Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Raleigh09/14/2016Blake Jarman In the past we’ve written about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Raleigh, depending on the specific needs of your room. One room might have the most important requirements of any kind: children’s rooms. Although kids’ 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 children in your family. Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms Childproofing the home is a process that all families should be accustomed to - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how small your child is, certain window treatments are a serious no-no. For young children, any 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, kids are natural climbers, so disregard any window treatment that can be easily pulled down. Finally, be aware to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or seal that may emit harmful fumes. Instead of any of those window coverings, select a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and without any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a kid-friendly window covering, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Every one of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary threat to your child’s safety. Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms The first priority we discussed when we wrote 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 certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though giving better coverage than blinds, may show silhouettes that can 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 recommendation. By closing the moveable louvers, plantation shutters let you eliminate all visibility into your child’s bedroom. Some kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their thicker material. Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room Ask any Raleigh parent and you’ll hear that children are ornery sleepers. Some days it may be a snap to get them to sleep, while other nights it can be a nightmare. You may 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 last word in energy efficient window coverings. When properly installed, they’re able to reduce 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 blocks up to 87% of solar energy. Getting the most out of these window treatments can help you to get the kids better rested, which means you might get some rest as well. Get The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today While you’d like for your windows to be fashionable, 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 other rooms in your house, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.