Pet Friendly Window Coverings
If you share your home with pets, you are probably no stranger to the havoc they can wreak on some window coverings. There are a variety of options of pet friendly window coverings. Curtains and other window coverings can be difficult for some animals, particularly cats, who would like to sharpen their claws on the lush fabric dangling at their level. Even if an animal doesn’t damage the curtains, they may leave behind pet hair and dirt if they often walk by the window coverings. Roman-style shades, valances and other fabrics that stop at the window sill are a good choice to keep them out of reach of a new puppy or kitten. When choosing fabric for a window treatment, the consumer should always look for fabric where the pet hair will easily wipe off. Cotton is probably the best fabric to look for, but anytime you have fabric hanging down near the pet’s level, you’re going to experience a hair problem.
Mini-blinds are probably the most logical choice, but curious cats and dogs can easily bend or break them, or get caught in. If you really want mini-blinds, opt for faux wood or aluminum blinds, which are sturdier and can better withstand pet damage. These window coverings are a little bit more expensive, but the additional expense is worth it. Cordless blinds are also available and are a nice alternative to using the child-proof cord savers, which can be difficult to figure out.