For many of us, pets are the heart of our home. Their stuff, however, can be an eyesore—to say the least. Keep their tails wagging and your home pin-worthy with a few of our favorite tips for keeping your apartment pet-friendly and on-point.
1. Don’t Sacrifice Cute for Comfy
Who says pet beds, toys, and accessories have to be basic? Create mini lounge areas that flow with the aesthetic of your home, so your pet’s stuff adds to the look, not detracts. With everything from cat teepees to banana beds readily available online, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to pieces that make you and your four-legged pal happy.
2. Make the Most of Your Balcony
Let your pup get a little Vitamin D in without leaving your home by turning your balcony into a small playspace or lounge area. This small change will give you room to get a little cleaning done while giving them some much-needed sunlight. Win-win!
3. Go Green with Pet-Friendly Plants
It’s no secret houseplants are one of the hottest up-and-coming design trends. Spruce up your space with greens that are safe for all your family members like Spider Plants, Ferns, African Violets, Parlor Palm, and Cast Iron Plants.
4. Level Up Your Space
If there’s one thing cat owners know, it’s that their furry counterparts love jumping on things. As it turns out, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for your home. Adding levels can make your living area look more spacious and functional. Play around with furniture of varying heights or create natural pathways to sunny spaces to achieve visual dimensions and provide plenty of exercise for your pet.
5. Keep Pet Hair at Bay
Many of us have already waved the white flag in the battle against pet hair, but there is an impossibly simple solution for getting it off even the toughest of surfaces. Grab a pair of rubber gloves, dampen them, and wipe your hands over the offending area. In a few minutes, it will be good as new!
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