Shop the 10 Best Pet-Friendly Rugs for Your Home, According to Interior Designers
Pets are beloved members of any household, so you'll want to make sure your home provides an inviting environment specific to them—and to maintain the quality of your own décor in the process. That includes the rugs around your house. To do so, Jade McNeil, the owner and principal of Jade McNeil Interiors and a pet owner, avoids placing light-hued rugs across her own floors. "I recommend looking for a darker rug or something with a pattern to hide any marks from your pet," she says.
As for other things to look out for when it comes to shopping for carpets as a pet parent? Consider the material, rug pile, and cleaning instructions for each piece. These are the key principles that Erin Coren of Curated Nest follows. "We lean towards a variety of indoor/outdoor rugs and pillows inside the home, as they are performance fabrics and repel stains. They can also be doubled outside for a cohesive extension of the interior," she says. "For material, we find that man-made fibers, such as nylon, polyester, and polypropylene, are always better for pets. Shy away from viscose, since it doesn't clean well." It's also important to turn to rugs with short cut piles. These are great for pet-filled homes, since looped pile rugs can snag on a pet's nails and long, shag varieties can be tough to clean.
If you're in search of a pet-friendly rug to add in your home, read on. We've shared the best options on the market to splash across your floors.
Shop the Best Rugs for Pet Owners
- Jonathan Adler Inkdrop Black and Ivory Rug
- Article ″Arroyo″ Rug
- Serena & Lily ″Indio″ Rug
- Revival ″Comb″ Rug
- Annie Selke ″Samson″ Navy Indoor/Outdoor Rug
- West Elm ″Shale Striations″ Easy Care Rug
- Martha Stewart Natural Area Rug
- West Elm ″Maven″ Outdoor Rug
- Flor ″All the Right Angles″ Rug
- Landry & Arcari Moroccan Handwoven Tribal Rug