Cat and Dog Home Decor
by Giorgina Devereaux
When it comes to cat and dog home decor, many pet owners will spare no expense.
According to an August 2007 Business Week Magazine issue, Americans spend $41 billion on their pets annually. This figure comes as no surprise.
After all, pets are like family and we will stop at nothing when it comes to ensuring their well being.
Spoiling your dog and/or cat can include spending a boatload on toys, specialty biscuits, doggie spas, grooming visits, sporty outfits, strollers, exotic cat condos, comfortable beds, a custom made food dish, and cat and dog home decor and furniture.
If you are ready to
step it up and revamp your pet’s room, there are many lovely decorative items
and furniture that are available.
Dogs and cats vary in their needs because as you know, cats are independent and require the use of a litter box while dogs rely on their owners to allow them outside or take them for a walk to relieve themselves.
If you don’t know where to begin when it comes to decorating your dog or cat’s room, here are some ideas to help you on your way:
Choose the Paint
Color(s) for Fido & Friskie’s Room: If you have a designated room for your
pet and don’t like the existing paint, a good choice is to find a color that is
a Mural or Decorative Wallpaper: Another cute idea for cat and dog
home decor is to add a mural or
decorative wallpaper to the walls.
Furniture for Fido: Pet room furniture for your sweet Fido is available in many styles.
There are gorgeous, plush, and comfortable dog beds that are machine
Other beds for dog home decor include:
for dog home decor are
Stairs: If you prefer that your pooch sleep with you, but your bed sits up
too high and your dog is small, elderly, or has orthopedic needs, then consider
investing in indoor pet stairs.
Dog House: If your dog loves to relax outdoors and he/she needs a
comfortable and cozy shelter, you may want to consider a fancy dog house.
However, if you prefer to bring the outdoors inside, then consider a wooden indoor dog house with a bed. This is a nice way to give your dog’s room an extra splash of luxury.
Having a dog house is a fabulous way to provide comfort and shade for your pooch while dressing up your outdoor dog home decor.
Friskie: For cats, there is a multitude of comfortable cat condos sure to
please the kitty. Some are bigger than others and it all depends on your
kitty’s needs and the amount of space you have to work with in the room.
Condos: Finding the right cat condo involves knowing what specific purpose
you want the condo to serve.
If you have a dual
purpose in mind, such as wanting your kitty to have a comfortable place to sleep
and a place to play, then a bungalow cat climber, a cat gym, or a cat tree is
These condos offer
your kitty plenty of climbing, hiding, and jumping opportunities. The
scratching post is also an added bonus.
There are many different carpeted condos to choose from and they come in an assortment of colors. They even have cat condos that have a leopard, zebra, and purple tiger print pattern.
If you prefer a cat condo that looks more outdoorsy, consider a cat tree condo made from cedar or one that has a rustic look.
If you are not interested in an elaborate cat condo and want something
lightweight and portable, then this is a great alternative.
Beds: Cat beds are available in different colors and shapes, with some
resembling a sofa, only in a miniature version and it is the perfect place for
There is an assortment of cat houses to choose from. They vary in color, style,
Litter Box Furniture: Amazingly, decorative cat litter boxes are available.
You can find them in a variety of finishes and models and you’ll even be able to match your existing furniture. Furthermore, you have a choice of one door cabinets for small to medium size cats or two door cabinets for large or multiple cats.
fabulous feature is that these cabinets offer two entry/exit routes.
If you are
concerned about urine and odors penetrating the cabinet, then worry no more
because the litter boxes are waterproofed and sealed inside and out.
Art is another way to personalize your cat and dog home decor. You can have a professional
photographer take a black and white or colored photo of your pet and place it
inside a nice frame or have a canvas painting of your pet done.
There are beautiful picture frames with dog or cat themes to choose from,
which further enhance your photo. Some frames feature bones, paw prints, and
“Bow wow” or “Meow” on the frame, just to name a few.
Accessories: Some wall accessories to consider include a wall
shelf that has a paw print, leash, and food dish as its design.
Other ideas include
hanging a clock with a cat or dog home decor theme, displaying switch plate covers and
outlet covers with a dog or a cat theme painted on it.
wall stairs and wall cubes are something that can be mounted on the wall for
Lighting: Lighting is available with a dog or cat theme. This is a pretty way to dress up your cat and dog home decor while ensuring that they have proper lighting.
may also want to consider a night light to help save on energy. Night lights
are available in stained glass with a dog or cat design and others feature a dog
or cat picture.
Treatments: Valances and curtains are available in a dog or cat pattern and
they come in a variety of colors. If you prefer to opt for solid colors in
curtains or valances, or other window treatments, such as, cellular shades, mini
blinds, or shutters, then those will look beautiful as well.
also want to consider blackout shades for your kitty’s
room since cats like the dark factor. Incorporating window treatments will
definitely add so much to your pet’s room and will help tie all the elements
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