Thursday, August 2, 2012

DoggyStyle: Decorating like Your Dog

We were just talking to some of our dog friends the other day who mentioned they made the mistake of having dark floors with a white dog. Everything is just much more noticeable, and it would have made sense to have lighter floors to disguise the lighter dog hair.
I had never thought about it before...or did I? Looking around, it seems everything is a bit brown and white, just like Miss M:
While we just happened to make our bedroom gray and white ala Mr. B:
Could I have subconsciously decorated like our dogs?
Does anyone else have decor that looks like your pooch? Was it deliberate, or subconscious?

Also...easy ways to keep your home clean even with big pooches.

11 comments:

Sam said...

Well, our house is pretty much the same way it was when I married my husband and moved in with him. One thing I do notice though, is that when we buy new things, we do tend to lean towards Golden Retriever Red.

Sam

Amy Jo said...

I am totally with your friend on the dark floors vs white dog hair!! We had white carpet with two black cats, so when we decided to install hardwood, we went dark with hopes of disguising some of the black hair. I did not take into consideration all the white hair from our jack russell...ugh! It's a lose/lose situation at our house. If you wear white clothes you end up with black hair all over, and if you wear dark clothes you end up with white hair! Thankfully, our pit is reddish/brown and tends to blend in :)

Rebelwerewolf said...

I would love for our apartment to match the dogs, but our predominant decor color is blue, so unless we get Stitch from Lilo and Stitch or Llamaentity caves and lets us reupholster the couch (honestly, the first seems more likely), it's not going to happen anytime soon.

Carrie C said...

I brought hardwood floor samples home to match them to my Molly's chocolate furs. I thought it would cut down on vaccuming. Little did I know-Molly sheds in a much lighter color!! While you can't even see her when she lays down on the floor-you can certaintly see her shedded tumbleweeds because they are much lighter. You live, you learn;)

Sara @ LiteraryLima said...

Haha, that's hilarious! Our dogs are brindle and red, so I can't say that our colour scheme matches. However, I did consider their colouring when installing hardwood - dog hair dustballs are hard to hide!

Erika, Blair and crew said...

Haha, I purposely bought a lighter dog bed for Koda to disguise his hair. I know what you mean about floors too though, everything shows up on hardwood, especially his hair balls.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We have several white rugs which are a good thing but then they show a lot of dirt. Dark wood floor shows all our hair. Mom and the monster vacuum are always out
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

Well, with four dogs that are all different colors, we're bound to have something to match each of them! lol

Slomack said...

Ha! When we bought our car we purposely sought out dark interior, thinking it would hide the furs. Of course, our dog is brown...AND white. So parts of her still show up :)

Kolchak Puggle said...

We definitely put in darker floors in hopes of disguising at least some of the dog hair in our home. Even with frequent vacuuming Koly seems to lose hair at a much faster rate than am able to contain it. can't say it was terribly successful. It may not be as bad as our old cream carpet was, but I still definitely notice the flurry of fur. Next time, I'm getting a crested ;0)

Kitty+Coco said...

Ok, yes, I will admit to specifically buying a white couch and gray comfortors because they hide pug hair best. We got dark wood floors before our Pug came along. WOW! Constant battle to keep them clean. Funny that you guys unconsciously bought matching accessories to Miss M and Mr B.

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