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Child-Friendly Window Treatments for A Safe and Stylish Home

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When it comes to creating a safe and stylish home environment for your family, every detail matters. From furniture selection to decor choices, each element contributes to the overall atmosphere of your living space. One often overlooked aspect of home safety is window treatments. 

While they may seem like simple decorative additions, improperly chosen or installed window treatments can pose serious risks to children. 

In this article, we’ll explore the importance of child-friendly window treatments, various options available, tips for creating a safe and stylish home, and how Accent Blinds can help you achieve this goal.

The Importance of Child-Friendly Window Treatments

Windows not only offers views but also invites exploration, especially for curious little ones. However, this curiosity can lead to accidents if window treatments aren’t designed with child safety in mind.

Traditional window coverings often feature cords and chains, which can pose choking and strangulation hazards to young children. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reports between one and two children die in Australian households every year due to non-compliant corded blinds and curtains. Thus, choosing child-friendly window treatments becomes crucial in protecting our little ones to explore and play safely.

Child-Friendly Window Treatment Options

The good news is, there are plenty of safe choices out there. At Accent Blinds, we offer a wide range of stylish window treatments that are also safe for your kids. Here are five child-friendly window treatment options to consider: 

1. Cordless Roller Blinds

Cordless roller blinds from Accent Blinds are designed with child safety in mind. By eliminating cords, they remove the risk of entanglement and strangulation, providing peace of mind for parents. With a simple push or pull mechanism, these blinds are easy to operate, making them safe for children to use. Additionally, cordless roller blinds come in various colours, fabrics, and opacity levels, allowing you to customise them to suit your style preferences while ensuring the safety of your little ones.

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2. Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds, also known as cellular shades, offer enhanced safety features for families with children. With cordless options available, these blinds eliminate the risk of cord-related accidents, providing a safe environment for kids to play and explore. The unique honeycomb design of these blinds also provides insulation and energy efficiency, making them both practical and stylish. 

With lots of colours and textures to choose from, you can create a cosy atmosphere while keeping your family safe.

3. Plantation Shutters

Accent Blinds’ plantation shutters are classic and elegant, and they’re also safe for children. They have hidden tilt rods, so there are no cords or chains that could be hazardous. These shutters are built to last, providing a secure environment for your family. And with options like aluminium and timber, you can customise them to match your style while keeping your kids safe.

4. Outdoor Blinds

Outdoor blinds are designed to protect your family from the elements while also keeping them safe. With motorised options available, there are no cords or chains that could cause accidents. Made from durable materials, these blinds are resistant to fading and moisture, so they’ll look great for years to come. Whether you need straight drop awnings or folding arm retractable awnings, Accent Blinds has options that are safe for kids.

5. Flyscreen Doors & Windows

Flyscreen doors and windows from Accent Blinds provide ventilation and insect protection without sacrificing safety. With secure locks and durable materials, these doors and windows give parents peace of mind. They’re available in different styles, including hinged and sliding options, and they’re easy to use and maintain. If you have kids, flyscreen doors and windows are a smart choice to keep your home safe and comfortable.

Mom looking at kid holding the child-safe window blinds looking at the camera

Tips for Making Your Home Safe and Stylish

Creating a safe and stylish home is all about finding the right balance. Here are some simple tips to help:

Following these tips will help you create a home that’s both safe and stylish for your family to enjoy. Download our Child Safety brochure for more information. 

Choose Child-Friendly Window Treatments with Accent Blinds 

Accent Blinds is here to help you make your home safe and beautiful. We offer child-friendly window treatments that are compliant with the latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Child Safety Regulations. From cordless blinds to motorised shades, we have child-safe options to suit every style and budget for your Sydney home. Call us on 13 19 13 for a free measure and quote.