Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Hartford
On our design blog we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Hartford, depending on the specific needs of your bedroom. One bedroom may have the most distinct needs of any kind: children’s rooms. Although kids’ rooms share several similar requirements with adult bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements too. So let’s examine some of the most important qualities to keep in mind when choosing window treatments for the youngest members of your family.
Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms
Childproofing the home is something that all families are probably accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your child, some window treatments are a definite 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 blinds, shades, or draperies. Even without cords, young ones can be climbers, so disregard any window covering that may be easily yanked down. Lastly, be careful to shy away from any window covering with a finish or paint that may emit dangerous vapors.
Instead of any of those potentially dangerous window coverings, select a product with a smaller number of moving parts and without any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a child-friendly window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are 100% safe. Each of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary peril to your children’s safety.
Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Bedrooms
The first necessity we highlighted in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when thinking about the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, whether they’re traditional or vertical, can typically be seen through at some angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though offering greater coverage than blinds, might show shadows that can be seen from outside your window.
When it comes to ensuring your child’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are often our number one suggestion. By closing the moveable louvers, plantation shutters let you completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Various lines of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their opaque material.
Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room
Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. Properly installed and maintained, they can reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are nearly 1600% better at insulating than metal blinds. For an additional boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can reflect nearly 87% of solar heat. Reaping the benefits of these window coverings can make it easier to get the kids more well-rested, meaning you may get some rest for once.