Tips for Decorating Your Furry Friend’s Home
It’s no secret that pets enrich our lives. From the snuggles and love they provide to the playful randomness that makes us laugh, there’s no end to the joy they bring to our day. However, as much as we love them, we’re often not big fans of their messes.
Whether you’re the proud owner of a puppy, kitten, or hamster, designing your home with them in mind is the key to their comfort—and yours. Here are our tips for decorating your furry friend’s home so that they can relax alongside you in an environment healthy for everyone.
Opt for Washable, Functional Fabrics
Accidents happen, especially when you bring a puppy or kitten home. It helps to have furniture items that can withstand this kind of abuse. Washable fabrics make it easy to clean up after your pet and give you peace of mind that washing the fabric will remove all harmful bacteria and enzymes. Ridding fabric of lingering messes is essential for those with cats as the chemicals in their urine can turn a one-time accident into a regular occurrence.
Place Low-Maintenance Area Rugs
Shedding is another key occurrence to consider when decorating your home with a pet. Our furry friends can lose thousands of fur strands every time they lay down or run around the room. As a result, high-pile rugs can collect them and turn into a fuzzy mess before your eyes. Additionally, larger dogs like to lay on rugs since they provide extra support for their legs. So, investing in low-maintenance decorative rugs is as much for them as it is for you.
Keep Toys Organized and Accessible
Another helpful tip for decorating your furry friend’s home is to give them a designated spot for their toys. Maybe it’s a stylish basket next to the couch or a box tucked in the corner. Either way, your friend needs something to occupy their time, and keeping their toys nearby is the key to keeping them entertained. Designating a box or basket for this endeavor ensures that they can always find their favorite chew toy or bone, and you can quickly put them away when needed.
Paint the Walls With Zero VOC Products
Ensure that you’re maintaining the air quality in the home as much as possible for your pet. Much like us, animals can develop potentially severe health issues when they spend a lot of time in rooms with toxins or harmful particles in the air. Fortunately, you can easily avoid these troubles by switching the paint you use on your walls. Zero VOC paints are toxin-free, keeping your pet healthy and happy no matter what room they’ve chosen for their next time.
At ECOS Paints, we understand how important your pets are to your family. That’s why we want to do what we can to protect them. Our pet-friendly paint products reduce the number of toxins in the air and keep your furry friends safe.