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Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Washington DC

September 14, 2022

In the past we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Washington DC, depending on the individual needs of your space. One bedroom might have the most specific requirements of any kind: children’s rooms. Though children's’ bedrooms share several of the same requirements with adult bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements all their own. So let’s take a look at some of the most important qualities to bear in mind when choosing window treatments for the kids in your family.

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Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing the home is an activity that all families are likely accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your children, certain window treatments are a definite no-no. For very young children, any window treatment with a hanging cord that might injure or strangle a child is off the table - meaning no corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Regardless of cords, kids tend to climb, so forget any window covering that can be easily yanked down. Finally, be careful to shy away from any window treatment with a finish or paint that may emit noxious fumes.

Instead of any of those 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 child-friendly window treatment, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. All of these window treatments steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your children’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms

Child's bedroom with white shutters.

The first necessity we highlighted in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s even more important when thinking about the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal, can typically be seen through at specific angles, making them poor for privacy. Many shades and draperies, though offering better coverage compared to blinds, can show silhouettes visible from outside your home.

When it comes to ensuring your child’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are often our first recommendation. By shutting the tilting louvers, plantation shutters let you completely block off the view into your child’s room. Various kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their heavier makeup.

Window Treatments For A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Mother and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Washington DC parent and you’ll learn that kids are stubborn sleepers. Some nights it can be simple to have them sleep, while other nights it may be a nightmare. Some people understand that the right lighting is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what you might not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level may also determine which of those two ways it turns out. The perfect window treatment can offer you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed, they can reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 1600% more effective insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can reflect nearly 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these window coverings can help you to get the kids to sleep, which means you might get some rest for once.

Get The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your windows to be fashionable, there are some traits that might be more significant in kids’ rooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters DC is ready to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 240-339-2588 or use the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to find more recommendations for the other rooms in your home, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.