When choosing new window treatments for your home, it is critical that you think about the safety of your family if you have young children. While we do not often think of our window treatments as being a safety hazard, blinds, shades, and other window treatments that are operated with a cord can cause accidental strangulation in small children. It is then recommended that families with children consider outfitting their whole house with cord-free window treatments to keep their families safe. Here are a few of the best cord-free options you should consider when choosing window treatments for your home.
When looking for child-friendly window treatments, one of your best options would be shutters. Not only are shutters in extremely high demand due to the fact that they are durable, fashionable, and they provide excellent insulation, but they are also one of the most child-safe window treatments available. The fact is that shutters do not have cords of any kind, and their louvers can easily be angled by hand to redirect, or block out, sunlight, making them a great option for any family.
Another great child-safe window treatment option is roller shades. With cordless roller shades, the roll mechanism at the top of the shade allows you to raise and lower the shades easily by hand, removing the risk that a chain or a cord can pose. Roller shades now come in a variety of designs and styles, making them a great option for any room.
Another popular choice amongst parents is honeycomb shades, as they do not have any external cords. While these shades do have cords within their mechanism, they are hidden between multiple layers of fabric, making them inaccessible to children. The great thing about these shades is that they are easy to operate by hand, and they come in top down/bottom up designs that allow you to let in natural light while retaining some of your privacy.
Contact us to learn more about window treatment options that will be safe for your family.