Hermanus Interior Designer ~ Pets and Your Home

Hermanus Interior Designer ~ Pets and Your Home

No matter how beautifully designed and decorated your house is, it would just not be a home without a couple of pets running around. Unfortunately annoying pet hair clings to soft furnishings, furniture, carpets and curtains so here are some top tips to keep your home looking fur-free and fabulous:

  • Remove pet hair from upholstery and fabric with dampened rubber gloves – run your hand over the surface to attract hair and then rinse off the glove and repeat 
  • Lightly spray a mixture of water and fabric softener onto your upholstered furniture and then wipe off
  • To remove pet hair from wooden furniture use a soft cloth and anti-static furniture polish 
  • For carpet care you can scrape a pumice stone gently along the surface which will gather any pet hair 
  • When using the vacuum go over areas twice and in alternate directions to loosen stubborn hairs
  • On hardwood and laminate floors use a microfiber dry mop
  • Keep a lint roller handy for a quick hair removal session when necessary
  • When it comes to choosing paints for your interior walls keep in mind that you need the painted surface to be washable 
  • Choose multi-colored fabrics with a pattern to conceal multi-colored pet hair 
  • Choose fabrics that closely match your pet’s fur – if you have a white cat then use light colored fabrics and steer clear of dark fabrics that will show the hair more easily
  • When choosing your pet bed make sure that you consider the colour palette of your home’s interior so that it fits in
  • Fabrics to avoid at all costs are micro-suede, denim, flannel, corduroy, velvet, and wool-type fabrics as pet fur is very attracted to these materials and very difficult to remove from them – rather choose fabrics that are sleeker to the touch as these are far easier to clean 
  • Finally – Don’t forget to brush your pet ~ regular brushing can make your life, your pet, and most areas of your home fur-free

Hermanus Interior Designer – Contact Sarah @ Overberg Interiors for all you Home Design requirements in the greater Overberg and Hermanus areas

 

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