101 Ideas: 9 tips for a chic, pet-friendly home
News from Norwich Bulletin:

Instead of banishing their furry friends to the yard, many pet owners are decorating and remodeling their living spaces with their pets’ needs in mind.

Here is how to have a beautiful house and a pet, too:

1. Vacuum regularly.

Even if you match your chaise to your Siamese so perfectly the hairballs are barely visible, vacuum kitty’s hair off the furniture at least twice a week. You may need to vacuum daily when your pet is shedding.

2. Bathe and groom your pet often.

Keeping your dog or cat clean will help your house stay cleaner, longer. Think of it this way: It’s easier to clean your dog than your upholstery, and it’s usually more fun.

3. Use stain-resistant fabrics.

Forget silk, chintz or the pet-hair magnet known as velvet. Discover the joys of Crypton, a synthetic fabric that’s resistant to stains, smells, bacteria and muddy paws.

4. Put washable fabrics on your bed.

If your dog or cat sleeps with you, there will be accidents. Protect your mattress from the inevitable by covering it with a thick pad. Use cotton sheets in a pattern that can hide pet hair and stains between washings.

5. Skip wall-to-wall carpet.

Carpet absorbs odors, traps pet hair and soaks up inevitable pet-related stains like a sponge.</…………… continues on Norwich Bulletin

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Decorate Home With Flowers: Under Budget!
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Flowers are sacred and can be used to decorate the house beautifully. These flowers not only add a different glow to the interiors but also spread their aroma all around. As flowers are considered holy, you can use them to decorate your house in a traditional way to celebrate festivals. As it is festive season and high time to try something traditionally appealing, here are few ideas to decorate your house using flowers. This will not only change the look of your entire house but build the perfect festive ambiance.

Traditional ways to decorate home with flowers:

Curtains of flowers: It is a traditional method used to decorate the house with flowers. It is inexpensive and looks colourful too. Just tie a long thread to a needle and inject single flower inside it till the thread fills. Finish by tying a knot so that the flowers do not fall. Leave a little thread so that you can tie it to the curtain rod without much difficulty. You can either use a single flower or blend some colourful ones just to make an attractive flower curtain. You can tie these curtains in the pooja room or all over the house to cover the windows.

Flower petals showpiece: You must have seen big water bowls in spas with floating candles and flower petals on the surface. Well, you can use the same idea even to decor…………… continues on BoldSky

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