Five handy home decor tips for pet ownersLast updated on Oct 22, 2019, 05:04 pm
There are many lifestyle shifts that come along with adopting a pet, but our love for these non-human companions shadows them all.
One such consideration is the kind of home decor to get.
Since our furry friends tend to break things and create mess, you need to be extra mindful while planning your home decor.
Here are five home decor tips for pet owners.
Avoid breakable decorations
Pets and fragile items don't really go hand in hand.
Your doggy won't give a second thought before swinging its tail in the direction of one of your costly knickknacks and wasting a good number of your dollars within a matter of minutes.
Hence, go for framed prints, photos and paintings, and hang them on the walls, well out of the reach of pets.
Avoid wall-to-wall carpeting and buy cheap rugs
When you have four-legged friends roaming the length and breadth of your house, getting a wall-to-wall carpeting won't be a great idea, as it tends to absorb odors, trap pet hair and soak up stains.
But here's some relief - you can buy rugs. Just make sure they are cheap.
Unlike carpets, rugs can be easily picked up and cleaned, or simply thrown out.
Choose ceramic tiles for flooring
Coming to flooring, we suggest you to get the best out of the lot- ceramic tiles.
They are easy to clean and resistant to any stain that your pets might put on them.
It could also prove to be a nice, cool surface for your pet to take naps during hot weather.
Not just that, it also makes the room look classy and elegant.
Choose your colors wisely
Don't just go about bringing your favorite colors home.
You need to play it smart - go for carpets, upholstery and wall paints that match the color of your fido or cat.
This way, you will not only make your little friend feel comfortable, but also save yourself time and efforts, as matching colors would make pet hair much less visible.
Plan a separate 'pet zone'
Don't let your pets have free rein.
Yes, they need their time to play around, but you may need to keep them away from some areas.
Hence, plan and build a separate pet zone where falling of endless pet hair won't be a matter of concern.
Fill the place with your pets' favorite toys and treats, so they can have some much-needed 'me time'.