August 21, 2012 07:38 ET

Choosing the Perfect Blinds for Children's Rooms

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2012) - When decorating a child's bedroom, style and practicality both have their part to play. Of course, all elements of the room should be pleasing on the eye for your child, so it becomes a place where they will want to spend time. But to really make the most of the space, you'll want everything to service a practical purpose too. Window dressings are not just there to look good. They need to keep the light out too. To ensure you make the right decision, opt for Hillarys made-to-measure service, complete with expert advice in the comfort of your home.

Keeping safe

Blinds that fit in a PerfectFit frames from Hillarys are a brilliant option for a nursery or child's bedroom. The blind forms part of the frame that clips into place between the glazing and beading of a uPVC window without the need for screwing or drillings. There are no cords to keep clear of tiny hands, instead the blinds can be simply pushed open and closed using a simple tab. Pleated, venetian and Hillarys fantastic range of roller blinds can all be fitted inside the PerfectFit frames.

If these frames are not an option for your home, your Hillarys advisor will be able to offer advice on child safety devices, and will fit them too. The devices will ensure loose cords and controls on other blinds in the Hillarys range are kept securely out of the reach of children.

Aiding a good night's sleep

We all look forward to the promise of longer lighter evenings during the summer; but for parents with young children this, coupled with the brighter start to the day, can play havoc with their child's sleeping patterns. If you're struggling to get your children to sleep while it's light outside, consider a blackout fabric when choosing your blinds. Hillarys range includes blackout roller blind fabrics and blackout linings for Roman blinds, both of which are available in designs perfect for a child's bedroom.


Storage can often be a problem, especially if your child's room is small. This is only heightened when doors open into the space or the bed is placed close to wardrobes. What storage areas you do have can quickly become messy spaces. Covering with a blind is a quick and easy way to hide these spaces, bringing an element of order and neatness to the room.

Notes to editors

  • Hillarys launched its 'Make it Child Safe' campaign back in November 2009 as part of its commitment to informing customers of the potential dangers of looped blind cords. Central to this campaign is the introduction of a new range of devices designed to keep blind controls taut and stop them moving from the wall providing maximum safety that customers can trust.

  • Hillarys wants to provide peace of mind to customers and are offering free child safety devices with any order made via one of our in-home advisors. This means that customers are able to choose from our wide range of blinds, including those for children's bedrooms, secure in the knowledge that the products are safe.

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