How to Make Your Interior Pet Friendly and Stylish at the Same Time
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Having a pet means a constant struggle with tidiness, so if you’re someone who cares about it, then this text is for you. Whether you have a cat, a dog, or a different pet, it is important to make your interior space pet friendly, but also stylish, so you’ll be able to enjoy it. If you are thinking about renovating your space, and you also have a pet, then here are some helpful tips that will show you how to make your interiors more stylish, but still pet friendly.
Make sure you have cleaning supplies available
If your pet tends to shed or isn’t properly potty trained yet, you need to make sure that your space is clean. So it’s advisable to have cleaning supplies available, so you can be sure that your home is in top condition. Carpet cleaners, brushes, vacuum cleaners, stain removers, and pet hair removers are all important things that should be a part of your household if you ever plan to get a pet.
The furniture is not a toy for your pet
Puppies tend to love exposed wood, so if you want to protect your furniture. Teething pets have a tendency to chew on furniture with exposed rattan or wicker. Metal and chrome are, therefore, a better solution, as your teething pet will look for another, more appropriate toy. Also, if your pet shows a proclivity for chewing on furniture, then be sure to get them the chewing toys that will help them overcome the teething phase.
Taking care of the flooring is important
Pets can be notorious, especially if they’re not allowed outside due to bad weather. And in that case, it’s important to have flooring that is easier to clean and maintain in the long run. Even if you have an older pet, chances are they’ll urinate on the floor, due to their old age. Although hardwood flooring is stylish, it should be avoided in this case, as it stains very quickly. Instead, opt for laminate flooring, and ceramic or stone tiles, as these are more durable and much easier to maintain.
Ideally, your pet should have its personal space
You might want your pet to share your bed with you, and although there’s nothing wrong with it, your pet should still have its personal space. Sleeping together can be a great way to bond, but regardless of that, your pet should have its own designated sleeping space. This is especially important when it comes to dogs. So, if you want your furry friend to be nearby as you sleep, then feel free to put a dog bed next to your own bed. This will create a healthy distance, but your pooch will still be closer to you if you ever need to check on them or pick them up. Besides, having a dog bed will teach your pet to have its own space, so it’ll know how to respect yours.
Creating a play zone will make your home look tidier
Training a young pet can be a lot of work, that’s for sure. And if you have kids, then it’s also important to choose an appropriate pet that your little ones will know how to play with. Having a pet-friendly interior means you’ll also have to make it tidy as much as possible, so that means there will have to be certain rules in place, both for pets and children. You should also avoid letting both pets and children rung around the house too energetically, instead, make sure to let them do that outside. However, creating a designated play space that your pet will recognize as its own zone is an amazing solution. This is where you should also keep their toys
The kitchen should be spotless as well
The easiest way to do so is to leave food bowls out in plain sight, as that will prevent the mess from happening, especially if you have young pets and children. But, in order to keep those bowls in place, it would be best to slide them underneath your kitchen cabinetry and bring them out only when it’s food time. A kitchen tends to be messy by nature, so this tip will help you keep it clean and tidy. If you want to feed your pet casually some snacks, it’s absolutely crucial to put the food into the bowl or give it to them personally. Throwing food on the floor is not only disrespectful to the pet, but it also contributes to the mess in the kitchen.
Having a pet is an amazing way to give your love to another living creature while taking care of them. However, this doesn't mean that you shouldn’t have a stylish and clean home as well. These tips will show you hot to organize your space, and enjoy spending time with your pet.