Decorating any home is a complex procedure, and when you add pets to the equation the task becomes even harder as you are not only decorating for yourselves, but for them too. Subsequently, you need to take more than just visual appeal into account, as you also have to make sure that they are compatible with your pets, won’t provide any threat to them or the temptation for them to play.
Window treatments are no exception to this rule and the wide variety available means that your options should be very carefully considered. Curtains should be seen as a big no-go area, as there is no end to what pets can do to them. They are the pets’ equivalent of a ball pool, as they can scratch, climb and pull at them to their heart’s content. Any pet owner who has had curtains in their home before will vouch for this, and may wish to consider a set of custom roller blinds instead.
Before I start to explain the practical benefits of roller blinds, it’s worth mentioning how much money you could stand to save them. The day-to-day ragging that your excited pet will give to a pair of curtains means that they will need to be replaced possibly on more than one occasion, which will hit your wallet hard. Similarly, when your curtains are on the way out, they are likely to be more of a liability and more prone to causing accidents which can be a potential health hazard to you and your pets.
One of the main appeals for roller blinds in a pet-loving home is the fact that they can be easily rolled up high and out of your four-legged friend’s reach. This is something that curtains cannot do unless they are tied high up which can potentially take away from the aesthetic appeal. Blinds, on the other hand, simply do not allow as many chances to grab hold and are more likely to survive a playtime session with your pet than curtains – no matter how high quality they are.
It’s not just for safety reasons that roller blinds come in handy however. When it comes to providing a comfortable environment for your pet, blinds can help. The opacity of them means that they are perfect for you and your pet to get your heads down for a nice night’s sleep. On the other hand they can be freely opened and hung out of the way during the day to allow you and your pets alike to take in the sun too.
It’s important to remember that your pet has to live in your home as well, and they should be taken into consideration with every change you make. Roller blinds represent a practical and comfortable option for both you, and your companion.