It’s Window Covering Safety Month

Hunter Douglas Silhouette Sheer Shadings
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Sheer Shadings

October makes people think about pumpkin spice, ghosts, ghouls, and trick-or-treating. And at Blinds & Designs serving Marin County and the greater San Francisco Bay Area, we also think about window treatment safety, especially when it comes to children and small pets. That’s because it’s National Window Covering Safety Month, a chance to focus on making homes safer by making window treatments safer. Read on for more info!  

Reducing Risk for Children and Pets

Corded window treatments are one of the top five hidden dangers to children in a home, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. A strangling hazard to curious toddlers and infants, dangling cords can cause severe damage or even kill a child in a matter of seconds. Check your current window treatments. If they are corded, take some time to move any furniture, including beds and cribs, as well as toys away from windows. Also, cut the cords short or tie them up to keep them out of your child’s reach. You can also order a retrofit kit from the Window Covering Safety Council at

New Treatments From Hunter Douglas

And even safer bet is to get new window fashions that are cordless or that have hidden or otherwise inaccessible cords. Hunter Douglas offers over 70 different solutions including a number of different operating systems. From cordless to motorized, we have a lift system that can meet your needs and budget and be safe for children and pets. Speak to one of our representatives so you can see the following lift systems in action: LiteRise®, wand control, Vertiglide™, Ultraglide®, and PowerView® Automation.

Duette® Cellular Shades

Duette Shades are made with honeycomb construction, which means they can help insulate at the window, helping reduce your energy bill. Plus, these shades are great at absorbing sound and managing light. Even better, they’re available with the top-down/bottom-up operation option, which gives you exceptional control of positioning the product. 

Designer Roller Shades

Offered in a wide variety of fabrics, colors, and textures, designer roller shades are flexible for nearly any décor. They offer the simple functionality that many families love, as well as the clean lines that make them great for almost any space. 

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

If you’re looking to bring a touch of nature indoors, consider these beauties. They’re made from woods, reeds, grasses, and bamboo, so they filter light beautifully. If you need more light or privacy control, add an optional liner, especially great for bedrooms or media rooms. 

Pet and Child Safety in Marin County , San Francisco Bay Area

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 26 years.

Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Belvedere-Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4212 Ext 101 for more information.

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