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Playroom Blinds & Curtains

A child’s playroom is often one of the busiest rooms in the house and home to lots of raucous behaviour and plenty of action. This means that care and consideration need to be taken when choosing furniture and window coverings, as they’ll likely face the brunt of a kid’s curious nature (especially if they’ve grown bored of their toys!) Though we don’t know a great deal about what bed or playpen is best for a playroom, we do know a bit about playroom blinds, curtains and shutters. To help you pick the right window covering for your kid’s playroom, we’ve compiled a quick guide on coverings we recommend (and a couple we definitely don’t!)

Playroom Blinds, Curtains, & Shutters

Good: Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are one of the easiest types of playroom blinds to customise with a motor system, which can eliminate the danger of dangling cords and chains. Roller blinds offer a great degree of privacy and light control, and are available in light filtering, blockout and sunscreen options. These types of playroom blinds are also the most versatile when it comes to choosing a style and colour, as they suit virtually every kind of décor.

Good: Roman Blinds

Like roller blinds, roman blinds can be easily motorised with ready to go motorisation kits and are available in plenty of colours to suit any taste. Roman blinds are available in the traditional option of a simple pull-down or plantation style with slats that can be pulled up. If your child is of toddler age, you can purchase roman blinds with hard to reach pulling mechanisms instead of opting for motorisation.

Good: Plantation Shutters

For a window furnishing solution that abolishes the need for loose chains and chords, consider plantation shutters. Using a simple lever to manoeuvre them up and down, plantation shutters are a safe alternative to traditional blinds and curtains as a lever can not pose a choking or tripping hazard. Plantation shutters are also a good option if you’re looking for a window furnishing solution that adds value to your home, as it’s seen as a permanent fixture to the home. The only drawback to shutters is if they break, a pin from the shutters may come loose and fall to the floor. This shouldn’t be too much of a concern if the shutters are used appropriately, but if you feel your child may be a little overzealous with the lever, it might be best to steer clear.

Bad: Vertical Blinds

Though a wonderful option for living rooms, vertical blinds don’t tend to fair well with children, as the small chain mechanism between panels can be easily broken and twisted if played with.

Bad: Venetian Blinds

Like vertical blinds, Venetian blinds can be easily broken as the panels aren’t as durable as plantation shutters or roman plantation blinds. If pulled with force, a venetian blind may end up uneven on one side, or the slats can potentially break or warp. Venetian blinds are best left to areas in the household with less little foot traffic, such as the master bathroom or kitchen.

We hope we’ve given you some good ideas on playroom shutters, curtains and blinds for your child’s playroom. If you’d like to talk to a window covering specialist about decorating your child’s playroom, please get in touch with a member of our team on 1300 884 749. Browse our full range and order blinds & custom made curtains Brisbane & Gold Coast wide at Blindo today! 

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