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Choosing Blinds For Kids Rooms

Blinds can be a great way to enhance a children's bedroom. From playing with decoration and bright colours across a range of different blinds, to allowing for personalisation and blackout effects, blinds can be tailored to different children’s needs. Blinds for children’s rooms are particularly recommended as a way to experiment with different kinds of interior design, with options for creating a fun theme that can be tied into different events. At the same time, it is important to remember some safety precautions when installing and leaving children alone with blinds.

Decoration

Perhaps the best blinds for children’s rooms are Roman or roller blinds. While both hang down from a window frame as a single piece of fabric, Roman blinds tend to feature pleats compared to roller blinds’ plainer style. However, both offer opportunities for decoration, which make them ideal for creating an overall look for a room. These kind of blinds can be decorated with single block colours in bright styles, or can be adapted to feature bold patterns and colour combinations.

Decals and Stickers

One option for decorating blinds for a children’s bedroom is to use decals and stickers of favourite television characters, football teams, animals, and other figures. Decals and stickers can be easily added and removed to most types of fabric. Make sure that these are centrally placed if attaching to blinds with folding louvres or slats. One of the strengths of this approach is that these designs can be extended across a room as a whole, linking into wallpaper, carpets and posters. For example, you might want to put together a theme around a particular event like the forthcoming London Olympics, or a season like Christmas.

Personalisation

Blinds can be used to get children engaged with decorating and personalising their own rooms. Discuss what kind of ideas they have for their rooms, and try to find a compromise if they seem a bit impractical. Decorating blinds with names or drawings is one way to create a lasting impression, while getting children involved in the decorating process.

Blackout Blinds

Another option for blinds is to choose blackout fabrics that can block out all light entering a room. This option is particularly recommended for nurseries, where you might want to create a calming, dark atmosphere during the day. Blackout blinds can be added as part of perfect fit designs, or added as a customised layer to existing blinds.

Safety

Always remember that blinds can be a potential threat to children. Hanging cords are particularly dangerous, in the sense that children can grab onto them and become entangled. Try to avoid stacking furniture or beds next to low hanging cords, and consider investing in remote controlled blinds, or a wand that can be used to close and open them without a permanent cord. Roof blinds are particularly recommended if you want to avoid children from grabbing onto cords. Simple precautions will ultimately make a big difference to maintaining blinds in a safe and practical way.