Most Popular Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Cincinnati

Lisa Renee Nieberding

On our design blog we’ve written about selecting the best bedroom window treatments in Cincinnati, depending on the specific needs of your bedroom. One bedroom may have the most specific requirements of any kind: kids’ rooms. Although kids’ rooms share several similar needs with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements all their own. So let’s look closer at some of the more important features to keep in mind when selecting window treatments for the children in your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Childproofing your space is something that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how young your child is, some window treatments are a explicit no-no. For very young kids, any window treatment that has a dangling cord that may cause injury or strangulation is off the table - which means forget about corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Regardless of cords, young ones tend to climb, so forgo any window covering that can be easily yanked off the window. Additionally, be sure to shy away from any window treatment with a paint or seal that may emit harmful vapors.

As an alternative to any of those window coverings, go with a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and without any type of cords or wires. Plantation shutters fit the bill for a childproof window treatment, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are 100% safe. All of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary peril to your children’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms

Kid's room with white shutters.

The first priority we focused on in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when thinking about the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal, can usually be seen through at specific angles, making them poor for privacy. Many drapes and shades, though giving greater coverage compared to blinds, might show shadows visible from outside your house.

When you’re concerned that your child’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are once again our number one recommendation. By closing the moveable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to block all view into your child’s room. Various lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, eliminating most outside visibility with their opaque makeup.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Mom and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any Cincinnati parent and you’ll hear that kids are fickle sleepers. Some days it can be a breeze to have them sleep, while other nights it can be a fight. You may know that light control is handy in getting children to sleep, but what you don’t know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level might also factor heavily in how easy it is. The best window treatment can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window treatments. When properly maintained, they’re able to reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are close to 1600% more effective insulators than metal blinds. To get an additional boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which reflects nearly 87% of solar energy. Reaping the benefits of these window treatments can make it easier to get the kids to sleep, so you can get some rest too.

Get The Best Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you’d like for your windows to be stylish, there are some features that may be more significant in children’s bedrooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati is ready to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 513-216-9740 or use the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home consultation. And to find additional suggestions for the other rooms in your house, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.