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Best Blinds for Children’s Bedrooms

Posted on 16th May 2024 by Gemini Blinds

If you’re redecorating your child’s bedroom, the blinds you choose can have a massive impact on the overall look and feel of the room, so it’s important to pick the right ones. Not only do you have to consider what looks best, but you’ll also have to prioritise practicality and safety as certain styles of blinds can pose a hazard to children.

So what are the best types of blinds for a child’s bedroom? The team at Gemini Blinds is here to talk you through the options.

What is a child-safe blind?

Although it might not look like it, blinds can actually be one of the biggest threats to children in your home; every year, it’s estimated that two children in the UK will lose their lives in a blinds-related accident.

In 2014, new safety standards (BS EN 13120) were introduced, meaning that for your blinds to be classed as child-safe, they must either have no accessible cords or be fitted with the correct safety measures: cleats, breakaway devices, anti-tangle toggles and more. There are also rules for your blind installation company to follow, as all blinds must now be fitted according to all safety guidelines and every customer must be given a thorough safety demonstration following installation.

What to consider when choosing blinds for children’s rooms

  • Durability: The blinds in your children’s bedroom will usually endure more wear than those in other rooms of your home. Therefore, it’s important that they’re robust enough to withstand rough play and energetic children.
  • Maintenance: Sticky hands and spills are a common occurrence in most busy family households, so it’s vital to have low-maintenance blinds that are easy to clean.
  • Aesthetics: Your child’s bedroom should be a space that reflects their personality and interests, so it’s important that your chosen blinds complement their decor.
  • Functionality: If you’ve got older children who like to feel independent, it’s a good idea to have blinds that are easy to operate so they can adjust them at will.
  • Safety: As we’ve covered above, blinds are a hidden danger in your home. Most importantly of all, the blinds in your child’s bedroom should be safe and compliant with all BS EN 13120 standards.

At Gemini Blinds, we stock an extensive range of child-safety blinds in a variety of designs, styles and colours.

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What are the best types of blinds for children’s rooms?

Blackout blinds

NHS guidance recommends that children under the age of 12 should get 12 hours of sleep per night, with this figure rising to between 14 and 16 hours for toddlers and infants. Therefore, it’s vital to have blinds that can facilitate a good night’s sleep.

jungle children blinds in bedroom

Blackout blinds are a great solution for any child’s bedroom – especially if you’ll be putting your child down for naps throughout the day – as they offer total control over the level of light to create a snug, cosy space. Blackout blinds are also available in a range of colours and patterns, so there’s sure to be a product that meets your needs.

Roller blinds

Operated by a single pull cord or chain, roller blinds are the perfect blend of style and functionality. They’re simple to operate and easy to clean, plus thanks to their compact design, they leave plenty of room for furniture, toys and wall artwork. Roller blinds are available in a range of designs, including bright colours and fun prints that can add a playful touch to any child’s bedroom – you can even incorporate custom-printed artwork.

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Motorised blinds

Electric blinds can be operated at just the touch of a button, meaning there are no cords or chains to worry about, making them an incredibly safe option for any child’s bedroom. Motorised blinds also maximise convenience for any busy parent and can be opened and closed with minimal fuss; some models can even be controlled via smartphone.

Twist vision blinds

Twist vision blinds, sometimes referred to as day and night blinds, feature alternating layers of fabric that slide over each other – one sheer and one opaque. Operated via a chain, you can adjust the overlap of these two layers to offer precise control over the level of natural light. For example, you can line up the solid strips for a blackout effect or overlap the translucent panels to maximise natural light without sacrificing privacy. So if you’ve got fussy children who need their bedroom to be just the right level of darkness, twist vision blinds can help accommodate their needs.

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If you’re after child-safe blinds in Chester, Manchester, Liverpool or beyond, look no further than Gemini Blinds. We stock an extensive range of children’s blinds in a variety of designs, styles and colours, so there’s sure to be a product that complements your decor while combining safety and style.

Our team boasts over 40 years of experience and follows all ‘Make it Safe’ guidelines with every installation – simply contact us for more information.

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