If you have pets, you’ll know that they can have quite an impact in your home! The benefits of having them around are wonderful, but there’s no denying that they can cause havoc in the house if it is not set up as a pet friendly space.

Window dressings can be particularly tricky for cats and dogs to negotiate, so it’s worth bearing your furry friends in mind when you’re planning to change your curtains or blinds. Here at Direct Blinds, we have an excellent range of blinds and window dressings for every room, and we’ll always be happy to discuss your needs and make recommendations to help you find the best options.

Window Blinds: Cat And Dog Friendly Options

  1. Consider climbing habits. Cats, and especially kittens, can be partial to climbing curtains and even shredding the fabric. Replacing hanging fabric with blinds that are fixed in place and do not present the same temptations can be a simple way to protect your home as well as your pets.
  2. Avoid blinds with cords. Cords that hang down from window blinds are a potential risk for animals and children, so you should always ensure that safety options are used. Cordless window dressings will look neater, and you can talk to us about safety devices to make your blinds safer. You should eliminate any cords ending in a loop from your home, and you should be aware of any fixings that pets may mistake for toys.
  3. Think about the most practical options. When you have animals, especially cats, a little prevention work can help to avert disasters! If you put up vertical blinds, for instance, it is much more likely that pets will get tangled in the fabrics and injure themselves or destroy your decor. More practical options include horizontal Venetian blinds, roller blinds and window shutters.
  4. Be aware of pet hair. Dogs and cats can make quite a mess of your soft furnishings when they leave hair all over the place, so consider more practical options such as roller blinds, wooden Venetian blinds or plantation shutters. These will be easy to clean but also will not pick up animal hair in the same way as some fabric options.

Are You Looking for Window Blinds In Cork?

At Direct Blinds, we have an extensive range of window dressing options for every home and every budget. Whether you’re looking for a bright, wipe-clean blackout blind or you’re considering plantation shutters, which are both beautiful and timeless, we are on hand to help.

We have roller blinds, venetian blinds, roman blinds and more, and we can help you to make the most of every room in your home. Our friendly staff are always available to discuss your requirements, so contact us online or call 021 435 4959 today.

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