Small children and pets are both hazardous to our window treatments. But at the same time, window treatments are also hazardous to our kids and pets!  So it’s important to know which types of window treatments are best when keeping children safe with blind cords. The best styles of blinds that minimize the risk to our kids and furry kids are ones without cords.  And of these, the two most popular are Cordless Cellular shades and Cordless Roller Shades.

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Cordless Cellular shades are available in a wide array of colors and light blocking levels.  They can be bought in black out fabric or just light filtering sheers depending on which part of the house they are going in. Cellulars tend to be a more contemporary/casual design. You can also get them in a top down/bottom up design.  Which is great for areas where you want natural light but also need your privacy.

Cordless Roller Shades are also available in a wide array of colors, light blocking levels and fabric/vinyl styles.  They can be dressed up for more traditional styles or can blind in with a contemporary room with ease.  And unlike the vinyl roller shades of our past, they come in fabrics that look like real fabric, not just that plain white vinyl roll.  Roller shades are very popular for nurseries or kids rooms when a block out fabric is chosen.  The vinyl kind are also easy to clean in case little figures get to them.

There are more blind styles available in cordless as far as the control are concerned.  But some of these are just as dangerous.  For example roman cordless shades have exposed string on the back of the blind that can be just as dangerous.  They do eliminate the immediate threat the cord lift poses.  At the end of the day, there is no perfect answer as each situation and family is a little different. So you are beset off to just read the warnings on the individual blinds for making your final decision on which window treatment is the best match for your family’s needs.

Written by Amanda Hartley