Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Colorado Springs09/14/2016Gary Harding In our design tips we’ve written about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Colorado Springs, depending on the individual needs of your space. One room might have the most specific needs of any kind: children’s rooms. Even though kids’ bedrooms share several similar requirements with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs as well. So let’s examine some of the more important traits to bear in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family. Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms Childproofing the home is a process that all parents are probably accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on how small your child is, some window treatments are a serious no-go. For very young children, any kind of window treatment that has a hanging cord that may cause injury or strangulation is off the table - meaning you can rule out corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Regardless of cords, kids tend to climb, so forget any window treatment that can be easily pulled off its support. Additionally, be careful to stay away from any window treatment with a paint or finish that might emit dangerous fumes. Instead of any of the above mentioned window treatments, select a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and lacking any type of wires or cords. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a child-friendly window covering, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Every one of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary peril to your children’s safety. Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Bedrooms The first necessity we discussed when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is 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 certain angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though offering more effective coverage compared to blinds, may show silhouettes that can be seen from outside your window. When you’re concerned that your children’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are often our primary suggestion. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to block all view into your child’s bedroom. Various lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their thicker texture. Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom Talk to any Colorado Springs parent and they’ll tell you that kids are ornery sleepers. Some evenings it may be a breeze to get them to sleep, while other nights it may be a fight. Some people know that light control is useful in getting children to sleep, but what some might not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level might also play a big part in how easy it is. The right window covering can offer 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. When properly maintained, they can reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are nearly 1600% better insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an additional boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which can repel nearly 87% of heat from the sun. Getting the most out of these window treatments can help you to get the kids better rested, meaning you can get some rest for once. Find The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today While you’d like for your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some features that may be more important in kids’ bedrooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs is able to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 303-625-6431 or complete the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your free in-home design consultation. And to find additional suggestions for the other rooms in your home, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.