Top Interior Design Tips For Pet Lovers

Top Interior Design Tips For Pet Lovers

If you love home interiors but you also love your pets, you may frequently feel torn between the two. A beautiful home only stays that way when it’s not used! Pets can be quite destructive whether they mean to be or not. It’s wise to design your home with them in mind if you have any pets. Our dogs and cats are members of our family too. So try considering what they need to feel at home with your designs.

Start with the flooring. Carpets are great for our bare feet. They feel warm and cosy. Carpets are also a great surface for babies and children to sit and play. But for an animal with claws, carpets can cause a few problems. Keep your pet’s claws clipped. There is no need to declaw an animal, but keeping their nails shorts avoids them getting snagged and caught up in carpet fibres.

Carpets can be a nightmare to keep hygienically clean. Fortunately, there are plenty of great steam cleaners to freshen them up from everyday use. A carpet cleaning machine can make light work of any stains too. If your pets shed fur, a hardwood floor is much easier to keep clear. You can see the different types of wood available for flooring at Empire Flooring to give you an idea about colours.

Wallpaper is often too tempting for cats to leave alone. They need to scratch to maintain their claws. A scratching pole will avoid your wallpaper getting torn or damaged. Some are structurally well designed to look good as part of your interior design. Fabric sofas can also be tempting to scratch. An attractive throw can cover any damage. Softer fabrics like faux fur will also be ignored by your cat. Throws can also be washed to freshen up any pet smells or stains.

Rugs are often used as a focus piece in a living room. They add a splash of colour or pattern to the design of the room. Pets like to sit on rugs. They like to be close to you, and they’ll know if you leave the room if they are sat there. Choose machine washable rugs to help keep it fresh and hygienic for everyone to use. You might choose a colour that won’t reveal pet used based on the hair colour of your animals. This isn’t necessary. A simple sticky pad can pull up the hairs in an instant.

High gloss furniture is often ignored by pets. A good quality leather is also likely to be left in good condition by your pets. Dogs sometimes like to chew. Choose furniture in designs that don’t have small protruding details that are easy for your pet to get his jaws around. Chunky, square shapes can be best with pets around. And try to avoid white! Keeping white pristine is tough with animals in the house.

You may feel limited in your choices when it comes to designing a home with pets. On the contrary, pets can steer your choices into new styles to be enjoyed by all. There are still plenty of options for the whole home. Love your chic home.

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.


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