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7 Ways For Creating an Aesthetically Pleasing and Safe Pet-Friendly House

Nothing beats having a four-legged pet wag their tail to demonstrate how much they appreciate all the gifts you give them. However, having pets entails a number of trade-offs. One of them is selecting the appropriate materials and finishes for your home's interiors.

Making your home pet-friendly and accessible to avoid errors or minor occurrences is a fantastic place to start for pet parents. This pet-friendly interior design guide will walk you through the furnishings, materials, and finishes to avoid, those to choose instead, and how to make your house a pleasurable experience for your pet.

1. Avoid Using Wooden Furniture in Pet-Friendly Interior Design

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Your young, mischievous pet probably enjoys running about and finding things to play with on their own. And it can be their favorite target if you have any wooden furniture in your home. Therefore, it's advisable to avoid placing wooden furniture in lower or bottom regions where your pet can access them. Or you could go with metal.

2. Steer clear of scratch-prone hardwood flooring and smooth, slick marble.

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There is no bargaining on non-slip flooring. Particularly for larger dogs, slippery flooring is extremely bad for their joints. Strongly finished, scratch-resistant materials like laminate or even oak are advised.

3. Cosy Corners

Even our animal companions require times of isolation. Make use of unused space to construct unique dens, such as the room under the stairs. Modern apartments frequently have storage rooms, box rooms, and duct areas that can be turned into adorable pet areas. Pets need their family to feel safe, so find a location in your living room or bedroom where you can see them.

4. Fur-Free Upholsteries and Accent Pieces

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Sometimes there are messes with pets. Shortlist materials like crypton, microfiber, denim, canvas, leatherette/leather, smoother materials that deter critters, and sturdy materials like foam that are stain- and spill-resistant for ease of maintenance. While patterned and textured materials help conceal pet hair, small stains, and scratches, suede and velvet are fur magnets. Whatever option you choose, though, be sure to get slipcovers made to fit your furniture and have a spray-on fabric protection on available.

5. Carpets: Proceed With Care

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Carpets and rugs undoubtedly aid in tying a room's components together. Choose ones that are darker, and vacuum frequently. Fleas and ticks are repelled by essential oils such as citrus, geranium, and lemongrass. It's interesting to use shaggy rugs since the fur just disappears into them.

6. Furnishings & Decor

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Think about multipurpose furniture like built-in pet beds in coffee tables or ottomans with storage. Furniture with fragile fittings or glass components can be dangerous. When your pets bump into heavy stone or metal items during play, choose ones that are sturdy and won't readily tip over.

Pets occupy considerable space in homes and are important members of the family. Their parents are no longer putting off giving their pets settings that are specifically designed to meet their needs. These days, it's becoming more and more common to create a pet-friendly home with a touch of creativity, covering everything from security systems and dedicated spaces to carpeting, fabrics, and furniture.

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