Making rooms child friendly is important to consider when renovating or updating your home. You’ll want to choose something that looks great, but is also practical. Some window treatments on the market do not take safety into consideration, incorporating features such as ties and cords which can be a concern around young children.
Child Safety Week, run at the start of every June, provides an opportunity for people to think about their homes and activities, ensuring that their children are as safe as possible. As a national campaign across the UK, Child Safety Week helps everyone consider their choices, and the effects they could have upon their children.
Rather than using a curtain for your child’s bedroom, which can quickly accumulate dust, shutters are a hygienic alternative that are easy to clean, great for allergy sufferers. Plantation shutters are a stylish alternative to blinds in nurseries and bedrooms, offering great privacy, safety and light control at any time of the day.
Room darkening blinds, integrated with these stylish window shutters, can help your children get the best sleep possible at any time of day.
Shutters are great child friendly alternatives to blinds
Child safety can be affected by your choice of window covering, as curtains and blinds rely on cords and ties to maintain functionality. These can be a hazard for inquisitive young children, who can easily get tangled in these hanging obstacles.
Plantation shutters don’t use cords or ties, and so are one of the best choices for both style and practicality. As a member of the BBSA (British Blind and Shutter Association), S:CRAFT subscribes to the Make It Safe campaign. S:CRAFT supports their aim to ensure parents and carers have enough information to make the right choice in window coverings for their homes.
Allergy-free, and easy to maintain
Unlike curtains that can trap dust, shutters are hygienic and easy to clean. They are therefore the best choice for children and people sensitive to allergies, as they can help prevent the build-up of dust. They can be simply hoovered, or wiped down with a damp cloth, reducing the effect of dust and dirt found in any home. This ease of maintenance helps prevent the growth of the microscopic bugs and microbes often found in other coverings.
Room darkening blinds are the perfect solution for helping children sleep during the day
As well as helping to promote child safety, S:CRAFT’s integrated room darkening system, with blinds in their own channel behind shutters, is great for nurseries and bedrooms. It helps create a dark environment which is particularly child friendly if they need to nap during the day and find it difficult due to the light.
Shutters, like all curtain alternatives, provide a layer between the home and the outside world, and you can control the light levels to suit. This makes them the best solution for keeping your home bright, and avoid sun glare on screens or monitors.
The additional room darkening blind sits snugly in its own channel behind the shutters, avoiding any flapping in the breeze. This allows you to keep out as much light as possible, helping your children sleep at any time of day.
- S:CRAFT child friendly shutters:
- Added privacy
- No ties or cords
- Easy to clean
- Easy to open and close
- Great for allergy sufferers
- Integrated room darkening blind option