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Perfect Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Austin

September 14, 2022

In our design tips we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Austin, depending on the individual needs of your room. One bedroom might have the most distinct needs of any kind: kids’ bedrooms. Though kids’ bedrooms share many similar requirements with adult bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs all their own. So let’s investigate some of the more important traits to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing your space is an activity that all parents are probably familiar with - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a serious no-go. For very young children, any kind of window treatment that has a dangling cord that may cause injury or strangulation is out - meaning forget about corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Aside from cords, children can be climbers, so disregard any window treatment that can be easily pulled off its support. Lastly, be aware to shy away from any window treatment with a paint or finish that might emit harmful vapors.

As an alternative to any of those window coverings, go with a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and lacking any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a child-friendly window treatment, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Each of these window treatments steer clear of any unnecessary risk to your child’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Bedrooms

Child's room with white shutters.

The first priority we discussed when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when it comes to the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, whether they are traditional or vertical, can generally be seen through at some angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though providing more effective coverage compared to blinds, may show silhouettes visible from outside your home.

When you need to ensure your children’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are often our primary recommendation. By closing the moveable louvers, plantation shutters let you block all view into your child’s room. Particular kinds of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their opaque material.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Parent and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Austin parent and you’ll hear that kids are stubborn sleepers. Some evenings it might be a piece of cake to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be a fight. Parents know that the right lighting is handy in getting kids to sleep, but what some don’t know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might also factor heavily in how easy it is. The right window treatment can offer you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. Properly installed and maintained, they’re able to reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 17 times better at insulating than metal blinds. For an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can reflect up to 87% of solar heat. Reaping the benefits of these products can make it easier to get the kids better rested, meaning you may get some rest too.

Get The Perfect Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be fashionable, there are some traits that might be more significant in children’s rooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Austin is able to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 512-549-6077 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to find more suggestions for the other rooms in your house, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.