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Breakthrough Pet Decor you won’t be Ashamed to Leave out

Designer pet decor has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? As pet owners who take pride in our homes, it’s fair to say that we’ve been let down in the stylish pet accessories department time and time again.

All too often we’re asked to put up with crazy, colourful, over-the-top pet furniture, bedding and accessories. It’s literal, it’s cheap-looking, and it’s always thrown in a corner in the hopes we can camouflage it. But thankfully, times are changing!

In today’s post I want to expose you to some designer pet decor that’s so good you honestly wont feel the need to hide it away when guests come over. And won’t that be a novelty!?

Before we go any further I must link you to the amazing dog bed above from Mocka. I’m so obsessed with it I may just go out and get myself a puppy!

lavish tales designer dog bed in grey fabric

Doggy Decor with Designer Appeal

Lavish Tails is an e-store that specialises in only the most chic designer pet decor and accessories. What I love about them is that the beds in particular look nothing like regular pet beds. The pieces are completely functional, of course, but they’ve been designed in a way that has them fit in seamlessly with your current decor at home. And not a paw print pattern in sight!

These guys only stock products that they believe to be eco-friendly and sustainable, and the range goes well beyond just beds for dogs and cats. As you can see above and below, they also stock designer dog carriers, bowls, leads, toys and a slew of other accessories.

I love the travel section in particular, which allows you to look super stylin’ when you take your dog for a walk. If you’re a crazy cat lady or man (read more on that here), I’m positive you’ll warm to this brand quite quickly.

To explore the Lavish Tails website in full, click here.

cloud 7 dog carrier with tan leather handles

lavish tales dog bowl with blackboard section and chalk writing

Tip: Don’t get disheartened if your pet doesn’t take to new furniture or decor right away. Give them time to warm to their gift. Often the more your push it on them, the more they’ll resist.

round grey dome style cat bed from d and c lifestyle

Cute-as-a-Button Kitty Furniture

As a proud dad of two feisty felines (meet Emi and Mim here), I can attest to how many truly hideous cat beds and scratchers there are on the market right now.

Thankfully I discovered local brand D&C Lifestyle earlier in the year and I’ve not looked back. I got myself one of their luxury cat scratchers and a few of their pod beds. The result: my two kitties absolutely adore them.

What makes these products so good is that they’re sturdy and durable (cats can be rather destructive). But they also look stylish and don’t stand out as the one ugly thing in an otherwise glorious space.

You’ll notice I said above to give pets time to get accustomed to new furniture. It might not be like that with dogs, but it certainly can be with cats. I tried to force mine on the scratchers and beds when I first got them. They inturn put up a bit of a fight. The moment I ignored them, they took to the furniture and now use it daily.

D&C Lifestyle does loads of designer pet decor, furniture and accessories for both cats and dogs. If you want to see more of their vast range, Click here.

faux fur cat bed from d and c lifestyle

designer cat scratcher from d and c lifestyle

Splurging on our Fur Babies

We spend so much money on our homes. But we often don’t invest in designer pet decor and furniture that looks as good as our own human pieces. It’s a shame, really, don’t you think?

I consider my feline babies to be members of the family. And lately I’ve been making a real effort to find them toys, scratchers and beds that are quality. Ones that’ll go the distance and not fall apart in six months. And ones that they love, but that also look great long-term.

kmart pet accessories on brown chocolate labrador

And some Gorgeous Stuff from Kmart, too!

I couldn’t help but include this gorgeous find I spotted at Kmart. Click here to check out their pet range.

I’d love to know where you get your chic designer pet decor from. Is there a store or site doing phenomenal things in this arena? Drop me a comment below and share.

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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