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Discover Ideal Furniture Pieces for Pet-Friendly Living Spaces

Mar 06, 2024

A young adult and their pet lounging on a livingroom couch.

If you’re a pet owner, you most probably feel like your pet is not just a pet, but a part of the family. But some pets unfortunately wreak havoc in the house, causing unwanted damage to furniture and other expensive elements. So how do you balance making your pet feel comfortable in your home and keeping your things in good condition?  

Transforming your home into a pet-friendly haven is not about compromising style or comfort, but about seamlessly integrating the needs of both you and your four-legged companions. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore how to select furniture that withstands the wear and tear of pets while ensuring a chic living space. Additionally, we’ll delve into the world of lease-to-own solutions, helping you discover shopping power.  

Why Opt for Pet-Friendly Fabrics? 

Cherished as our pets may be, their claws, hair and occasional accidents can take their toll on your furniture. To maintain a neat, pet-friendly space, choose durable fabrics that resist stains and scratches. Seek out pet-proof materials that not only make clean-ups a breeze but also keep your furniture looking new for an extended period. 

The Best Materials for Pet Owners 

Choosing the right material or fabric for your family’s furniture is crucial — even more so for pet owners. Here’s a curated list of materials that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your living space but also offer durability and easy maintenance, making them ideal for households with furry companions: 


  • Aesthetic Appeal: Leather is not just a practical choice; it exudes sophistication, elevating the overall look of your furniture. 

  • Durability: Known for its resilience, leather withstands the wear and tear caused by pets, ensuring longevity. 

  • Easy Maintenance: Leather easily wipes clean, simplifying the task of pet hair removal. 


  • Comfortable and Stain-Resistant: Microfiber combines comfort with stain resistance, making it an excellent choice for pet owners seeking a cozy retreat for their pets without compromising style. 

  • Easy Cleaning: The fabric’s easy cleaning and maintenance ensure your furniture remains in top-notch condition, even with lively pets around. 

 Crypton Fabric: 

  • Stain-Repellent Technology: Crypton fabric is engineered to provide an effective barrier against spills and accidents. 

  • Resistant to Odors: This material is known for ensuring your furniture stays fresh even in the presence of pets. 


  • Durability: Canvas is a robust fabric that stands up well to the activities of pets, making it a durable option for furniture upholstery. 

  • Easy to Clean: This feature makes canvas a practical choice for pet owners looking for furniture that can withstand the challenges of everyday pet life. 

By opting for materials like these, pet owners can strike a perfect balance between aesthetics and practicality. These materials not only enhance the visual appeal of your furniture but also ensure it remains resilient in the face of pet-related challenges — providing a comfortable and stylish living space for both you and your furry companions.  

Safety Considerations 

Keeping your family safe from harmful chemicals and other elements takes precedence in any household, but even more so in a pet-friendly home. Some ways to do that:   

  • Choose furniture constructed from nontoxic materials to eliminate the risk of harm to your beloved companions. 

  • Create a pet-friendly living room where furniture is stylish and devoid of sharp edges or small parts that could pose a threat to curious pets.  

  • Keep medicines, cleaners and laundry supplies on high shelves or in latched cabinets. 

  • Block small spaces (e.g., between appliances and walls) where pets can accidentally get stuck. 

Maintaining and Protecting Your Furniture 

Caring for furniture is pivotal for longevity and becomes an even more vigilant effort if you’re a pet parent. While there are options for more routine maintenance tasks (such as managing pet hair and tackling stubborn stains), long-term plans such as this will help your furniture stay in excellent condition. Some examples:  

  • Invest in furniture with removable and washable protective covers, facilitating the handling of unexpected messes.  

  • Can’t keep the dog off the couch? Consider adding a separate cover or pad atop your couch cushions as a dedicated sitting spot.  

  • Incorporate throws or blankets that can be easily washed to shield your furniture from pet hair and accidents.  

These practical tips not only make the cleaning process manageable but also ensure your pet-friendly furniture maintains its allure over time. 

Optimizing Space for You and Your Pets Your furniture layout should cater to both human and pet needs. Select pieces offering additional storage or doubling as a pet rest area. A few fun ideas:  

  • Establish designated areas for your pets within your home, ensuring they have comfortable spaces to rest and play. This not only caters to their needs but also contributes to maintaining order and cleanliness in your living space.  

  • Choose furniture that compliments these designated pet areas, creating a harmonious blend of style and functionality. Pet-loving furniture makers have designed sofas with built-in pet beds or stylish cat shelves that serve as functional perches. These are not only interesting pieces, but they would enhance the ambiance of your living space (especially for your fur babies). 

  • Invest in pet beds for each pet. (More on that below.) 

Why Individual Beds are a Must for Your Pets 

Investing in individual beds for your pets offers a myriad of benefits. Providing your furry companions with their own beds not only gives them a dedicated and comfortable space to rest, but it also encourages a sense of safety and security. From minimizing the spread of pet hair to reducing the likelihood of pets taking up all the space in human beds, these dedicated sleeping spots contribute to a cleaner and happier living space. Additionally, pet beds can offer crucial orthopedic support (especially for larger, older or arthritic pets) by promoting joint health and overall comfort.   

Acima Leasing: Your Go-To for Furnishing a Pet-Friendly Home 

At Acima Leasing, we understand the significance of creating a living space that accommodates the entire family, including pets. This is why we’d like to help make furnishing your home with pet-friendly furniture less of a chore. After all, every family member, furry ones included, deserves a comfortable and stylish living space!  

Our lease-to-own solution offers a path to getting pet-friendly furniture that adds value and joy to your home — without using credit.* You can have access to a shopping experience with lease-to-own payment options that can meet your shopping preference for flexibility. Visit our website or check our FAQ page for more information on how Acima Leasing can help find the furniture you’re looking for with the shopping power you need.  

Lease-to-Own: Pet Friendly Solutions Creating a pet-friendly home requires thoughtful consideration of furniture materials, safety, maintenance and optimal use of space. But with smart choices and flexible payment options with Acima Leasing, you can achieve a harmonious balance between a stylish living space and a comfortable haven for your pets.