The Importance of Window Covering Safety

With October being designated National Window Covering Safety Month, we thought we’d dive into all the useful tips for keeping your children safe around corded window treatments as well as the different cordless options available to you.

Cordless Window Treatments

In 2018, The Window Covering Manufacturers Association developed a new window covering safety standard that requires a majority of window covering products sold in the United States and Canada to be cordless or have inaccessible or short cords. They also urged any homeowner who has corded blinds to consider getting new, cordless ones.

So, we highly recommend you look at all of the window treatments in your home and check to make sure that none of them have long or harmful cords that could end up hurting your children. And if you do, it’s time to replace them with a safer, cordless option like one of the many options below!

Draperies

Window Covering Safety

Custom draperies and curtains can be created for virtually any window application. Whether traditional or ultra-modern, straight or curved, customized drapery solutions begin with your unique ideas and leverage choices from over 20 lines of fabric, trims, and hardware.

Cordless Operation Options: Manual or motorized

Shutters

Window Covering Safety

Interior shutters provide attractive and long-lasting protection from the Texas sun, as well as durability in moist environments such as bathrooms. Exterior shutters add character and interest to the outside of your home.

Cordless Operation Options: Tilt rod, clearview or shutter strap, and latches for exterior shutters.

Roman Shades

Window Covering Safety

Roman shades combine the soft elegance of draperies with the practicality of a roller shade. When lowered, Roman shades transmit a soft glow from the outside light source while ensuring privacy.

Cordless Operation Options: Motorized, top-down, bottom-up, or cordless.

Roller Shades

Roller Shades

Roller shades are easy to operate, dependable and stylish. They come in an almost unlimited combination of decorative options that allow you to personalize your shades to reflect your unique style.

Cordless Operation Option: Cordless

Natural Woven Shades

Window Covering Safety

Woven woods allow you to bring the beauty of nature indoors. Woven shades come in a broad selection of unique patterns and styles reflecting the masterful design and varieties in the natural world.

Cordless Operation Options: Top-down, bottom-up, cordless, manual and motorized.

Cellular Shades

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are an excellent choice for thermal protection because they maximize the window view when open. They’re an excellent choice for odd-shaped windows and for mounting inside a window frame; light filtering or room darkening.

Cordless Operation Options: Manual or motorized

Tips for Window Covering Safety

If you are unable to replace your current corded window treatments at the moment, here are some tips for window covering safety to take into account until you are able to purchase cordless treatments.

Be sure to move all cribs, beds, toys, and furniture away from window treatment cords, whether that is to a different wall or to the center of the room.

Ensure that all cords are pulled as short as possible, and out of reach of the children. If the cord is floor-length, we suggest adding a hook to the wall to hang the cord, so it is out of your child’s reach.

It is recommended that all continuous-loop cords on draperies or blinds are anchored to the floor.

If you have any questions about our cordless window treatment options and how they operate, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are happy to help you transition from corded window treatments to a safer, cordless option.