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Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Raleigh

September 14, 2022

In our design tips we’ve written about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Raleigh, depending on the specific needs of your space. One room might have the most distinct requirements of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Although children's’ rooms share many similar needs with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs too. So let’s investigate some of the more important traits to bear in mind when choosing window treatments for the kids in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing the home is an activity that all families should be accustomed to - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on the age of your children, certain window treatments are a explicit no-no. For very young children, any kind of window treatment that has a hanging cord that may injure or strangle a child is out - which means you can rule out corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Aside from cords, young ones are natural climbers, so disregard any window treatment that can be easily pulled off the window. Lastly, be aware to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or seal that might emit noxious vapors.

Instead of any of those window coverings, select a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and lacking any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a kid-friendly window covering, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Every one of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary peril to your child’s safety.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms

Child's bedroom with white shutters.

The first priority we discussed in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when thinking about the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they’re vertical or horizontal, can generally be seen through at some angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though giving better coverage than blinds, might show silhouettes that can be seen from outside your house.

When you need to ensure your child’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our first recommendation. By closing the moveable louvers, plantation shutters let you eliminate all visibility into your child’s bedroom. Some lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their thicker texture.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room

Mother and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Raleigh parent and you’ll hear that children are ornery sleepers. Some evenings it might be a snap to get them to sleep, while other nights it may be a nightmare. Some people understand that light control is helpful in getting children to sleep, but what you don’t know is that the room’s temperature comfort level may also determine how easy it is. The correct window treatment can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. When properly installed, they’re able to lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are about 1600% better insulators than metal blinds. To get an additional boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which can reflect up to 87% of heat from the sun. Taking advantage of these window treatments can help you to get the kids more well-rested, which means you might get some rest as well.

Get The Perfect Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your windows to be visually appealing, there are some qualities that might be more significant in kids’ bedrooms. Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Raleigh is able to fulfill both of those wants. Call 919-887-9198 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to find additional recommendations for the rest of your house, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.