of wires or cords. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a childproof window treatment, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are 100% safe. All of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary risk to your children’s safety.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms

Child's bedroom with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we discussed when we wrote 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 usually be seen through at specific angles, making them poor for privacy. Many drapes and shades, though offering more effective coverage than blinds, may show silhouettes that can be seen from outside your home.

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 let you block all view into your child’s bedroom. Some types of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their thicker material.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room

Mom and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Phoenix parent and they’ll tell you that children are fickle 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 may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level might 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 reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are close to 1600% more effective insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an additional boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which can repel up to 87% of heat from the sun. 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 suggestions for the other rooms in your home, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.