Perfect Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Detroit

Steve Hill

On our design blog we’ve talked about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Detroit, depending on the specific needs of your room. One bedroom might have the most important needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Although childrens’ rooms share many similar needs with adult 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 shopping for window treatments for the children in your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing your space is an activity that all families are likely familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how young your children are, a few window treatments are a serious no-go. For young children, any 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 are natural climbers, so forget any window treatment that may be easily pulled off the window. Finally, be sure to shy away from any window covering with a paint or finish that can emit dangerous vapors.

Instead of any of those 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 are completely safe for kids. Each of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary risk to your child’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms

Kid's bedroom with white shutters.

The first priority we discussed in talking 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 certain 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 block all view into your child’s bedroom. Various kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their thicker texture.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Mother and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Detroit parent and you’ll hear that children are fickle sleepers. Some days it can be a snap to have them sleep, while other nights it might be a struggle. Parents know that light control is handy in getting children to sleep, but what you may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level might also factor heavily in which of those two ways it turns out. The perfect window covering can offer you optimal control of the light and temperature of your child’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed and maintained, they can block up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are close to 17 times better at insulating than aluminum blinds. To get an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can block close to 87% of solar heat. Taking advantage of these window treatments can help you to get your children more well-rested, so you may get more rest too.

Get The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be stylish, there are some traits that may be more significant in kids’ rooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Detroit is able to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 248-429-9294 or complete the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to get additional ideas for the rest of your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.