Living with Pets? How to Choose the Right Window Treatments…

Our furry friends sure know how to steal our hearts. The ultimate best friend, they love us no matter what. But, living with pets certainly has its own challenges. From the constant fur tumbleweeds rolling across the floor, to the paw prints tracked in from the outside, the maintenance and care never ends. When you’re in the process of selecting new window treatments, you’ll want ones that work best for your WHOLE family–furry friends included.

Popular Opinion: Easy Clean

Cleanliness is always a factor when it comes to living with pets. The fur, the paw prints, random sticks, or other items they decide to chew up…cleaning up after them can feel like a full-time job. You don’t need one more thing to worry about. Choose window coverings that are considered easy-clean, wipeable, or those with materials that repel fur instead of attract it.

Interior shutters as pet friendly window coverings
NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters


Tame the Mischief with Pet Safety

Life is an adventure, and pets are known for bringing mischief into the mix. They’re curious–and sometimes bored. Add dangling cords into that equation, and you have a formula for disaster. Today’s window coverings are safer than ever. If you’re considering new ones, there are a number of different operating systems you can choose without cords, and even some with short, retractable cords to keep everyone safe.

Bedroom with three windows covered with dark wood blinds from Hunter Douglas
Parkland® Wood Blinds


Wear & Tear…On the Daily

Speaking of mischief, living with pets can lead to you saying “THIS is why we can’t have nice things.” We know how much you love having them in your lives, but wow. They sure can make a mess of our homes and belongings. If you have a pet that is notorious for destroying property, that’s important information to share with your window covering specialist. Like we mentioned above, you want them to stay safe, but ALSO–you want your home investments to stand up to the daily wear and tear that pets can cause. 

cellular shades in home office space with dog by window
Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades


Privacy + a View Is Possible

The windows of your home are an important feature to your pets. They stand guard, on watch for hours. Your backyard is their own personal Wild America while you’re out of the house. You don’t want to take that away, but you probably also want to retain privacy and coverage in your home. There is a way to achieve both. They can have their window views while much of your home remains private and covered. One option that is a favorite among pet owners is smart shades. These shades will adjust into favorite settings, so Fluffy has the perfect view of the kids walking home from school–but only the portion of the window they need. You can also set schedules that surround your pets’ favorite routines and habits. It’s a win-win for everyone.

make living with pets easier with motorized shades in Omaha
Alustra® Architectural Roller Shades


Living with Pets: We Can Help!

We would love to help you discover the best window coverings for your home, so your entire family can live in harmony! Living with pets shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the light control, energy efficiency and privacy you need. We’ll come right to you for a FREE appointment. Get in touch with our team at Integrated Windows today.