Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Chicago
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 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 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 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
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
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.