The Right Window Treatments For San Antonio Kids’ Rooms

Tyler Jorgensen

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 distinct needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Though childrens’ bedrooms share many of the same requirements with adult bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements all their own. So let’s examine some of the most important qualities to keep in mind when shopping for window treatments for the children in your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing the home is an activity that all families are likely familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a serious no-no. For young kids, any kind of window treatment that has a dangling cord that is able to injure or strangle a child is out - which means you can rule out corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, young ones are natural climbers, so forget any window treatment that can be easily yanked off the window. Finally, be careful to stay away from any window covering with a paint or seal that can emit harmful 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 fit the bill for a kid-friendly window covering, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Each of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary peril to your children’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms

Kid's bedroom with plantation shutters.

The first consideration we highlighted in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when choosing a treatment for 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 offering more effective coverage compared to blinds, might show silhouettes visible from outside your house.

When you need to ensure your children’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are once again our primary suggestion. By shutting the tilting louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to eliminate all visibility into your child’s bedroom. Various types of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their opaque texture.

Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Room

Mom and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any San Antonio parent and you’ll hear that kids are fickle sleepers. Some evenings it can be a snap to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be a fight. Some people know that light control is handy 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 installed and maintained, they can block heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are nearly 1600% better at insulating than aluminum blinds. To get an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which can reflect up to 87% of solar energy. Getting the most out of these products can make it easier to get the kids more well-rested, meaning you might get more rest for once.

Get The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your window treatments to be stylish, there are some qualities that might 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 ideas for the other rooms in your house, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.