Doghouse and dog basket ideas

Super simple ways to style up your dog’s living space

Easy ideas for creating a pooch paradise.

By Amy Lewis, 01 August 2016
Super simple ways to style up your dog’s living space

As much as we love our furry friends, there’s no denying that doghouses, baskets or canine corners can get unruly - chewed toys, worn-out blankets, hair-covered baskets. Sound familiar?

There’s nothing like doggie themed home accessories to really help lift your pooch’s living quarters.

But while we wouldn’t change our pooches for the world, there are things you can change about the areas of the house where they like to live. That’s right, we’re talking about a doggie home makeover.

Whether your pet has a doghouse or kennel to call their own, or prefers to curl up in a corner the kitchen, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you spruce up their living space.

Standby for all the inspiration you need, and the brilliant buys to help you do it.

COSY SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS

A warm and cosy bed is essential for every pooch. If you’re into DIY, check out Pinterest for plenty of creative dog bed ideas, such as upcycling crates and wooden palettes into a rustic looking basket, or removing the doors from an old cabinet to create a makeshift ‘dog room’.

Line them with soft throws and blankets, like this Pug Print Super Soft Plush Throw, £6, and scatter some comfy cushions like this Cute Dogs Cushion, £7, or our brilliant Space Dog Cushion, £6.

Not too handy with the old DIY? Fear not. Try this flat-pack Fairwood Dog Kennel Sark, available in large or small, from £79, or this super cosy Medium Grey Dog Bed, £10.

ALL THE CREATURE COMFORTS

There’s nothing like doggie themed home accessories to really help lift your pooch’s living quarters. After all, pets love to be pampered.

If your dog likes a little light at night, this Pug LED Wall Art, £10, is the perfect way to jazz things up, casting a warm fairy light glow over the room when evening draws in. Meanwhile, if scratching or skidding over polished wood floors is an issue, lay down a soft rug that won't show every stain, like the gorgeous Homemaker Scotty Dog Rug, £40.

COOL AND SOOTHING SHADES

Pet experts have found that colour therapy can work wonders for canines, and that the same shades that we humans find soothing, could help our pets to feel calm and comforted too. So if your dog’s living space needs a lick of paint, look for soft, cool colours like pale blue, turquoise and grey tones.

Opt for our Silk Emulsion finish to give your paint job extra lasting power, as well as a surface that can be easily wiped clean as often as necessary.

Try: Blue Mist, Duck Egg or Pacific Ocean