Are you currently working on pet-proofing your home for a new arrival? Providing your new pet with a comfortable space where they can feel safe and secure is one of the biggest reasons to designate a pet space in your home. If you’re preparing for a new pet, use these tips to create the perfect pet space in your home.
Choose a Space
There are many factors to consider when choosing a safe space for your new pet. A pet-safe space should be quiet, with minimal outside noise; loud noises and foreign sounds can make new pets nervous, especially in an unfamiliar environment. If you’re renovating a space specifically for your pet, use pet-safe paint and surfaces as you finish the area. Enclosed spaces with plenty of storage, such as closets, spare bedrooms, laundry rooms, and more make perfect starting spaces for your pets to get used to your home.
Blend Your Pet’s Space
If you don’t have a spare bedroom or other room to designate for your pet’s safe space, you’ll need to section off a portion of your living area. Fortunately, there are ways you can blend your pet’s space with your living space so that the two don’t clash. When choosing your pet’s bedding, blankets, pillows, and more, consider the colors of your home’s interior. Opt for colors that complement or match your current décor. You should also remember to choose durable furniture and accessories, especially if you’re bringing a pet that isn’t fully trained into your home. Remove expensive items and precious belongings so your new pet won’t mistake them for toys as they learn and explore their space.
Include Certain Items
A pet’s safe space should be comforting and allow them to play, rest, and relieve anxiety. This area is the perfect spot to store your new pet’s bed, toys, food dishes, supplies, and more. Make sure they have plenty of room to sleep and stretch out. If your pet has a crate, leave the crate in their space so they have somewhere familiar to go whenever needed. This area is also convenient for training your pet in a closed-off space away from distractions and allows you to store all your pet’s accessories and items in one place.
Follow these tips to create the perfect pet space in your home, and you can turn your home into a comfortable space for you and your pet to live in harmony.