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Interior Design In Pet Loving Homes

There’s nothing better than coming home to a wagging tail after a day in the office, even though there is a lot of up-keep involved. From shedding hair to dirty paw prints, it seems that sometimes our pets end up being the ones that rule the house! With this in mind, I thought I’d put together three useful tips to help make our jobs as pet owners a little easier, without compromising on style and sophistication.

We always say that a gorgeous rug completes a space, and just because you have pets doesn’t mean that this can’t apply to your interior. A dark rug with small patterns is a pet-friendly option when it comes to camouflaging pet hair or stains. Look for something with a low pile, or better yet, an indoor/outdoor rug. The Max Sparrow Sancerre Indoor/Outdoor Striped Rug is so easy to clean, making it perfect for high traffic areas.

I don’t know about you, but I’m never one to resist a cuddle from a furry friend on the sofa, so ensuring my sofa is pet-friendly is a huge priority. I always suggest upholstery protection for fabric-upholstered sofas and occasional chairs, just to give you peace of mind knowing that spills and stains are easier to remove – not to mention that some, such as Max Sparrow’s Upholstery Protection, come with a 5 year warranty for any accidental upholstery damage. If you’re considering a fabric-upholstered sofa, then I highly recommend a sofa with loose cushion seating, such as the Coco Republic Longbeach Sofa – the plush feather and fibre blend cushions can easily be flipped to help prolong the life of your sofa.

Keep leashes and towels at the ready with a stylish mudroom concept off your entrance or laundry. Open shelving and clothes hooks provide great solutions to hang dirty or wet leashes or coats, while a gorgeous credenza or armoire can house clean towels to dry your dirty dog before it’s let loose into the rest of the house. Look to the Coco Republic Kenzo Buffet for a hardwearing option, appropriate for a stylish laundry mudroom; or for a glitzy show-stopping entrance that provides plenty of pet-pleasing storage, look no further than the Jonathan Adler Talitha Credenza.

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