The Right Window Treatments For Honolulu Children’s Rooms

Darren Wong

On our design blog we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Honolulu, depending on the specific needs of your space. One bedroom might have the most distinct requirements of any kind: kids’ rooms. Although kids’ rooms share several similar requirements with other bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements all their own. So let’s take a look at some of the most important features to look for when choosing window treatments for the children 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 old your child is, a few window treatments are a explicit no-go. For very young children, any type of window treatment with a dangling cord that may injure or strangle a child is out - which means forget about corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, children are natural climbers, so forgo any window covering that may be easily yanked off the window. Lastly, be aware to stay away from any product with a paint or seal that might emit dangerous vapors.

Instead of any of the above mentioned window coverings, choose a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and without any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a kid-friendly window covering, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Each of these window treatments steer clear of any unnecessary risk to your children’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms

Girl's room with white shutters.

The first necessity we highlighted when we wrote 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 poor for privacy. Many shades and draperies, though offering greater coverage than blinds, can show silhouettes visible from outside your house.

When it comes to ensuring your child’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are once again 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 heavier texture.

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 fickle 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 how easy it is. The right window covering can offer you optimal control of the temperature and light of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window coverings. Properly 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, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which blocks nearly 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these products can make it easier to get your children more well-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. Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Honolulu is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 808-797-2004 or fill out 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, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.