Dogs and decor.

I love my dogs.  I also love decorating. Of course,  I love my dogs more than decorating.  Luckily, there is no need to sacrifice one for the other.  You read the blog, you know the dogs are spoiled.  They each have three beds to my one, they have a trunk full of sweaters and jackets and they have almost every collar made by Sirius Republic.  But the thing is, I don’t LOVE dog stuff.  I don’t like to see dog stuff that looks like dog stuff.  Oddly, if I go to someone else’s house and they have dog stuff strewn all around, I don’t even notice.  But in my house, it haunts me. So the compromise is, the dog stuff has to either blend in or make a bold statement.

Here are some tricks that work for me.

Treats as decoration:8 22 13 8 22 13a

Dog lounging that blends in:8 22 13c

A functional yet aesthetically pleasing mudroom:8 22 13b 8 22 13g 8 22 13h

Carpets that hide hair!8 22 13f 8 22 13i

A teepee that takes people by surprise yet still work as a lounging area for Jake!8 22 13j

A sleeping area in the  master bedroom that doesn’t make the room feel cluttered:8 22 13d 8 22 13k

And storage for their stuff (I forgot to take the photo before I left this morning, but see that piece of furniture behind Jake):8 22 13z

It’s a darker version of this (below) and all their collars and sweaters are inside it:

chest 1 chest 2

Anyone have other tips for making dog and human decor blend??

12 thoughts on “Dogs and decor.

  1. I’ve always loved seeing glimpses of your home, and so excited that you showed even more! I completely agree…all of the dog-specific items they sell tend to be ugly or way expensive, so we too like using human products for your pups. And I love that Jake has a tepee too!

    • I feel the same way about your home!!! The funny thing about that TeePee is that it was first Melvin’s and he wanted nothing to do with it. I got it back out for Jake and he immediately adopted it! Jake must channel his inner Mr. B!

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