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Decorating for Dogs – A Post by Zena, Decorator to the Dogs.

So Zac is MIA today.

Well. Not really.

He isn’t missing, he’s asleep next to me.

Zac sleeping next to me BOL

And he hasn’t been in action. He does walk to the dog park but beyond that his only activity is to the food bowl and back to his bed LOL.

Anyways. I have snuck in and for once this is a SERIOUS post with SERIOUS stuff IMO.

So. Here I am ready to give interior design advice. Yes. Really BOL.

It was Zac’s pal Easy who gave me the idea.

Easy’s staff were trying to find a paint to match his Weimaraner coat and it made me think. Yeah really, despite what Zac says I do think – sometimes!

In my humble opinion when you get a pet you have a duty of care to that pet and to display that pet as best as you can.

Beloved has had mixed success as I will demonstrate.

The white walls aren’t too bad for showcasing my beauty, but the grey of the carpet is a real miss. This needs to go as soon as possible

Your standard white dogs like Clowie, Jasper and Nellie look pretty good in most settings. They look especially good on green grass so you might like to think about bringing the outside in and laying grass in your living area.

This has the added benefit of not having to wipe up muddy paw prints and will allow your adored pet to chew bones inside. There is the downside that you might have to cut the grass but pets come with responsibilities.

Although I appreciate the effort Beloved has gone to with her bedroom, a sort of homage to us really, black sheets, white bedcover so I would stand out, the overall effect is less than I would want. Once again the white washes me out.

Dogs like Easy go well with the neutral colour palette of light beige and creams with perhaps a pop of colour like orange or lime green to really show off their coats. To much beige and Easy will blend into the background. Never what you should want for your pets.

I am full of admiration for Mollie who’s cat Alfie (or is it Alfie with dog Mollie?), who are an incredibly well-matched pair colour-wise. This makes decorating so much easier for their staff.

Although I stand out a little on this green leather, it is my careful use of Beloved’s soft blanket which helps. By itself that particular shade of green is a little too muted, a lime green would be much better.

Now we come to me, me, meeeeeee (singing in my mind).

I am black. Zac was black but he is less black now which really bugs him ALOL!

Anyways. I am black and like Doggy, we black dogs do present a particular challenge.

Number 2 son’s bedroom is almost there. The blue bedcover is a little too pale again (what is it with Beloved and these pale colours), but a quick clever placement of a blue cushion saves me from being lost.

You have to go the extra mile with the black dog.

You’d think we’d be easy but although we stand out against the creams and whites we really pop if you’re prepared to use colour.

AJ’s bedroom and again Beloved has used white and a muted grey which doesn’t really give me too much to work with. If Beloved adds a few accessories matching the deep pink of the flowers it would help to showcase me much better.

Beloved has played it way too safe in the house IMHO.

All the off-white and pale greens don’t really do us justice.

Here I am in my favourite seat in the kitchen, the only room that Beloved has got it right. See how I stand out and ‘Pop’ whilst on the red chair – what a difference.

A strong colour shows us off to our best advantage and so I’ll be trying to get Beloved to redecorate very soon. Red all the way.

BB4N.

Hope this helps everyone out their to really maximize the positive in their pets.

Style. I happen to have been born with it.

BBIAB. C4N – Zena, Warrior Princess, Decorator to the Dogs, Styler Extraordinaire.

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