How to Pet-Proof your Furniture

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Oh, no: it seems that Fluffy scratched your great grandmother’s Victorian couch — and now the piece is ruined! Remain calm, as this is usually a familiar spectacle in the home of any pet owner. While the damage to a unique furnishing might be irreversible, there are ways to protect another piece of furniture in your home:

Wrap your Furniture

One of the simplest ways to protect your furniture is to cover the piece completely! Of course, there’s the old-fashioned way (hello, hard plastic covers) — but that might be a tad uncomfortable to sit on — especially in the heat of the summer. If you’re looking for a more pleasant alternative, then it may be wise to invest in fabric cover for your beloved pieces!

Coming in an array of different patterns and finishes, these fabric covers will do just the trick — and will even transform the appearance of your space, too! Sure, you can opt for covers that closely match your furniture’s current finish — but that’s entirely up to you!

Move it Around

Have an antique chair that will be impossible to find a furniture cover for? If that’s the case, then it would be best to place it in a different room of the house. Of course, your fur babies might access to every room of your home — but it’s best to think about placing it in a guest room or an office, where the door is usually closed.

If you can think of the perfect space, then it would be best to place the furniture item in an area of the room that your pet usually doesn’t frequent. This will not only keep your room intact, but it will keep the piece safe from any pet dander that may come its way!

Use a Series of Pillows

Believe it or not, placing a variety of pillows across your couch or chair will help prevent your pet from scratching it! Of course, your fur baby may feel inclined to sleep atop the decorative pillows — but it will positively prevent them from scratching the surface of the furnishing, which will make you feel more at ease the next time they jump on top of your couch or chair!

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