Perfect Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Southern California09/14/2016Kimball Jones In the past we’ve written about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Southern California, depending on the individual needs of your space. One room might have the most important needs of any kind: children’s rooms. Even though kids’ rooms share many similar requirements with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific requirements too. So let’s investigate some of the more important qualities to keep in mind when selecting window treatments for the children in your family. Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms Childproofing a house is an activity that all parents should be accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your child, certain window treatments are a definite no-no. For very young kids, any kind of window treatment that has a hanging cord that is able to injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - meaning forget about corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Regardless of cords, young ones tend to climb, so forgo any window covering that may be easily yanked off its support. Finally, be careful to shy away from any window treatment with a paint or finish that may emit harmful fumes. As an alternative to any of the above mentioned window coverings, go with a product with a smaller number of moving parts and sans any sort of wires or cords. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a childproof window covering, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. All of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary risk to your child’s safety. Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Rooms The first priority we highlighted in our article about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s even more important when choosing a treatment for the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they’re traditional or vertical, can typically be seen through at some angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though offering more effective coverage in comparison to blinds, can show shadows that can be seen from outside your home. When it comes to ensuring your children’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are our primary recommendation. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters let you eliminate all visibility into your child’s room. Some kinds of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their opaque texture. Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Room Ask any Southern California parent and they’ll tell you that children are fickle sleepers. Some evenings it may be easy to get them to sleep, while other nights it may be a nightmare. Some people understand that light control is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what some may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might also play a big part in how easy it is. The best window treatment can give 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. When properly maintained, they’re able to lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are nearly 1600% more effective insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an added boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which reflects up to 87% of solar energy. Reaping the benefits of these window coverings can make it easier to get the kids to sleep, so you may get more rest for once. Find The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today While you’d like for your windows to be stylish, there are some qualities that might be more important in children’s rooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Southern CA is willing to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 888-611-2474 or complete the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your free in-home design consultation. And to get additional suggestions for the rest of your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.