Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Charlotte

Neil Blackwelder

In our design tips we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Charlotte, depending on the specific needs of your room. One bedroom might have the most specific needs of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Even though kids’ rooms share several of the same needs with normal bedrooms, they also have some specific needs as well. So let’s take a look at some of the most important qualities to keep in mind when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing your space is an activity that all families are likely accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your children, certain window treatments are a definite no-go. For young kids, any window treatment that has a hanging cord that can cause injury or strangulation is off the table - which means forget about corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, children are natural climbers, so forget any window covering that may be easily yanked off its support. Lastly, be careful to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or paint that may emit noxious fumes.

As an alternative to any of those window coverings, select a product with a smaller number of moving parts and lacking any sort of wires or cords. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a childproof window treatment, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your children’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms

Child's room with plantation shutters.

The first priority we focused on in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when it comes to the windows in your child’s bedroom. Blinds, no matter if they are vertical or horizontal, can generally be seen through at certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though providing more effective coverage compared to blinds, might show shadows that may be seen from outside your home.

When it comes to ensuring your child’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are often our first suggestion. By shutting the moveable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to eliminate all visibility into your child’s room. Various lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their opaque texture.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Mother and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Charlotte parent and you’ll learn that kids are ornery sleepers. Some evenings it may be a piece of cake to get them to sleep, while other nights it can be a fight. Some people know that light control is handy in getting kids to sleep, but what you may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might also play a big part in how easy it is. The correct window treatment can offer you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window coverings. Properly maintained, they’re able to reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are close to 1600% more effective insulators than metal blinds. To get an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which blocks up to 87% of solar heat. Reaping the benefits of these window coverings can make it easier to get your children more well-rested, so you can get some rest too.

Get The Best Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your windows to be visually appealing, there are some qualities that may be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Charlotte is able to fulfill both of those wants. Call 980-231-1116 or complete the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to find additional suggestions for the rest of your home, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.