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Best Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Indianapolis

September 14, 2022

In our design tips we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Indianapolis, depending on the specific needs of your bedroom. One room might have the most distinct needs of any kind: kids’ bedrooms. Although children's’ bedrooms share many of the same requirements with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs all their own. So let’s examine some of the more important traits to keep in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family.

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Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing a house is an activity that all parents are likely 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 kids, any sort of window treatment with a dangling cord that might cause injury or strangulation is off the table - which means no corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Even without cords, children tend to climb, so disregard any window treatment that can be easily pulled off its support. Lastly, be sure to stay away from any product with a finish or seal that might emit harmful vapors.

Instead of any of those potentially dangerous window treatments, opt for a product with a smaller number of moving parts and sans any type of wires or cords. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a child-friendly window covering, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Every one of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your child’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Rooms

Kid's bedroom with plantation shutters.

The first necessity we focused on when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when thinking about the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they are traditional or vertical, can usually be seen through at specific angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though providing better coverage than blinds, might show silhouettes that can be seen from outside your window.

When it comes to ensuring your child’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are once again our primary suggestion. By shutting the moveable louvers, plantation shutters let you completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Various lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their opaque material.

Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Room

Mom and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Indianapolis parent and they’ll tell you that kids are stubborn sleepers. Some days it might be a breeze to have them sleep, while other nights it might be an uphill battle. Parents understand that light control is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what you might not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might also factor heavily in how easy it is. The right window covering can offer you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window treatments. When properly installed and maintained, they can reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are nearly 17 times more effective insulators than metal blinds. To get an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can block nearly 87% of solar energy. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can make it easier to get the kids to sleep, which means you may get some rest as well.

Find The Best Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your windows to be visually appealing, there are some qualities that might be more important in children’s bedrooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 317-558-9066 or complete the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation. And to find more ideas for the other rooms in your home, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.