Want to Make Your Home Pet-Friendly? Here Are Our 4 Secret Tips

Bringing a furry companion into your home means making changes to your house and lifestyle. You want the house to be your pet’s sanctuary without skimping out on the design.

Here are a few designing tips and furniture that’ll transform your house into a pet-friendly space and make them feel welcome and loved.

Choose fur-free upholstery & pet-friendly fabrics

Furniture can easily transform into a play area and scratch post for your pets. That’s why you’ve to pick upholstery and fabrics that your pets can’t destroy easily. Opt for leather or synthetic fabrics like microfiber, which are resilient to scratches and all the shenanigans your pet pulls.

If you’re looking for a fabric that you can wash easily, then check out upholstery made from fabrics like vinyl. Avoid velvets, silks, or velour as they’re a magnet for pet fur and are easily damaged by your pets.

As for furniture, avoid any furniture that doubles as a scratch post or teething toy for your pet. This means avoiding furniture having exposed wood like wicker and rattan. Instead, choose metal or iron furniture, and your fur baby will steer clear of it.

Paw-friendly flooring

Dog on Park

It’s wise to choose flooring options that are easy to clean, especially if you have pets who aren’t potty-trained yet. Ceramics, laminates, and tiles are affordable, don’t retain fur, and can be cleaned or wiped easily. They also regulate temperature and keep your pets sufficiently warm or cool. If you prefer hardwood flooring, go for mahogany or oak, as these woods don’t stain as easily as other types of wooden flooring. Stone tile is increasingly popular in Indian homes and among pet parents for its durability and scratch-resistance.