Child-safe blinds are a necessity, not a luxury. If you have small children who are curious about the world around them, playtime around corded blinds in the playroom or bedroom can quickly turn dangerous, or even deadly.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) estimates that that 1,590 strangulations or injuries occurred between 1996 and 2012 due to blind cords, though hard data is difficult to obtain, since many deaths by blind cord strangulation may go unreported or misreported.
Investing in child-safe blinds is a way to preserve your child’s future and create a safer living environment. Let’s take a look at the many cost-effective and attractive options.
Cordless Blinds to Fit Your Home’s Style
What can replace dangerous blind cords? You can use spring loaded shades, so just a minor tug on the bottom rolls it up smoothly and evenly. Other products offer a wand which can be wound in order to lift and lower each shade. Some Roman shades have clips that hold the blinds up when more light is desired ― simply unclip each side when you’d like more privacy.
Many major manufacturers, including Hunter Douglas, offer fabric, vinyl and wood products with these alternate opening mechanisms. You can then choose the colors and materials that work best with each room’s design scheme.
Benefits of Motorized Blinds
Motorized blinds are a high-tech way of eliminating the pull cord. While they come at a higher price than manually operated cordless blinds, they are extremely convenient. You can raise and lower each shade with the touch of a remote.
If your windows are out of reach, motorized blinds not only make your life easier, but they reduce the long, dangling cord which commonly gets tangled and knotted.
Consider Shutters as an Option
Eliminating blinds altogether and choosing interior shutters is another way to avoid blind cords in your home. Shutter slats can be slanted or completely opened to let in light.
Get a Free Consultation
Finding the proper child-safe blinds is important for the little loved ones in your life, and also for the value of your home. You do not have to sacrifice safety for quality ― not when you can rely on a trusted advisor to help you understand all of your options.
Get a free in-home blinds consultation and receive an expert opinion on what type of blinds will fit each room in your home. Call Utah Blinds Gallery today to learn more about your options for child-safe blinds.