The Best Pet Friendly Window Coverings?

Calling all pet lovers! We know you love your furry family, but there’s the hair, the dirt…the mischief. Sometimes, it may feel like you can’t have nice things. Today, we’re talking pet friendly window coverings. Your home needs coverage, but you may be left wondering which options will be best to help with your pet’s characteristics or personality. Let’s look at some popular topics…


Easy Clean Window Treatments

One of the first things we hear from clients is about keeping coverings clean. And for good reason. Your window treatments are an investment, and it’s important to keep them looking nice for years to come. It will be important to note which windows your pet interacts with the most. Many clients find that their pets have routines, and it’s really only a few windows and doors that pose an issue.

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O’Hair Wood Shutters

Once we’ve determined which areas need pet friendly window coverings, we can start to explore options. Wood shutters are an excellent choice for homes with pets, since they can be wiped off, looking pristine once again.


Active Pets

Jumping, climbing, pacing…which behaviors does your pet display when they’re feeling active? Are your windows involved? When pets put paws onto the window sills of your home, you could end up feeling desperate for a solution that will be safe from claws, noses and fur. Knowing which windows are at risk is a good start.

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Designer Banded Shades

You can keep the shades lowered in a position where the majority of the window is covered, while the “pet area” remains open. This gives them a chance to interact while still maintaining some light control. We strongly recommend a cordless system so pets don’t find themselves tangled in cords.


Anxious Pets 

If you’ve got an anxious pet, you know it. They do best when not watching heavy foot traffic outside the entry. The view of squirrels and birds in the yard cause them to bark endlessly. For some pets, having a view of the outside is not what’s best. Sometimes, they need to feel cozy and enclosed.

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Pirouette® Shades

You don’t have to give up the view or the light due to your pet’s triggers. Many behaviors are displayed when pets are alone at home. Automated window shades are a great way to ensure that your pet feels snug while you’re away. Walking into your home, adjust your smart shades with voice control for the right atmosphere. It’s a win-win.


Keeping Everyone Happy

Your pet loves to sleep in the sun. You get frustrated with the baking sun. Is there a happy medium? Yes, of course! With energy efficient window treatments, you can protect the majority of the window without taking away Fluffy’s morning nap in the sunshine. With pet friendly window coverings, it’s all about making choices that make the entire family happy.

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Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades


Choosing Pet Friendly Window Coverings

If you’ve been holding off on getting window treatments for your home, we are here to help. Our team, at Austin Window Fashions, would love to help you find solutions that will benefit your whole family–even the furry members! Get in touch for your FREE consultation.