The Best Window Treatments for Kids' Rooms and Playrooms
Which Shades are Safe, Kid-Friendly and Easy to Clean?
Choosing the right window treatment for your child's nursery, bedroom or playroom can be a challenge. How safe is the shade? Will it keep out the bright morning sun? How easy is it to clean? Of course, you want a cute and stylish shade your child loves but you don't want to sacrifice safety and practicality for a great-looking shade. Know that there are many types of kids' window treatments that are both fun and functional.
Cordless and Motorized Shades for Enhanced Safety
When it comes to your little ones, safety is everything. Shades that have long, dangling cords can be dangerous for kids and pets that may get tangled in them. So always look for cordless blinds for kids' rooms or a motorized lifting system like PowerView® Motorization that lets you control your shades automatically with a simple push of a button, a tap on a mobile device or with voice control if your shades are connected to a compatible smart-home system. (Which comes in handy if you've got your hands full!)
LiteRise® is another great cordless option because it's easy to operate. To raise and lower your shades, simply push up or pull down on the bottom rail. Or, you could opt for the UltraGlide® retractable cord system that keeps cords at a constant length. Since there are no messy, dangling cords, UltraGlide offers a clean, polished appearance as well as enhanced child and pet safety.
Room-Darkening and Blackout Shades
In kids' rooms and nurseries, room-darkening or blackout shades are ideal for blocking out the morning sun. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades offer a wide selection of room-darkening fabrics in fun, playful colors and styles. Something to keep in mind—you can also add a room-darkening or blackout liner to your Vignette shade that can be sewn into the fabric directly. And for even greater flexibility, Vignette shades are available with a Duolite® option that combines a light-filtering or sheer front shade with a room-darkening back panel that both roll on a single roller. It’s day-night convenience at your fingertips. Another option is Silhouette® Window Shadings that beautifully filter light while providing optimal light control and a soft, elegant look.
The Fun Factor: Playful Colors and Styles
You can find many cellular shades, roller shades, Roman shades and mini blinds in a wide variety of colors and designs. Modern Precious Metals® aluminum blinds, for example, are perfect for high-traffic areas like playrooms and feature numerous hues with special finishes and textures, from metallic and pearlescent to matte. And aluminum blinds are easy to clean with a simple dusting or a once-over with a soft cloth. Duette® Honeycomb Shades also come in many fun fabrics, colors and textures and have a cellular design that adds a layer of insulation at the window. You can even get a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction for more energy efficiency. An added bonus—Duette shades can reduce outside noise, so you and your child can have a better night's sleep!
Window Shades that Grow with Your Child
Remember when picking out kids' window treatments, it's smart to invest in a durable, high-quality shade that your little one will enjoy for years to come. And while primary colors and soft neutrals might be your first go-to, don't be afraid to explore more mature styles that will last when your child isn't so little anymore.