Trend #4 – Go Cordless!
There are a number of reasons why cordless blinds and shades are becoming more popular. From an aesthetic viewpoint, cordless blinds lend a cleaner, more streamlined look to your windows. Many people simply don’t like the look of cords hanging from their windows. Cordless blinds can also be easier to operate. Is there anyone reading this who hasn’t struggled with cord pulls trying to get their blinds to hang just right? More importantly, cords present a safety issue for homes with infants and young children. That’s why the Window Covering Safety Council is recommending cordless blinds and shades in any room where young children sleep and play. We invite you to visit www.windowcoverings.org for more information. They also offer free retro-fit kits to modify the cords on your existing blinds and shades to make them safer. Luckily, many of the most popular window treatments are now available in cordless options including Roman and roller shades, cellular and pleated shades, aluminum blinds and even wood blinds.
Trend #5 – Motorization (Go High-Tech!)
For the ultimate in ease and convenience, check out the motorized options for window treatments. Today, almost any blind or shade can be operated (lifted up and down and tilted open and closed) with the press of a button. This option is perfect for those hard-to-reach windows, for children’s rooms and for anyone who loves high-tech options!
Key Takeaway: You don’t have to struggle with lift cords anymore. When shopping for window treatments, ask about cordless and motorized options! They are safer and easier to operate and lend a more streamlined appearance to your windows.