There is no doubt that our pets are members of the family, and we love them, but they do cause wear and tear on fabrics in our homes. But, now there are so many wonderful and interesting ways to deal with these pet issues. Refresh or protect upholstery on “people furniture” by utilizing custom slipcovers made from washable twills or denims. Tip: Pre-shrink fabric by washing it prior to having a slipcover made. Use performance or indoor/outdoor fabrics in high “pet traffic” spots in your home. The use of synthetic materials and specially created technologies make these fabs stain and fade resistant.
These same fabrics (washable & performing) can be used in crates and as slip covers for dog beds. Check out these clever ideas, courtesy of Pinterest, for incorporating your dog’s crate or bed into your decor.
Source: Country Home
As you can see, your pet’s place doesn’t have to be an ugly crate or bed. It can be an attractive spot in your kitchen, mudroom, laundry, hallway or family room that fits seamlessly into your existing decor.