Decorating with your Pet in Mind

Decorating with your Pet in Mind

Pets have become a big part of the family life, especially if they live with us indoors. So how can you design a fashionable home that doesn’t feel like we exist in the doghouse we offer this advice on pet-friendly decorating. Considerate selections on flooring, furniture, bedding decor and interior design will help us live pleasantly with our furry friends. Because you all know how much we love them and want to enjoy there company.

Flooring wise:

-Hardwood, bamboo or ceramic tile hard surface floors are great because they are low maintenance and clean up easily.

-Carpet is typically a magnet for pet fur, dander, stains, and heaven forbid odors. Nevertheless, it is warmer and safer for our beloved pets that have a hard time on slippery surfaces.

-When selecting carpet, choose a low-pile without a continuous loop with a color that matches or goes with your pet’s natural color.

-Think about installing floor tiles that can be installed easily and picked up individually for cleaning or replacement.

-Vacuum rooms frequently.

-Avoid vinyl/linoleum & cork floors that can nick easily from your pet’s nails.

-Keep pets nails trimmed regularly, to keep away from scratches and unsightly carpet pulls.

 

Furniture and Pets:

-Select a durable home décor fabric with a multi-color pattern just like the carpet to blend in with your pet.

-Keep away from cotton denim, heavy corduroy, all velvets, and flannels and for sure all loose-woven upholstery chenille’s.

-Consider using leather or outdoor fabrics types made of polyester or acrylic that contain a smooth texture.

-Micro-suede can be good with pets that are non-shedding, for cleanability and toughness.

-Think about your living room décor and purchasing furniture with metal legs for pets that still chew.

-For bedding decor, use duvet covers, coverlets, and comforters with a tightly woven fabric for ease of care.

-Never use dry cleaning chemicals on your furnishings that can be dangerous to your pets.

Kitchen décor and pets:
-Consider installing a toe-kick drawer that tidy away pet food bowls in the room between the cabinets and the floor.

-Dedicate one total cabinet with a pullout storage drawer for your pet’s food, medicine, toys, and treats.

-Design a location for your pets to have their own space in your kitchen while we all spend much time in their preparing meals and socializing.

Keeping these tips in mind with help you harmonize with your pets better within your home and your home will stay in better shape while having a safer environment for your pets.

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