It’s hard to imagine life without them, so why not create a luxury dog room your fur baby will love? Dogs are the ones who shower us with unconditional love, brighten our sad days and provide us with devoted companionship. They deserve the best room in the house!
Like us, dogs like to have an area they can call their own. They need a space they can retire to when they are tired or if they feel like some alone time. Luxury dog rooms are a great way to show your canine friend how much you care. Whether you have four walls to spare. An unused cupboard, or an awkward corner you haven’t quite figured out what to do with yet. Your fur baby will love their room no matter what.
Whether you are bringing home your first puppy, or third! We are here to guide you through creating the ulti-mutt luxury dog room!
Choose paw-fect storage
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We don’t like to admit it, but sometimes our pooches can cause quite a mess. We try to keep them as happy as possible by indulging them with many, many toys! Much like children, dogs love to play with multiple toys! (we’ve all stepped on a squeaky toy and nearly had a heart attack, right?!) So why not build your luxury dog room around storage ideas? Incorporate a comfy dog bed for your pooch to complete the area! Dog behaviorist and blogger, Danielle Mühlenberg, has some important advice when it comes to designing a space for your dog.
“When designing a space for your dog, consider their individual needs. Some dogs love facing the door and being close to the action while others need a more closed-off space as their personal safe haven. Whatever you do, make sure it's puppy-proof which includes removing sharp objects, choking hazards, cables, and so on.”
Create a luxury dog room with your negative space
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If you are low on space or are unable to dedicate a full room to your fur baby, you can make use of negative space. By adding a side table over a cage and adorning it with a light curtain fabric, you can create an area for your pooch without taking up room in your own area. Incorporate a comfy dog bed and adorn the tabletop with some lovely greenery. This is both a simple and cost-effective way to create a perfect spot for your furry friend!
Blend your luxury dog room with your décor
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Many luxury dog rooms are currently incorporated within other rooms, such as kitchens, laundry rooms and hallways. It is always better to blend your dog’s space with your chosen room. A dog bed placed in an unused cupboard would be the perfect spot. This will help keep the area tidy and not upset the flow of your home. If your doggies room is intertwined with your home it will make the space feel cosy for both you and your pup.
Be minimalist to make an impact
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Much like our own spaces, a great way to exude luxury is by neatness. A soft, decorative wallpaper, ambient lighting and a comfy dog bed (or two!) are all you need. The space will be a loving focal point and will act as the perfect space for your dog to feel safe and cosy. Veterinarian and Founder of Trending Breeds, Amanda Takiguchi, has some great insight when it comes to creating a space for your dog.
“The best advice is, create one that you can put inside your house, fill with a chunky pillow whose cover you can wash weekly, and never, ever close the door. Your dog’s house is supposed to be his/her safe place, not a punishment corner. Make sure the house is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Remember that your dog’s body takes longer to cool down than yours.”
Affix a doggy-themed mural to your wall
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A great way to dedicate a space to your four-legged friend would be with pet-themed wallpaper! The moment you affix a doggy-themed mural to your wall is the moment you have created the perfect area for your pooch. There is no reason to feel guilty if you can't dedicate a large space or separate room to your pooch. A playful mural is all you need to enhance your pet's area.
Create a luxury dog room with a lick of paint
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A great way to make any room stand out would be to add a lick of paint. Your fur baby has its own personality, so why not try to reflect this through your colour scheme? Much like how we would decorate our rooms. You don’t need to shy away from vibrant colours to be luxurious. A striking colour scheme will enhance your dog’s space and make it a beautiful focal point in your home. Dr. Sabrina Kong, DVM at 'We Love Doodles' was happy to share her professional insight.
“First of all, you have to keep in mind that there's no such thing as the "perfect space" for your dog as it all depends on you and your furry friend's liking. Whether you go all out with it and create some sort of hotel room for your dog in your own house or keep it nice and simple, there are some essentials that should be in every dog's room/space such as a comfy bed, a toys/play area, a feeding station, and of course, all sorts of doggy-themed decor that lets people know who's the real owner of that room.”
Inject a unique dog bed
If you are low on space, you can still treat your pooch to a beautiful room. You can achieve this by using a unique dog bed. Luxury is all about comfort, so why not choose a bed which encompasses its own enclosure? A roofed bed will help make the space feel cosy for when your dog decides they want some alone time or 40 winks! Alex Schechter, DVM, is a renowned vet and has some wonderful advice when it comes to dog beds.
“Dogs feel more at ease in cave-like beds with warm and cuddly covers. These beds provide the impression of a secure atmosphere. When dogs are not busy splayed out among the family, they like being comfortable in their own quarters. You may acquire luxurious mattresses for your dogs or a ready-made kennel for your dog to remain in. Blankets and even a small rug can assist you in creating a cosy resting spot for your pet to relax as desired.”
Decorate your luxury dog room with patterns
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If you have a space under your stairs, why not transform it into your pup's new room? Say goodbye to the cluttered space where you used to dump your shoes and coats (and whatever else would fit in!) and say hello to a luxury dog room your fur baby will love! If the space under your stairs restricts your décor, a good alternative is a patterned wall mural. A terrazzo mural would be a great choice as there are various depths of patterns you can choose from. Jen Jones, the founder of Your Dog Advisor, has some great advice when it comes to choosing the perfect space for your pooch.
“Allowing your fur babies to have their own space where they can feel safe and comfortable should really be a basic tenet of your life as a pet owner. You can do this by making sure your dog has enough space for them to move around. You should also make sure that your dog has access to water and food at all times. A dog's environment should be equivalent to their needs.”
Use fabrics to create a luxury dog room
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It doesn’t matter if you only have limited space to work with. You can create a luxury dog room anywhere. A simple but effective way to achieve this would be by adorning a crate with fabric to create a curtain or its own roof. You could even use the same fabric for your dog's bed. This will make your crate look safe and cosy to your doggo. By matching your fur-babies décor to your own you will create a seamless area. Add in a wall decal, a fancy food mat and some treat pots.
If you are creating a luxury dog room for your four-legged friend, let us know in the comments below!