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Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Minneapolis

September 14, 2022

On our design blog we’ve talked about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Minneapolis, depending on the specific needs of your space. One bedroom may have the most distinct requirements of any kind: children’s rooms. Even though kids’ bedrooms share many of the same requirements with normal bedrooms, they carry additional specific requirements too. So let’s look closer at some of the most important qualities to keep in mind when choosing window treatments for the children in your family.

Home design imagery courtesy of Sandra Mijan

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing a house is something that all parents are likely familiar with - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your child, some window treatments are a serious no-no. For very young kids, any window treatment with a hanging cord that may injure or strangle a child is out - which means you can rule out corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Aside from cords, kids tend to climb, so forgo any window treatment that may be easily pulled off the window. Additionally, be careful to stay away from any product with a finish or paint that might emit harmful fumes.

As an alternative to any of those potentially dangerous window coverings, select a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and sans any type of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a kid-friendly window covering, as well as cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are 100% safe. Each of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary peril to your child’s safety.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms

Kid's room with white shutters.

The first priority we focused on in talking about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s even more important when thinking about the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, whether they’re traditional or vertical, can generally be seen through at some angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though providing better coverage than blinds, may show shadows that can be seen from outside your house.

When you’re concerned that your children’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are often our primary recommendation. By shutting the moveable louvers, plantation shutters allow you to eliminate all visibility into your child’s bedroom. Various types of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their heavier texture.

Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom

Parent and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Minneapolis parent and they’ll tell you that kids are fickle sleepers. Some evenings it can be a breeze to get them to sleep, while other nights it may be a nightmare. Some people know that the right lighting is handy in getting children to sleep, but what some don’t know is that the room’s temperature comfort level might also determine how easy it is. The perfect window covering can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your child’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the be all end all in energy efficient window coverings. When properly installed and maintained, they’re able to lower heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are close to 17 times better at insulating than metal blinds. For an added boost, pair with UV-protecting window film, which blocks close to 87% of solar heat. Getting the most out of these window coverings can help you to get the kids more well-rested, which means you can get more rest for once.

Get The Best Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be fashionable, there are some traits that may be more important in kids’ bedrooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis is able to fulfill both of those wants. Call 952-856-8130 or use the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to get more suggestions for the other rooms in your house, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.