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Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Seattle

September 14, 2022

On our design blog we’ve written about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Seattle, depending on the specific needs of your room. One room might have the most important requirements of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Although children's’ rooms share many similar needs with other bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs too. So let’s take a look at some of the more important traits to remember when shopping for window treatments for the children in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

The Safest Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing the home is a process that all parents are likely accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a definite no-no. For very young children, any window treatment that has a dangling cord that might injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - which means no corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Aside from cords, children tend to climb, so disregard any window covering that can be easily yanked off the window. Additionally, be careful to shy away from any window treatment with a paint or finish that might emit harmful vapors.

As an alternative to any of those potentially dangerous window treatments, opt for a product with a smaller number of moving parts and sans any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a child-friendly window covering, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary risk to your child’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms

Child's bedroom with plantation shutters.

The first priority we discussed in our article about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s even more important when it comes to the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, whether they’re vertical or horizontal, can generally be seen through at certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though offering better coverage compared to blinds, can show silhouettes that may be seen from outside your house.

When you’re concerned that your child’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are often our number one suggestion. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to block all view into your child’s room. Some kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their thicker material.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room

Mom and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Seattle parent and they’ll tell you that kids are fickle sleepers. Some nights it might be a breeze to have them sleep, while other nights it can be a struggle. Parents understand that the right lighting is handy in getting children to sleep, but what some may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level may also play a big part in which of those two outcomes occur. The perfect window covering can offer you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. Properly installed, they’re able to lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are about 1600% more effective insulators than metal blinds. To get an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can reflect up to 87% of solar heat. Reaping the benefits of these products can make it easier to get the kids better rested, so you might get more rest as well.

Find The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be stylish, there are some features that may be more significant in kids’ rooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Washington is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 360-464-2277 or use the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home consultation. And to find more recommendations for the other rooms in your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.