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Most Popular Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Fort Myers

September 14, 2022

In our design tips we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Fort Myers, depending on the individual needs of your bedroom. One room might have the most distinct needs of any kind: kids’ rooms. Though kids’ bedrooms share several of the same requirements with adult bedrooms, they also have some specific requirements as well. So let’s examine some of the more important traits to keep in mind when selecting window treatments for the youngest members of your family.

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The Safest Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing your space is a process that all parents are likely accustomed to - and window treatments are no exception. Depending on the age of your child, certain window treatments are a definite no-go. For very young kids, any sort of window treatment that has a hanging cord that might cause injury or strangulation is off the table - which means you can rule out corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, children are natural climbers, so forgo any window treatment that might be easily yanked off its support. Finally, be careful to shy away from any product with a paint or seal that might emit noxious vapors.

Instead of any of those potentially dangerous window coverings, choose a product with fewer moving parts and lacking any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a childproof window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Every one of these window treatments steer clear of any unnecessary threat to your children’s well-being.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Bedrooms

Kid's bedroom with white shutters.

The first necessity we discussed in our article 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 generally be seen through at specific angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though offering greater coverage than blinds, might show shadows that can be seen from outside your window.

When you’re concerned that your child’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are once again our first suggestion. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to block all view into your child’s bedroom. Some types of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their thicker texture.

Window Treatments For A Comfortable Kids’ Bedroom

Mother and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Fort Myers parent and they’ll tell you that kids are ornery sleepers. Some days it can be simple to have them sleep, while other nights it might be a nightmare. Parents know that light control is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what you may not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level may also factor heavily in which of those two ways it turns out. The best window treatment can give you optimal control of the temperature and light of your children’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window treatments. Properly installed and maintained, they’re able to block up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are close to 1600% better insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which reflects up to 87% of solar energy. Getting the most out of these window treatments can help you to get the kids better rested, meaning you may get more rest too.

Get The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be visually appealing, there are some features that may be more significant in children’s rooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers is willing to fulfill both of those wants. Call 239-208-6577 or complete the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to get additional recommendations for the other rooms in your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.