Perfect Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Houston

Cory Cryer

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 adult bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs too. So let’s examine some of the most important features to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing your space is an activity that all families are likely accustomed to - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how young your children are, some window treatments are a definite no-go. For very young children, any sort of window treatment with a dangling cord that can cause injury or strangulation is out - which means you can rule out corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Aside from cords, young ones can be climbers, so forget any window treatment that can be easily yanked down. Lastly, be careful to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or seal that might emit harmful fumes.

Instead of any of those potentially dangerous window treatments, opt for a product with fewer moving pieces and lacking any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements 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 peril to your children’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms

Girl's room with white shutters.

The first consideration we highlighted when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s even more important when thinking about the windows in your child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they are traditional or vertical, can typically be seen through at certain 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 home.

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 completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Some lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their thicker material.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Bedroom

Mother and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Houston parent and you’ll hear that kids are stubborn sleepers. Some nights it can be a piece of cake to have them sleep, while other nights it can be a nightmare. Some people know that the right lighting is useful in getting children to sleep, but what some might not 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 light and temperature of your child’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed, they can reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are about 17 times better at insulating than metal blinds. To get an additional boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which reflects up to 87% of heat from the sun. Taking advantage of these window treatments can make it easier to get the kids to sleep, so you may get more rest for once.

Get The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be stylish, there are some traits that may be more important in children’s rooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Houston is ready to fulfill both of those wants. Call 713-853-9629 or use 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, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.