So, your pet has taken over your heart, and now their door has taken over your home. If you’re concerned about the appearance of this new addition, here are a couple of ways to make it your own with these pet door decor ideas.
You can choose to disguise the door the best you can, to hide all evidence that you cut a hole into your wall for your furry pal. Or, you can embrace the beauty of the pet portal and show it off to all of your visitors. I’ve included a few suggestions below for either case.
Keep it Subtle
So you don’t want the hole in your home to be obvious. I don’t blame you. Take some tips from these creative pet-lovers and see how you can incorporate these ideas in your own home!
Most pet doors can be painted over to match the color of your home. Just let your local home improvement store know what material you are working with and they can help you decide on the type of paint. On the right, a pet owner painted their Endura Flap Pet Door for Walls so perfectly, you hardly notice it is there. Need something even more integrated with the house? Get a custom built cover over the pet door so it looks like it has been apart of the house the whole time! The smooth fit will give your home the put-together look you’ve dreamed about.
Another example is this wood cover for the Ideal Ruff Weather Pet Door; the framework on the house and doggie door match seamlessly. We love this idea because not only does it match with your house, but also additional security was added with a keyed lock.
The Ultimate Hideaway
Do you have a wall perfect for a pet door? Or, do you have one installed already? Attaching a doghouse might be the way to go! Making a great combo, the doggy door and doghouse hides the opening from would-be thieves while remaining aesthetically pleasing. Installing a door through a wall is a great choice; allowing flexibility as to where it can go. You can also remove the door and patch up the hole in case you move or sell the house. As always, wall installations can be tricky, unless you are particularly handy we recommend having a skilled contractor install it for you.
Show off Your Pet Door!
On the other hand, you may want to decorate and customize your pet door so well, it is a talking point. These customizations can be both functional and attractive. Just take it from some of our customers who showed us their creative side!
Having your pet door easily visible can be very convenient for your pet. For smaller pets, building a walkway is the best way to go for you and your pet. Stairs or ramps let you install the pet door as high as you want, without them, your pet would not be able to step over certain heights forcing you to install the door lower to the ground.
You can make your pet the most extravagant entrance! Personalize a walkway with a welcome mat and overhead cover (which also serves as a rain cover).
Now that you have seen what you can do, consider where you can get it done.
Entrance to a Pet-Only Location
This could include shying away from the popular door installations to a cubby under the stairs or a cabinet in the kitchen. Not only does this give your pet their freedom, but also incorporates privacy and comfort.
Websites like Houzz.com and Pinterest are simply full of great ways that pet owners are using pet doors to customize their homes. Check it out:
- Houzz’s web gallery – Houzz has produced an online picture book of creatively placed pet doors.
- Pinterest Dog Door Ideas – These pictures are a hoot! Take a look at the unique ways people are using dog doors to please their beloved pets.
Comment with any pet door decor ideas you’ve seen or tried!