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The Best Blinds for Cats

Aug 08 2022

It is International Cat Day, so let’s chat about the “best blinds for cats”! Known for being explorers, they will find fun in anything, including your window blinds. Does your cat perhaps enjoy getting tangled in blinds or climbing up them? If you are fed up with constantly having to fix your blinds, then stay tuned for our top tips and blinds we recommend to keep your cat safe.

What to look out for?

Durability is a key attribute when going for blinds with your cat in mind. Anything too fabric heavy, like our roller or roman blinds should be avoided. The fabric over time will become scratched and have the potential to pucker when pulled at too often. Standard hanging Venetians should also be avoided as they can easily bend. Harder to restore their structure if the damage has already been done. Before jumping into the blinds to go for, lastly, we recommend if your blinds aren’t motorised then select the child safe wand. Less rope for the cat to play with!

What blind types do we suggest?

We recommend faux wood, vertical and perfect fit Venetians. These are our most durable blinds that can withstand a little play! Again, avoid mostly fabric blinds as they are more likely to get damaged if scratched.  

Faux Wood Blinds

faux wood blinds
  • Durable, will not bend easily.
  • Moisture resistant.
  • Cord pull styles are sturdy.
  • Avoid adding tapes, the less fabric the better.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds

  • Durable, flexible fabric.
  • We recommend going for blackout fabrics as they are thicker (Polaris blackout & Banlight duo fr).
  • We recommend sealed pocket weights, no chains.
  • We recommend the child-safe wand, which is less to play with.

Perfect Fit Venetian Blinds

  • These blinds fit right against the window so the cat can't get behind them.
  • These blinds come with a wand, no chain to distract.
  • High-quality aluminium slats.
  We hope you found this post insightful and helpful when it comes to selecting cat-friendly blinds. Check out our Instagram and Pinterest pages for more inspiration on how to find your perfect blinds. Your Blinds Direct is a leading UK manufacturer of beautiful made-to-measure window blinds, serving customers nationwide. Have a peek at our website for a huge selection of blind styles, materials, and designs and order up to 8 FREE samples today.