Things to Consider When Buying Blinds for a Children’s Bedroom
A children’s bedroom is not just a bedroom; it’s a place to sleep, play, create, and get lost in the imagination. That’s why it’s important to provide your kids with a fun, safe and stimulating environment where they can rest, relax and enjoy a bit of me time.
If you’re in the process of kitting out your kid’s bedroom, our guide to choosing the perfect children’s blinds will help you create a safe and happy space that’s also the perfect place to catch some z’s.
For those with young children, the first consideration when purchasing new blinds should always be safety. Cords, bead chains and other blind components pose a significant safety risk to young children, as well as the less mobile and other vulnerable persons. Given the inquisitive nature of children, accidents involving blinds are extremely common in the UK – with strangulation being the most commonly reported incident related to window blinds.
To reduce the risk posed by blinds in a child’s bedroom, avoid installing blinds which have a looped cord, and ensure pull cords and bead chains are kept short and out of reach. If the blinds feature a long chain or cord that you’re unable to adjust, be sure to use clips, ties, cleats or cord tidies to keep the mechanism out of a child’s reach.
At SoEasy Blinds, all of our blinds come with a range of safety accessories as standard, including safety cleats and split breakaway cords that come apart under pressure. Generally, we’d recommend installing spring operated roller blinds in a child’s bedroom. Why? Their simple construction, have no control chain and range of attractive colours and patterns make them an excellent choice for children young and old.
Colour and Design
Now that we’ve got the serious safety section out of the way, it’s time to consider colour and design. Unlike other rooms in the home, the décor of a child’s room should be fun, bold, vibrant and free from the constraints of current trends. In short, let your imagination run riot, or failing that – let your children choose.
From lime green to sea blue – no colour is too bright or too brash when it comes to hanging blinds in your kid’s bedroom. If they have a favourite colour, buy blinds to match, or better still, buy blinds in an eye-catching pattern or design. At SoEasy Blinds, we stock children’s blinds in an innumerable amount of colours, textures, patterns and designs – helping you to create a fun, unique space for your little ones.
If you’re in the market for a quality set of blinds for your child’s bedroom, there are a number of other factors to consider before making a purchase. Firstly, given that children are boisterous, energetic and always on the move, you’ll want to purchase durable, hardwearing blinds that will stand the test of time. Secondly, as children are infamous for making a mess, consider buying washable blinds that you can wipe clean or stick in the washing machine. And finally, to ensure a good night’s sleep, opt for blackout blinds that maximise coverage against external light sources.
For a complete range of children’s bedroom blinds, visit the SoEasy Blinds website or call our dedicated customer service team on 0800 093 9635.