I would like to install a room divider curtain in my office. This is because,

  • it would help to keep my office warm.
  • we already have the curtains, curtain rail and brackets.
  • doors cost ≫£0.

For example,

stock image of a room divider curtain

My wife says that, as it would be the only curtain in our house, it may present a safety hazard for toddlers.

Are room divider curtains safe? Is there any evidence to support or allay my wife's concerns?

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    I found a few different kinds of room divider curtains, such as those that hang from the ceiling, or those that have free-standing frames. Can you please help us out by showing us more about what kind of curtain you are thinking of? Feb 8, 2023 at 21:46
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    Dangling strings, like those for roller blinds or pull cords are unsafe and should be kept out of reach (blinds all come with a thing to attach them to the wall), but I don't see how a curtain of itself would cause a problem. Do you have pictures of the sort of thing you want?
    – R Davies
    Feb 9, 2023 at 16:30
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    Question updated :) Feb 10, 2023 at 7:00

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In many houses there are curtains in windows and people live with that. But there are certain dangers to curtains of course:

  • strings can be dangerous if they are too long
  • rods may be too heavy, or too weak, and may fall off the wall
  • children may try climbing the curtains and fall

I would consider a real door... also because it's more sound-proof, and because it's your house and it's worth having nice things in your house long-term.

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