Pets at home: decor tips focused on the beauty of environments, well-being and safety

The right choices for the project, both in terms of materials and layout, make living together even more enjoyable for residents and their pets.

They are part of Brazilian families: therefore, interior architecture must increasingly contribute to the well-being of pets. In the project executed by the architect Júlia Guadix, the porcelain floor with a woody aesthetic and the rug produced in cotton, sisal and chenille looms is perfect for keeping the house doggo clean | Photo: Guilherme Pucci

pet stopped being ‘just a pet’ to become a true member of Brazilian families and the numbers prove the relevance of this statement: according to the Brazilian Association of the Pet Products Industry (Abinpet), our country is home to the second largest population of dogs (55.9 million) and cats (25.6 million). And if in the past they were segregated from a restricted area of ​​the house, today they are part of and frequent all environments: therefore, nothing fairer than adapting the interior architecture for a beneficial and happy coexistence: both for the owners and for the pets.

According to architect Isabella Nalon, in charge of the office that bears his name, the architectural professional has the experience of executing an interior project designed and adapted so that animals can live peacefully. “Pets need a free and safe area inside the house to live with tutors, as well as space available for play and development. Therefore, it is important that this location is directed according to the characteristics of each animal, guides the professional. For her, good ideas and a range of materials enable adaptations to be made in environments to improve the quality of life for pets without losing the aesthetic value of the place.

Pets and decor

Pets at home: decor tips focused on the beauty of environments, well-being and safety

Pets at home: decor tips focused on the beauty of environments, well-being and safety

The decoration of the residence should benefit the daily life of pets. Therefore, it is essential that your tutor bring elements that do not harm the coexistence with the animal | Guadix Studio Project | Photo: Guilherme Pucci

A variety of materials and coatings offer advantages that improve the quality of life for the little animals. For floors, ceramic, porcelain and vinyl are suitable materials, as they bring safety and beauty to the environment. However, the resident should give preference to satin finishes, since the polished and very slippery ones harm the articulation of the pets, which can result in mobility problems and greater energy expenditure, due to the lack of adhesion that requires a greater effort on their part. . “The choice of flooring is the most important decision for those who have pets. In addition to these factors, it needs to be easy to clean and practical for the day to day of tutors.”, guides Isabella.

The woodworking is also considered an ally, since it is possible to create creative spaces for the animals, such as a bed next to the owner’s bed, feeders and drinkers. The greatest benefit of woodworking is that, in addition to following the decorative style of the environment, it is possible to embed it in the furniture so as not to interfere with circulation, freeing up spaces for both pets and owners.

Pets at home: decor tips focused on the beauty of environments, well-being and safety

Pets at home: decor tips focused on the beauty of environments, well-being and safety

The materials used in the environments make all the difference. In this project by the architect Marina Carvalho, the joinery brought a good solution to accommodate Kate’s bed. In the project, it became an extension of the dorm closet | Photo: Evelyn Muller

most suitable fabrics

Pets at home: decor tips focused on the beauty of environments, well-being and safety

Pets at home: decor tips focused on the beauty of environments, well-being and safety

Pet friendly fabrics are essential when animals enjoy the structure of the whole house. In the case of sofas, the chosen material cannot be easily damaged with scratches and dirt. Project by architect Isabella Nalon | Photo: Evelyn Muller

Residents should also pay attention to the fabrics of the house, as the right choices directly interfere with the decor and hygiene of the house. The market offers several fabrics that are aimed at the comfort of the pet and that, at the same time, are resistant and that provide effective maintenance and hygiene – not to mention the way they add to the look of the environment!

According to architect Marina Carvalho, in front of the office that bears his name, the most suitable fabrics are suede or leather – precisely because they are very easily cleaned. The professional also relates that the rug is another element that also needs this feature, as it is a place where pets also stay a lot. “Avoid dark colors, because depending on the volume of fall of the animal’s fur, it is possible to see clearly on the carpet and furniture”, advises. Completing the orientation round, the architect Julia Guadix, responsible for Studio Guadix, adds the curtain as an accessory that should be chosen based on appearance and practicality. “Linen and voile are beautiful, but they fray easily. Thus, thinking about usability and longevity, roller blinds are super suitable for protecting windows and balcony closures.”, guides.

Pets at home: decor tips focused on the beauty of environments, well-being and safety

Pets at home: decor tips focused on the beauty of environments, well-being and safety

The choice of mat should also be taken into account, as pets spend a lot of time lying on them | Project by the architect Marina Carvalho | Photo: Evelyn Muller

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