Friday 19 August 2022

How To: Select the Best Window Treatments for Kids Rooms

For most children, their bedroom is a sanctuary, a part of the house that is completely their own, where they can be themselves. When designing a child’s bedroom creating a balance between practicality and beauty is an important part of the process. Good window coverings should help create a comfortable environment for sleeping, playing and socialising, whilst ensuring the room gets the right light levels at different times of the day, and offer privacy.

Window coverings have the ability to tie in all the other elements in the room and set the scene. There are many ways to style windows in children’s rooms, whether you opt for a bright patterned soft shade or dreamy curtains.
Add a theme with roller blinds
Roller blinds are undoubtedly your best choice if you’re after a themed room. With a vast array of gorgeous designs, the Luxaflex® children’s print roller blind collection includes a lively mix of animal block prints and striking motifs, providing the perfect backdrop for a child’s playroom, bedroom or nursery.

According to Vera Meharg, Luxaflex Window Fashions, an eye-catching pattern can let your blind act as a modern variation of the ‘feature wall’ in a room. This is particularly appealing in children’s rooms where their tastes may change quite  rapidly as they grow, as well as rental properties where there may be limitations on the redecorating you can do. Available in blockout and translucent opacities, in a variety of colourways, it’s an easy option to delight little ones and big kids alike.
Shutters for early nights and sleep-ins
Solid shutters are a good window covering option, as they keep out light and can effectively insulate the room from noise and drafts. Shutters in white or neutral colours are like a blank canvas and are easy to decorate around, providing a timeless option from a child’s early years through to adulthood.

Shutters are a wonderful option for a child’s room as they are very easy to clean and maintain.They also allow natural light in, while maintaining privacy by positioning the louvres to suit the desired view through, advises Meharg. When it comes to room temperature control, Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters reflect inbound solar rays back to the outside during summer, but can be opened to allow the warming sun into the room in winter, helping to reduce air-conditioning and heating costs.
Match your window treatment with soft furnishings
Curtains can make a space feel finished and have the ability to transform a room. They are a perfect, cost-effective choice if you wish to create different “looks” for your child as they grow, as you will only need to change the fabric. A good idea is to tie together the curtain print or colour you choose with room accessories, such as a matching window seat, cushions, or light shade, which makes for a lovely cohesive finish.
Create a quiet and comfortable space
Creating children’s bedrooms allows you to take their personalities into consideration, choosing colour palettes and styles that suit. When designing a child’s bedroom, aim to create a quiet and comfortable environment. Hand pick the materials and finishes that can deliver a timeless style while presenting a balanced, and relaxed feel.

A shade option that incorporates both noise and temperature insulation is Luxaflex® Duette® Shades, which can help to reduce everyday sound energy by up to 52% 1 while still allowing light to enter the room. It is the honeycomb technology that helps to dull exterior noise in the cell structure and helps reduce sound transmitted between rooms. The honeycomb structure also provides efficient insulation by trapping air within the honeycomb cell, retaining heat between the two layers and helping insulate the room – meaning rooms stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Child With Allergies?
If your child suffers from an allergy keep this top of mind when choosing your child’s bedroom window furnishings. The incorrect choice can lead to poor sleep or exacerbate their symptoms. Opt for easy-to-clean, lightweight window treatments that are less likely to attract and hold dust and pollen, such as the Luxaflex® Silhouette® Shadings that are made of 100% anti-static and dust-resistant polyester. These versatile Day and Night blinds, are like having two shades in one, with two varying opacities - translucent or room darkening. Translucent fabrics gently filter light to provide a warm glow, whilst the room-darkening vanes provide complete privacy without totally darkening a room. Other good choices include washable, synthetic curtains, roller blinds and shutters with large slats that are easy to vacuum and wipe down.
Go Smart With Remote Operation
As home automation becomes more commonly integrated through gadgets like Google® Assistant, Apple 12 HomeKit® and Amazon® Alexa®, families are simplifying daily tasks through voice technology. Shades that incorporate Luxaflex® Powerview® Motorisation are a fantastic choice for babies and children’s rooms.The smart assistant compatability means you can tell them to open or close on demand, or set more specific scenes for ‘nap time’ and ‘wake up’. Better yet, if bub is already asleep, or you’re in a different room, shades can also be controlled via smart phone or tablet on the PowerView® App.
A thoughtful design vision that incorporates signature pieces of furniture, layers of textured fabrics and materials, and refined styling is the basis to creating a beautiful bedroom sanctuary, designed to last your child’s lifetime. 

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