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Most Popular Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Sacramento

September 14, 2022

In our design tips we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Sacramento, depending on the specific needs of your room. One room may have the most specific requirements of any kind: kids’ rooms. Though kids’ rooms share several similar requirements with other bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs all their own. So let’s look closer at some of the more important features to keep in mind when selecting window treatments for the youngest members of your family.

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Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing your space is a process that all parents should be familiar with - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your children, some window treatments are a definite no-go. For very young children, any sort of window treatment that has a dangling cord that is able to cause injury or strangulation is off the table - which means no corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Aside from cords, kids can be climbers, so disregard any window covering that can be easily yanked off its support. Additionally, be sure to stay away from any window covering with a paint or finish that may emit dangerous vapors.

As an alternative to any of those potentially dangerous window treatments, go with a product with fewer moving parts and lacking any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a child-friendly window treatment, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are 100% safe. Every one of these window treatments steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your children’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Bedrooms

Child's room with white shutters.

The first priority we highlighted in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when it comes to the windows in a child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they are traditional or vertical, can usually be seen through at some angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many shades and draperies, though giving more effective coverage than blinds, might show silhouettes that may be seen from outside your window.

When you need to ensure your child’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our number one suggestion. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to block all view into your child’s bedroom. Various kinds of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their opaque makeup.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Parent and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Sacramento parent and they’ll tell you that children are ornery sleepers. Some evenings it might be a snap to have them sleep, while other nights it might be a struggle. Parents understand that light control is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what you may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level may also determine how easy it is. The correct window covering can give you optimal control of the temperature and light of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window treatments. When properly installed and maintained, they’re able to reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are close to 17 times better insulators than aluminum blinds. For an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which blocks up to 87% of solar energy. Reaping the benefits of these window coverings can make it easier to get the kids better rested, which means you may get more rest as well.

Get The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be stylish, there are some traits that may be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Sacramento is ready to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 916-665-0078 or complete the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to find more suggestions for the rest of your house, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.