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Comfy Spaces for Our Furry Friends

June 4, 2013

Pets are more than just animals. Our furry, feathered, and finned friends require time, attention, and as safe and comfortable a home as we do. When you’re planning a home for both you and your pets, consider their particular needs, how a little planning can go a long way to help you streamline your daily routine and keep your pet safe and happy.

Rethink how you care for your pet’s needs. Learn new ways to keep their food, toys and other necessities accessible, organized and in tune with your home’s style. So to get your started here are some awesomely cool ideas!

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Sleep Spaces

Dogs need a designated sleep space. But if you’d like to reclaim your sleep space, consider setting aside a part of the house that is solely for your cat or dog. This has an added benefit, as many animal experts contend that your pet needs his or her own space to rest and recoup from the stimulation of being with the family. A sleep space can be as simple as a pet bed or crate in the corner of your bedroom, or as extravagant as turning an unused closet into a pet room. “A crate really most closely approximates a den

Repurpose your Nightstand – Instead of having your pet’s bed take up extra space in your bedroom, repurpose an old nightstand into a bed for your pup or feline friend! Buy a comfortable bed cushion for your dog or cat that matches your room’s color scheme to have it fit in with the rest of the room. If your pet likes extra privacy, hang a small pull curtain in front of the opening that can be opened and closed. This is also a great idea for home decor for pets for those of you who have their pets usually sleeping right beneath their bed, as it will prevent you from sleepily stepping on them at night.

Pet food station- Turn an old dresser or other piece of furniture with a pull out bottom drawer into a feeding station for your pet! This will keep your pet from playing with their bowls when they get bored and inevitably prevent a mess. Plus it’s another great space saving idea for your pet’s eating area that would normally take up space in your kitchen. You can even use the other drawers or top of the furniture as a place to put all of your pet’s food, treats, toys, litter, or leashes. It’s like your pet’s very own kitchen storage station!

A Discreet Litter Box – Ah, the downside of owning a cat… the smelly litter box. However, with the right enclosure, you can help control the smell and help your cat’s litter box to blend in with the rest of your home! Any piece of furniture can easily be hollowed out for your cat’s litter box and have a hole and cat-flap installed. This is a great way to help contain the smell as well as hide the box from being an eyesore in your home. Plus it will give your feline companion even more privacy.

A small pet haven – Have a smaller furry companion in your life? Why not give them a shelf in your bookcase? For hamsters or mice, a square cube on a shelf makes the perfect size habitat! Simply find and install a plexi-glass box with small holes that fits snugly into the shelf, and you have a perfect tank for them that doesn’t take up extra space in your room! Find a clear box with only sides and a bottom (no top) so that you can pull it out of the shelf for easy cleaning and play! For bigger pets like snakes, lizards, bunnies, guinea pigs, or even chinchillas, do the same but with a wider book shelf.

Side dog bed – Do you hate sleeping away from your pup but find that they take up too much room on your bed with you? Why not create a bed for your dog that is level with your own! This way, your dog can have its own bed but still be within petting distance from you. This is great for people who love to sleep with their pets but hate having dog hair and smell all over their blankets. Make sure to put in some stairs so your furry friend can get up there!

An Aquarium Coffee Table – Maybe you’re more of the pet fish kind of person. Fish are great pets when it comes to home decor because they are beautiful by themselves. The possibilities for creating the perfect aquarium for your home are endless, but if you want your pet fish to be the center of attention in your room, this glass-topped coffee table that contains an aquarium is perfect. Its acrylic sides provide clear viewing of the interior, while the removable tabletop is large and sturdy enough to accommodate almost anything you want to display on it. Lights in the base illuminate the tank from beneath the bed of blue glass gravel to give it even more of a deep sea feel for your home.

Cat cases – Love books? Love your cats? Combine the two! A Cat Case is a bookcase playground hybrid for your feline friends. It stores books, DVDs and more, while at the same time being the ideal playground for your cat. Inside the Cat Case your cat can sleep or jump like they would with stairs from shelf to shelf in order to finally reach the top level, where there is a great and comfortable lookout. If you are looking for a bookcase as well as a play area for your cat, then this kills two birds with one stone! Talk about being an amazing space saver your cat will love!

Unique home decor for your pets is mainly about trying to blend in your animal’s items with the rest of your family’s. Your pet’s bed, food, or play area should mesh well with the rest of your home and not stand out on its own.

If you like these then please share the inspirations with your friends and family too!

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Fancy DIY Kids Room Design Inspirations

May 27, 2013 2 Comments

Kids are full of creativity and you should help them live in their world of imagination. It helps with their growth and creates a stronger bond between the kid and the parents.

So how do you do creativity without spending a bunch of money? Well we have some awesome designs for you that can help you can transform your child’s room into something magical.

  • Create Mini Art Galleries – The wonders of great artwork! Walls adorned with gallery style wall décor celebrate all styles of art. Monochromatic or filled with color, an accent wall featuring photos, pictures and wall decor is a great way to kick it up a notch in any kid’s room. And who knows, maybe you’ll inspire a mini Picasso in the making
  • Accessorize with Patterns – An easy way to add flair to any child’s room is with patterned accessories. Any playroom comes to life with the addition of colorful and vibrant pillows
  • Collect Pieces Over Time -Use individual pieces accumulated over time instead of buying a matching furniture set. Not only is it an excellent way to save, but it achieves a colorful and eclectic look, layering in the new with the old
  • Do- It- Yourself – It certainly pays off to start thinking handmade even if it’s just the smallest of details. Creating your own headboard with easily accessible materials such as MDF (Medium density fiberboard). All you need is Foam, Fabric glue and a staple gun which will have you feeling like a true craftsman in no time
  • Add Wallpapers – Instead of wallpapering every square inch of a child’s room, consider using it more sparingly as an accent. Paper lanterns hanging in the corners are also an affordable touch of whimsy
  • For a striking piece of art, enlarge a favorite photo at an office supply store (make sure it’s to a standard frame height), then cut it into even sections and frame it
  • Stock cubbies with all the supplies your children would need for arts-and-crafts or school projects: poster board, construction paper, markers, crayons, glue, etc.
  • Perk up a dresser with colorful ribbon remnants
  • Create a warm place for your shared reading time: a bookcase stocked with favorites, good lighting, and cuddle-worthy seating
  • Multi-pocket organizers on a closet door displaying hair ties, sunglasses, trinkets―and reminder notes from Dear Mom
  • Items that are custom made will not only make the room feel special but help make it unique
  • Choose a soothing wall color, like lavender, that gives a room an ease-into-sleep feel

Check out the album below to see these ideas come to life!

Happy decorating your kids room! And do send us pics of your designs that you would want to share with the world. Email us at customerservice@artanddecors.com.

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