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3 Ways To Pet-Proof Your Home

Show your furry friends the love they deserve!

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Some say that if a home is not safe for animals, it isn't going to be comfortable for humans either. If a certain space does not cater to the pets' needs, it won't work with children or visitors too.

It's no secret that we love our furry friends a whole lot. As much as we can, we try to keep our homes pet-friendly but we are also concerned with keeping it clean and stylish. We're worried that if we incorporate too much trends, our pets won't be able to roam around freely and at the same time, we also think that limiting our design choices can result to a bare space that lacks personality.

Worry no more because it's possible to achieve both function and aesthetic! The secret? A combination of good raw materials and a few smart design ideas! Here a few hacks that you can try to keep your furry friends happy: 

Main photo from: The Dog Puppies 

For those who have feline friends, you would know that cat trees are great solutions for scratching. However, these take up floor space and are not always aesthetically pleasing. Try wrapping sisal rope around pipes or table legs. It would look like you added decorative details in your furniture but it actually serves a special function for your cats.

RL Tip: When the rope is frayed, just uncoil and reattach clean rope.

Photo from Interior Design

If you have furballs who like to lay on your bed or chairs, consider using beautiful but durable throws over these pieces. These all-around blankets add a pop of color and texture to your space, but can also double as a place where your dogs can take their afternoon snooze. 

RL Tip: Throws made from boiled wool give your furniture extra protection from the thickness of the material and are said to be more comfortable for your pets, too!

Photo from The Dog Puppies

If you really can't stop your pets from climbing on sofas and chairs, choose pieces that are made from micro-fibre fabric. It is versatile, very easy to clean, and is said to be very pet-friendly as it's not harsh on their fur! What more can you ask for?

RL Tip: If you find micro-fibre pieces too plain, keep things interesting by adding throw pillows in varying colors and designs. 

Photo from Home Reserve.

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