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Once the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over and things start to settle back into their normal groove, it can feel a little empty in your home. Especially after all the holiday decorations have been put away and the last of your family […]
Approximately 42.5 million American homes have pet dogs. You may be thinking that having a dog means compromising on the style and décor of your home, but the two can go together. With a bit of training, some planning and considering the needs of your dog and how they can fit into your home, there’s no need to have to sacrifice your room’s style to be able to have a cozy dog bed or worry about furnishings becoming covered in fur or muddy paw prints.
Luxury and inconspicuous dog beds
One thing that can be difficult to get right is a dog bed that suits the style of your home and won’t stand out once it’s placed into a room. One of the best ways to do this is to match the style of your home, whether that’s a farmhouse feel or chic-inspired, by picking a luxury dog bed that will fit in and your dog will love. This usually means opting for neutral colors or beds that look like mini sofas that are ornate and super comfortable for your little furry prince or princess. Alternatively, if you want something that won’t be obvious you can incorporate a dog bed into an existing piece of furniture, such as hideaway holes in end tables or storage units by placing pillows or dog mats in them. These may need to be custom made and can be a great space saver.
Have a dog-friendly zone
Creating a dog-friendly zone can be a good way to minimize the mess that dogs can bring into the home. Ideally, this is by the front or back door, whichever they’re likely to use most often, and there should have a floor that’s easy to clean. A dog-friendly zone should include storage for their leads, treats, poo bags, any coats or booties they’ll wear when exploring the great outdoors, a towel for drying them if they get wet and any other essentials. It should also be easy to close dogs into this area to stop them from excitedly running into other rooms where they could make a mess and leave muddy paw prints behind. Consider a rustic bench and shoe rack to make the area even more functional and to include humans too!
Pick dog-friendly flooring
There’s no getting around the fact that carpet isn’t a great option for dogs, especially young, energetic dogs or puppies that may scratch or bite at it. Any flooring that can be easily mopped clean will be best for a dog-friendly home. There are thousands of different designs and materials available so you won’t be limited on finding the perfect flooring to fit in with your home’s style. For example, dark oak flooring looks good in farmhouse style homes, whereas a light grey or white wood gives a modern feel. You can also add feature rugs that bring color, patterns and a sense of warmth to a room, which is particularly good for living areas. If you do want a room with carpet, choose ones that are loop-free as these are less likely to get pulled at or have claws caught in them, or have it in a room like your bedroom and ban your pooch from entering.
Having a dog is a commitment, but it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your dream home. Training a dog what they can and cannot do in your home, along with some simple adjustments that cater for them can result in happy, comfortable and stylish living for all.
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Happy holidays and Merry Christmas decor stealers! As we are getting ready for the holidays, all of us in the office are coming together to talk about our holiday traditions. From very traditional to slightly funny, we have a wide range of fun traditions!
One of our favorite holiday traditions as a company is spending time together at our holiday party! This year we enjoyed good food and drinks together at a Christmas pop up restaurant. We tried our best at getting festive with ugly Christmas sweaters and jingle bell earrings and necklaces.
Even though we feel like family at work and love our traditions together as a company, we also have holiday traditions with our families at home. Everyone was asked in the company what their favorite holiday traditions are and the results may give you some great ideas for new traditions to start.
- Yasmin and John (owners of the company) have a lot of fun traditions that they start right once the first of the month rolls around! They start with letters to Santa and what their daughter, Zoe, had on her list may line up with a lot of your kiddos as well ( a baby and playdough). They also have a fun tradition of buying an ornament every year that goes with an important life event!
- Zoe (owner in the making) -Being from South Florida means that instead of a blanket of snow, we have a blanket of sand. Every year there is the lighting of “Sandy” which is a HUGE Christmas tree made entirely from sand! Zoe and her best friends from the office go every year to watch the glowing lights of Sandy shine bright! She also decorates her very own miniature Zoe sized Christmas tree!
- Leah (Brand Operations) – Every year her and her family decorate their tree together
- Sarah (Customer Service) – Her tradition was a little different than others and really funny! Her mom would always put an orange (yes like the fruit!) in their stockings every year and she hated it! Her mom must have loved it though LOL! Sarah says she’s never put an orange in her kid’s stockings so sadly the tradition hasn’t stayed alive.
- Stephanie (Buyer) – Stephanie has a lot of traditions with her family, but one of her favorites is opening one present on Christmas Eve and that present is always matching PJ’s for the entire family. Here baby (Gabby looks comfy cozy in her PJ’s!). They also bake cookies for Santa!
- Mike (CFO) – Every year his kids pick a new ornament for the tree and they decorate the tree together
- Mallory (Maestro) – Her and her family do matching PJ’s for Christmas Eve as well and they always get a family photo taken!
- Sammi (Marketing) – Her and her family always spend the holidays in South Florida even before she moved here! She also recently got married and she and her husband get a real tree every year and decorate it together.
Many of us in the office share a lot of the same traditions such as decorating gingerbread houses, decorating the tree, and spending time with family. Whatever your holiday traditions are, hold them close to your heart and from all of us at Decor Steals, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and Merry Christmas!
Did you know that decorating for the holidays can actually make you happier and having your home decorated early may help relieve stress! Since it’s so important to keep a healthy environment, it’s never too early to start decorating for Christmas! We are gearing up for the holidays in the office and starting to bring out all our favorite Christmas items. Are you gearing up too?
Photo by @theramblingredhead
With time til Christmas, you can start with a smaller section of the home and then continue to decorate so you aren’t overwhelmed with bringing out all the Christmas stuff at once! Try starting with festive holiday pillows that set the tone and of course add a cozy feel to your favorite spaces.
If you aren’t really into swapping pillows or you just want to add more, bring in a large holiday sign or “Merry Christmas” sign that will spread the spirit of the holidays all throughout your home. We love this addition because you can simply just add it to your mantel decor or entryway console tables without having to update much else.
There’s SOOOO much you can do with holiday decor and if you haven’t noticed already, our Instagram feed is flooded with beautiful holiday spaces that come straight from our amazing customers. We are always blown away with how incredibly talented all of our customers are. We’ve seen so many amazing ideas, like adding wooden handmade ornaments to your tree, adding letters to Santa post box to your entryway decor, or even setting the table with beautiful seasonal dinnerware.
Photo by @thecuratedfarmhouse
Everything holiday just puts a smile on our faces and we don’t know about you, but we always look forward to the Christmas decorating season. It’s amazing that even simple all year items can be transformed into a winter wonderland look like this floating shelf made with corbels used in the photo below! It ties in so effortlessly and truly brings the whole look together. So don’t think that everyday items can’t be included in your holiday styling….they really can be the finishing touch to a look.
Photo by @blessed_ranch
Leave a comment below letting us know when you start decorating for Christmas and don’t forget to share your amazing photos with us by tagging @decorsteals on Instagram! We love seeing all the beautiful spaces that you create.
With the weather changing and the leaves turning those beautiful Fall hues, it’s the perfect time to bring the wonders of the season into your home. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and whether your hosting this year not, creating a cozy space to eat […]