Perfect Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Denver
In our design tips we’ve talked about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Denver, depending on the individual needs of your space. One bedroom might have the most important needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Even though kids’ rooms share several of the same requirements with normal 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 play a part in it. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a serious 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 aware to shy away from any window treatment with a paint or seal that may emit dangerous fumes.
Instead of any of those potentially dangerous window coverings, select a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and lacking any type of wires or cords. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a kid-friendly window treatment, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. All of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary peril to your children’s well-being.
Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms
The first necessity we discussed in talking 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 certain angles, making them poor for privacy. Many shades and draperies, though providing 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 adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to completely block off the view into your child’s room. Particular types of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their thicker makeup.
Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom
Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. When properly maintained, they’re able to block heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 17 times more effective insulators than metal blinds. For an additional boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can block close to 87% of heat from the sun. Getting the most out of these products can make it easier to get your children more well-rested, meaning you may get more rest as well.