Splendid window treatments for kids’ bedrooms.
Choosing the appropriate window treatment solution for any room in your home can be somewhat tricky and especially if we’re talking about the kids’ room. Here, aside from the fact that you want to make the window treatment match the overall aesthetic of the room, you also need to make sure that it’s practical and, above all else, safe.
That being said, there are a few options you can choose from and your final choice will depend on what is it that you want to achieve on your kids’ room. Check out some of the best window treatment options and choose depending on your needs.
If you’re choosing window treatments for your nursery, or if your kids are particularly light sleepers and even the slightest shift of light can wake them up, then solid shutters are probably your best choice. These shutters are usually made of wood and are most commonly placed on the inside of the home. They come in various colours – solid wood, white or any other hue you desire – and can easily be repainted to match the rooms aesthetic. Also, not only do they block light, but they are excellent sound and heat insulators.
Louvred shutters are an excellent variety of solid shutters, as they allow you to adjust the amount of light and privacy you wish to create in the room. Solid shutters are made of a solid piece of wood (as the name suggests) while louvred shutters are made of adjustable horizontal wooden bars. Additionally, you can opt for tier-on-tier shutters where you can choose to have the top tier open during the day and provide your kids with enough light while still providing them with some privacy by keeping the lower tier shut. This is a particularly good choice if the kids’ room is overlooked.
Vertical blinds are another type of blinds you should consider, especially if you want to create a space that can grow alongside your child – design-wise. Not only do these come in a variety of materials and designs, but they are also easily-adjustable to your particular needs. For instance, you can choose to install modern vertical blinds that are either top or bottom sloping if your kids’ room is oddly shaped, or you can opt for the standard ones if the room is pretty straightforward.
Venetian blinds can easily fit in a kids’ room, as well as a grown-up one, which again makes them a good choice for parents that wish to adjust the style of the nursery as their kids get older. They are easy to clean and can, once again, be easily adjusted, which makes them an excellent choice for any room – nursery included. They too come in many styles and finishes, so being able to fit them into the current room’s style should not be too difficult.
One of the favourite tricks of interior designers when creating a space that oozes with style is going for a layered look. Roman blinds provide you with an excellent means to create such a look in your kids’ room and give it some extra oomph. When choosing the best design, either go for a plain and simple look or choose something with a subtle geometric pattern – anything with a heavy childish design will make it go out of style very quickly. They are also very easy to clean, which makes them a perfect choice for the kids’ room.
Finally, fitted blinds are an excellent choice for rooms with sloping ceiling windows. It’s particularly difficult to find the appropriate blinds for loft rooms and that’s where fitted blinds come extremely useful. However, these blinds are almost impossible to make on your own, so you’ll definitely want to seek professional help when choosing to install them. Again, there are many patterns and styles you can choose from, so finding the right fit is not difficult at all.
As you can see, there are several styles of window treatments you can choose from. The main decision you’ll need to make is whether you wish to install something that will allow your kids’ style to change and grow or you’d more happily go for a fun childish design and change them once your kids become older.
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