roughly 45% of homes in the u.s. have a dog. that’s an incredible number since it adds up to about 75 million dogs that have taken up residence in our homes and our hearts. and we figure of those dog-owning homes, many of them are like us – wanting to seamlessly integrate their dogs’ beds, bowls, baths and more into the stylish decor we have painstakingly chosen. we love our dogs and want them to have every creature comfort, but we don’t want our home to look like a dog house. so we have scoured the world wide web for the best ideas on how to decorate a home so human and hound can live together in harmony.
Lauren & Wolf Interior Design
in their article, 11 ways to incorporate pet spaces at home, they combine beautiful photography with realistic recommendations on how to best live in a lovely home with your pup. as they say, “Pet stuff isn’t always pretty, but adding their things to your space doesn’t have to result in an interior eyesore.” Check it out for ways to strategically design your home to accommodate both you and your furry friend.
The Creativity Exchange
from custom built-ins to diy projects, their article creative ways to incorporate pet items into your home decor, doesn’t skimp on the ideas. with our love of all things upcycled, we really liked their ideas on using children’s chairs for elevated food and water bowls, and a bright red dresser repurposed as a pet center.
we found some great advice and ideas on how to live harmoniously with our dog’s belongings in PeoplePet’s article, Tips on How to Make Your Home Pet-Friendly and Post from HGTV’s Nicole Curtis. her main message? “You should never feel like you have to sacrifice your décor to have a pet. There are many materials, furniture pieces, and items that are pet-friendly, but also durable enough for an animal and can match the existing décor of your home.”
in 12 Tips for Pet Friendly Decorating, Julia Szabo and Nan Ruvel offer a list of advice on how to keep your walls, floors and furniture looking great. “The key is choosing the right materials and accommodating your animals’ needs,” says author Julia Szabo, who shares her digs with a dozen rescued dogs and cats. She says an animal-friendly house is more comfortable for humans too. “If a house doesn’t work with dogs, it won’t work with children or guests either.”
at the end of the day, we want our dogs to feel at home in a house that belongs to us all. it definitely takes a bit of compromise and some creativity, but that’s one of the reasons we work so hard to create beautiful patterns for our molly mutt duvets – we want them to be a beautiful part of your home, no matter what your style!