Pet Areas Within The Home
Do you have a four-legged friend that’s an extra member of the family? As pets become a member of the family, they should have their own area of the home too! This doesn’t necessarily mean a designated bedroom for them (unless you so wish and have the space!) but having an area of the home that is full of their toys, bed, blankets, and other comforts, helps to keep them feeling settled.
In this Shop the Look feature I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on how you can create a a pet area within the home that doesn’t compromise on style!
How to Recognize a Pet Area
A pet area is typically a corner (or several dotted throughout a home) in a space that has all the comforts and toys your pet may need. You may not realize the pet area at first because toys will be stored within baskets or boxes, and blankets neatly stored away in a unit. Depending on the space available, there may also be a bed designated to the pet too!
As humans, we started keeping pets over 12,000 years ago! Animals provided us with protection and service back in those days, particularly for farmers or those hunting. Dogs used to keep track of the herd, while cats would hunt and kill rodents to protect humans from any disease they would be carrying.
Keeping animals as pets (and not for a specific purpose as above) is a more recent thing – during the 18th and 19th centuries we saw more people keep animals as pets.
Nowadays, it is very popular to have pets! From cats, dogs, rabbits, to other smaller animals, they bring so much joy to their owners’ lives. Pets quickly become a huge part of the family, with many of us creating little corners within our living rooms for them to enjoy.
The key to a successful pet area in any home is to define the area with their toys, blankets, and a bed. This will make your pet to feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the day, even when you’re not there. Having a designated pet area in your home will help you to keep toys stored away at the end of each day.
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