Deciding on a window treatment is one of many essential choices that parents face when putting together a nursery or children’s room. Like area rugs and, of course, the crib, window treatments serve a purpose for both the function and the design of the room.
As a parent, you want a window covering that will keep out bright light during your child’s naps, but also let in ample sunlight during playtime. Most importantly, you want a window treatment that is safe for curious toddlers and young children.
Plantation shutters provide all of these benefits and more. They are excellent window treatment choices for families. Here’s a closer look at the benefits of installing plantation shutters in your child’s room:
Plantation Shutters Are Safer Than Blinds or Curtains
With blinds, curtains, and other window treatments, safety can be a serious concern. Blinds with dangling cords can easily present a danger to a young child, while curtains can be pulled down. When using curtains in a child’s room, you have to very carefully install the hardware, so that the curtain rod doesn’t fall down onto a child if pulled. Particularly decorative curtains could pose a hazard as well, with a young baby able to reach for and eat beads or other decorations on the fabric.
While you can buy cordless blinds or tie up the cord on other blinds, plantation shutters don’t come with these problems. They are simple, wooden pieces designed without cords or embellishments. If you’re partial to fabric materials, you can still use a valance along with your plantation shutters for added drama and style. Some people do choose to install curtains with their plantation shutters for these decorative reasons. If you do, you should select a safe curtain design and be sure that your hardware is firmly installed to prevent the rod from collapsing.
Plantation Shutters Are Easy to Clean and Maintain
Soft window treatments, like curtains or drapes, experience a lot of wear and tear. This is especially true when children are in the home. Young kids might enjoy wrapping themselves in dangling curtains or wiping their hands on the material. If you have pets, too, then you might notice pet hair easily collecting on the fabric, as well. All of this results in added laundry time and expense. Blinds, meanwhile, are often bent out of place by children who are excited to look outside.
Hardwood plantation shutters are built to last. These shutters are durable and easy to clean. You can polish your plantation shutters whenever needed using gentle, natural furniture polish and a microfiber cloth. If you’d like, you can use a vacuum attachment to remove dust. You can also access hard to reach places with just a toothbrush.
At Shenandoah Shutters, we don’t even use a tension system for our plantation shutters for maximum convenience and continued louver tightness.
Plantation Shutters Are Energy-Efficient
When you bring home a new baby, it’s important to keep the room cool and comfortable. Research has shown that infants sleep best in a room that isn’t too hot. Overheating is also a risk factor for the devastating sudden infant death syndrome.
Plantation shutters, by their very design, keep rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They are designed to be energy-efficient, helping to retain the desired temperature in the home. While all window treatments can help at least somewhat with temperature control, plantation shutters are so notoriously energy-efficient that they sometimes even reduce heating and air bills. This is one of many reasons why plantation shutters also add value to your home.
Plantation Shutters Are Stylish Additions to Your Child’s Room
It’s much more convenient to install plantation shutters than to purchase roller shades or other treatments that need to be decorated in order to fit in with the decor of your nursery. You don’t have to sacrifice style for function with plantation shutters.
Hardwood plantation shutters are naturally elegant window treatments that will elevate the look of your nursery. If you plan on living in your house for awhile, then you can rest assured that plantation shutters will look just as beautiful in your baby’s room now as they will when your baby grows to become a child and teenager. These are sophisticated treatments that grow with your child, always remaining timeless.
At Shenandoah Shutters, you can choose from a rich stain or beautiful cream color for your plantation shutters. If you’d prefer, you can even choose a custom color for the perfect nursery design fit. You can also select a custom wood, like mahogany, oak, or cherry, to pair your plantation shutters with your existing moulding or furniture pieces.
Plantation Shutters Give You Unprecedented Light Control
Plantation shutters give you unmatched variety. Using the tilt rod, you control the horizontal slats (known as louvers) to let in as much sunlight as you’d like. This lets you decide the ambiance of the room at any given time.
From quiet, darkened nap times to bright, playful playtimes and everything in between, plantation shutters do it all. There’s nothing more magical than watching the falling snow or rain through the plantation shutters with your wide-eyed little one.
Schedule Your Appointment for Plantation Shutters Today
Shenandoah Shutters will handcraft long-lasting, all wood plantation shutters for your child’s room. We’ve local to Richmond, and have been serving Virginia, Maryland, and D.C for decades. We offer traditional and contemporary design options for maximum flexibility in your plantation shutter choices. Check out our online photo gallery to see the various styles of plantation shutters that we offer, as well your options for valances and other childproof choices.
At Shenandoah Shutters, we even offer a 100-year limited warranty on our shutters, as well as a 25-year warranty on the silken lacquer finish that is applied to each shutter.
These are unique times. Currently, Shenandoah Shutters is still providing plantation shutter appointments and services. Call us today at 1-800-733-1549 to schedule your free consultation and to learn more about the changes that we’ve made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also contact us online.