As dog owners, we want to make our pups feel welcome and comfortable in the home they share with us while taking pride in our canine counterparts. That doesn’t mean we must sacrifice the interior design of our home.
There are plenty of dog decor accessories that can complement our homes while keeping them stylish. So, get your fang shui on and check out seven ways to add a little dog decor into your home!
1. Lay it Down with Doggy Doormats
Let guests know you’ve got a pupper at home with a dog-related doormat. You can go simple with J&M’s Wipe Your Paws mat or go all-out with a welcome message like Design Imports’ Home is Where Someone Wants to Greet You mat. Both mats are designed to catch dirt and debris to help keep your house spotless. Plus, these mats are easy to clean; just pick them up, shake off all the dirt and you’re good to go.
2. Express Yourself with Dog Signs
There’s more than one way to declare your love for dogs, and it doesn’t have to involve your guests seeing dog hair on your furniture or a dog rope toy in the middle of the hallway. Dog signs offer a great way to proclaim your puppy love while adding a bit of fun flare into your home.
We’re all too familiar with the “Beware of Dog” signs often displayed on windows and fences, but what about a Beware of Dog Kisses sign from Primitives By Kathy? This fun spin-off of the classic Beware of Dogs sign should have guests laughing—and maybe conscious of avoiding your affectionate pup’s mouth.
For those who like inspirational quotes, Malden International Designs’ Wag More Bark Less dog sign is a must-have—and something we all can stand to hear from time to time. This sign can be hung on a wall or placed on a table, so the message comes across to anyone who sees it.
For a dog sign that also has functionality, Primitives By Kathy “Only Speaking to My Dog” dish towel may be for you. Use it to dry your dishes and give people the FYI: “Leave me alone. I’m only speaking to my dog today!”
3. Furnish with Fashionable Dog Beds and Dog Blankets
Let’s face it, we love to spoil our pets. Why not provide your pup with her own dog bed to enjoy that also matches your home decor? Frisco’s sofa dog bed is covered in a stylish gray chenille jacquard and features an orthopedic textures plush bolster for pups of all ages to enjoy.
Don’t forget a cozy dog blanket! Pair your pet bed with Frisco’s sherpa blanket. Designed with a geometric print pattern in two tones, the blanket is made out of super soft Sherpa—you might find yourself cozying up in this blanket!
4. Drink Out of Adorable Dog Mugs and Glasses
In the kitchen, what goes better with breakfast than coffee in a Design Imports Puppy Mug? This ceramic dog mug is hand-painted with an adorable puppy face looking back at you to help kick off your day right. For a mug that makes more of a statement, Our Name is Mud’s “Everything Tastes Better with Dog Hair” dog mug is sure to create some laughs. It’s made of stoneware and is safe for the microwave and dishwasher.
If glasses are more your thing, check out Susquehanna’s glass dachshund assortment. It’s just may make a hit at your next dinner party–especially if attended by pups.
5. Find Your Inner Pawcasso with Dog Art
For fans of art, Trademark Fine Art offers two paintings sure to warm any dog lover’s home. The “Stick With Me” painting is a heartwarming illustration of two happy-go-lucky pups sharing a stick. The “Buddy” painting features a sweet dog’s face close up and painted with pretty colors.
Both paintings are made using giclee, a process used for high-quality reproduction of art. The paintings also are UV coated and water resistant, so they’re made to last.
6. Get Comfy with Dog Pillows
You can never have too many pillows, and they create a simple way to liven up any sofa or couch. For a comfy choice, Primitives by Kathy’s pillow is a burlap-style cushion made out of cotton and polyester and printed with “All You Need is Love…And a Dog.”
For a funnier statement, Primitives by Kathy’s “Home of a Spoiled Rotten Dog” pillow is sure to get some laughs. It features a rustic design to complement any couch.
7. Accentuate with a Dog Photo Frame
What’s great about pictures is that they can sit anywhere in the home or the office. Highlight your love of pups with Prinz’s dog frame. The 6-by-4-inch wooden frame features dog-related quotes including “All Bark, No Bite!” and “It’s a Dog Thing.”
With all the chic, stylish dog decor out there, your home is going to the dogs in a very good way!
By Lauren Bronston