Child Safety: Window Covering Options Explained

It’s no secret: Children are curious. Something from within inspires them to explore and figure things out. Walt Disney once said, “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” If you have kids in your home, there’s no doubt that you’ve found them doing “interesting things” with whatever they can get their hands on. That’s why child safety for blinds and shades is essential. Cords that dangle down are so tempting for young, curious minds. While your children or grandchildren might just be having fun and experimenting with what dangly cords can do and be, they can easily get tangled and seriously–or even fatally–injured. There’s no need for those accidents to happen, though. By ensuring your home has child safe blinds and shades, you can make a safe environment for them to play, and you can have peace of mind. Take a look at all your options for child safety: Blinds, shades–and shutters too!



child safe blindsFor utmost safety, blinds and shades should be cordless in homes with children. Without cords, there’s no danger. PowerView motorization is an operating system for child safe blinds and shades that takes cords out of the picture and puts complete convenience in their place. Adjusting your window coverings takes one tap on your stylish remote or your favorite device. That’s it; it’s that easy! You can also save your favorite settings and have your blinds and shades adjust automatically. Talk about a dream come true! Every parent could use one less thing to worry about, so why not take two things off your worry list? With PowerView motorization, you won’t have to even think about your blinds and shades, and you can rest assured that your kids won’t find danger waiting at your windows as their curious minds find all kinds of “interesting things” to do!


Cordless Blinds, Shades, & Shutters

child safe blindsWhen it comes to the safety of your children, there’s just no room to take risks. You can tell your kids to stay away from the cords, but what if they don’t listen? (Not that that ever happens…right?) You can knot the cords up and toss them at the top of the window, but what happens if they slip down or your kids find a way up to them? No parent wants to imagine the consequences of an accident, but, when cords are involved, those scary consequences are very real. Cordless child safe blinds and shades remove the risk and your fear. They’re simply the safest option. LiteRise is a cordless operating system that allows you to adjust your blinds and shades using the bottom rail. Glide your window coverings into place, and they stay right where you put them. Plantation shutters are also a charming, cordless choice. Don’t take risks with the well-being of your children. Ensure that child safe blinds and shades fill your home with both beauty and safety.


Safety with Cords

child safe blindsSometimes the layout or furnishings in your home prevent cordless from being an option. What do you do then? Well, when cords are a must, you have to take steps to make them safe. Hunter Douglas offers a number of “safe cord” alternatives that provide the function you need and the safety your family deserves. One choice you have is a cord tensioner that secures the cord against the window frame. Locked in place, nothing dangles, so there’s nothing for little hands to play with. Another option is UltraGlide’s retractable cord. A short cord hangs at the top of the window. When you pull on it to make adjustments, it retracts automatically. That means the cord stays out of harm’s way at all times. Finally, you can opt for a cord wand that anchors the cord to a wand for easy adjustment and considerable safety. Being intentional about controlling cords makes them a safe option for your home when motorization or cordless systems can’t meet your needs.


Child Safe Blinds and Shades: Is Your Home Equipped?

Your home should be a safe place for your family to live life–resting, playing, exploring, and getting into all kinds of “interesting things.” Is your home equipped with child safe blinds and shades to protect its littlest occupants? At One Stop Decorating, safety is a priority, and we’d love to help ensure that your home is the safe haven your family deserves. Our experts can come to you for a free, in-home consultation to offer advice and product suggestions for each of your unique spaces. Contact our team to get started today!