The Right Window Treatments For Dallas Kids’ Rooms

Collins Jones

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 might have the most distinct needs of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Though childrens’ bedrooms share many of the same needs with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific requirements as well. So let’s look closer 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 your space is an activity that all parents are probably 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 may be easily pulled off its support. Additionally, be aware to shy away from any window covering with a paint or seal that can emit dangerous vapors.

As an alternative to any of the above mentioned window treatments, go with a product with fewer moving pieces and without any type of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a childproof window treatment, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. All of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your children’s well-being.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Bedrooms

Child's room with white shutters.

The first consideration we focused on 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 typically be seen through at some angles, making them poor for privacy. Many shades and draperies, though providing 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 primary recommendation. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters allow you to completely block off the view into your child’s room. Some kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their opaque texture.

Window Treatments For A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Mom and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Dallas parent and you’ll hear that children are ornery sleepers. Some days it might be a breeze to have them sleep, while other nights it may be a struggle. Some people understand that the right lighting is handy in getting kids to sleep, but what you don’t know is that the room’s temperature comfort level can also factor heavily in which of those two ways it turns out. The best window covering can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. When properly installed and maintained, they can lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are about 17 times better at insulating than aluminum blinds. For an added boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which blocks 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.

Get The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some traits that might be more important in kids’ bedrooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Dallas is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to find more recommendations for the rest of your home, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.