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Most Popular Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in San Antonio

September 14, 2022

In the past we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in San Antonio, depending on the specific needs of your bedroom. One bedroom might have the most important needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Though children's’ bedrooms share several of the same requirements with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements all their own. So let’s examine some of the most important qualities to keep in mind when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing the home is an activity that all families are probably familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on the age of your child, certain window treatments are a explicit no-no. For very young kids, any type of window treatment with a dangling cord that is able to injure or strangle a child is out - which means you can rule out corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Regardless of cords, kids can be climbers, so forget any window treatment that can be easily pulled off the window. Finally, be careful to stay away from any product with a paint or finish that can emit noxious vapors.

Instead of any of those potentially dangerous window coverings, go with 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 childproof window covering, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Every one of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary threat to your children’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms

Kid's bedroom with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we focused on when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when thinking about the windows in a child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal, can generally be seen through at specific angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though providing better coverage compared to blinds, might show silhouettes that can be seen from outside your home.

When it comes to ensuring your children’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are once again our number one suggestion. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to eliminate all visibility into your child’s bedroom. Particular types of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their thicker texture.

Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Room

Mom and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any San Antonio parent and you’ll hear that kids are stubborn sleepers. Some evenings it can be a snap to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be a fight. You may know that light control is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what some don’t know is that the room’s temperature comfort level can also play a big part in which of those two outcomes occur. The best window treatment can offer you optimal control of the light and temperature of your child’s bedroom.

Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window coverings. When properly maintained, they can block heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are close to 1600% more effective insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can reflect up to 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these products can make it easier to get the kids more well-rested, which means you may get more rest for once.

Get The Best Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be stylish, there are some traits that may be more significant in kids’ rooms. Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters San Antonio is willing to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 210-876-0377 or use the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation. And to find additional suggestions for the other rooms in your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.