To make the most of snuggle session with a furry friend, keep these tips in mind when choosing furniture and home accessories.
- If you want to hide pet hair, look for fabrics with patterns - hair tends to be less noticeable against busier prints, especially if they are the same colour as the hair.
- For furniture that's easy to clean, your best bet is synthetic fibre. Scratches and marks can simply be brushed away, and if the upholstery is coded "W," all that's needed for a good wipe-down is soap and water.
- Don't forget to treat any new furniture with a fabric and upholstery protective spray, which helps battle liquids and stains and can be used in most materials.