As any pet owner knows, keeping a stylish home looking its best can be a constant battle. From the entryway and living room to the bedroom and dining room, our beloved animal companions have no problem resting their cute paws and claws anywhere (as you can see in this recent photo shoot we did to celebrate National Pet Month)!
But that doesn’t mean your style has to go to the dogs. Here are five easy pet-friendly furniture and home design ideas that will make a difference.
1. TAKE COVER
More than likely, your pets are sharing the bed with you—or taking it over! To keep the fashion factor high in the bedroom, invest in high-quality, machine washable bedding that can withstand the regular care that’s required with pets. Our bedding selection offers a wide array of beautiful styles in 100% cotton that can easily be brushed, vacuumed, washed, and ironed to keep your bed dressed in its best.
The Abriella floral duvet cover and shams offer fresh, pet-friendly bedroom style. The duvet cover features hand pockets and interior corner duvet ties that make it super easy to remove the duvet insert for cleaning.
2. DRESSED FOR SUCCESS
The best furniture for pets is dressed wisely. Our all-new selection of high-performance fabrics offers worry-free fashions for indoor upholstery pieces, including plush velvet, tailored chenille, herringbone, and linen in a variety of colors and patterns. These beautiful, durable, pet-friendly fabrics repel spills, resist moisture and odors, and are easy to clean so you don’t have to sacrifice your style for your pets.
The Borini Ivory high-performance fabric has the look and feel of a classic twill so you can finally have that cozy, light colored sofa you’ve always wanted.
3. TREAT YOUR EYES
Food bags and pouches stuffed in cupboards can be an unruly annoyance, especially if you have multiple pets. Keeping colorful biscuits, jerkies, and other treats fresh in stylish glass containers on your kitchen counter is an easy, chic solution.
These Glass Cork jars are food-safe and come in three different sizes—great for storing different treats for multi-pet households.
4. HIT THE FLOOR
Every rug may not be suitable for a pet-friendly home but every pet-friendly home can definitely have a stylish rug! Save your pretty plush styles for low-traffic areas (if there’s such a thing) and opt for indoor/outdoor rugs for your active living spaces.
The La Grange rug has the stylish look of a flat-weave wool rug; you’d never know it’s woven from high-performance fibers that can withstand muddy or litter-laden paws. Plus, it’s reversible!
The Mickey Mouse stripe rug is braided, just like a classic rag rug, from durable fibers. It’s also reversible for double the style!
5. PLAY CATCH
From chew toys and leashes to catnip-filled mice and bouncy balls, your pets’ playthings definitely need a home! Interesting boxes and baskets can catch the clutter in style.
The lightweight yet durable Fantastic Felt storage baskets have a fun, fetching look and can easily be moved from room to room for pickup and playtime.
Where do your pets like to make themselves at home? Tag photos of your pets getting comfy in their favorite spots with #ethanallenpets on Instagram so we can see and share them. And if you need some help with pet-friendly furniture and home design ideas, just ask one of our designers—their services are free! They’re available at your nearest Design Center or they can come to your place, if you’d like.