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Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Charlotte

September 14, 2022

In the past we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Charlotte, depending on the specific needs of your space. 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 look closer at some of the most important traits to keep in mind when selecting window treatments for the children in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing your space is a process that all families are probably 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 very young kids, any window treatment that has a hanging cord that may cause injury or strangulation is off the table - which means no corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, children are natural climbers, so forget any window covering that might be easily yanked off its support. Lastly, be careful to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or paint that might emit harmful fumes.

As an alternative to any of the above mentioned 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 kid-friendly window treatment, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. All 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 necessity we highlighted 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 poor for privacy. Many shades and draperies, though offering better coverage in comparison 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 also be bought in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their opaque material.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Mother and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Charlotte parent and they’ll tell you that kids are ornery sleepers. Some evenings it may be a snap to get them to sleep, while other nights it may be an uphill battle. Some people know that light control is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what you might 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 be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. Properly maintained, they’re able to lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are close to 1600% better at insulating than metal blinds. To get an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can reflect 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 fashionable, there are some qualities that may be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Luckily, 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.