Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in New Brunswick09/14/2016Mike Horn In the past we’ve written about tips for finding 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 selecting window treatments for the youngest members of your family. Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms Childproofing your space is a process that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your children, a few window treatments are a explicit no-no. For young kids, any sort of window treatment with a hanging cord that is able to injure or strangle a child is off the table - which means forget about corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Regardless of cords, children tend to climb, so forget any window covering that can be easily pulled off its support. Finally, be aware to shy away from any product with a paint or seal that can emit dangerous vapors. Instead of any of the above mentioned window treatments, go with a product with fewer moving pieces and sans any sort of wires or cords. Plantation shutters fit the bill 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 peril to your child’s safety. Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms The first necessity we focused on when we wrote 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 specific angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though giving better coverage compared to blinds, may show shadows that may be seen from outside your house. When you need to ensure your children’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our first suggestion. By closing the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to completely block off the 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 material. Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Room Ask any New Brunswick parent and you’ll hear that children are stubborn sleepers. Some days it can be easy to get them to sleep, while other nights it may 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 might also play a big part in how easy it is. The perfect window treatment can offer 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 lower heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 1600% better insulators than aluminum blinds. For an additional boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can repel close to 87% of solar energy. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can help you to get the kids more well-rested, so you might get some rest too. Find The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today While you’d like for your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some qualities 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 fill out 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, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.