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Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Chicago

September 14, 2022

In the past we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Chicago, depending on the individual needs of your bedroom. One bedroom might have the most distinct needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Although children's’ 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.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ 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, a few window treatments are a definite no-no. For very young children, any type of window treatment with a dangling cord that can injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - meaning no corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Regardless of cords, children are natural climbers, so forget any window covering that can be easily yanked down. Finally, be sure to shy away from any product with a finish or seal that can emit harmful vapors.

Instead of any of those window coverings, go with a product with a smaller number of moving parts and sans any kind of wires or cords. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a childproof window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary peril to your child’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Rooms

Child's room with plantation shutters.

The first necessity we discussed when we wrote 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 certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though offering better coverage than blinds, may show silhouettes visible from outside your house.

When you need to ensure 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, removing most outside visibility with their thicker texture.

Window Treatments For A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Mother and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Chicago parent and they’ll tell you that kids are fickle sleepers. Some nights it might be simple to have them sleep, while other nights it might be a struggle. You may understand that light control is useful 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% better at insulating than aluminum blinds. To get an additional boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can repel nearly 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these window coverings can help you to get the kids better rested, which means you might get some rest as well.

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 fill out 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.