Pet Friendly Home Decor

You can have a beautiful house and a pet, too! It is possible to have the style you desire and the comfort of your animal companion in a home that you can be proud of, but you do need to make smart home design choices. Most people who have pets “avoid white” at all costs, and for good reason. When it comes to upholstery, choose woven fabrics with patterns, textures and darker colors that help camouflage dirt and pet hair. Avoid fabrics that need constant cleanings, like silk and velvet. Don’t invest too much money on furniture pieces you know your pets will be spending a majority of their time on and make sure it’s made of durable material. We suggest buying furniture that uses washable slipcovers, making cleaning up stains or hair quick and easy!

Painted Walls

Protect your walls with paint. If your furry friend likes to rub up against walls or maybe drools a lot, then you’re going to want to use paint with a semi-gloss finish on your walls.  The semi-gloss is ideal for rooms that see a lot of activity and moisture and allows for easy cleaning. Fall in love with a bold color or keep it simple with a neutral. When your pet makes a mess simply wipe your walls down with a damp paper towel and call it a day, it’s that durable!

Flooring

When it comes to your flooring, keep in mind your furry friend’s paws can be quite hard on them with scratching and “accidents.” Many homeowners agree that if you choose hard-surface flooring in pet-occupied rooms it will help keep them in tip-top shape! Great options for durable floors that also look stylish include stone, ceramic, concrete, vinyl tile or laminate. They are easier to keep clean and stain-resistant compared to a carpeted floor. Such floors are also cooler in hot weather, an important consideration for pets with thick or long hair.

Area Rugs

You already know that area rugs are a great way to enhance a room and add a pop of pattern or colour. However, they also protect floors from claws and stains while providing a cozy spot for your pet to snooze. The best area rugs for pet owners feature patterns with a multitude of colors that draw the eye away from dirt, stains and pet hair. Make sure to include a non-stick pad beneath the rug so your pet can safely run throughout the house!

Patterned Furniture

Most people who have pets “avoid white” at all costs, and for good reason. When it comes to upholstery, choose woven fabrics with patterns, textures and darker colors that help camouflage dirt and pet hair. Avoid fabrics that need constant cleanings, like silk and velvet. Don’t invest too much money on furniture pieces you know your pets will be spending a majority of their time on and make sure it’s made of durable material. We suggest buying furniture that uses washable slipcovers, making cleaning up stains or hair quick and easy!

Painted Walls

Protect your walls with paint. If your furry friend likes to rub up against walls or maybe drools a lot, then you’re going to want to use paint with a semi-gloss finish on your walls.  The semi-gloss is ideal for rooms that see a lot of activity and moisture and allows for easy cleaning. Fall in love with a bold color or keep it simple with a neutral. When your pet makes a mess simply wipe your walls down with a damp paper towel and call it a day, it’s that durable!

Bedding

We all have pets that like to cuddle in our beds, let’s just admit it! Help protect your bed from the inevitable dirt, pet hair, and accidents with a duvet cover. Duvet covers are perfect for pet-owners because they can easily be removed and washed whenever needed. In addition, choose sturdy cotton sheets in a color or pattern that can hide pet hair between washings.

Cordless Window Treatments

Keep your loved ones safe with cordless window treatments in your home. By avoiding long drapes that touch the floor since it will prevent a collection of pet hair and debris from happening. Look into window treatments that only cover the length of the window and that are easy to clean, like shades, shutters or blinds. You will also have peace of mind knowing your cordless shades prevent your pet from getting tangled (which can lead to strangling or choking).

We hope these pet-friendly design tips were helpful! No need to sacrifice style when you are a pet owner, you just need to make smart choices. If you need help finding the perfect window treatments that are durable and low maintenance give Budget Blinds a call today!