Kids playroom with shutters

Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Honolulu

September 14, 2016

On our design blog we’ve talked about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Honolulu, depending on the specific needs of your room. One bedroom might have the most important requirements of any kind: kids’ rooms. Although kids’ rooms share several similar requirements with other bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements as well. So let’s take a look at some of the most important features to remember when choosing window treatments for the kids in your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing your space is something that all families should be familiar with - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on how young your child is, a few window treatments are a explicit no-go. For very young children, any window treatment with a dangling cord that may injure or strangle a child is off the table - which means forget about corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Regardless of cords, children can be climbers, so forget any window covering that may be easily yanked off the window. Finally, be aware to stay away from any window covering with a paint or finish that may emit dangerous vapors.

Instead of any of those window coverings, choose a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and lacking any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a childproof window covering, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. All of these window treatments steer clear of any unnecessary risk to your children’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms

Kid's room with white shutters.

The first priority we focused on in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when choosing a treatment for the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal, can usually be seen through at certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though offering greater coverage than blinds, can show silhouettes that can be seen from outside your home.

When you need to ensure your child’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are often our first recommendation. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters let you 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 heavier material.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Mother and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Honolulu parent and they’ll tell you that children are stubborn sleepers. Some days it may be easy to have them sleep, while other nights it can be a nightmare. Parents understand that light control is helpful in getting children to sleep, but what you may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might also factor heavily in which of those two outcomes occur. The right window covering can offer you optimal control of the temperature and light of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed and maintained, they’re able to block heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are nearly 17 times better insulators than aluminum blinds. For an additional boost, add UV-protecting window film, which blocks close to 87% of solar energy. Getting the most out of these window coverings can make it easier to get your children better rested, so you may get some rest too.

Get The Perfect Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you want your windows to be fashionable, there are some features that might be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Honolulu is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 808-797-2004 or use the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to find additional recommendations for the other rooms in your house, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.
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