The Right Window Treatments For Children’s Rooms in Nashville

Stefano Diotaiuti

In the past we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Nashville, depending on the individual needs of your bedroom. One bedroom may have the most important requirements of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Even though kids’ bedrooms share many similar needs with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs too. So let’s investigate some of the most important traits to keep in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing a house is something that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on how old your child is, some window treatments are a explicit no-go. For young children, any type of window treatment that has a hanging cord that might injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - which means forget about corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Even without cords, young ones can be climbers, so forget any window treatment that can be easily pulled off the window. Finally, be aware to stay away from any product with a finish or seal that can emit noxious vapors.

Instead of any of the above mentioned window treatments, opt for a product with fewer moving pieces and lacking any kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a child-friendly window treatment, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Each of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your child’s well-being.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms

Child's room with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we focused on in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when choosing a treatment for the windows in your child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they’re vertical or horizontal, can usually be seen through at specific angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though offering more effective coverage in comparison to blinds, might show shadows visible from outside your home.

When you need to ensure your children’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are our number one recommendation. By shutting the tilting louvers, plantation shutters let you block all view into your child’s room. Particular types of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their opaque material.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room

Mom and girl reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Nashville parent and you’ll learn that children are fickle sleepers. Some evenings it can be a piece of cake to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be an uphill battle. You may understand that light control is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what some may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level can also determine which of those two ways it turns out. The perfect window treatment can give you optimal control of the temperature and light of your children’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window treatments. Properly maintained, they’re able to block heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are close to 17 times better at insulating than metal blinds. To get an additional boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which reflects close to 87% of solar heat. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can make it easier to get the kids to sleep, so you may get some rest as well.

Find The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some traits that might be more important in kids’ bedrooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Nashville is ready to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 615-236-8530 or use the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home design consultation. And to get additional recommendations for the other rooms in your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.