Whether you’re decorating a nursery or refreshing your oldest child’s space, decorating the bedroom can be a challenge. After all, you need to consider your child’s safety, privacy, and comfort. When looking at window treatments, here are some tips on what to prioritize.
How to Pick Kid-Friendly Window Treatments
1. Easy to Clean
Kids often don’t worry about getting messy, but that means more cleanup for you. To make your life easier, opt for a durable and low-maintenance vinyl window covering made with water- and stain-resistant materials like polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Vinyl blinds and cellular shades, in particular, are often made with dust-repelling and anti-static properties and only require a quick dusting.
Children’s curiosity can put them in danger if they get tangled up in window treatment cords. Eliminate these hazards from their bedroom to give you peace of mind. Cordless options like roller and woven wood shades and plantation shutters are stylish without compromising safety.
3. Sun Blockage
Babies and toddlers need as much slumber as they can get. Blackout shades with room-darkening fabrics or solid shutters ensure they’ll get a better night’s sleep. Plus, these treatments protect against the sun’s harsh UV rays, which is particularly important during the summer months when the daylight hours are longer.
Your child will want more control over their space as they get older. Dress their windows with coverings that grow with them while providing the independence they’ll desire. For example, options like adjustable louvered shutters and motorized shades are easy and convenient to operate at any age.
Ready to upgrade your child’s window treatments? The award-winning Window Trends in Kalaheo, HI, offers a wide variety of Hunter Douglas® products, including drapes, shades, shutters, and blinds. Their knowledgeable team is also available for installations and maintenance. Find inspiration on their website, or call (808) 332-9844 to schedule a free consultation.