Perfect Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Southern California
In our design tips we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Southern California, depending on the specific needs of your space. One bedroom may have the most distinct needs of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Although kids’ bedrooms share several of the same needs with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements as well. So let’s examine some of the more important traits to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family.
Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms
Childproofing a house is an activity that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a serious no-go. For young children, any window treatment with a dangling cord that may injure or strangle a child is off the table - which means forget about corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Aside from cords, children can be climbers, so disregard any window treatment that may be easily yanked off its support. Additionally, be sure to shy away from any product with a paint or finish that may emit dangerous vapors.
Instead of any of the above mentioned window treatments, select a product with fewer moving parts and sans any sort of wires or cords. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a child-friendly window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Each of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary peril to your children’s safety.
Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Bedrooms
The first priority we discussed in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when thinking about the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they’re traditional or vertical, can typically be seen through at specific angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though giving greater coverage than blinds, may show shadows that may be seen from outside your window.
When it comes to ensuring your child’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are once again our first recommendation. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters let you completely block off the view into your child’s room. Some kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their thicker material.
Window Treatments For A Comfortable Kids’ Bedroom
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 17 times better at insulating than aluminum blinds. For an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which blocks nearly 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these window treatments can make it easier to get your children to sleep, so you can get more rest as well.