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Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in St. George

September 14, 2022

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 room. One room might have the most distinct needs of any kind: children’s rooms. Even though kids’ rooms share many of the same needs with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific needs too. So let’s take a look at some of the more important qualities to bear in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing the home is something that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on the age of your children, certain window treatments are a explicit no-no. For very young children, any window treatment with a dangling cord that is able to injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - which means forget about corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Even without cords, young ones can be climbers, so disregard any window covering that can be easily yanked off the window. Lastly, be sure to shy away from any window covering with a finish or paint that might emit harmful vapors.

As an alternative to any of those window treatments, choose a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and sans any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a child-friendly window treatment, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary threat to your child’s well-being.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms

Child's room with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we highlighted in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when choosing a treatment for 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 compared to blinds, might show shadows visible from outside your window.

When you’re concerned that your child’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are our number one recommendation. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters allow you to eliminate all visibility into your child’s bedroom. Some lines of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their opaque texture.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Parent and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
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 may be an uphill battle. Parents know that the right lighting is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what you might not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might 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 lower up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are about 1600% better insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an additional boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which can block close to 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these window coverings 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 qualities 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 suggestions for the rest of your home, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.