Boasting a clean look, cordless window treatments are an attractive option for any room no matter what your taste in design. Aesthetics aside, however, cordless window treatments have a more important benefit: they’re a safer option than corded window treatments if you have small children in your home.
As their name implies, cordless window treatments lack lift cords, which means there aren’t any loose cords for kids to get tangled in.
Classic, timeless interior shutters are the ultimate cordless window treatment—and can complement styles from contemporary and transitional to traditional. You’ll find shutters crafted from real hardwood as well as manufactured materials that are guaranteed to withstand extreme heat, humidity and high-traffic areas.
You aren’t limited to shutters, though. Cordless blinds and shades are available in a variety of styles and colors, giving you lots of options when it comes to dressing up your windows.
Cordless window treatments are also easy to raise and lower. Cordless blinds and shades operate with a cordless lifting mechanism, making opening and closing a snap. Simply pull down on the bottom rail or bottom bar or push up from the base of the rail or bottom bar. To open and close blind slats, tilt the rail forward or backward. (Some blinds come with a tilt wand that you twist to rotate the slats, rather than tilting the rail.)
You might also consider adding some smarts to your blinds or shades. Automated window treatments eliminate the need for lift cords—and in the case of blinds, even a tilt wand. You can control automated blinds or shades with a remote, an app on your smartphone, or even your voice (when integrated with a smart home system). For added convenience, you can schedule automated shades to move at certain times of the day, like open at 7 a.m. every morning for your first cup of coffee—or close every evening at dusk.