Our homes are filled with hazards to children and pets. One of those dangers might be something you would never expect. Did you ever imagine that your window coverings could be one of those potential threats?
I was recently made aware about the safety risk window coverings pose to children and pets. When you raise you blinds the length of the cord you pulled is left dangling down the wall or floor. This warning label comes on most blinds but it’s one of those things that goes straight in the trash without even a thought.
Smith and Noble asked me to help spread the word about the importance of window safety and are urging families with children to retrofit or replace existing window coverings with cordless ones. After having witnessed my own child wind up in a hanging blind cord in the past for fun I was totally on board with this movement.
For the past 3 years this window has has been naked without any window blinds or coverings.
Except for the privacy issue I prefer to have my windows open and un-obstructed. If you’ve ever walked through a model home you’ll notice that windows may have coverings but they are always up and open letting the light in and making the room fill bigger. But I’ll admit, at night when it’s pitch black outside, I’ve imagined Freddy outside looking in and then think, “I should really get some blinds up.”
In the end I decided to go with a classic and timeless Natural Shade.
This Kota Sterling Cordless Woven shade was the perfect selection.
Still allows plenty of light in but gives all the privacy I need from Freddy. (The natural woven shades can also come fully lined so no light comes through).
The other benefit is that when you’re standing at the window and look up you see the ugly, dirty eaves. Now that the shade is up the ugly view is hidden.
The best benefit is that these shades are cordless. No hazardous hanging cord for kids to play in. They go up and down so effortlessly with just a little push or pull.
What I love about ordering window coverings from Smith and Noble is that you can get free samples to test against your window and decor. Plus you don’t have to go through a window rep who has to look up prices on each selection you make. Just enter your measurements and it will tell you exactly how much they are. Easy-peasy.
Smith and Noble wants your window treatments to be safe for your kids, pets and family. They will be giving a $1000. window treatment makeover to one lucky person! They will also be giving away $50.00 trade in value per shade when you enter. To enter go to their site here.