Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Houston
In the past we’ve talked about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Houston, depending on the individual needs of your bedroom. One bedroom may have the most important needs of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Even though kids’ bedrooms share many similar requirements with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs too. So let’s examine some of the most important features to bear in mind when shopping for window treatments for the children in your family.
The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms
Childproofing a house is a process that all families are likely accustomed to - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your child, some window treatments are a definite no-go. For very young children, any window treatment with a dangling cord that may cause injury or strangulation is out - which means you can rule out corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Even without cords, young ones are natural climbers, so forgo any window treatment that can be easily yanked off the window. Lastly, be careful to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or seal that may emit noxious fumes.
Instead of any of those potentially dangerous window treatments, opt for a product with fewer moving pieces and without any type of cords or wires. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a kid-friendly window treatment, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Every one of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary threat to your children’s well-being.
Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms
The first consideration we focused on when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s even more important when choosing a treatment for the windows in your child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they are traditional or vertical, can typically be seen through at some angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many shades and draperies, though giving better coverage compared to blinds, may show silhouettes visible from outside your house.
When you’re concerned that your child’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our first recommendation. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to block all view into your child’s bedroom. Some lines of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their opaque material.
Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Bedroom
Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed, they can lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are about 17 times more effective insulators than metal blinds. To get an additional boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which reflects up to 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these window treatments can make it easier to get the kids to sleep, so you may get more rest for once.