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Pet-Friendly Home Decor Ideas

If you live with a pet(s), don’t forget to spare a place for your furry loved ones! Although the ergonomic needs of the people in a home are generally the foundation of home decor, if you have a pet, you should consider their needs and comfort. By doing so, you can make your pet happier and better behaved — after all, who doesn’t appreciate their own safe space? 

If you are wondering how you can make your home more pet friendly, you’ve ended up in the right place! Let’s dive right in.

Observe Your Pet’s Behavior

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Whatever pet you care for, if you want to reserve a unique place in your home, you must first carefully observe your pet’s habits and behaviors. For example, is your dog looking for empty spaces to run around the house? Or, on the contrary, is he trying to find a dark resting place by hiding under curtains in the secluded corners of the house? Is your cat constantly scratching the seats? Or do you suspect that your fish are bored in a glass bell jar? After observing such situations, you can offer solutions.

You may want to get rid of unnecessary items in your home to make space for your dog to play freely. If you want a dark and comfortable space where your loyal friend can rest, you can use soft blankets to create a dedicated comfortable corner in a specific part of your home. It is very easy to equip the space created with cushions and dog accessories to create a special kennel for your dog!

For your cats who love scratching, you can install a scratching board in areas that can be easily reached inside the house. If you have fish and are having trouble living in a glass bowl, maybe it’s time to upgrade to a large aquarium. 

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What to Pay Attention to If You Have a Pet in Your Home

Here are the things that you should pay attention to when furniture shopping if you have pets:

Pets such as cats and dogs are curious explorers who always want to move around the house. For this reason, they are the ones dealing with flooring the most. Easy-to-clean hard surfaces are more suitable for pet owners. If the rugs you use are machine-washable and affixed to the floor, you shouldn’t have any problems with cleaning. 

Your furry friends who love to be near you can cause messes and dirt in different parts of your home. If you have a cat, we recommend you stay away from linen and woolen fabrics. These types of materials are fabrics that cats can easily tear with their claws, even without intentional scratching. Better cat-friendly options include canvas and denim. 

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How Color Affects the Psychology of Animals

The effect of colors used in interior design on human psychology is undeniable. But did you know that this also applies to animals? The color tones you prefer in decor also affect the psychology of your pets. For example, the appetite-stimulating and anger-inducing effect of the color red appears in animals as well as in humans. This can cause some animals to become aggressive out of nowhere.

Male pets seem to be more calm, docile, and happy in environments decorated in shades of gray and blue.

Apart from this, cream, yellow, and orange tones are enjoyed by both male and female pets. Interiors, where these colors are combined with black, are ideal for your pets!

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If you have a separate room for pets in your home, you can also try to create an original concept in this room. You can choose bone-patterned wallpaper for your dogs, fish-patterned wallpapers for your cats, or accessories suitable for their space.

In addition to a soft bed you have prepared for your pet in your pet’s room, you can also include frames with photos taken together. You can store leashes, combs, shampoo, and similar special tools and equipment on decorative wall shelves. For pets who like to look outside, you can create comfortable spaces in front of windows.

At Wayne’s Home, we understand that your pets are family and offer a wide range of pet-friendly furniture in our Norfolk furniture store. Browse our entire collection online today.

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