6 New Home Decor Products That’ll Hold Up to Pets and Kids

published Nov 16, 2020
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Maybe in a perfect world your place would be photo-ready all the time. You know what I’m talking about: squeaky-clean surfaces, rugs and sofas free of stains, and not a pillow, throw, or tea towel out of place. But life happens. As you grow up and move into your own adult place, you’ll experience several big milestones. Who knows, maybe you’ll have a family or become a pet parent? No matter what life throws your way, there’s a good chance your home won’t look as polished as you once hoped.

Fortunately, there’s a new crop of

Rebecca Atwood Lattice Fabric

Artist Rebecca Atwood has been dreaming up gorgeous patterns since launching her eponymous company in 2013. For her current fall collection, the Brooklyn-based textile designer and new mom wanted to give her upholstery fabrics a family-friendly edge.

Atwood found durable, synthetic materials to create new textiles that have a higher rub testing and can be cleaned with bleach. Paw prints and marker stains are no match for this collection, which can be used on furniture and for pillows or drapery. Fun fact: A lot of this line’s patterns were actually inspired by building blocks, a staple of every kid’s toy box.

Buy: Rebecca Atwood Lattice Fabric in Denim, $125.00 per yard from Rebecca Atwood

Glidden Premium Interior Paint

Picture this: You’re coming home from work or getting off an important call. You’re ready to kick back, relax, and enjoy the rest of your day when you see it: those once perfectly painted walls covered in crayon scribbles, mud, or finger paint.

Fortunately, Glidden is here to help. This paint company reimagined its paint plus primer interior formula to be incredibly thick, easy-to-apply, and (gasp!) washable. It’s also low-odor and free of volatile organic compounds (a.k.a VOCs), making it family-friendly. The next time you spot scribbles, you can take a deep breath knowing you can always scrub them right off without worrying about your wall color’s vibrancy or finish.

Buy: Glidden Premium Interior Paint, Starting at $1.99 for a sample pot from Glidden

York Wallcoverings Allegro Acoustical Wallcovering

If wallpaper is more your thing, you’re going to love the latest drop from York Wallcoverings. The Pennsylvania-based brand uses recycled, BPA-free plastic from bottles to create wallpaper that’s equal parts stylish and sustainable. Best of all, many options can be disinfected with bleach, so they will hold up nicely as your family grows up and goes through life. This particular style is also woven to reduce noise, too, making it perfect for a playroom.

Buy: York Wallcoverings Allegro Acoustical Wallcovering, $120.00 for a 54-square-foot roll from York Wallcoverings

Allform 4-Seat Sofa

Furniture should be lived in and enjoyed—not treated as if it’s a porcelain sculpture in a fancy museum. That’s exactly why mattress company Helix launched Allform, a line of couches and sectionals. Not only is each piece modular so you can customize it as your needs change, but the fabric is stain-, pill-, and scratch-resistant. That way, furnishings will hold up nicely to sharp pet claws and spilled snacks.

Buy: Allform 4-Seat Sofa, $2,431.00 $1,945.00 from Allform

Ruggable Suzani Coral Rug

Many of us have been taught to not cry over spilt milk, but spilt juice on a pristine rug is a completely different story. Unless you get your rugs professionally cleaned—which can be expensive and time-consuming—you’ll be stuck with those stains for a long time. The good news? Ruggable offers a stylish alternative.

Each of the company’s area rugs are made with fabric that’s waterproof, stain-resistant, and machine-washable. Whether your little one has an accident or your dog tracks mud inside, cleaning your rug can be as easy as doing a load of laundry. Best of all? Ruggable’s pieces are available in a number of shapes, styles, and sizes, so you’re bound to find a great option for every room of the house.

Buy: Ruggable Suzani Coral Rug, Starting at $149.00 for a 2.5-foot by 7-foot runner from Ruggable

Bloomscape Pet-Peromia Collection

Plant parents with pets or kids have to be a little more selective about the leafy greens they add to their homes. While plants are known for improving air quality, mood, and productivity, many species can be toxic if ingested.

Bloomscape recently released its Pet Peromia collection. Comprised of three plants—Peperomia Green, Peperomia Ruby Glow, and Peperomia Happy Beans—this assortment is low-maintenance and non-toxic. It’s a win-win.

Buy: Bloomscape Pet-Peromia Collection, $65.00 for a set of 3 small potted plants from Bloomscape