How to choose Pet-Friendly Fabrics?

If you have a cat or dog as a pet, you must know that every interior decorating element will not work for you. Just like small children at home, you need to take into consideration your pets while decorating your home.

One of the most difficult tasks to handle with pets at home is the selection of fabrics for various areas of the home. Shedding and scratching are some common problems associated with pet. However, you will be pleased to know that the problem can be easily handled by choosing pet friendly fabrics. Fortunately, these days there are umpteen numbers of options available for the pet friendly fabrics.

Selection of leather as a fabric for home with pets is undoubtedly a good choice. Animal hair slides off leather and thereby gives way to easy cleaning. However, there exists a chance of leather fabric being ripped off by the claws if the pet gets frisky and takes a leap on the fabric.

Therefore, ensure to invest in a good quality thick and pure leather fabric only.

Denim fabric may also be selected. The most significant feature of denim fabric is that it features a rugged look, is very easy to clean and is available in several hues besides the typical blue.

Keep it in mind to always select un textured and plain fabrics, so that hairs do not get trapped in between the fabrics. In addition, it is also very difficult to remove stains from untextured fabrics. Un-textured fabrics can be easily made interesting by throwing in colorful pillows and cushion covers of varied sizes. However, patterned and self designed fabrics may be selected as they are excellent in hiding pet dirt and funk.

Always ensure to select colors of fabric close to the hair of your pet so that fallen hairs do not show off prominently, and you need not clean the sofas and couches every day. A tan or white fabric for couches may not be the appropriate choice for homes with black haired cats or dogs.

A microfiber material is also an attractive option, which may be selected. Both, a slipcover and couch may be selected in this fabric. The most significant feature of microfiber material is that it is very easy to clean and maintain.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on May 25th, 2011

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