The Best Window Covering Solutions for your Child’s Bedroom
Your home’s safety and security is undoubtedly of utmost importance, especially if you have a young child. You prevent accidents by protecting against potential hazards, take out home insurance and double lock your doors, but could your windows be an unnecessary danger?
Some roller blinds rely on a drawstring system to operate. Many parents don’t realise the hazard that these can pose and consequently the safety measures aren’t strict enough. It is important that awareness of the potential risks is brought into the open in order to provide better guidance on the choice of window covering that reduces risks to children.
We always recommend that families with children opt for child-safe shutters or adapt their blinds to ensure all loose ties and cords are well out of the way of curious little hands. Shutters not only provide excellent security bonuses, heat regulation and light control but are also a safe alternative to window dressings with loose ties or fabric that could get tangled.
As with windows that do not have guards or locks to prevent children from climbing out, it is always wise to keep furniture away from windows wherever possible in order to prevent climbing up.
What If I Prefer Blinds to Shutters?
By law, all blinds with cord systems must be secured with a child safety device, whether you have children or not, in order to protect children that may visit your home or new owners if you sell. At Shutters of London we provide solutions with cord-free mechanisms for optimum safety while still allowing you the freedom to choose cord and chain-free roller, venetian and pleated styles. Vertical blinds are also a fantastic option as they are operated by a wand rather than a pull system. Alternatively, go one step further and choose a chic fully-motorised version of the classic blind, great for ultimate control and ease.
The Best Solution for your Child’s Bedroom
Some of our shutter options are available in a wide range of shades, perfect for brightening up a nursery or child’s bedroom. Whether its spaceships or princesses, we can design shutters to suit your theme and compliment your colour scheme. Shutters are hard wearing and durable, and most importantly they can be wiped clean – perfect for grubby fingertips! They also offer great heat regulation, noise reduction, privacy and added security, so your child can sleep in comfort.
If you feel that shutters aren’t the right choice for you, our Perfect Fit blinds might offer a good alternative. These blinds are measured by a professional blind fitter. Consequently they slot straight into your window cavity, with no drilling or screwing. They are perfect for low-commitment window coverings or temporary styles that can be changed with the season – or with your child’s rapidly developing tastes and interests! They are available in a wide range of colours and patterns and can even be motorised for touch-free operating or automated systems.
Call us today for an informal chat about how we can make your children’s bedroom both stylish and safe with our wide range of blinds and shutters: 0808 108 1984