The 5 Furnishings Every Pet Owner Should Have for a Stylish Home

sofa
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A great myth about pet ownership is that you have to sacrifice style for the sake of your furry friend. But there is no reason to let your home go to the dogs (or cats) when a few simple decor decisions can make all the difference. When your pet is a member of your household, making plans with his or her needs in mind can also create a cozier home for you — all it takes are a few durable items that are up for the task. We've collected five must-have pieces to incorporate into your aesthetic that'll keep your space chic and pet friendly.

Seagrass Rug

Prevent paws from slipping on tile, fabric, or hardwood with a simple seagrass rug ( starting at $29.99 ). It's durable, and it'll look great alone or over another rug.

Crypton Super Fabric Chair

Mid Century modern chair
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Whether you choose to upholster your current furniture or buy something new — like this midcentury modern style chair ( $1,649 ) — crypton super fabric is a smart way to protect your chairs and couches from scratches, dirt, and stains.

Shadow Box Coffee Table

coffee table
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Protect your coffee table arrangement from wagging tails and curious paws with a beautiful shadow box coffee table from West Elm ( $1,049 ). The dark metal finish and enclosed glass will show off your favorite accessories without the added stress of a possible spill.

Liberty for Anthropology Sofa

Green toned feather fan patterned sofa
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Choosing patterned furniture not only looks amazing, but can help disguise any pet-related stains or hair. Anthropologie's new collection of furnishings has some stunning pieces like this classy patterned sofa ( $2,498 ), which has fabric busy enough to hide almost anything.

Woven Throw

Soft green toned throw blanket
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Provide your pet with a cozy place to snooze, and protect your furniture at the same time, by throwing some soft and easily washable throw blankets ( $34.99 ) of the tops of your sofas and side chairs. It's a quick fix for when you don't want to give up a beloved furnishing.