Pet Friendly Window Treatments - A Survival Guide

Pet Friendly Window Treatments - A Survival Guide

We’ve all seen the hilarious (and slightly tragic) pictures of cats and dogs wreaking havoc on mini blinds as they desperately try to catch a glimpse of the great outdoors. But fear not, pet owners! Not all blinds and shades are destined for destruction. Here’s your guide to finding the perfect pet-friendly window treatments that will stand the test of time (and claws).

Pet Friendly Window Treatments

Faux Wood and Real Wood Blinds

Faux wood and real wood blinds are the superheroes of pet-friendly window coverings. They’re much sturdier than their vinyl or aluminum mini-blind counterparts. With the ability to open and close the slats using a wand tilt option, like our Premium Cordless Wood Blinds, your pets can enjoy the view without decimating your window treatments. Plus, with 2" slats, there’s ample space for your pets to indulge in their favorite pastime of staring wistfully out the window.

And let’s not forget our Cordless Faux Wood Blinds—no more worrying about cats turning pull cords into their personal playground!

Roller Shades

Roller shades are another fantastic option. They allow pets to slip behind the shade without causing any damage. Plus, they don’t collect much pet hair, making them a breeze to clean. It’s a win-win!

Less Than Ideal Window Treatments

Mini Blinds

Vinyl and aluminum mini blinds might as well have a giant target on them. With their delicate 1" slats, they’re just waiting to be bent and broken by curious pets. The limited visibility also means your pets will stop at nothing to create their own peepholes—by any means necessary.

Bamboo Shades

Ah, bamboo shades—a cat’s dream scratching pad. They might look stylish, but they’re a magnet for cat claws. It’s only a matter of time before they’re shredded to pieces.

Cellular Shades

Despite being cordless, cellular shades are made from polyester fabric, which is no match for climbing cats. If your feline friend is a climber, expect these shades to become their new jungle gym.

Roman Shades

Roman shades and cats are a disastrous combination. With their fabric construction, Roman shades are irresistible to cats looking for a new climbing adventure. It won’t be long before they’re in tatters.

Tips to Protect Your Window Treatments

Your pets will always want to see the outside world, and if you have less-than-ideal window treatments, here are a few tips to help keep everything intact:

  1. Keep Blinds Partway Up: Allow your pets to look outside without destroying the blinds by keeping them partway up.
  2. Secure Dangling Cords: Tie up any dangling cords or use a cord cleat to secure them to the wall—no more playtime hazards.
  3. Provide Alternatives: If scratching and clawing are a concern, invest in a cat tower and some catnip spray to divert their attention away from your precious shades. This also helps protect your furniture!

Time for New Blinds?

If your blinds have already met their untimely demise at the paws of your pets, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Place an order today for new, pet-friendly window coverings and bring peace back to your home!

In the end, our furry friends will always find ways to keep us on our toes. With the right window treatments, you can ensure they stay safe and entertained while preserving the integrity of your blinds and shades. Happy decorating!

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