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5 Tips for Choosing Pet-Friendly Furniture

5 Tips for Choosing Pet-Friendly Furniture

Pets bring lots of joy and comfort to our lives but there are times when they can be a nuisance. From digging into your floors or chewing your furniture to bits, your home can turn into a disaster the moment you take your attention elsewhere. One of the ways to prevent your furry friend from ruining your home aesthetics is to furnish it with the most pet-friendly and durable pieces of furniture. Here’s what to look for.

1. Fur/Hair Resistant

Although not all pets shed fur/hair, some of them shed quite a substantial amount of fur/hair that can become stuck in your furniture, especially during shedding season. The material that does not attract or trap fur/hair at all is leather. You can simply clean away fur/hair by picking them up with your hands or vacuum them away.

However, leather is not a good choice of material if your pet loves to scratch and dig, they do so to either mark their territory or to make the spot comfortable for rest. In this case, your leather furniture may tear easily. Instead, opt for stronger fabrics such as microfibre and polyester. However, it is good to note that polyester traps fur that may be difficult to remove. You may get additional slipcovers to protect your polyester furniture or simply don’t allow your pets to get on them.

2. Metal Legs

Pet-Friendly Furniture in Singapore Metal Legs

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Excessive chewing is a problem many pet owners face, especially if they have teething pets. To ensure that your furniture doesn’t get chewed up by your pets, refrain from purchasing furniture with wooden legs as those can become damaged from chewing very easily. Especially with furniture that have longer legs, such as dining chairs, metal legs are a better option as they are much more durable.

3. Dark Colours

Dark coloured furniture helps you to easily hide stains and dirt caused by not only your pet, but also yourself. However, your pet’s fur may be extremely visible on your furniture if it is of a lighter colour, such as cream or white. If the sight of pet fur/hair bothers you more, then opt for furniture with colours similar to your pet’s fur/hair.

4. Removable Fabric Covers

Pet-Friendly Furniture in Singapore Removable Fabric Covers

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Even if you try your best to keep your pets clean, they may still dirty your furniture after a while. For ease of cleaning, we recommend getting furniture pieces with detachable fabric covers, especially when it comes to furniture pieces like sofas or lounge chairs. It is very easy to find such sofas online and there are plenty of styles and colours available so you won’t have to worry about sacrificing aesthetics.

5. Chest of Drawers

Lastly, consider getting a chest of drawers to store all your pet’s necessities in one place. This helps to keep all your pet’s supplies tidy and out of sight. It is also a good idea to store supplies such as treats out of reach from your pets.

There is no foolproof way to make your home pet-friendly. However, there are ways to make your life easier, such as by choosing easy-to-maintain furniture pieces.

From comfortable mattresses to durable sofas, shop a variety of home furniture online at Star Living Singapore.