Pet-Friendly Window Treatments
Everyone enjoys a nice view, a shady retreat, or a sunny day, and the right window treatments make getting the most out of your home’s portals to the world even more enjoyable. But one family member you might not’ve considered when choosing your window treatments is your pet. Just like their two-legged pals, our animal companions enjoy soaking up sunshine, taking in the day, and napping in a cool, comfortable room.
Unlike humans, however, our pets rarely have the opportunity, or even the ability, to manipulate the window treatments on their own. For safety and comfort, that’s generally a good thing, but if you’re interested in finding pet-friendly window treatments, consider the tips we’ve assembled to help you make sure your windows aren’t win-don’ts for your furry friends.
Life with pets means taking a little more time to tidy up now and then. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite styles, colors, or materials when choosing a window treatment. From the easy-clean durability and energy efficiency of cellular shades to the sturdy and striking beauty of shutters, many modern window treatments are available in a wide variety of materials designed to be pet-friendly. So whether you’re concerned about wiping away the occasional pawprint or the need to vacuum after a season’s vigorous shedding, it’s easy to find the right pet-friendly window treatments for you and your pet.
Cord-Free Convenience—and Safety
For many of us, our pets are just like children, and like children, they need to be kept safe from domestic dangers. Dangling cords not only get tangled, but present an all-too- tempting target for the curiosity of cats and dogs who might mistake a cord-pull for a chew toy! Aside from the risk of having your window treatments ruined, your pet could also harm themselves if they become tangled in, or swallow, any of the cord components. Cordless lift systems are now available on shades and blinds of all kinds, and keep your pets safer while also giving every window a clean, modern look that’s easy to use and easy on the eyes.
Motorization is a Pet’s Best Friend
While humans enjoy motorization for its convenience, pairing motorized window treatments with a timer system can also turn your four-legged companion into a fan. With a timer, you have the flexibility to make sure your pet’s favorite sunny spots and cool napping corners are wide open or sheltered as desired throughout the day while also managing each room’s light and privacy levels for human needs. Most systems also feature a hand-held remote for real-time adjustments, so it’s easy to open things up for a squirrel-watching session or close down a room if the outside world’s just a little too stimulating at the moment.
Whether you’ve got a Tibetan Mastiff loves watching the birds or a shy Siamese who’d rather spend the day out of the sun, you can make your home a happier place for your pet with the right blinds, shutters, shades, and drapery. The friendly experts over at Made in the Shade have helped countless Raleighites find the “purr-fect” blend of pet-friendly window treatments for their homes, and they’re ready to do the same for you.
Get in touch and request a free in-home consultation to discover how you and your pet can both enjoy a window to a better, more comfortable world through creative, beautiful, and effective window treatments.