Perfect Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Minneapolis09/14/2016George Christ On our design blog we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Minneapolis, depending on the specific needs of your room. One bedroom may have the most important requirements of any kind: children’s rooms. Even though kids’ bedrooms share many of the same requirements with adult 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. Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms Childproofing your space is something that all parents are probably familiar with - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on how young your child is, some window treatments are a explicit no-no. For 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. Even without cords, kids tend to climb, so forgo any window treatment that might be easily pulled off the window. Additionally, be careful to stay away from any product with a finish or paint that may emit noxious 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 kind of cords or wires. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a childproof window covering, in addition to cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are 100% safe. All of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary threat to your child’s safety. Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Rooms The first necessity we focused on when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, and that’s even more important when choosing a treatment for the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, whether they’re traditional or vertical, can generally be seen through at certain angles, making them ineffective at guarding privacy. Many drapes and shades, though providing better coverage than blinds, might 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. Particular types of shades and drapes are also available in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their heavier material. Window Treatments For A Cozier Kids’ Bedroom Ask any Minneapolis parent and they’ll tell you that kids are stubborn 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 which of those two outcomes occur. The perfect window covering can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your child’s room. Polywood plantation shutters are the last word 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 can reflect nearly 87% of solar heat. Taking advantage 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 qualities 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 fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to get more suggestions for the other rooms in your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.