Most Popular Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Dallas
On our design blog we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Dallas, depending on the individual needs of your bedroom. One room may have the most distinct needs of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Though childrens’ bedrooms share many of the same requirements with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific requirements all their own. So let’s take a look at some of the most important features to keep in mind when shopping for window treatments for the children in your family.
Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms
Childproofing a house is a process that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a explicit no-go. For very young kids, any window treatment with a dangling cord that may injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - which means you can rule out corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Even without cords, children are natural climbers, so disregard any window treatment that might be easily yanked off its support. Additionally, be sure to shy away from any product with a paint or seal that can emit dangerous fumes.
As an alternative to any of the above mentioned window treatments, go with a product with fewer moving pieces and without any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a childproof window treatment, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your children’s well-being.
Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms
The first consideration we highlighted in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when choosing a treatment for the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they’re traditional or vertical, can usually be seen through at certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though offering better coverage than blinds, can show silhouettes visible from outside your window.
When it comes to ensuring your children’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our number one recommendation. By closing the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters let you block all view into your child’s room. Some lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their thicker texture.
Window Treatments For A Comfortable Kids’ Room
Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. When properly maintained, they can lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are about 17 times more effective insulators than aluminum blinds. For an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can reflect close to 87% of solar energy. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can help you to get your children better rested, so you can get some rest for once.