From precious infants to young adults, living with kids means recognizing and planning around their needs. Creating rooms to meet the needs of your children starts with safety, and child-friendly window treatments are just one way to create the most comfortable and controlled environments for our families.
Kid-friendly blinds offer durable construction to withstand the demands of life with children, plus they offer a rich color palette to create stylish but appropriate window treatments in children’s rooms, and they offer important safety features to protect the smallest members of your household.
Blinds Provide Durable Design
If you want window treatments to last in a house with kids, those treatments need to be durable. It’s one reason that families often choose hard window treatments like blinds or shutters over soft treatments like sheers or shades – because the material hard treatments are constructed from is rigid, strong, and hard to damage. Hunter Douglas has three styles of window blinds all made from exceptionally tough materials:
- Parkland® Wood Blinds made from genuine hard wood
- Modern Precious Metals® Mini Blinds made from aluminum
- EverWood® Faux Wood Blinds made from wood-alternative composite material
Though these three styles of window blinds from Hunter Douglas are all great choices, EverWood® Faux Wood Blinds are a fantastic child-friendly option, in that they were specifically engineered to be ultra-durable and long lasting. Constructed from faux-wood composite materials, EverWood® Faux Wood Blinds won’t age or disintegrate overmtime. These kid-friendly blinds can stand up to heavy use or adverse conditions without cracking, bowing, discoloring, or breaking.
Hunter Douglas blinds, like EverWood® Faux Wood Blinds, aren’t just excellent kid-friendly blinds to use throughout your home – they are also ideal to use in actual kid’s rooms as well.
They come in a wide assortment of colors from classic neutral colors with real wood tones to bold basics in white, black, and grey. So, it is easy to create a striking window fashion for any room, including children’s rooms, that serves as a stylish neutral backdrop to anchor design. As children grow, blinds can continue to grow with them as neutral colors (like white blinds) can be styled to suit the décor of a nursery or the evolving tastes of a teenager.
Child Safe Features
For households with young children, safety is paramount. Hanging or loose cords on a window treatment can pose a strangulation hazard to small children (and small pets) who can become entangled in the lines.
Safety features for kid-friendly blinds center around eliminating hanging cords through the incorporation of a cord-free operating system. Hunter Douglas blinds including EverWood® Faux Wood Blinds, Parkland® Wood Blinds, Modern Precious Metals® Mini Blinds are all available with several styles of cord-free, child-safe operating systems including:
- PowerView® Automation, a window treatment motorization system that offers button-touch operation
- LiteRise®, a push up/pull down operation system that locks in place and offers a clean, streamlined look
- SimpleLift™ that raises or lowers with a button’s press and offers a wand or cord to tilt the blind slats.
If you are in the market for new kid-friendly blinds, then look no further than the Hunter Douglas collection with wood, metal, and composite styles of blinds to choose from. Window Fashions of Northern California carries the entire collection of Hunter Douglas blinds, and they can help you find, style, and install new kid-friendly blinds in your home.
We look forward to hearing from you. Just contact our team to request a consultation or visit one of our convenient locations. Once you do, a friendly representative can answer all of your questions.
We are located at 125 Grobric Ct Ste. A in Fairfield, CA and 43108 Christy St. in Fremont, CA. Our service area includes Vacaville, Vallejo, Rio Vista, Napa, Hayward, San Jose, Palo Alto, and Pleasanton, CA and the surrounding areas.