Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Denver09/14/2016Gary Harding In our design tips we’ve talked about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Denver, depending on the individual needs of your room. One bedroom might have the most important needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Even though kids’ rooms share several of the same requirements with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific needs too. So let’s examine some of the most important traits to keep in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family. Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms Childproofing the home is an activity that all parents should be accustomed to - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your child, certain window treatments are a explicit no-no. For very young children, any type of window treatment with a hanging cord that is able to cause injury or strangulation is out - which means you can rule out corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Even without cords, young ones are natural climbers, so forgo any window treatment that can be easily yanked down. Additionally, be sure to shy away from any window treatment with a paint or seal that might emit dangerous fumes. Instead of any of those potentially dangerous window coverings, select a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and without any kind of wires or cords. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a kid-friendly window treatment, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Each of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary threat to your children’s well-being. Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms The first necessity we discussed 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 some angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though offering better coverage compared to blinds, might show silhouettes that may be seen from outside your window. When you’re concerned that your children’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are often our first suggestion. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters allow you to completely block off the view into your child’s room. Various types of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their opaque makeup. Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom Ask any Denver parent and you’ll learn that kids are ornery sleepers. Some nights it may be a breeze to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be a struggle. Parents understand that the right lighting is useful in getting children to sleep, but what you may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level may also play a big part in which of those two ways it turns out. The best window treatment can give you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s bedroom. Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. When properly installed and maintained, they’re able to block heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 17 times better at insulating than metal blinds. For an additional boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which repels nearly 87% of heat from the sun. Getting the most out of these window coverings can make it easier to get your children more well-rested, which means you may get more rest too. Find The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today While you’d like for your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some traits that may be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Denver is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 720-538-0182 or use the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to find additional suggestions for the other rooms in your house, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.