Prioritizing Safety: Child and Pet Safe Window Treatments

Baby sitting next to window with drapes

The Importance of Window Safety

Children and pets are naturally curious, often turning everyday household items into objects of fascination. One includes window treatments, which can pose hazards if not carefully chosen. 

Ensuring the safety of your loved ones doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style or functionality. 

With the right knowledge and choices, you can create a safe and beautiful environment for everyone in your home.

Tips for Safer Windows

Upgrade to Cordless Window Treatments

One of the most effective ways to enhance window safety is to upgrade to cordless window treatments. Traditional window coverings with cords can pose a significant risk to children, infants, and pets, who might become entangled or strangled. Cordless designs eliminate this risk, providing a safer environment near your windows.

Embrace the Convenience of Motorized Window Treatments

Motorized window treatments take safety and convenience to the next level. They remove potential hazards by eliminating cords, wires, and chains. Plus, the automated operation means no manual adjustment of your shades, reducing wear and tear and enhancing the lifespan of your window treatments.

Manage Cords and Chains Effectively

If you currently have corded window treatments, ensure the cords do not hang loosely within a child’s or pet’s reach. You can achieve this by shortening the cords or using a hook placed high near the window to wrap the cord around when not in use. Similarly, shorten or hook the chains from vertical blinds to keep them out of reach.

Position Furniture Wisely

Keep beds, cribs, and any climbable furniture away from windows and window coverings. This reduces the chance of children or pets reaching the window treatments and potentially causing harm to themselves.

Educate and Establish Safety Rules

If your children play near windows, educating them about the risks and establishing safety rules is essential. Making them aware of potential dangers can go a long way in preventing accidents.

Balancing Safety and Style with Decosol

At Decosol, finding the right window treatments for homes with infants, young children, and pets does not mean you have to sacrifice beauty for safety. You can enjoy the best of both worlds with our custom window treatments. 

We offer a wide range of products designed to significantly reduce the risk of accidents by eliminating potentially hazardous free-hanging or exposed operating cords.

For more information or to schedule your free in-home consultation to upgrade your space with custom, fashionable, and child-safe window treatments, contact us today!