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Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Destin

September 14, 2022

In our design tips we’ve written about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Destin, depending on the individual needs of your room. One room may have the most important requirements of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Even though children's’ bedrooms share several similar needs with other bedrooms, they also have some specific needs too. So let’s look closer at some of the most important features to remember when selecting window treatments for the children in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing a house is something that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a definite no-go. For very young children, any kind of window treatment that has a dangling cord that is able to injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - which means no corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, kids can be climbers, so forgo any window treatment that may be easily yanked down. Lastly, be careful to shy away from any window treatment with a paint or finish that may emit dangerous fumes.

As an alternative to any of those potentially dangerous window coverings, select a product with fewer moving pieces and sans any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a child-friendly window covering, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. All of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary risk to your children’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Child's room with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we discussed in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when thinking about the windows in your child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they’re vertical or horizontal, can typically be seen through at certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though providing more effective coverage than blinds, might show shadows that can be seen from outside your window.

When it comes to ensuring your children’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are once again our first suggestion. By closing the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to block all view into your child’s bedroom. Some lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their heavier texture.

Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Mother and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Destin parent and you’ll hear that children are stubborn sleepers. Some nights it can be a breeze to get them to sleep, while other nights it may be a fight. Parents know that the right lighting is useful in getting children to sleep, but what you may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level can also play a big part in which of those two ways it turns out. The best window treatment can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window coverings. When properly installed, they can lower heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are close to 1600% more effective insulators than metal blinds. To get an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can block nearly 87% of solar heat. Getting the most out of these window treatments can help you to get the kids better rested, which means you might get some rest as well.

Find The Perfect Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your windows to be fashionable, there are some qualities that might be more significant in children’s rooms. Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Destin is ready to fulfill both of those wants. Call 850-203-0419 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to find more suggestions for the rest of your home, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.