Any dedicated dog or cat lover will tell you about the modifications they made to their home to accommodate their beloved pets. Get the pet aesthetic with these great ideas.
When we decide to get a pet, we make a 10–20-year commitment to be their care giver. Bringing a cat or dog into your home means you need to be willing to make changes that benefit them. Those changes don’t end with walking them twice a day or cleaning out the litter tray. They extend to making alterations to your home to make their life better.
Homeowners and Pet Owners Collide
Homeowners and pet owners have an area of crossover which ranges from functional and practical to ridiculous but super cute. When you have the means to improve your property to make life more interesting for a pet, you can execute some interesting ideas. Around 70% of all households in the US have (at least one) pet. Statista even use the words “fur-baby” in their data sets. When it comes to homeowners, pets are family.
There are obvious problems with pet ownership for the houseproud. However, a good professional pet odor removal service and an industrial strength vacuum, and you eliminate 90% of them.
How to get the Pet Aesthetic
Modern pet ownership goes beyond installing a cat flap. Here are some favorite interior design aesthetics to match your new pet.
Decorate with Plants
Decorating with plants is another interesting crossover. If you love the outdoor lifestyle and want to live it full time, bringing the outdoors indoors allows you to breathe better. Your animals will love your indoor plants. Consider cat grass or add a splash of color with these animal-friendly plants.
The Climbing Wall
You can buy artwork which is specifically for your cat to climb on. Cat climbing walls come in an array of materials. Choose from rattan or real hard woods, choose wrought iron or aluminum. There are excellent designs on Etsy, should you choose to indulge.
The Dog Nook
Do you have a cupboard under the stairs you don’t use? Modern day dog-chic suggests you should turn it into the dog’s bedroom. Everyone else in the house has their own space, so why not your favorite child? Dog nooks may or may not contain lace curtains, a toy box, a little bed, and their own tv.
The Outdoor Room
When your pet is relaxing in the garden, are they doing so in the full glare of the sunlight? An outdoor space where they can recline in the shade is the new normal for pet owners with gardens. Protect your pet from the sun’s rays with a popup tent designed for toddlers.
The Carpeting Choices
There are many ways you can go to pet-proof your home. Solid flooring, linoleum, and pet friendly carpets are all good choices for a new puppy or kitten. Stick with clean wood for an easy cleanup and freshen every few months with a pet odor specialist.