It’s time to decorate your child’s bedroom, and you need to choose some window coverings. Unfortunately, anything with the usual cords won’t do because of the risk of strangulation. Fortunately, there are other options that include the following.
Vertical blinds, such as Luxaflex blinds, can be controlled with traditional cords or a wand. The latter is a child- and pet-friendly option. You can use vertical blinds for both windows and doorways. Each slat or blind hangs from a carrier that moves along a track. You will thus be able to remove an individual slat to clean or repair it. You also will be able to use the wand to control the amount of light that enters the room. Vertical blinds are made from various materials and come in different colors.
Roman shades resemble the traditional horizontal blinds to some extent, but they are made from fabric that has rings on the back. While Roman shades are traditionally controlled through cords, child-safe models come with wands. When you raise the shades, the fabric forms neat and even horizontal folds.
Motorized Roller Shades
Roller shades have existed for generations. They consist of a single piece of fabric or similar material connected to a headrail attached to the top of the window. Traditionally, people used cords to pull the shade down, but child-safe shades have a motor that eliminates the need for a cord. Instead, you would use a remote control to lower or raise the shade to admit the desired amount of light. Roller shades come in a variety of colors, and some companies offer shades decorated with popular cartoon characters.
While shutters are often used on the exterior of a house, they can be used inside as well. Interior wood shutters typically have a wand attached to the slats. You would raise or lower the wand to control the amount of light in the room. You can also open and close the shutters. Wood shutters never have cords, so they are always safe for children. Wood shutters also have the advantage of timelessness, so they never go out of style.
Installing shades is, generally, straightforward, but you will need to measure your windows carefully and accurately to ensure a proper fit. You may thus want to ask about any specific instructions for measuring your window or installing your shade, for the techniques will vary depending on the type of window treatment that you buy. If you choose the right window treatment and install it correctly, you and your child can enjoy it for years.
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