When people get in touch to book a blind measuring appointment, we are often asked if you can get blinds that are pet-friendly. We also know that when we arrive at a house to measure windows and to provide a quote that if we are greeted by a beloved pet, then they will affect the type of blinds chosen by the homeowner.
The good news is that we can recommend blinds that are pet-proof!
You will know your pet best but we recommend blinds that are strong, cordless, and don’t have any small or easily bent parts. For instance, an aluminium Venetian blind with a cord is just perfect for a cat to play with! Before you know it, he will be pulling the cord and bending the slats.
1. Roller Blinds
A roller blind is our top recommendation. They can be rolled up out of the way when you are out so that your pet can look out of the window. They also have no slats that can be bent and they can be made in a strong, hardwearing material that can’t be easily scratched or marked. If you have uPVC windows, a Perfect Fit roller blind is cordless so there are no fun dangly cords to play with.
4. Faux Wooden Blinds
If you are really set on a Venetian style of blinds, then we would suggest faux Wooden blinds with a wide slat. Faux wooden blinds can’t be scratched or damaged as easily as a wooden or aluminium blind. They are strong and long-lasting and can be motorised which removes the tempting cord.
Every pet is different, every home has its own style of décor, and every customer has a different requirement of their blinds. Some people just want privacy whereas others are looking for something to block out sun glare at certain times of the day. At Forth Blinds, we have many years of experience and can help you choose the perfect made-to-measure blinds for your home that meets both your requirements that those of your beloved pet.