Having children in the house often requires lots of extra careful consideration about all aspects of what you do, including all interior design elements of your home. You want to ensure that there is no risk of danger or damage and that things are out of reach and not too easily accessible for them. Children are always looking for something to play with and new ways to keep themselves entertained, but you don’t want parts of your home’s interior design to fall victim to this. One thing that chil\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\dren can find entertainment out of, are blinds and curtains. Quite often, these are easy to grab and pull, which can be quite the recipe for disaster. So, it is important, as with anything in your house, that when you are shopping for blinds or redesigning the place, you must ensure that it is child friendly and doesn’t present any risks or dangers.
We thought we’d give you a few tips on how to make sure your blinds are child friendly…
Opt for motorised blinds
Although a more modern and technical, and sometimes more expensive type of blinds, motorised blinds are great as they come with a lot less fiddly parts that children can get hold of. For example, you find that with lots of blinds there are things like chains and cords attached to keep them together. When within reach of a child, this can be quite dangerous, as they can get hold of it and pull, resulting in potential dangers and damage. However, motorised blinds do not have anything like this, therefore completely removing this problem. As they are electronic, they are generally operated with a control, rather than being manual and having any sort of loose chains that children are able to reach.
Cord and chain tensioners
Cord and chain tensioners are most often fixed and attached to the wall, keeping the chain secure and in place as opposed to swinging freely, which can be a risk with children around. The cords and chains used to adjust our blinds are not very child friendly, as they are easy to reach and also easy to pull and cause danger. Therefore, tensioners are a great solution as they stop this from happening whilst still allowing you to adjust your blinds with ease.
Keeping your blinds out of reach
Sometimes, the best way to make sure that your blinds are child friendly, is to simply keep them out of reach. That way, your child doesn’t have access to them and you can prevent any potential risks. This can actually be easier than you think, as sometimes it just requires being clever in the way that you arrange the room, for example putting furniture in front of the window so that your child cannot reach the blinds.
Choose a cordless design
There are actually cordless blinds available, as this ensures extra safety, particularly with children around the house. If your child is known for playing with things that they shouldn’t, cordless blinds could be the perfect solution for you as it minimises what they can actually reach and grab to play with.
If you would like to know more about making sure your blinds are child friendly, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.