Decorating Around Pet Hair?

Decorating Around Pet Hair?

Regina Yunghans
Feb 2, 2012

Q: We are in the midst of renovating our family room and in the near future will have to make decisions regarding paint, flooring and furniture. I know for certain I want the wall colors to be a light grey and the ceilings to be white or some variation of white. Problem is, I don't know what color carpet or sofa to put in the room. My first instinct is a charcoal grey carpet, because my dog sheds like it's her job and the dark color will hide her black fur.

(And before readers pass judgement regarding the cleanliness of my floors, 15 minutes after I vacuum they are completely re-covered in pet hair. She's part Chow. She sheds A LOT!) If I have dark colored carpet though, I think my only color option for the sofa is white or some other really light color that contrasts with the dark carpet. And if you see above re: my shedding dog, that's a problem. I can't have a couch that constantly looks dirty from pet hair.

So, you have any color suggestions for my carpet and sofa that will match or complement the grey walls but camouflage some of the pet hair that constantly accumulates on my carpets and furniture? Any help would be appreciated!

Note: I don't have a picture of the room in question, but I do have a picture my shedding dog Chewbacca! Isn't she cute?

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