The time has come to redecorate your child’s bedroom, and you want to make sure the room is both fun and functional. While you have probably picked out a theme for your child’s bedroom in your High Desert home, you may not realize that there is a lot to consider when picking out window treatments.
While you likely want to choose window treatments that will accent the decor in the room, you will also want to make sure that they are the safest and best option for your Victorville home. At Blinds Express & More, we recommend that customers make the following considerations when choosing window treatments for a child’s bedroom.
What Should I Consider When Choosing Window Treatments for My Kid’s Room?
Avoid long curtains, especially if you are decorating the room of a toddler. Long curtains may be a distraction to young toddlers who are trying to nap, and they can be a safety hazard.
Your child may be tempted to play in the curtains or to pull on the soft fabric. This could cause the curtains to fall down on your child, possibly injuring your child or damaging the window treatments.
Do not choose window treatments that have embellishments that could possibly become choking hazards. Some window treatments use beads or trimming as an accent in order to make the curtains or drapery more aesthetically pleasing.
While these are gorgeous options in many rooms in your home, they are not ideal for a bedroom or play room. These accessories could be choking hazards to young children who will be in the room without supervision at times.
Secure cords so that your child cannot access them. Cords that control the blinds or drapes within a room can present a strangulation hazard. Keep the cords high up so that children cannot reach them, or safely secure them to the wall in order to prevent children from getting caught in the cords.
Purchase window treatments or blinds that will enhance the darkness of the room. Room darkening shades allow you to turn the room into a dark and cozy space that is perfect for resting. Children who nap during the day or go to bed early in the evening will benefit from these types of window treatments.
Opt for something simple and classic that will last for many years to come. You will not want to invest in new window treatments every time you repaint your child’s room, so neutral and functional window treatments are often the best option available.
The window treatments that you choose for your child’s room will be the perfect finishing touch. Whether you are doing a fire engine room for a little boy, or you’ve decided on a butterfly theme for your daughter, you should be sure to take the time to choose window treatments that are both safe and functional. You will want to be able to make the room comfortable and secure for your child as they fall asleep each night.