Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Chicago09/14/2016Richard Rampton In our design tips we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Chicago, depending on the individual needs of your bedroom. One bedroom may have the most important needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Though childrens’ rooms share many of the same needs with other bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs all their own. So let’s investigate some of the more important features to bear in mind when choosing window treatments for the children in your family. Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms Childproofing the home is something that all parents are probably familiar with - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your children, a few window treatments are a definite no-no. For young children, any type of window treatment with a dangling cord that may injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - meaning no corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Regardless of cords, children are natural climbers, so forgo any window covering that can be easily yanked off the window. Finally, be sure to shy away from any product with a finish or seal that can emit noxious vapors. Instead of any of the above mentioned window coverings, go with a product with a smaller number of moving parts and sans any kind of wires or cords. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a childproof window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. All of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary peril to your child’s safety. Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Rooms The first necessity we discussed in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when thinking about the windows in your child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they are traditional or vertical, can generally be seen through at some angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though offering better coverage than blinds, might show silhouettes that can be seen from outside your house. When it comes to ensuring your child’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are once again our number one recommendation. By closing the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters let you block all view into your child’s bedroom. Some kinds of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their opaque texture. Window Treatments For A Comfortable Kids’ Room Talk to any Chicago parent and they’ll tell you that children are fickle sleepers. Some nights it might be simple to have them sleep, while other nights it might be a struggle. Some people understand that light control is handy in getting kids to sleep, but what some may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level may also determine how easy it is. The right window covering can offer you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s room. Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. Properly maintained, they’re able to reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are nearly 1600% more effective insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an additional boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can repel close to 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these window coverings can help you to get the kids more well-rested, which means you may get some rest too. Find The Perfect Kids Room Window Treatment Today While you want your window treatments to be fashionable, there are some features that may be more important in children’s rooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Chicago is able to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 847-250-6544 or use the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation. And to find additional suggestions for the other rooms in your home, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.