Perfect Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Tampa

Eric Ramsey

On our design blog we’ve talked about how to choose the best bedroom window treatments in Tampa, depending on the specific needs of your space. One bedroom may have the most specific requirements of any kind: kids’ bedrooms. Although kids’ bedrooms share several of the same requirements with normal bedrooms, they also have some specific needs too. So let’s investigate some of the most important features to look for when shopping for window treatments for the children in your family.

Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms

Childproofing your space is an activity that all parents should be familiar with - and window treatments play a part in it. Depending on how old your children are, some window treatments are a explicit no-no. For young kids, any window treatment that has a dangling cord that might injure or strangle a child is off the table - meaning forget about corded drapes, blinds, or shades. Even without cords, children are natural climbers, so forget any window covering that may be easily yanked off the window. Additionally, be sure to stay away from any window treatment with a paint or seal that may emit dangerous fumes.

As an alternative to any of those potentially dangerous window coverings, go with a product with a smaller number of moving parts and lacking any sort of wires or cords. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a childproof window treatment, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. Every one of these window coverings avoid any unnecessary threat to your child’s well-being.

Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Kids’ Rooms

Girl's room with white shutters.

The first consideration we focused on when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when thinking about the windows in your child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they’re vertical or horizontal, can usually be seen through at some angles, making them less than ideal. Many shades and draperies, though giving better coverage than blinds, may show silhouettes that may be seen from outside your house.

When you need to ensure your children’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are often our number one recommendation. By closing the tilting louvers, plantation shutters allow you to completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Various lines of shades and drapes can be found in blackout options, diminishing most outside visibility with their opaque material.

Window Treatments Make A Comfortable Kids’ Room

Mom and daughter reading on bed with shuttered windows.
Ask any Tampa parent and you’ll hear that kids are stubborn sleepers. Some evenings it might be easy to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be an uphill battle. Parents know that light control is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what some don’t know is that the room’s temperature comfort level may also play a big part in which of those two outcomes occur. The best window covering can give you optimal control of the light and temperature of your children’s room.

Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window coverings. Properly maintained, they’re able to lower heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are close to 1600% better insulators than aluminum blinds. To get an additional boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which blocks nearly 87% of solar energy. Taking advantage of these products can help you to get your children better rested, so you might get more rest too.

Find The Perfect Kids Room Window Treatment Today

While you want your window treatments to be stylish, there are some qualities that may be more important in kids’ bedrooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Tampa is able to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation. And to get more suggestions for the rest of your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.