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Decorating With Pets

POSTED BY DECORIST EDITORIAL TEAM
JULY 20, 2016

Home Design With Pets

When we decide to take on an interior decorating project either because we are moving into a new home or we’re just ready for a change with our existing home, we usually have what seems like thousands of ideas running through our heads.  It can be difficult to organize everything that we’re thinking about.  That leads to things being overlooked.  For instance, when you’re planning a trip, at what point do you think about your pets?  Is it right away?  More likely it’s after you’ve decided on where you’re going, where you’re staying and how you’re going to get there.  Decorating for pets is also something that may not come to mind right away, but it’s important if you have pets in the home.

 

First Idea – Protect Your Furniture

Before we get into adding pieces for your pets, decorating for pets should involve some preventative measures.  If you have pets of a certain color and you’re adding new furniture or reworking your current furniture, make sure you use durable material if they’re allowed on it.  You should also keep color in mind, even if your pets are not allowed on your furniture.  Fur will find its way to your couches and chairs even if they are not sleeping on them.

 

Function Over Form

As is the case with all decorating, decorating for pets involves adding some style whenever it’s possible.  However, dogs, cats and other furry members of the household really do not care about what something looks like for the most part.  All they want is something to play with, sit on, eat on or roll around on that they like.  While you clearly don’t want to add just anything to your home, you should make sure that it’s going to work as it’s intended to work.  Otherwise you’re just adding a piece that no one will use and that may not fit into your whole design concept.

 

Make It Fun

It’s almost limitless in terms of the types of creative things that you can add to your home for your furry friends.  Go ahead and take a look around and don’t be afraid to put a little fun into your selection.  If your pets are having fun, you’re going to have fun and the entire look of your home will most likely come together.

 

Work With Decorist

Interior design with with pets can be fun, but it can also be difficult if you’ve never done it before and you’re not sure where to start.  Rather than let this stop you, start a project with Decorist today. We’ll pair you with a specific interior designer who has a lot of experience in helping people turn their ideas into reality, with pets in mind.  Go ahead and get started today!

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