Okay, maybe we're a little spoiled. Having an invisible fence outside for the dog allows us to keep our pets safe without fencing blocking or changing our view. But, inside, we're often forced to make room for big ugly kennels or messy-looking beds.
So, we asked an interior designer, Patricia Davis Brown of DigThisDesign.net how to deal with the dog's space indoors. She shared these great ideas to help you make a dog bed disappear into the room.
How to Make a Dog Bed Invisible
When you’re a parent of a fur kid, you want to make your pets feel comfortable – but also hide the less attractive items like dog kennels, crates and toys.
So, here are some great examples showing you how to make a dog bed blend right into your kitchen, living room or bedroom:
Storage and a Bed All in One
For those of you with a mudroom, foyer or some extra space in your kitchen, this wall unit is a great idea. Your pup can relax in a comfy bed on the bottom, and you can store all of his stuff – and anything else you need up top.
Custom Cabinetry for Dog Beds
If you weren’t looking for it, you might miss this dog bed hidden right in the custom cabinetry of this kitchen:
Here is another example of using custom cabinetry to house your dog bed… or this case, both of your dog beds:
A Room of His Own
This was one of my favorites… using the space under the stairs or between closets, your dog can have his own room. I love that they went the extra mile to trim out the door and add the roof-shaped peak at the top.
-- Patricia Davis Brown, National Award Winning Interior Designer
About the author: Patricia Davis Brown is a National Award Winning Interior Designer. She often incorporates pets into her kitchen designs and creates custom cabinetry built to fit exact needs, including making room for dogs, for clients across the country through her online store, PDBHomestore.com.