With their sleek, uncluttered look, cordless window treatments are an attractive option no matter what your taste in design. Aesthetics aside, however, cordless window treatments are a safer option than corded window treatments, if you have small children or pets in your home.
As their name implies, cordless window treatments, such as cordless blinds and shades, lack lift cords, which means there aren’t any loose cords for kids or pets to get tangled in.
Cordless window treatments are great for standard size, easy to reach windows. (Keep in mind that they aren’t ideal for high or wide windows, or for windows located behind furniture.) They’re 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, horizontal blinds and shades operate with a cordless lifting mechanism, making opening and closing a snap. Simply pull down on the bottom rail or push up from the base of the rail. 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.)
For the ultimate in cordless ease, you might want to consider automated (smart) blinds and shades. Automated window treatments eliminate the need for lift cords—and in the case of binds, 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.