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How to stop your pets from damaging your blinds

Posted By: Kingston Blinds Direct

Date: 24th August 2018

Category: Blinds

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Household pets are inquisitive creatures, always longing to see what’s happening outside and get involved. Whilst curiosity of the outdoors is only natural amongst cats and dogs, it does mean that your blinds can fall victim to their frustration to look outside, causing the blinds to become damaged or mangled to the point of no return.

Whether you are purchasing a new set of blinds or you are looking to make your existing ones more pet-friendly, there are a few ways you can help protect them from becoming a chew toy for your pet. Read on to find out more.

Keep blinds open during the day

If your blinds are left closed during the day, the temptation for your pet to try and wedge themselves through to peer outside can potentially destroy the material. As such, tilting the slats open or opening the blinds entirely will allow your pet free view of the outdoors so they don’t need to force or chew their way through the material.

Choose faux or real wood
walnut faux wood venetian blinds

Wooden blinds – be it real or faux – are a more robust alternative to their aluminium or vinyl counterparts. As such, they are more likely to be able to withstand interference from your pet without becoming misshapen.

Vertical blinds
vertical blinds

Ideal for larger windows, vertical blinds offer exceptional light control, allowing you to open the slats as much or as little as you wish. As such, you have the option of giving your pet full or partial view of the outdoors, depending on how obedient they are.

Made to measure blinds will also ensure that there is no excess material hanging over the edges of the window which your pet might want to play with. Not only that, the option of having cordless vertical blinds is available for ultimate safety.

Safety

Your pet’s safety when exploring every nook and cranny of your home is imperative, particularly when they are home alone. Choosing cordless or automated blinds is the most suitable option in this instance, as dangling cords can become a tempting toy for your pet to play with which can pose a major safety risk.

Maintenance

For most pet owners, keeping a neat and tidy home can prove tricky at times, so the lower the maintenance required, the better. The wipe clean surface of wooden, vertical and Venetian blinds makes them ideally suited to homes with pets as any spillages or hair can be simply wiped away.

Kingston Blinds Direct

It’s every pet owners nightmare when their beloved pets decide to wreck their furniture and blinds. Whether you require replacement blinds slats or completely new replacement blinds, we’ve got you covered here at Kingston Blinds Direct. Partnering style with functionality, our range of different styles, patterns and colours means you’ll be spoilt for choice when coming to us. Simply select the design you like, add to your basket and proceed to checkout!

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