Array
Tips and Guides

Easy Decorating Tips For A Pet-Friendly Home

Create a space that you and your pets would surely love

Shares
Photography: Daily Mail UK (Main Photo)

There’s no denying the warmth that our furry friends add to our homes. From patiently waiting for us each night to enjoying even the shortest of playtime, these furry babies can make any space cozier. However, much as we love having them around, we also need to note a couple of adjustments to make the house comfortable and stylish for all occupants. Take note of these ideas that can help you achieve a pet-friendly home that’s still chic and stylish:



1. Choose washable and inexpensive fabrics. Our pets love to roam around and leave paw prints and fur on carpets, pillows, and even on the bed. Since you don’t want to sleep on these, it’s better to have fabrics that can be changed and washed easily. Regularly change your sheets and vacuum the different areas of the home to get rid of pet hair.

2. Opt for hard surface floors. Tiles, stone, concrete, or laminate flooring are all easy to clean and toe-nail proof. The bonus? These can also add an elegant touch to your home and give your pets a cool place for naps. For those who prefer wood flooring, oak and mahogany are the best picks as large dogs can easily scratch wood. For more pet-friendly flooring ideas, click here.

3. Keep your walls protected with gloss or semi-gloss paint. Cats seldom scratch these surfaces and these are prone to stains as well. Semi-gloss paint is ideal for rooms where activities are done. Avoid a boring look by painting lively colors and working with patterns.

4. Create a pet-friendly entry. If your dog likes going in and out of the house, see how you can incorporate a pet door into your existing entryway. Have a place where you can clean their paws, too. If the space allows, you can also set up a mini pet grooming station by the door where you can easily access cleaning towels and other needed must-haves.

5. Carve out special nooks for your furry friends. These will be the spots where they can play, take a nap, and simply enjoy some downtime. Turn an unused corner into a pet zone by adding a pet bed or a cat tower. Remember to keep this part of the home clean at all times and do organize their toys and belongings properly.

6. Showcase your love for your pets! Choose themed accessories and use these around the home. Quirky tabletop décor can serve as conversation pieces as well. The easiest way to show your love? Have their photos printed and framed, then create a furry gallery wall.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

PHOTOS: Daily Mail | Fame Your Pet | Catster

More on Realliving.com.ph

3 Ways To Pet-Proof Your Home

5 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home

A Pet-Friendly 800sqm Family Home

Shares

Latest Stories

Pinoy Celebrities Who Have Green Thumbs

Take a peek at their gardens and get to know what their favorite plants are!

Are You a Hoarder? These Storage Units Were Made For You

Pack rats, rejoice! International storage facility Loc&Stor makes it easier for you to store valuables outside your home.

You Can Do All These Fun Things In a Home Depot

Yes, you can eat, drink, hang out, and even get fit at the same place you buy furniture and construction materials!

How Do You Install An Air Conditioner Compressor?

Learn how to install and maintain this vital air conditioning unit

Put IKEA Furniture In Your Home Without Going To The Store

You can even check if a sofa that you like fits in your living room!

5 Rug Cleaning Services Available In Manila

There are some homekeeping tasks that need to be left to the pros

You'll Love Kris Aquino's Bougainvillea Garden

Her former country-cottage-inspired home will remind you of a charming haven by the sea

A Designer's Abode Filled With Filipino Furniture And Accents

This home of a noted interior designer is constantly evolving, but one thing remains the same: Filipino style takes center stage

7 Essential Pieces For A Hipster-Style Home

This trend does not have to be cliche. Adding hipster elements to your home can up its cool factor.

What Can You Do with a P10,000 Makeover Budget?

Believe it or not, you can revamp a studio unit

FlyLady Is The Answer To All Your Homekeeping Problems

"Make it fun, and it will get done!" is the famous cleaning motto of the latest housekeeping and organizing guru.

Mini Makeovers: An Instant Bathroom Update Under P5,000

Are you renting a condo unit and can’t re-tile or change your bath fixtures? Give your bathroom a fresh update in six easy steps.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!