We Tested (and Rated) the Best Pet-Friendly Furniture and Decor from West Elm, Pottery Barn, and More — Here Are the Best Finds

published May 7, 2024
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Lately, it seems like more and more furniture retailers are finally giving the people what they really want: pet-friendly furniture. Whether we’re talking sofas with removable covers, or rugs you can throw in the washer, they’re much easier to find now than even just a few years ago. Last month, for example, Ashley released a new line of living room seating that can stand up to stains and spills, and an increasing number of brands are offering their pieces in performance fabrics that you can spot-clean without having to call a professional. If you’re familiar with our Personal Shopper series, you might know that we’ve viewed a handful of pet-friendly furnishings across a variety of categories on our visits to some of the top home stores. If you’re in the market for a sofa, rug, or coffee table that won’t succumb to damage from your furry roommates, the good news is you don’t have to poke through all of our Personal Shopper articles to find ones that’ll work for your home. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 viable candidates that’ll hold up amid daily wear and tear and look great, to boot.

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West Elm
was $2598.00

The best thing about Pottery Barn’s Harris sectional is its shorter cushions, which are neither too soft nor too firm. You get just the right amount of support — and even a little bounce. We deemed this the best option for families with kids and pets, as the Harris has no exposed hardware and a number of easy-to-clean upholstery options. It's certainly the most resilient pick of the bunch!

2 / 10
Raymour & Flanigan
was $1399.95

Raymour & Flanigan actually makes it a point to offer most of their sofas and chairs in easy-care fabric, and that includes the Mirasol sofa. It’s also available in more than 30 colors, so you can truly tailor it to your space. We also love this stylish model’s button tufted back cushions and mid-century silhouette.

3 / 10
Pottery Barn
was $499.00

Just when we thought we'd seen it all, Pottery Barn decided to pleasantly surprise us with a shag rug that's easy to take care of. This microplush rug is every bit as soft as you'd expect, but you'll also be able to vacuum it and keep it free of stains. The rug's durable construction and latex backing allow it to withstand heavy foot traffic. And, of course, we had to give it a 10 out of 10 in the fluff factor department.

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Much like Raymour & Flanigan, all of Burrow’s sofas come in easy-clean fabrics that release stains with a quick spot-clean. Your entire family — pets included, of course — will enjoy lounging atop the brand’s fashion-forward Field sofa. It sports a relaxed silhouette, and its three seat cushions are wide and roomy (and thus effortlessly able to accommodate your entire brood).

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Raymour & Flanigan
was $699.95

Any lap dog owner would be smart to purchase a chair spacious enough for two — you and your pup, namely. The McKinley chair-and-a-half is perfect. This navy piece is almost the size of two armchairs, meaning you can lounge any which way and easily achieve a comfortable position. And at this point, it goes without saying that the chair comes in stain-resistant upholstery.

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West Elm

Not too long ago, we went to West Elm and tested all of the retailer's rugs in-store. Of the models we covered, the Lumini is definitely one of the most versatile options. It's relatively easy to clean and a breeze to style, thanks to its subtle pattern. Whether you live alone with your pet or in a bustling household, you can't go wrong with this pick.

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Another durable upholstered armchair, the Union boasts a deep seat, cloud-like cushions, and impressive width to work with. Its arms are wide enough to comfortably hook your legs over, while the side pillows provide just the right amount of padding. Additionally, its softly rounded edges provide those homey vibes we just can’t get enough of.

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West Elm

If you have energetic pets that frequently get the zoomies, you don’t really want anything with sharp corners or fragile materials in your living space. That’s where West Elm’s Hazel coffee table comes in. It’s perfect for families because of its no-frills design, rounded edges, and sturdy legs. The table’s low profile means it could also serve as a makeshift leg rest when needed.

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Raymour & Flanigan
was $1899.90

In addition to low-maintenance sofas, Raymour & Flanigan also has plenty of sectionals that are pet- and small-space friendly. Just check out the Arlo sectional. Its cushions are not only stain-resistant, but they’re also reversible should you need to give your sectional a quick pick-me-up. Plus, it’s available with the chaise on either side, and you can even choose your number of desired seat modules or turn this piece into a sleeper!

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Pottery Barn

When we looked at Pottery Barn’s accent chairs, we viewed the Remmy swivel in a stunning velvety green fabric. But you can also shop it in a variety of performance fabrics, including linen, a wool-like basketweave material, and yes, even velvet. This would make a great accent piece for just about any room, be it the bedroom, living area, or home office.