In most households, your pet is not only a friendly companion but also is a big part of your life and member of the family. So, if this is the case why not include them into your home design scheme in a stylish way? You can add in certain nods to your pet that will look great with your design plan and still act as a practical place for your pet to hang out or enjoy. Long gone are the days that you have to stick with a standard fabric dog bed or a carpeted cat tree, as the options are endless when it come to incorporating your pet into your home design. Keep reading to find out more:
Consider A Stylish Bed:
Every pet needs somewhere to sleep and re-energize for the next day right? Well, that doesn’t mean you will have to sacrifice the design plan and style of your home. You can incorporate your pet’s bed into almost any room and make it part of the style rather than having it be the odd item out. Consider building a bed or sleeping space into an existing space or nook if you have one or like the photo above try making your pet a bed from new or pre-existing piece of furniture. Not only will this give your pet a little privacy, it will keep their bed from being front and center in your home.
Opt for Pet Friendly Flooring:
If you’re in the process of changing or choosing new flooring, consider your pets before the installation process. You can now find hardwood or laminate flooring that are scratch resistant, perfect for pets that love to run around the house. As for carpet, consider something durable that won’t pull easily as pets with claws tend to catch the carpet as they walk. Last but not least, vinyl flooring is also a great choice as most types are scratch and moisture resistant which can be a huge plus in the case that your pet has an accident.
Organize Toys In Style:
It’s important to make sure your pet is stimulated and has some fun, but you also want to ensure your home is not a pet’s playground. A great option for this, is to create a toy or play area for your pet where everything can be corralled into one place. Consider adding in a playful wood crate, a cute organizer or box to keep your pet’s toys organized but easily accessible when playtime starts. This will also make for an easy clean up before guests come over as you will have one place for everything to go and your pet can still enjoy its space.
Use Your Pet As Inspiration:
Last but not least, when it comes to decorating your home why not add in some elements of your pets to really show off your love for them! Pet art can be a modern and fun way to include your loved one in your design style without sacrificing the look of your home. Consider having a portrait of your pet done by someone local or create your own silhouette version like above to hang anywhere in your space. You can use simple items to create one of a kind artwork that matches the style and color of your home and it will give your space a true personal touch. If you would like something a little easier, consider adding in framed pictures of your pet around the house or create a shadow box to show off some of your favorite pet photos and items.
When it comes to your pet and your fireplace, you want to make sure safety is the number one concern. If you haven’t already, check out our post on keep your pets safe around your Valor Fireplace here.