Perfect Window Treatments for Children's Spaces in Oklahoma City09/14/2016Tyler Jorgensen In our design tips we’ve talked about tips for finding the best bedroom window treatments in Oklahoma City, depending on the specific needs of your space. One bedroom may have the most distinct requirements of any kind: children’s rooms. Although childrens’ bedrooms share many of the same requirements with other bedrooms, they carry additional specific needs as well. So let’s take a look at some of the most important qualities to keep in mind when selecting window treatments for the kids in your family. Window Treatment Safety for Kids’ Rooms Childproofing the home is an activity that all families are likely accustomed to - and window treatments are an important piece of that. Depending on the age of your child, a few window treatments are a explicit no-go. For very young children, any window treatment that has a dangling cord that might injure or strangle a child is off the table - which means you can rule out corded shades, drapes, or blinds. Even without cords, children tend to climb, so forgo any window covering that can be easily yanked down. Lastly, be sure to shy away from any product with a paint or finish that can emit dangerous vapors. As an alternative to any of those window coverings, choose a product with a smaller number of moving pieces and lacking any sort of cords or wires. Plantation shutters meet all the requirements for a childproof window covering, as do cordless cellular shades. Our Polywood® and Ovation® shutters have finishes that are completely safe for kids. Each of these window treatments avoid any unnecessary peril to your children’s well-being. Window Treatments That Maintain Privacy for Children’s Bedrooms The first necessity we focused on when we wrote about bedroom window treatments was privacy, which is doubly important when choosing a treatment for the windows in a child’s bedroom. Blinds, whether they’re traditional or vertical, can usually be seen through at some angles, making them less than ideal. Many drapes and shades, though offering more effective coverage in comparison to blinds, may show shadows that can be seen from outside your home. When you need to ensure your children’s bedroom has the privacy it needs, plantation shutters are often our number one suggestion. By shutting the tilting louvers, plantation shutters give you the ability to completely block off the view into your child’s bedroom. Some lines of shades and drapes can also be bought in blackout options, removing most outside visibility with their heavier texture. Window Treatments Make A Cozier Kids’ Room Ask any Oklahoma City parent and they’ll tell you that children are fickle sleepers. Some nights it can be a breeze to get them to sleep, while other nights it might be a fight. You may understand that the right lighting is useful in getting kids to sleep, but what you might not know is that the bedroom’s temperature comfort level may also factor heavily in how easy it is. The right window treatment can offer you optimal control of the temperature and light of your child’s room. Polywood plantation shutters are the cream of the crop in energy efficient window coverings. Properly maintained, they’re able to reduce up to 45% of heat transfer through your window, and are close to 1600% better insulators than metal blinds. To get an additional boost, combine shutters with UV-protecting window film, which can reflect up to 87% of solar heat. Reaping the benefits of these products can help you to get your children more well-rested, meaning you may get some rest as well. Find The Perfect Kids Bedroom Window Treatment Today While you’d like for your window treatments to be stylish, there are some features that might be more important in children’s rooms. Thankfully, Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City is able to fulfill both of those wants. Call 405-300-4664 or use the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation. And to find more suggestions for the rest of your house, be sure to check out our Ultimate Room Window Treatment Guide.