Use attractive, dirt-repellent fabrics
Luxurious, dirt-repellent fabrics make it easier than ever to share a beautiful home with dog companions. While velvet, chenille and silk are not exactly animal-friendly fabrics, there are a number of textiles that are not only resistant to smells and stains, but also to bacteria and dirty paws.
Choose breathtaking, dog-proof floors
The best type of flooring for a beautiful, pet-friendly home is undoubtedly bare floors like concrete, terrazzo and brick, which are both functional and visually appealing. Hardwood floors are also easy to clean and can add a welcome touch of warmth to an otherwise clinical space. Ceramic tiles in all their wonderful shapes are still among the most popular floor coverings, and for good reason.
Think about your color choices
While shades of gray were the most popular choice for wall paints in 2019, beige 2020 will see a big comeback alongside old favorites like hunter green and navy blue. Even vibrant shades of yellow and orange are expected, along with blushing pink and black – both are now considered “neutral”. As a dog owner, you can still enjoy the latest color trends in your home – as long as you choose the right color. Flat varnishes are extremely difficult to clean, while a high-gloss varnish is easy to wipe off drool and paw prints, but draws attention to even the smallest dirt stains. The best color choice for stylish, dog-friendly walls is one with an eggshell or satin that is both easy to clean and easy on the eyes.
Being a dog owner is a big responsibility – especially if you also want to have a nice home. Fortunately, it is possible to do both simply by following the guidelines above, which will keep your dog happy and your home spotless.