12 pet accessories that will blend in with your decor
If you find yourself racing to clear away unsightly pet beds, animal gates or toy bins at the first whiff of a houseguest, you may need to rethink your approach. Pet accessories don’t have to be eyesores that clash with your décor. Instead, they can be thoughtful purchases that blend seamlessly with the rest of your home. Choose any one of these 12 pieces — from a woven toy basket to a retro litter box enclosure — and you’ll be proud to place it right where your friends can see.
Ideal for cats and small pups, this striped Navajo-style tent with pine poles would perfectly suit a boho or rustic living room. Stuff the base with extra cushions or blankets to create a cozy nest.
Pet play tent, $88 USD, anthropologie.com.
If your small or elderly pet needs a little extra help reaching the couch or bed, this classic walnut-stained set of stairs with safety rails will give him that extra leg up. It’s available in two sizes: large (24” tall) and extra-large (30” tall).
PupSTEP wood stairs, Large, $110, bedbathandbeyond.ca.
Discard plastic treat packets that litter your kitchen and stash large bags of food in the cupboard or closet. Instead, store oft-used snacks, food and accessories (think: booties, dog bags and leashes) in sleek opaque canisters that perch neatly on your counter.
Bulletproof gold canisters, $30 to $60, cb2.com.