Dog-Friendly Interior Design-According to LiLu Interiors
Dog-friendly Interior Design with Intention
Thinking through how you will live with your dog in your home is key to loving your dog fully. If your home fully supports all your pet's needs and is easy for you to maintain both you and your dog will be happier.
Start by thinking through all the things your dog will need to be happy on a daily basis. Include these on your list
A place to sleep
A way to be near you
A spot to eat and drink
A place for their grooming equipment
A place for their walking and outdoor necessities
These are the basics. If you plan to have these designed into your home at the point of use, right where they are most convenient for your dog the ease and enjoyment of daily life with your dog will be a great reward.
Check out this Post on integrating your dog's bed into your interior in a pleasing way.
Choose the Right Fabrics
Many dogs are truly one of the family and they are right in the mix at all times. Sitting with you while you watch television, sleeping in your bedroom, hanging out with you while you work. Wherever you are, your dog wants to be nearby. To make sure you feel comfortable with having your dog right by your side, chose fabrics and materials that are:
Won’t be damaged by dog’s nails
Match your dog’s fur
At LiLu Interiors we specialize in knowing all the best new fabrics and finishes for designing pet and family-friendly homes and can guide you in making selections that are fully supportive of you and your dog's lifestyle.
Follow these simple tips for dog-friendly interior design and you will find having your dog hang out by your side enjoyable and hassle-free.
DOG-FRIENDLY DESIGN FOR SANDIE
According to LiLu, when designing a new space, you should always consider how space is actually used and the needs of everyone who uses it. Sometimes that means creating a dog-friendly interior design.
We designed this space for a client and her two daughters. And perhaps most importantly, we designed the space for their adorable dog, Sandie. When we first met Sandie, it became immediately apparent, that she's in charge! We knew she would use the furniture just as much as anybody else, so we took the necessary precautions.
Here is Sandie's doggy bed where we did a cushion cover in outdoor fabric. The doggy bed is tall enough so she can get herself up close to the window and see out. But Sandie doesn't just perch on her doggy bed....
Stain Resistant Fabrics are Dog-Friendly
She sits on all the furniture. So we put stain-resistant finishes on all the fabrics. And she even likes to get on top of the coffee table. A slightly distressed finish was the best choice here. Small scratches will just blend in. A great tip for a dog-friendly interior design!
She took an immediate liking to this little footstool we designed. Stain-resistant finish here too!
Bringing Intention Home
For more than a decade, LiLu Interiors has been designing intentional living environments that reflect the singular values and needs, lifestyle, and aesthetics of each individual client. With care, joy, and trust, we’ll creatively collaborate with you to design a home that uniquely expresses who you are and how you live. Intentional design, no matter the style, requires thoughtful attention to detail and deliberate choices.
Let’s make life better. Let’s bring your intentions home.