Perfect Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Atlanta
In our design tips we’ve written about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Atlanta, depending on the specific needs of your bedroom. One room may have the most specific needs of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Though childrens’ rooms share many similar needs with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific requirements too. So let’s look closer at some of the more important features to keep in mind when shopping for window treatments for the kids in your family.
The Safest Window Treatments for Children’s 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 children, certain window treatments are a serious no-go. For very young kids, any type of window treatment with a hanging cord that can cause injury or strangulation is out - which means no corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Even without cords, young ones tend to climb, so disregard any window treatment that can be easily pulled off the window. Additionally, be sure to shy away from any window covering with a paint or finish that can emit harmful fumes.
As an alternative to any of those potentially dangerous window treatments, opt for a product with a smaller number of moving parts and without any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a child-friendly window covering, as well as 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 risk to your child’s safety.
Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Rooms
The first consideration we focused on when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is even more important when it comes to the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal, can typically be seen through at certain angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though offering greater coverage in comparison to blinds, can show silhouettes visible from outside your home.
When you need to ensure your children’s room has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are once again our number one suggestion. By shutting the moveable louvers, plantation shutters let you eliminate all visibility into your child’s room. Some lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their opaque texture.
Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room
Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window coverings. When properly installed, they can lower heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 17 times better at insulating than metal blinds. For an added boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which blocks up to 87% of solar heat. Getting the most out of these window coverings can make it easier to get your children better rested, so you can get some rest for once.