Best Window Treatments for Kids' Spaces in Jacksonville09/14/2016Kevin McCormack In the past we’ve talked about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Jacksonville, depending on the specific needs of your room. One bedroom may have the most important needs of any kind: children’s bedrooms. Although kids’ bedrooms share several of the same needs with normal bedrooms, they also have some specific requirements all their own. So let’s examine some of the more important qualities to bear in mind when shopping for window treatments for the children in your family. Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms Childproofing a house is a process that all parents are probably familiar with - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your child, certain window treatments are a explicit no-go. For young children, any kind of window treatment with a dangling cord that can injure or strangle a child is out - which means forget about corded blinds, shades, or draperies. Aside from cords, children can be climbers, so disregard any window treatment that may be easily yanked off its support. Additionally, be aware to shy away from any window covering with a paint or seal that might emit dangerous vapors. Instead of any of the above mentioned window treatments, select a product with fewer moving parts and sans any sort of wires or cords. Plantation shutters are a great choice for a child-friendly window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that don’t emit any fumes. All of these window coverings steer clear of any unnecessary peril to your children’s safety. Privacy-Protecting Window Treatments for Children’s Bedrooms The first necessity we discussed when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when thinking about the windows in a child’s room. Blinds, no matter if they’re traditional or vertical, can typically be seen through at specific angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though giving greater coverage than blinds, might show shadows that may be seen from outside your window. When you need to ensure your child’s room has complete privacy, plantation shutters are once again our first recommendation. By shutting the tilting louvers, plantation shutters let you completely block off the view into your child’s room. Some kinds of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their opaque texture. Window Treatments For A Comfortable Kids’ Bedroom Ask any Jacksonville parent and you’ll learn that children are stubborn sleepers. Some nights it may be a piece of cake to have them sleep, while other nights it can be a fight. Some people know that light control is helpful in getting kids to sleep, but what some may not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level may also factor heavily in how easy it is. The perfect window treatment 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 installed and maintained, they can reduce heat transfer through your window by up to 45%, and are about 17 times more effective insulators than aluminum blinds. For an added boost, add UV-protecting window film, which can reflect close to 87% of heat from the sun. Getting the most out of these window treatments can make it easier to get your children to sleep, so you can get more rest too. Get The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today While you’d like for your windows to be visually appealing, there are some traits that may be more significant in children’s rooms. Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville is ready to help satisfy both of those needs. Call 904-289-1663 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to set up your free in-home consultation. And to get additional ideas for the rest of your house, take a look at our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.