Kids playroom with shutters

Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in New Brunswick

September 14, 2016

In the past we’ve written about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in New Brunswick, depending on the individual needs of your bedroom. One room might have the most distinct needs of any kind: children’s rooms. Though childrens’ rooms share many of the same requirements with other bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs as well. So let’s look closer at some of the more important traits to keep in mind when shopping for window treatments for the youngest members of your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing your space is an activity that all parents are probably accustomed to - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your children, certain window treatments are a serious no-no. For young kids, any kind of window treatment with a dangling cord that is able to injure or strangle a child is out - which means forget about corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, children tend to climb, so forget any window covering that can be easily pulled off its support. Lastly, be sure to shy away from any window covering with a paint or seal that can emit dangerous vapors.

Instead of any of those window treatments, go with a product with fewer moving pieces and sans any sort 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 are completely safe for kids. Every one of these window treatments steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your child’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms

Child's room with plantation shutters.

The first necessity we focused on in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s even more important when it comes to the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they are vertical or horizontal, can usually be seen through at certain angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though giving more effective coverage in comparison to blinds, might show shadows that may be seen from outside your house.

When it comes to ensuring your children’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our first suggestion. By closing the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters let you block all view into your child’s room. Particular types of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their opaque texture.

Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Room

Mother and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any New Brunswick parent and you’ll hear that children are stubborn sleepers. Some evenings it can be a breeze to get them to sleep, while other nights it can be an uphill battle. Parents understand that the right lighting is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what some may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level can also play a big part in how easy it is. The best window treatment can give you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed and maintained, they can reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 1600% better insulators than aluminum blinds. For an additional boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which can repel nearly 87% of solar energy. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can help you to get the kids better rested, so you may get some rest as well.

Find The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be fashionable, there are some traits that might be more important in children’s bedrooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick is ready to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 732-301-6168 or use the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home consultation. And to find more suggestions for the other rooms in your home, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.
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