Design matters! Comfort and style do not have to be mutually exclusive just because you have a home with pets. Companies like Joybird and Crypton offer quality fabrics and leathers for chairs that can stand up to a beating and still look exceptional. Fabrics are available in a variety of patterns and colours, and chairs can be designed with zippered cushion covers to allow for easy cleaning.
Looking for the perfect overstuffed sofa to complete your living room? Finding it hard to choose just the right “pet-friendly” fabric? The possibilities are endless! Whether you’ve chosen microfiber, leather, or denim, these materials are tough enough to withstand the worst wear your pets can throw at them. Many furniture retailers offer affordable pet-friendly sofas in a variety of different fabric and leather upholstery choices. Joybird offers safeguard fabrics that are not only durable and stain resistant, but they are also beautiful.
Companies like Crate and Barrel and Ikea are banding together to offer attractive sofa options for families with pets. No need to sacrifice attractiveness for functionality!
Pillows and Throws
Pillows and throws make a house a home. We love to cuddle up on the couch with a few of them to prop up our heads and feet, and our furry friends love to take a little afternoon siesta on them. Today’s marketplace offers a variety of stain-resistant, easy to clean fabric options. Look for pillows with removable fabric coverings or that are small enough to fit into your washing machine for easy cleaning. CB2, H&M, and Urban Outfitters offer some affordable, stylish, and pet-friendly options to liven up any sofa or chair, and for the ultimate in luxury, consider Crate and Barrel’s velvety soft, yet completely washable, throw pillows.
Art & Accessories
The things we choose to put on our walls are a reflection of who we are. We want our homes to express the warmth we feel in our hearts, and a large part of what is in our hearts, is our pets. Fine Art America offers a great selection of dog and cat art prints. Looking for something that resembles Fido and Frisky a little more closely? Why not contact a local artist to do a watercolour portrait or a photography session in a park?
Winners boasts a great selection of dog and cat themed items to suit any home. Whether you’re looking for a wall plaque that declares you the “World’s Best Cat Mom” or a print of three dogs playing poker, there are many great pet-themed accessories and artworks to add that splash of colour and personal touch to your living space.