The Right Window Treatments For Children’s Rooms in Austin

Tyler Jorgensen

In the past we’ve talked about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Austin, depending on the individual needs of your room. One bedroom might have the most important needs of any kind: kids’ bedrooms. Though kids’ bedrooms share many of the same requirements with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs as well. So let’s investigate some of the more important traits to bear in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing your space is a process that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how small your children are, certain window treatments are a serious no-go. For very young children, any window treatment that has a dangling cord that can cause injury or strangulation is out - meaning no corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Aside from cords, children are natural climbers, so disregard any window treatment that can be easily pulled off its support. Finally, 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 fit the bill for a child-friendly window treatment, as well as 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 necessity 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 poor for privacy. Many drapes and shades, though offering more effective coverage compared to blinds, might show silhouettes visible from outside your house.

When it comes to ensuring your children’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are once again our number one recommendation. By closing the moveable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to block all view into your child’s room. Particular kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their thicker material.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Mom and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Austin parent and you’ll hear that kids are fickle sleepers. Some days it may be a snap to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be an uphill battle. Parents know that the right lighting is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what some don’t know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level can 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 lower heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 17 times more effective insulators than metal blinds. For an added boost, pair with 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 the kids better rested, which means you may get some rest as well.

Get The Perfect Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some qualities that might be more significant in children’s rooms. Fortunately, 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 ideas for the other rooms in your house, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.