20th April

Best colours to hide dog hair

It’s no picnic when our four-legged friends bring their muddy paws into the house, usually just after you’ve cleaned the floor! But for many pet owners, shedding and molting can prove a much bigger problem on a day-to-day basis.

If your dog sheds a lot of hair around the house, you know just how hard it can be to hide it – and how difficult it can be to keep on top of tidying it all up. Even though we all love our pets, most of us would like to keep our homes looking beautiful, too – without banishing them to the back garden. That’s why we could do with making our houses a little more pet-friendly.

Follow our tips to ensure your floors, walls and furniture stay looking great – no matter how many hairs your dog loses.

Dog bed

Match your pooch's fur

Why not use your pet as a source of inspiration for your décor? If your pet loves to join you on the couch, you could pick a sofa that matches their shade. The material you choose can also help minimise the effects of dog hair. Leather can be a great solution, for example, because it’s really easy to wipe clean.

Alternatively, you could simply cover your seats or any other surfaces they like to sit on with similar colour blanket. That, way the hair they leave behind won’t be as obvious – and it’ll help keep it disguised until you have time to clean up. Again, it’s worth thinking about which materials will be best. It’s wise to choose something machine washable, so you know it’ll be quick and simple to keep things clean.  

It’s also worth thinking carefully about what colours you should paint your walls. For example, with a dog around the house, it won’t take long for a white wall to go muddy grey! Being a bit more creative can make all the difference, and if you’re daring enough to want bold colours on your walls, then this could actually help.

Dog molting

Go for hard floors

If dog hairs are proving to be a problem in your house, carpets certainly aren’t the ideal flooring solution. Carpet is prone to trapping pet hair (as well as absorbing odours), making it much harder to keep your house clean and tidy.  If you do have to have carpet though, then look out for low-pile options, and invest in a vacuum specially designed to tackle pet hair.

Hard surfaces floors make everything much more manageable, no matter which colour you choose. Wooden floors are much simpler to mop and vacuum, and you don’t have to worry about pet fur getting stuck in the deep depths of your carpet. Ceramic tiles are another option, but porous materials like marble and other natural stones aren’t quite as pet-friendly (they’re much easier to stain, even if sealed).

Pick the best dog bed

When it comes to choosing a dog bed, you want something that hides hairs and is seriously easy to maintain. But if you take pride in your home, it has to look great, too.

That’s where Raised by Humans comes in. Whatever fur type or colour your pooch has, you can rely on our range of designer dog beds – which come with a contemporary, chevron pattern in a host of bold colours. We refuse to compromise between convenience and design, so you can hide your pooch’s hair and add a touch of style to your home, too.

dog in colorful dog bed

Make sure you vacuum regularly

Even if everything is perfectly colour coordinated, and you have a bed that hides all you dog’s fur, you’ll still need to keep on top of the vacuuming to get rid of those hairs completely. Depending on how much your pooch sheds, you may need to do it twice a week or more – or even daily when it’s especially bad. Doing it little and often can help lighten your load in the long run, and it’ll help keep your home looking smart, too.






By Raised By Humans