We provide custom drapery and Hunter Douglas blinds, shades, and shutters. Schedule a free in-house consultation with a Hunter Douglas certified designer in your area.

October 8, 2015

3 Easy Options for Child Safe Windows

by Christen

Kirsch Cellular Shades

It always amazes me how fast kids can get into things. It just takes a split second for them to be jumping off the back of the couch, chewing something they shouldn’t be, or playing with the cords on the blinds. Even the most vigilant of moms can’t keep them out of trouble all the time. It is really important that we make our homes as safe as possible – especially our children’s rooms.

Start with the windows

One of the easiest things we can do to make our homes a little safer for our children is to remove the dangling cord on our window coverings. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top 5 hidden hazards in the American home. This October, the Window Covering Council and the CPSC are urging all families with young children to only use cordless window coverings, or window coverings designed with child-safe cords.

Luckily there are many window coverings designed to be stylish as well as safe for young children. There are fixed cords, cordless blinds, and motorized options available in a variety of styles and colors.

Say goodbye to cords

One of the easiest and cost-effective option for safe windows is the cordless lifting system from Kirsch Custom Window Coverings. To raise or lower your window treatment, you simply lift the small handle at the bottom of the product. Your shades move smoothly and stay exactly where you left them. There is no cord to worry about, and you get a nice streamlined look at the window.

Cellular Shades with Automation

There’s an app for that

For a more modern option, consider upgrading your window coverings to Kirsch Automation. With this advanced system, you can open or close your shades with the touch of a button. You can choose to operate your motorized system with a hand-held remote (much like your TV remote), a wireless wall switch, or even with an app on your device! Besides being a very quiet and easy way to make your blinds safe for your children, it is fun to push a button and have your blinds move exactly where you want them.

Child-safe cords?

Not ready to give up the cords entirely? There are window coverings with child-safe cord designs that you can choose from. One great option is a retractable wand where the hidden cord maintains a constant length whether the shade is raised or lowered. This reduces access to the lift cord and eliminates excess dangling cords. This is a good solution for older children who want to have more control over the light in their bedroom.

Another option is a loop cord (aka Clutch Control) which maintains its length, regardless of how you pull on it. The loop is attached to the wall to keep it secure and safe from children. This is best left for older children just in case the cord becomes separated from the wall.

Get it done right

Every home is unique, and with so many options available, it can be a little overwhelming to choose the right fit for your family. Factors like furniture arrangement, children’s ages, size and type of windows, climate, and personal style, all play a part in selecting the window covering that is both safe and attractive. Once the right shade is selected, it is important that the product is installed properly. Consult with a certified window coverings designer to create your own safe, fashionable room.



window treatments connoisseur and Mom-on-the-go, who sees window treatments for their functionality and benefits. I enjoy a classic look with modern amenities.

You May Also Like...

Free Local Design Consultation

Contact us today to schedule a FREE in-home design consultation with a local Decorview designer. We look forward to helping you select the perfect custom window treatments for your home.

Schedule free



Free Local Design Consultation

Contact us to schedule a free in-home or virtual design consultation with a local Decorview designer. We look forward to helping you select the perfect custom window treatments for your home.

Schedule free consultation

Are you interested in ? Fill out the form to request a consultation

  • Hidden
  • Hidden
  • Hidden

*By providing the above information and submitting this form, you hereby agree to receive calls, texts, or emails in connection with your free in-home consultation, account updates, other messages in relation to your order and promotional messages via email, phone, or text. I understand that consent is not a condition of purchase and that I may unsubscribe at any time. You may revoke your consent at any time by replying “STOP” to any of our texts. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.