The Best Window Treatments For Hartford Kids’ Rooms

Holly Perron

On our design blog we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Hartford, depending on the individual needs of your bedroom. One bedroom may have the most important requirements of any kind: kids’ rooms. Although kids’ bedrooms share several similar requirements with normal bedrooms, they also have some specific needs as well. So let’s look closer at some of the more important features to bear in mind when selecting window treatments for the children in your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing a house is a process that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how small your child is, certain window treatments are a serious no-no. For very young kids, any type of window treatment with a hanging cord that is able to cause injury or strangulation is out - which means no corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Even without cords, children are natural climbers, so forget any window treatment that might be easily yanked off the window. Finally, be aware to stay away from any window treatment with a finish or seal that might emit dangerous vapors.

Instead of any of the above mentioned window coverings, choose a product with fewer moving parts and without any sort 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. Each of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary peril to your children’s well-being.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms

Girl's room with white shutters.

The first necessity we highlighted when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when thinking about the windows in your child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal, can generally be seen through at some angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though offering greater coverage than blinds, can show silhouettes visible from outside your home.

When you’re concerned that your child’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are often our number one suggestion. By shutting the moveable louvers, plantation shutters let you block all view into your child’s room. Particular types of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their opaque makeup.

Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Room

Mother and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Hartford parent and they’ll tell you that children are ornery sleepers. Some nights it may be easy to get them to sleep, while other nights it may be an uphill battle. Some people know that the right lighting is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what some might not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level might also factor heavily in which of those two ways it turns out. The best window treatment can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your child’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. When properly installed, they’re able to reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are nearly 1600% more effective at insulating than aluminum blinds. To get an added boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which can block close to 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these products can make it easier to get your children to sleep, which means you may get some rest for once.

Find The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some features that might be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Hartford is ready to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 860-266-5459 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home consultation. And to find additional ideas for the rest of your house, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.