I have had a few blog friends ask me how I live with so many dogs.
And quite a few have come right out to ask....
"Doesn't your house smell like dogs?"
Well ....it has always been my goal to keep a clean house for me, the lifeguard, and the dogs.....as well as any guests who choose to visit.
One of the things that helps is I clean every day and I constantly rearrange the furniture....I know...I have issues.
I have these little cut outs and I play around on graph paper before I start moving
.....do you do that? or am I odd?
The only way to get ALL the dog hair is to move furniture around , get under it, and sometimes even flip it over to get the stubborn hair that goes underneath and migrates up to the dust cover...and sticks like Velcro.
Some times even the vacuum has trouble getting it all so I resort to sticky tape and a damp sponge. It helps to have fabrics that can take a beating....like twill or denim. No velvet here...and let me tell ya....micro fiber is not dog friendly.... it holds odor and attracts dog hair like a magnet...trust me....I know. Stick to sturdy cottons and slip-covers. A whole lotta throws and blankets too. You can always wash the blankets and that helps the hose smell fresh.
oh oh ...another thing....
Let me show you the best carpet for a house full of dogs....or cats...or even kids.
This carpet hides dirt and even if there is an accident....it doesn't show. Perfect color for any pet stains that linger even after a good cleaning.
As far as the rest of the room ....since you're here.... I like a neutral palette and keep to greens, greys, browns, golds....sort of like a meadow. I have had the green floral sofa for twenty years or so and even after all those dogs it still looks good. I would love to redo the whole room but as long as the furniture is good I can't see spending the money.
I made the needlepoint pillow back in 1983...even before I had a sofa to put it on.
I love how it works in this room
I love texture
and the hard wood floor
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