Choosing window treatments for a child's bedroom, playroom or nursery is crucial when designing the room, but it can be challenging. While aesthetics, durability, maintenance and functionality are critical factors, safety should be the primary concern for window treatments in any child's room. It's important to find the right balance of beauty, practicality and safety while providing the right amount of light at certain times.
We have created a moodboard to offer ideal recommendations for child-safe window coverings and accessories. Our moodboard is designed to visually communicate ideas while inspiring your imagination. The possibilities are nearly endless when looking for ideas on finding and choosing safe window coverings for children, such as motorized blinds, window shutters or roller shades.
What are the risks of cords with children?
A 2017 study published in the journal Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that dangling cords are an ongoing cause of injury and fatalities in children.
The hazard lies with the inner cords in horizontal blinds and Roman shades, continuous loop cords used in vertical and roll-up shades, and even loops created after installation. Knotted or tangled cords and cords tied to an object to keep them out of the way can be particularly dangerous. A child can quickly become entangled in a cord and is often unable to call out, which can lead to tragic results. Because of these safety issues the Window Covering Safety council issued safety recommendations and cordless mandates in 2018.
What can I cover my windows with instead of blinds?
When it comes to safety, cordless blinds and shades are a practical solution that provides peace of mind. Unlike standard window treatments, cordless blinds use an advanced lift mechanism hidden inside the blind that allows you to work them without a cord.
Cordless blinds have a clean, sleek, modern look with no lines or cords dangling from the top rail. Instead, you raise and lower them by simply pushing up the blind and the tilt is controlled by a wand. Manually operated cordless blinds can be opened, closed and adjusted easily. Many options will even integrate advanced technology that lets you operate them remotely.
What are some of the best cordless window treatments available?
When it comes to choosing the best window treatments for your child's bedroom, playroom or nursery, there are several cordless options available. Our team of design experts at Budget Blinds can help bring the window treatments you imagine to reality and have a few recommendations that will ensure your child's safety.
Motorized blinds offer the greatest convenience, giving you complete control with the touch of a finger. Innovative technology enables you to control your blinds through several options, including wireless wall switches, hand-held remotes and mobile apps.
Our motorized blinds have a unique system of heat sensors that automatically adjusts your blinds as temperatures change, increasing energy efficiency and saving you money. Motorized blinds can save on your utility bill and enhance privacy and safety by allowing you to use a timer to open and close the blinds.
Selecting custom-designed motorized blinds eliminates dangling and loose cords, providing a completely safe indoor environment for children and pets. In addition to keeping your family safe and offering unparalleled convenience, our motorized blinds allow you to match the design of any child's space.
Cellular shades are child-safe window treatment options that are sleek and efficient and will enhance the design of any child's room. This window treatment style allows you to precisely control the amount of light that enters a room without sacrificing privacy.
The honeycomb design of cellular shades is designed to save energy, is a safe cordless solution for families with children and motorization makes controlling the light easy from even the most difficult window to reach. In addition, our cellular shades come in a range of fashionable textures and colors, designed to match every home decor style, and can be customized to fit the size and shape of nearly any window.
Roller shades can be used separately or to complement custom window treatments and are available in a wide variety of fabrics, textures and colors to match any decor. Our roller shades are available in over 100 different styles with a range of light filtering and room darkening options that provide just the amount of light control you need.
Our automated roller shades integrate seamlessly with most smart home devices, making them ideal for rooms with multiple blinds or difficult-to-reach windows. With several control options and styles available, roller blinds offer a sleek, modern look that is safe for children.
Another child-safe option that has classic style and beauty is interior window shutters. Available in wood and composite materials, window shutters can complement any designer-inspired material or finish. In addition to being safe and stylish, window shutters also provide excellent light control because of their adjustable louvers.
When it comes to your child's safety, you don't rely on chance. You want the safest products available, and at Budget Blinds, your family's safety is a priority. We take pride in offering our clients modern, innovative and stylish window coverings that meet the highest industry child safety standards and eliminate the potential hazard from the cords used on traditional blinds.
Our team of design experts can help you choose the perfect blind for your child's nursery, bedroom or playroom, one that is not only safe and protects your child but creates the look that you want. To learn more about how Budget Blinds can help you find the best child-safe window coverings for your home, contact us today and schedule a Free Consultation with your local design expert.