Which sofa with a dog ?
If you are lucky enough to share your home with a four-legged friend, you need to have a suitable sofa! At Casavogue, we offer advice on how to choose your furniture, but also your sofa. We will help you live comfortably with your pets. Choose a sectional sofa or a luxurious sofa adapted to the presence of your dog.
Choose a pet-friendly leather fabric
The sofa is the main element of the room and should be chosen with care. This is especially true when there are pets in the house. We appreciate our little companions. On the other hand, it's funny when they are present on the sofa or just come to rub themselves. And then there are the hairs, the drool stains, the scratch marks. Not to mention muddy paw prints, odors, etc. We recommend that you choose a sofa covering that is suitable for dogs.
The fabric sofa is a good choice for easy care of your sofa. Hair does not get embedded in the premium fabric of Casavogue sofas and can simply be vacuumed up. Another advantage of this fabric is that it is scratch resistant. Therefore, it will be very difficult for your dog to tear the sofa. Claw marks can also be removed by running your hand over the fabric.
Is a leather sofa a good option?
You want to replace your old sofa with a new leather sofa. You may be wondering if this is a good idea because you have a dog. Yes, it can be done. You just need to consider a few things.
Choose a material that is easy to clean
It is important to note that cleaning your leather sofa will not be difficult. You can use a soft cloth and natural products like black knowledge or linseed oil. This is a product that does not absorb pet hair and does not allow dust mites to grow.
Protecting the leather sofa
If your dog likes to sit next to you on the leather sofa, the best solution is to protect it. For this, we recommend choosing a nice blanket. This fabric, in addition to being functional, can also serve as a decorative element. A black sofa allows you to choose the color you want for your cover. If you choose a colorful chair, consider a plaid with the same color fabric for a consistent look. To keep your dog from clawing at your beautiful sofa, provide toys and scratching posts.
What color sofa should you choose if you have a dog?
The color of your sofa is also a consideration. Think of a white couch that your dog has put his muddy paws on! Even with the best cleaning products and a machine wash, there is no guarantee that it will return to its original white color.
So it's important to choose the right color for your sofa. Of course, it's up to you to make your choice, but don't forget that there are some very trendy sofa colors:
- Green is very fashionable;
- Blue is ideal to bring a colorful touch to your interior decoration;
- Yellow allows you to enjoy a warm and very cocooning color.
Take note of the quality of the coating
High quality leather will not crack. The quality of the leather coating is obvious. How can you tell if a piece of leather is of high quality? The elasticity of the leather indicates its quality, as it cannot fracture under normal tension. Despite your best efforts, your sofa is vulnerable to scratches. Scratches give an unsightly appearance to sectional sofas and couches.
Faced with this dilemma, choose dyed leather. It hides scratches beautifully. Leather quality is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a sofa if you have a dog. Good quality leather is softer and will not crack when subjected to normal pressure. Choose dyed leathers as they hide small scratches.
How thick is leather?
The thickness of a leather does not guarantee its quality. However, thin leather is softer and more supple, but thick leather does not wrinkle as much. Keep in mind that thin leather does not break as quickly as thick leather. However, if you want a cheap leather sofa, go for thicker leather. The thickness of leather varies between 0.9 and 1.2 mm for sofas, but leather is considered thick at 1.4 mm in general.
A sofa covering that is suitable for your dog is the best barrier against wear and tear. Also, take the time to teach your pet to behave properly (not to jump on the sofa or scratch it). A patterned fabric over a solid color may be desirable. This will make pet hair and stains less visible. Puppy owners should get a cotton blanket that covers the entire sofa. This is true regardless of the fabric used. Once your puppy is grown, remove it to reveal the sofa underneath. Consider covering your sofas with slipcovers or blankets for extra protection. We suggest you check out our line of sofas available at our Casavogue online store.