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Perfect Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Virginia Beach

September 14, 2022

In our design tips we’ve written about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Virginia Beach, depending on the specific needs of your room. One bedroom might have the most specific requirements of any kind: children’s rooms. Even though kids’ rooms share several of the same requirements with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific requirements as well. So let’s investigate some of the more important traits to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing your space is something that all parents are probably accustomed to - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on the age of your child, certain window treatments are a serious no-go. For very young kids, any sort of window treatment that has a dangling cord that might cause injury or strangulation is off the table - which means no corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Even without cords, young ones tend to climb, so disregard any window covering that may be easily pulled down. Lastly, be aware to stay away from any product with a paint or finish that may emit harmful fumes.

Instead of any of the above mentioned window treatments, go with a product with fewer moving pieces and sans any kind of wires or cords. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a childproof window treatment, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are 100% safe. All of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary threat to your child’s safety.

Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Kid's room with plantation shutters.

The first priority we focused on in our article about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when choosing a treatment for the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they are traditional or vertical, can typically be seen through at specific angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many shades and draperies, though offering greater coverage compared to blinds, may show shadows visible from outside your window.

When it comes to ensuring your child’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are once again our first suggestion. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to block all view into your child’s bedroom. Some kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their heavier material.

Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Parent and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Virginia Beach parent and they’ll tell you that kids are stubborn sleepers. Some days it may be a piece of cake to have them sleep, while other nights it can be a struggle. Some people know that the right lighting is handy in getting kids to sleep, but what some may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level can also play a big part in how easy it is. The perfect window treatment can give you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window treatments. Properly maintained, they can block up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are close to 1600% more effective at insulating than aluminum blinds. To get an additional boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can block nearly 87% of heat from the sun. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can help you to get your children more well-rested, so you may get more rest too.

Find The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your windows to be fashionable, there are some traits that might be more important in kids’ rooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach is ready to fulfill both of those wants. Call 757-210-6448 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to get additional ideas for the rest of your house, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.