Designing and decorating pet-friendly interiors and exteriors

  • 30/08/2023
  • Sponsored by - Resene

Pets can be tough on furnishings and surfaces – paws and claws can take their toll. 

If your dog likes to play in the mud or your kitty is a climber, instead of agonising over muddy paw prints or broken vases, why not factor your pet's athleticism into your room design? Shelves create visual interest while allowing cats to stretch their legs and survey their kingdom from new heights. Installing them is an excellent idea for those living in apartments or homes where cats don't have access to outside areas where they can jump and explore. Make the shelves a design feature by painting them or by placing them in an arch design.

Interior designer Hamish Dodd shares his top tips for creating a practical yet stylish abode for your pets.

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