The Best Pet-Friendly Furniture

by Melissa Goldstein
When Shopping for Pet-Proof Furniture, Keep These Tips in Mind:   01 High-gloss finishes, powder-coated metals, and materials that wear well outside are also resistant to claw and teeth marks--and these days, well designed outdoor furniture can often toggle between indoors and out. Bonus: you'll find great sale prices in August.
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Awning Stripe Sundial Chair, $1,795, Serena & Lily Round Park Bench, $48, Terrain Case Study Stainless Lounge Chiar, $1,295, Modernica
  02 Step away from the cream coloured sofa (soon to be covered in paw prints) and opt for patterned upholstery in high traffic areas; a print helps to disguise stains and doesn't show pet hair as easily.
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Calvin Chair, $1,139, High Fashion Home Missoni Home Master Moderno Pouf Ottoman, $570, All Modern Corrigan Chair, $998, Anthropologie
  03 They trap odours, so you'll want a low-pile option, which is thin but durable, and much easier to clean than its thicker peers.
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Patina Rug, from $1,149, BoConcept Tie-Dye Stripe Rug, from $169, PB Teen Lappljung Ruta Rug, $99, IKEA
  04 Forget silk and velvet. Leather is incredibly hardy and versatile, which means it offers something for everyone; from a sleek midcentury armchair to a tufted Chesterfield sofa.
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Monroe Leather Chair, $1,999, Thrive Henry Leather Sofa, $2,999, High Fashion Home Zuni Leather Pouf, $499, Crate & Barrel
  05 Microfiber is a tightly woven synthetic material that's stain and scratch-resistant, making it a top choice for pet owners. Thankfully, it's also widely available. At Room and Board, for example, almost all of their sofas and chairs can be custom upholstered in this pet-friendly fabric.
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Sloan Upholstered Chair, $649, West Elm Andre Sofa, from $2,050, Room & Board Union Jack Microfiber Ottoman, $798, Brookstone
  06 Accidents happen, so do yourself a favour and be prepared. Instead of a dry-clean-only duvet, go for something that's machine washable, and keep plenty of interchangeable throws on hand.
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Stella Duvet King, $420, Furbish Studio Linden Monaco Blue Border Bedding, from $30, Crane & Canopy Knit Herringbone Throw, $13, Pier 1
  Photograph: Courtesy Modernica

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