Furniture for Pet Owners (and Pet Lovers!)

Posted by Brielle Pastore on Feb 17, 2014 11:30:00 AM


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” - Anatole France

Today we sat down with one of our design consultants, Keith, to talk about which sofa fabrics are best for pet owners. Many of our customers have pets and think of their furry friends as family. Keith even fosters dogs in his home! This is why we think it is super important to educate our customers on which fabrics to choose when buying a sofa for their home, especially if they have pets.


Here is a picture of Keith's new puppy!

Fabric is obviously super important to a sofa. It can take some time for a customer to choose which fabric they would want on their sofa but when it comes to pets, it complicates the decision. Our design consultants are completely aware of pet owners and take that into consideration when they help and guide you during your upholstery purchase. Many of our design consultants have pets so they have had a lot of experience with upholstery and animals! With their claws, fur, dirt and odor, animals can be a challenge to even the best fabric. Click here to read more about choosing the right fabric that fits your lifestyle.

what fabric is right for me?

Use this chart (featured on as a reference when deciding on which fabric to use! Sensitive fabrics, such as satin, velvet and wool should be avoided if you have a pet in your home.

Pet-friendly fabrics include distressed leather, Ultrasuede, microfiber and Crypton. Once you have chosen the fabric for your sofa, it is now time to focus on the color. Pet owners should stay away from light colors. We recommend that pet owners go with darker colors so that stains won’t show up as dark.


Puppies are very cute but they can cause some damage to your furniture!

If you have a rambunctious pet and you are worried about your new sofa, a slipcover might be the right decision for you! If you are questioning your decision about a certain fabric or furniture piece, ask one of our design consultants! Many (if not all!) of our design consultants have pets and they are highly educated when it comes to picking the perfect fabric for your family and pets!

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Topics: Living Room Furniture