Just because there is fur on your sweater and paw prints all over your car, that doesn’t mean you want your entire house to scream “I’m a crazy dog person!” When it comes to modern décor, less can be more. So consider adding just one or two of these to your home for a look that’s trendy and chic, but also really dog-darn sweet.
1. Dog Park wallpaper from Hygge & West
Pattern designer Julia Rothman has created wares for Crate & Barrel and The Land of Nod, and she sure knows how to make a fun and eye-catching print. The Dog Park wallpaper at Hygge & West would look whimsical yet modern in any mudroom, powder room or hallway. And all of the profits are donated to Copper’s Dream Animal Rescue in San Francisco and Midwest Animal Rescue in Minneapolis, so you can think about how you gave back every time you gaze at your beautiful wall.
2. Watchdog finials from Anthropologie
Elevate an ordinary towel bars with this set of two elegant watchdog finials. House guests will have to take a second look to realize they’re looking at miniature pups suspended from the wall. Choose from bronze, oxford or silver – each more classy than the last.
3. Dog succulent planter from theYarnKitchen
If one of those retro dog planters isn’t your style, the homespun succulent planter from theYarnKitchen might be more your speed. Make it your own by choosing from 29 yarn colors. Then fill it with something green for you and your four-legged friend to admire. Best of all, get 15 percent off when you enter the code ILOVEDOGSTER at checkout.
4. Bronco lamp from Odesi
There are many iterations of the dog cone lamp out there, but this one called Bronco from Dutch design house Odesi is probably the most original option with its sleek, wire steel frame and its functional power cord leash.
5. Dog breed knobs from And Mary
Unusual knobs are a cute way to add some unexpected fun to an otherwise standard piece of furniture. The dog breed knobs by And Mary come in 12 different breeds – from Pug to Whippet – and would work nicely in a children’s bedroom or your eclectically decorated living room or library.
6. Dog book ends from Dezignable
These translucent blue acrylic bookends from Dezignable would be a light and airy touch to any stack of thick, heavy books. The modern design is delicately handmade and reads ultra-clean yet colorful for modern homes.
7. Dog figurine from Mercer41
At the boldest end of the modern spectrum is a simple yet stylish dog figurine, like this resin sculpture by Mercer41. Choose from four equally daring options – black, gray, red, and white – and have fun finding a cool spot for this little guy to sit and watch the world go by.
8. Saint Bernard duvet from Society 6
Get cheeky in your guest room with a huge duvet cover featuring puppy-faced St. Bernards. This microfiber cover is as soft as it is silly with its dog-and-junk-food theme. Visitors with a sense of humor will love it, but there’s also a reversible white side for more conservative guests.
9. Dog tea towels from Gingiber
It’s always tea time when you have such an adorable trio of towels in your kitchen. The 100-percent cotton bundle from Gingiber is professionally screen printed with eco-friendly ink and features a Poodle, Boston Terrier and Dalmatian.
10. Fur and Flowers doormat from UncommonGoods
“Hello there” is the simple greeting found on the Fur and Flowers Dog Doormat at UncommonGoods. A pretty pooch face encircled with floral detail welcomes visitors while trapping dirt before it gets walked inside. The mat is eco-friendly and biodegradable, so keep it on a covered stoop or indoor entryway.
11. Artistic pet portrait from ShakArts
Dogs can be difficult to photograph, so when you take a good picture of your pup, you want to do something special with it. That’s where Khaled Shak of ShakArts on Etsy comes into play. The UK-based designer-artist-photographer will take your favorite pet photo and turn it into an affordable and personalized work of art for your home.