Perfect Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Detroit
On our design blog we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Detroit, depending on the specific needs of your space. One bedroom might have the most important needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Although childrens’ rooms share many similar needs with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs all their own. So let’s take a look at some of the most important features 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 families are probably familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a explicit no-go. For young children, any type of window treatment that has a hanging cord that can cause injury or strangulation is out - meaning no corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Regardless of cords, children can be climbers, so forgo any window treatment that may be easily pulled off the window. Lastly, be sure to shy away from any window covering with a paint or finish that can emit dangerous vapors.
Instead of any of the above mentioned window coverings, go with a product with fewer moving pieces and without any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a child-friendly window treatment, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. All of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary risk to your child’s well-being.
Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms
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’re vertical or horizontal, can typically be seen through at some angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though offering more effective coverage than blinds, can show silhouettes visible from outside your window.
When you need to ensure your children’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our primary suggestion. By closing the moveable louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Particular lines of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their thicker material.
Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom
Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed and maintained, they can block up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are nearly 17 times better at insulating than aluminum blinds. To get an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which repels nearly 87% of solar heat. Taking advantage of these window treatments can help you to get your children better rested, so you might get more rest as well.