After working with many families with pets, the Wholesale Blind Factory team understands the intricacies of upgrading your home to be more pet-friendly. When it comes to making sure your home is a pet-friendly one, there are many factors that come into play.
One aspect, that’s often overlooked, is choosing the right window blinds. Blinds not only enhance the aesthetics of your space but also serve functional purposes like providing privacy, controlling light, and improving energy efficiency.
On the other hand, our furry friends bring us joy, unconditional love, and, unfortunately, possible problems when it comes to keeping our blinds intact!
In this guide, we’ll explore how to make your house pet friendly, specifically when choosing blinds for your space. While no blinds can offer complete protection against pet-related mishaps, there are several factors you can consider to safeguard your precious pet and your home investment.
What to Consider When Trying to Find Pet Friendly Blinds
Choose the Right Material
When it comes to blinds, the choice of material is crucial for pet owners. Choosing the right material can make cleaning a breeze and ensure your blinds stay in great shape, even in the presence of pets.
For instance, after years of experience our experts recommend choosing blinds made of polyester instead of more traditional materials such as cotton. This is because polyester is far more resistant to pet hair!
Additionally, you can also consider choosing blinds that are made of PVC-coated polyester fiber, which helps deter the accumulation of dust and pet dander.
Think About Different Blind Styles
Different window blind styles offer various levels of pet friendliness. When choosing a blind manufacturer, make sure they can give you multiple options and advice based on your unique pet.
At Wholesale Blind Factory, we make sure to consult with you to ensure you choose the right product for your home and furry friend. And once you decide, our goal is to get you your new blinds as fast as possible!
Based on our experience with past pet owners, here are some popular options that make for great pet friendly blinds:
Vertical Blinds – Vertical blinds are less likely to accumulate pet hair compared to horizontal blinds. They are also less accessible for cats to climb on.
Cellular Shades – Cellular shades have a unique design that traps air, providing excellent insulation. They are also less likely to attract pet hair, making them a good choice for pet owners.
Roller Shades – Roller shades are simple and come in various fabrics, some of which are pet-resistant. They are easy to maintain and can be a great choice for pet-friendly homes.
Safety First: Look at Cordless Options
Blinds can pose hazards to pets due to their mechanisms and cords. To ensure the safety of your dog or cat, we recommend looking at cordless blinds. Some of the styles you can choose from include the following:
- Spring back roller blinds: These function similarly to projector screens, with a mechanical spring for smooth operation.
- Electric blinds: Our electric blinds operate with a motor, eliminating the need for cords or drawstrings. You can control them with a convenient remote.
Alternatively, check if your blinds can come installed with a drawstring or bead chain holder—it’ll help keep the dangerous blind parts out of the reach of your pets!
Consider Blinds With Easy Maintenance
Pets can easily soil your blinds, so choosing products that are easy to clean is essential. Most blinds, including zebra, roller, Venetian blinds, and honeycomb shades, can be cleaned with a dry cloth or a vacuum fitted with a brush head.
Tip: Avoid washing fabric blinds directly with water.
For deeper cleaning, contact a professional window covering cleaning company.
Pet owners often struggle with allergies related to pet dander—whether it’s within the family or someone among your friend group suffers. And, while no blinds can completely eliminate allergens, it’ll help if you consider your ability to keep them clean!
Choosing Blinds Based on Your Pet
Depending on whether you have a cat or a dog, there are specific considerations to take into account when finding the perfect pet friendly blinds…
For Cat Owners – Cats are known for their curiosity and love for playing with cords. When selecting blinds for your feline friends, look for the following features:
- Cordless or motorized design
- Linen-free composition to resist scratching
- Corded versions with safety hooks for securing drawstrings
- Ease of cleaning with a wet cloth and mild dish soap
For Dog Owners – Dogs may damage blinds out of excitement. To protect your blinds from canine companions, opt for blinds with:
- Cordless design to prevent chewing or tangling
- Complete window coverage to minimize outside distractions
- Smart blinds control to adjust the scenery outside the window
Make the Choice Based on Your Unique Pet
Now you have the information you need on how to make your house pet friendly!
Choosing pet-friendly window blinds is a thoughtful and responsible decision for any pet owner. By prioritizing safety, durability, and your pet’s unique needs, you can create a comfortable and safe environment for both your furry companions and yourself.
Remember to consider factors like materials or maintenance needs when making your choice. With the right window blinds, you can enjoy the benefits of natural light and privacy while ensuring your pets thrive in a secure and inviting home.
If you’d like to consult a team of experts, Wholesale Blind Factory can help ensure you choose the best pet friendly blinds for your specific needs. Get a FREE consultation today.