If you’re planning on decorating your child’s room, it’s likely that safety is at the forefront of your mind. Something as simple as a window cover can pose plenty of risks, as most curtains and blinds feature dangling chords, tiebacks, or chain systems. Luckily, when it comes to child proof window blinds and shutters, you have plenty of options available that won’t sacrifice style. To help you decide, we’ve put together some of our favourite child safe blinds, shutters and curtains in our guide below.
Child proof window blinds, shutters and curtains
Though not conventionally child friendly due to the chain mechanism, roller blinds can be easily adapted with a motor system. These child proof window blinds are a desirable option for homeowners who already own roller blinds or prefer a simple and classic window treatment that goes with changing styles. Roller blinds are available in many different colours and styles, and are available in sunscreen, light filtering or blockout options.
Roman blinds are a traditional and simple window treatment option that can be customised with a motor system to alleviate dangling chords. If motorisation is not something you’d like to consider, many roman blinds also come with chord lengths that are out of a child’s reach. These blinds are a favourite option amongst parents, as they offer a classic and elegant style that adds a touch of class to a room without overpowering it.
Panel glide blinds
Panel glide blinds are one of the best cordless blinds for children as they don’t operate on a chain system or feature any dangling chords. These types of child proof window blinds have foldable panels, which you can retract and put away by hand. Panel glide blinds are typically used in living rooms or as room dividers but can be used in children’s bedrooms as well. though most panel glide blinds do not come with chains, it’s worth double checking prior to purchase if there are any tripping or choking hazards.
Custom made curtains
As long as curtains don’t have loose hanging tie backs or tassels, they’re considered quite safe for a child’s room. The only thing you’d have to consider is whether the curtain length is brushing the floor, which pose a slight tripping hazard. When it comes to safety, curtains are a good option as they don’t feature any chords or chains. However, considering it’s close to the floor, it may get dirty if your child (or pet) decides it looks fun to play with.
Plantation shutters are another safe option for child’s rooms, as you operate using a lever instead of a chain. These attractive window treatments are a safe alternative to conventional blinds and offer plenty of aesthetic to a room. Because plantation shutters are considered a permanent fixture, they also add value to your home and are an enticing element to prospective buyers. The only downside to shutters when it comes to safety is the possibility of a timber shutter breaking and splintering or a nail from the shutters coming loose.
Looking for the best cordless blinds?
If you’re thinking about installing child safe blinds, shutters or curtains in your home, be sure to take a look at our extensive range of window treatments we have available in our store. If you need any help finding the right blinds and shutters for your child’s room, you can call 1300 303 391 for any questions regarding child proof window blinds sold by U Blinds Australia in our stores. Or head to your nearest showroom to view or purchase anything from our available range today.