Window treatments for kids rooms should provide a good balance between safety and light control. When looking for window treatments for your youngster's room you want to offer a safe, welcoming and fun environment. Choosing the right window covering for your child's room is an important task, but it doesn't have to be difficult.
Selecting the right kids window treatment starts by keeping the family's functional needs in mind, while at the same time,not loosing sight of your styling issues and desires. Your kids room window coverings should complement the look of the decor while addressing the special circumstances of this particular living space.
Keep in mind that you can have beautifully painted or wallpapered walls, great flooring, and tastefully selected furniture, but if the window coverings don't go with the rest of the decor, the overall "feel" of the child's room will not be what you had in mind. Or, you can select window treatments that match beautifully, but are not of the right material to hold up to a child's environment, and that great look you started with fades (literally), years before its time.
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There are many factors to consider when selecting the right window treatments for kids rooms. The main functional reasons to for window treatments in general are privacy and light control. Additional factors in making any choice include budget, safety, window orientation and durability. You can have a beautiful window covering, but if it doesn't fit the function of the window, you won't be happy with it in the long run.
All Blindster window treatments conform with CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) standards. Many of our window treatments feature lift cords to raise or lower them, all conforming with these standards. It is very important to consider child safe window treatments when children or pets are present in a home, so be sure that any shades or blinds meet these CPSC standards. If you wish to eliminate cords altogether (even on treatments meeting the CSPC standards) many popular Blindster window treatments offer cordless options. For much more information about window covering safety, see Child Safe Blinds & Shades.
Safety and functionality are the two primary aspects of window treatments for kids' rooms that should be initially considered. A child's room is not the place for long drapes or cords, but you do want to have a window covering to give light control if your child still requires a daytime nap and to offer the privacy you need at night. In this sense, light control also provides safety from anyone who might be able to look into the room from outside.
Before you decide on a window treatments for kids' room, think about the height and age of the child and what hazards could exist with a window covering that is within reach of a a toddler or young child.
Cordless lift controls are a great option for window treatments for kids because they offer easy up and down operation and is an important safety consideration for homes with small children (or pets). Cordless window treatments also offer a clean, uncluttered look for your child's room. Additionally, many cordless shades are made from vinyl which is durable and easy to maintain.
Roller shades are a great cordless shade option because they provide privacy with either light filtering fabric or room darkening/blackout fabric and vinyl. While it's important to consider color when choosing a roller shade, the degree of light blockage is dependent upon the material selected.
Blackout roller shades provide maximum privacy. Also known as room darkening shades these window treatments are available in dense fabrics with tighter weaves to block out natural light. Designed to provide maximum control over light, room darkening roller shades also prohibit others from seeing inside your home when closed.
You can't know what kids window covering options you have without knowing what sizes you need to order. The size of the area covered, whether inside or outside mount, will limit the availability of shades and blinds types made to those size ranges. Once you have this information, you are ready to start making choices.
Blindster offers illustrated instructions for measuring each type of kitchen window treatment.
It can be really difficult to visualize the textures, colors and fabrics of various kids room window blinds and shades. Blindster removes the selection guesswork by offering free samples of window treatments. This can help you in coordinating the overall look of the bedroom, to make sure that the bed linens, carpet, paint or other elements work together for just look you want. Be sure to hold the sample up to the window to evaluate the level of privacy it provides.
Window treatments for kids vary considerably, so it's important that you have a plan and a budget to make sure you can achieve your overall window decorating goals. Keep in mind that you are buying household items that should last for years. Consider how long you think this choice will work for your child's age and other factors that would influence how much you wish to "invest" in the new look of your window treatments. Refer to the information below that compares both advantages and disadvantages of the most popular window treatments to better understand your choices.
There's a lot to know about window treatments for kids, but you don't have to know everything about each type in order to eliminate some styles from consideration. Compare the advantages and disadvantages (presented below) of popular blinds and shades to assist in this initial evaluation. This will let you spend more time focused on the types better suited to your specific needs.-
While a particular window covering may meet all of your functional needs, it may be a poor match for the overall decor of the room. With all the window fashion options now available, you should have many window treatments for kids to choose from for any decor.
The information you need to make the best window treatments for kids selection is at your fingertips at Blindster.com. We are constantly adding to the online resource information about window treatments and decorating, but if you don't find everything you need there to make your decision, or you just want to talk with someone directly, we're just an email or phone call away.