Modern shades are a part of the home interior design these days. What used to be a luxury is now a necessity in this world that we live in.
Window shades protect us from the heat, rain, dust, cold, sunlight, and UV rays.
What homeowners face today is choosing between cordless or corded shades.
Cordless shades are now becoming the trend as they slowly replace corded shades as the top choice for the home.
Cordless shades give a unique minimalist look and do not pose a threat to safety to kids and pets.
If you have children and pets in your home, you should take note of this important fact: window cords can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.
Based on a report from the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission), corded window coverings are part of the top five hidden hazards in American homes that can lead to severe injuries and even prove fatal.
The same goes for dogs and cats who usually play with cords and get entangled in them. The risk of strangulation is also high.
Pets can also chew on your cords, which may destroy them in the long run leading to difficulty in closing and opening your window shades.
This is why you should consider using only cordless shades in homes and areas where young children and pets are present.
Cordless options for window shades and blinds are your best choice for safety and peace of mind.
They are also easy to use; they not only provide a clean and uncluttered look but can be simply pushed up or pulled down manually, which makes them ideal for your children’s bedrooms.
What Are Cordless Shades?
Cordless shades are window coverings that do away with the standard strings that we are all used to.
You won’t find any lines and rods hanging from the top rail, and there is nothing to pull. The unique design of cordless shades places the strings that operate the shades inside the blind slats and do not run beside them. This makes them easier to use compared to corded blinds.
Similar to standard blinds and shades, cordless shades come in different designs to fit your budget.
There are several styles to choose from, including single-cell and the classic pleated shades. Roller shades, S-curve vertical blinds, and textured PVC blinds also come in cordless options.
To operate your cordless shades, you simply pull down the bottom rail to lower your design. Raise the shades by pushing up from the base of the rail.
More and more window treatment manufacturers are selling cordless shades to keep up with the trend.
Interior designers and home improvement pros are recommending them to their customers due to their beauty, safety, and quality.
There are endless color hues to choose from, and they can be customized to fit your exact window measurements.
The days of fumbling and untying snarled lines are over. Cordless shades are here to stay.