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Modern Window Shades that are Kid Safe

There are lots of things to consider when trying to make sure that your home is safe enough for kids. And one of the biggest considerations that can sometimes go overlooked is your window coverings. Though common in many homes, several types of window treatments pose hidden dangers to children, especially young children, like the strangulation hazard from a treatment's seemingly innocuous hanging lines. Trust the experts to steer you in the right direction for kid-safe window shades that still retain lots of modern style and state-of-the-art features to perfectly suit your family's household.

Window Shades That Are Kid Safe, Hunter Douglas NewStyle® Composite Shutters near Silver Spring, Maryland (MD)


The primary threat window shades can pose is strangulation, as their cords can ensnare young children or small pets. Shutters are naturally cord-free, using tilt bars to open and adjust their louvers. Additionally, shutters are an incredibly durable type of window treatment so that they can endure heavy use by kids and families. Hunter Douglas NewStyle® Composite Shutters were engineered to be durable, constructed from an ultra-sturdy composite material with the superior craftsmanship of Truemill® dovetail construction.

Cellular Shades

Window shades in kids' rooms serve some very specific purposes, including creating a comfortable environment for your kid to play or sleep in. Duette® Cellular Shades are excellent insulators helping to maintain a consistently comfortable interior temperature. Plus, with light control systems like Duolite®, they can also provide a wide range of lighting options for kids' equally wide range of activities in their rooms. And remember, since window shades that are kid safe should accordingly be cord-free, be sure you're looking at cordless operating systems for new cellular shades such as the PowerView®, LiteRise®, or UltraGlide® system from Hunter Douglas.

Roller Shades

Of all the fabric-based window treatments for kids' rooms, the easiest to clean are roller shades. That is thanks to the relatively flat front that offers little perch for dust or grime. The streamlined profile is also easy to wipe clean if needed, not requiring the removal of the shade from the window to complete the chore. Just like cellular shades, it's essential to look for cord-free operating systems to ensure the roller treatments are child-safe. Designer Roller Shades from Hunter Douglas are compatible with five different styles of cordless operating systems, including PowerView® Automation, LiteRise®, SoftTouch Motorization®, Spring-Assisted Push-Pull, and UltraGlide®.

Motorized Shades

Don't underestimate the value of automation when it comes to window shades that are kid friendly. That's because not only does a system like PowerView® transform the shade into a cord-free treatment, but it also makes using the shades convenient and predictable. Time shades to open and close on your kid's schedule to ensure privacy when needed and performance precision around the clock. PowerView® is compatible with select styles of roller shades, cellular shades, and shutters.

Update your home with window shades that are kid safe from Kugler's Home Fashions. Talk with the knowledgeable design team about child-safe window coverings and the latest modern styles of cord-free treatments for your home. Shop Hunter Douglas window shades that are kid safe at Kugler's Home Fashions located near Silver Springs, Maryland. Kugler's Home Fashions serves the tri-state area of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Request a consultation to talk with the Kugler's Home Fashions team today!