Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in St. George09/14/2016Kasey Udy In our design tips we’ve written about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in St. George, depending on the individual needs of your space. One room might have the most important needs of any kind: children’s rooms. Even though kids’ rooms share many of the same needs with normal bedrooms, they also have some specific needs too. So let’s take a look at some of the more important traits to bear in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family. Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms Childproofing the home is something that all parents are probably familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on the age of your children, certain window treatments are a serious no-no. For very young children, any type of window treatment with a dangling cord that is able to injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - which means no corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Aside from cords, young ones are natural climbers, so disregard any window covering that can be easily yanked down. Finally, be sure to shy away from any window covering with a finish or paint that may emit harmful vapors. As an alternative to any of those window treatments, opt for a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and sans any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a child-friendly window treatment, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. All of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary threat to your child’s well-being. Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms The first consideration we highlighted in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when thinking about the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal, can typically be seen through at specific angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though giving more effective coverage in comparison to blinds, might show shadows that can be seen from outside your window. When you’re concerned that your child’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our primary recommendation. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters let you eliminate all visibility into your child’s bedroom. Some kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their thicker material. Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom Ask any St. George parent and you’ll hear that kids are fickle sleepers. Some evenings it might be simple to get them to sleep, while other nights it can be an uphill battle. Parents know that the right lighting is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what you may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level can also play a big part in how easy it is. The correct window covering can offer 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 coverings. Properly installed and maintained, they’re able to reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are about 1600% better insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an additional boost, add UV-protecting window film, which repels nearly 87% of solar energy. Getting the most out of these products can make it easier to get your children more well-rested, so you might get some rest for once. Get The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today While you want your window treatments to be stylish, there are some traits that may be more significant in children’s rooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters St. George is ready to fulfill both of those wants. Call 435-485-9332 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home consultation. And to find more ideas for the rest of your home, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.