Kids playroom with shutters

Perfect Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Miami

September 14, 2016

On our design blog we’ve written about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Miami, depending on the specific needs of your bedroom. One bedroom might have the most specific requirements of any kind: children’s rooms. Even though kids’ rooms share many similar needs with adult bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements too. So let’s take a look at some of the most important traits to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the children in your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing a house is an activity that all families are probably accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your children, some window treatments are a explicit no-go. For very young children, any window treatment with a dangling cord that may cause injury or strangulation is ill-advised - which means forget about corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Aside from cords, young ones are natural climbers, so disregard any window covering that can be easily yanked off the window. Additionally, be aware to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or seal that might emit harmful fumes.

As an alternative to any of those window treatments, opt for a product with a smaller number of moving parts and lacking any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a kid-friendly window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Each of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary risk to your children’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Kid's bedroom with plantation shutters.

The first necessity we highlighted when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when thinking about the windows in your child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they are traditional or vertical, can typically be seen through at some angles, making them poor for privacy. Many drapes and shades, though giving more effective coverage than blinds, might show shadows visible from outside your window.

When it comes to ensuring your child’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are once again our number one suggestion. By shutting the moveable louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to completely block off the view into your child’s room. Particular lines of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their opaque material.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Mom and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Miami parent and you’ll learn that children are ornery sleepers. Some evenings it may be a piece of cake to have them sleep, while other nights it may be an uphill battle. Parents know that light control is helpful 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 correct window covering can offer you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. Properly installed, they’re able to reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are close to 1600% more effective insulators than metal blinds. For an additional boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can repel up to 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these products can make it easier to get your children more well-rested, meaning you may get more rest as well.

Find The Best Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some features that may be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Miami is ready to fulfill both of those wants. Call 305-520-7515 or complete the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to get additional suggestions for the other rooms in your home, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.
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