Safer options for little ones and pets
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.