Perfect Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Miami

David White

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 qualities to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing a house is an activity that all families are likely accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on how young your children are, some window treatments are a serious no-go. For very young children, any kind of 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, kids can be climbers, so disregard any window covering that can be easily yanked off the window. Additionally, be sure to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or seal that may emit noxious fumes.

As an alternative to any of the above mentioned window treatments, choose a product with a smaller number of moving parts and without any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a childproof window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. All 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 priority we highlighted in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when choosing a treatment for 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 better 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 primary suggestion. By shutting the moveable louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to completely block off the view into your child’s room. Various 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 daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Miami parent and they’ll tell you that children are ornery sleepers. Some evenings it may be a snap to have them sleep, while other nights it may be a fight. Parents know that light control is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what you may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level may also factor heavily in how easy it is. 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 lower heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are nearly 1600% better at insulating than metal blinds. For an additional boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can repel up to 87% of heat from the sun. Taking advantage of these window coverings can make it easier to get your children better 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 fashionable, 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, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.