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How to Pet-Proof Your Living Room

by Colders Admin

We know how much everyone loves their four-legged friends. But when the spring showers start coming and the once-frozen grounds turn to mud, it can wreak havoc in your home. Here are our expert tips on how to pet-proof your living room in three easy steps! 

1. The floor + rugs 

Tile or wood floors are ideal for pet owners because of the ease of cleaning. But even on these floors, you will want to add a rug. The best materials are outdoor/polypropylenewool and tufted rugs, and woven rugs. 

These rugs are great because they prevent scratching and chewing. In addition, wool rugs are naturally stain resistant. So when your pet is tracking in mud, a wool rug is your best friend’s best friend. Make sure to choose a close weave so your favorite fur baby’s nails won’t risk snagging. 

Read our past blog about how to pick the perfect rug for your space for more helpful information on rugs! 

If you have a carpeted floor, consider placing a pet bed in your living room for them to get used to lounging in in addition to performance fabrics on your sofa! 

2. Your sofas + chairs 

At Colder’s, we can get you customized furniture in 21 days or less from England Furniture. With hundreds of fabrics to choose from, many of them are performance fabrics. Performance fabrics are great for many reasons and they have advanced so much over the years that they are comfortable and stylish! If performance fabrics aren’t your thing, then consider a textured

Image featuring Bolanburg Dining Room Chair

3. Curtains

Dogs and cats like to get tangled up in your curtains. The bottom of your curtains can quickly get dirty at the end. Search for curtains that are machine washable or make curtains out of sheets! Clean and fresh curtains are a quick and easy way to refresh your space.