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How to Ensure You Have Pet-Friendly Blinds?

Pet-Friendly Blinds

When it comes to choosing blinds for your home, it’s important to choose pet-friendly blinds that can withstand the squabbles of day to day life of our pets while keeping them safe. One way to do this is by opting for cordless or motorised blinds, as dangling cords can pose a choking hazard to your beloved pets. Selecting blinds with durable materials that are resistant to scratching and tearing is also essential. 

So what makes a blind pet friendly?

  • Pet-friendly blinds offer a secure and cosy setting for pets, in contrast to traditional blinds.
  • Pets frequently gnaw on the hanging cords or get entangled in chains, causing harm to delicate blind materials. Pet-friendly blinds eliminate the danger of entanglement or choking risks. 
  • These visually appealing blinds create a serene and pleasant atmosphere for pets.
  • Pet-friendly blinds are hardier and more resistant to any scratching or chewing.

Factors to consider while choosing blinds that are pet-friendly 

  • Easy to Clean – Pets can create a mess, and their fur can easily accumulate on blinds. Choose easy-to-clean blinds options. 
  • Durability – Look for blinds with a strong construction that can withstand the wear and tear caused by pets.
  • Safety – Go for a cordless or motorised design over long hanging cords to minimize the risk of damage from curious pets.
  • Light Control – Blinds with adjustable slats or blackout options are preferable to meet your pet’s light exposure sensitivity.
  • Budget – Consider your budget and choose blinds that fit within your means while still meeting your pet-friendly needs.

Best Styles of Pet-Friendly Blinds 

Opting for a modern pet-friendly blind is a wise choice because we understand your pet is part of your family.

1. Venetian Blinds

Simple installation, manual or motorized control and glare regulation are factors that make Venetian blinds not the best choice for pet-friendly window coverings. These blinds are made of horizontal slats. Our quality Venetian blinds have high tensile strength and resistance to deformity which is critical for people with pets. Venetian blinds dependant on size come with cordless options (entanglement-free) are available that ensure the safety of your pets. 

2. Shutter Blinds

Shutter blinds offer an elegant pet-friendly solution for window treatments. These blinds are comprised of solid panels or adjustable louvres that allow for control over light and privacy. Shutter blinds are resistant to pet-related wear and tear. They are also simple to clean and upkeep, guaranteeing a sanitary atmosphere for both you and your beloved pets.

3. Roller blinds

Roller blinds are a classic choice in window coverings among countless households due to their easy operability. The absence of cords and slats thanks to the option of motorisation helps minimise the risk of pet injury. These blinds can be made of easy to clean plastic fabricse, making them an ideal choice for cat lovers. If your pet feels anxious about their outer surroundings, opting for a blackout roller blind can make them feel comfortable and secure. 

4. Perfect Fit blinds

If you have uPVC windows, Perfect Fit blinds might just be the thing for you. These blinds are clipped directly into the window frame, leaving the window sill free of obstruction allowing your furry friend to still enjoy the outside world.. With no cords or slats to entangle, these blinds are perfectly safe for pets. Operated by hand or by motorisation depending on blind style, these blinds are also easy to remove and clean.

5. Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are an ideal choice for pet owners, as their vertical slats or louvres are easy to move and provide twofold benefits: pets can peek outside easily, and with chainless weights on the vertical slats offering fewer chances of getting caught in the blinds. It becomes easier for pets to move past without causing harm to either the blinds or themselves.

6.  Allusion Blinds

Allusion Blinds offers a modern alternative to traditional vertical blinds. It is a unique pet-friendly window covering solution, known for its versatility and safety. It is a combination of voile and opaque fabric with rotating louves providing a fluid motion operation. Since the bottom of Allusion Blinds isn’t connected by any cords or chains it ensures that your pet can easily walk through it without getting entangled.

Final Thoughts

Remember to prioritize durability, safety, and ease of cleaning when making your decision about pet-friendly binds. 

At Insignia Shade and Shutter Company, we understand the importance of creating a stylish but pet-friendly home that allows you to enjoy the company of your furry companions without any worries about your window coverings. Insignia can provide the purr-fect pet-friendly blind options that ensure the safety of your pets and complement your home aesthetics. 

Contact us at 01202 741671 to choose from our extensive collection of made-to-measure pet-friendly blinds.

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