The Right Window Treatments For San Diego Children’s Rooms

Kimball Jones

On our design blog we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in San Diego, depending on the individual needs of your room. One bedroom may have the most specific requirements of any kind: kids’ bedrooms. Though childrens’ bedrooms share many of the same requirements with normal bedrooms, they also have some specific needs as well. So let’s investigate some of the more important features to look for when shopping for window treatments for the youngest members of your family.

The Safest Window Treatments for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing the home is something that all families are probably accustomed to - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how young your child is, a few window treatments are a definite no-go. For young kids, any window treatment that has a hanging cord that can injure or strangle a child is ill-advised - which means no corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Even without cords, children are natural climbers, so forgo any window covering that might be easily yanked off its support. Finally, be careful to stay away from any window covering with a finish or paint that may emit dangerous vapors.

Instead of any of those window coverings, select a product with fewer moving parts and without any type of wires or cords. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a childproof window treatment, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Ovation® and Polywood® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. All of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary threat to your child’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Bedrooms

Child's bedroom with white shutters.

The first necessity we focused on in our article about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s doubly important when choosing a treatment for the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, whether they’re vertical or horizontal, can generally be seen through at specific angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many shades and draperies, though providing greater coverage than blinds, may show shadows that can be seen from outside your house.

When it comes to ensuring your child’s bedroom has complete privacy, plantation shutters are often our primary suggestion. By shutting the adjustable louvers, plantation shutters let you eliminate all visibility into your child’s bedroom. Various kinds of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their heavier texture.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Room

Parent and child reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Talk to any San Diego parent and you’ll hear that children are fickle sleepers. Some days it might be a breeze to have them sleep, while other nights it might be a fight. You may understand that light control is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what some might not know is that the room’s temperature comfort level may 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 room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the last word in energy efficient window treatments. Properly installed, they’re able to reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are close to 1600% better at insulating than aluminum blinds. For an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which repels close to 87% of heat from the sun. Getting the most out of these window treatments can make it easier to get the kids better rested, meaning you might get more rest for once.

Get The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your windows to be fashionable, there are some features that may be more significant in kids’ bedrooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters San Diego is able to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 858-956-5822 or use the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to find additional recommendations for the other rooms in your home, dive into our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.