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Designing Your Home with Your Pet in Mind

Pets have became 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 advise on pet friendly decorating.

Author:James Pierce
Reviewer:Dexter Cooke
Oct 09, 2023
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Pets have become a big part of family life, particularly if they live indoors with us. So how do you plan a trendy home that doesn't feel like we're in the doghouse? We're offering advice on pet friendly decoration.
Considerate selections on flooring, furniture, bedding decorations 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 pets nails.
-Keep pets nails trimmed regularly, to keep away from scratches and unsightly carpet pulls.

Furniture And Pets

-Choose a sturdy home décor fabric with a multi-color pattern much like a carpet to blend in with your pet.
-Keep away from cotton denim, thick corduroy, all velvets and flannels, and for sure all chenille's loose-woven upholstery.
- Consider using leather or outdoor fabric styles made of polyester or acrylic that have a smooth feel.
-Micro-suede can be good with pets that are non-shedding, for clean ability and toughness.
-Think about your living room décor and purchasing furniture with metal legs for pets that still chew.
-For bedding décor, 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

-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 within your kitchen while we all spend much time in their preparing meals and socializing.
Keep these ideas in mind to help you better align with your pets in your house, and your home can remain in better condition, while keeping your pets in a healthy environment.
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James Pierce

James Pierce

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James Pierce, a Finance and Crypto expert, brings over 15 years of experience to his writing. With a Master's degree in Finance from Harvard University, James's insightful articles and research papers have earned him recognition in the industry. His expertise spans financial markets and digital currencies, making him a trusted source for analysis and commentary. James seamlessly integrates his passion for travel into his work, providing readers with a unique perspective on global finance and the digital economy. Outside of writing, James enjoys photography, hiking, and exploring local cuisines during his travels.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

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Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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