Turn your pet into part of your home styling

first_imgSleeping products can still be stylish.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoYou could go with custom made furniture with interesting designs to hold food bowls, cat litter trays or accessories.Vault Interiors are a big lover of Jonathon Adler designs which show that practical pet design can definitely be stylish too, putting pet accessories on display as part of your home. Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.MATCHING your pet to your home is becoming a “thing” as home fashion steps it up a notch.Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.“As a pet lover and owner, I know how important it is to make sure your pet feels comfortable and part of the family home,” Ms Wilson said.“Just because your place needs to be pet friendly, there is absolutely no need to compromise on style or quality! Match your decor to your puppy.“There are so many options for integrating your pets into your home, and trends show pet owners are now being bolder than ever before to make a big statement when it comes to pet styling.”Here are Ms Wilson’s tips for getting your home pet styled:1. Designer AccessoriesWe know that no matter how much money you spend on your pet’s bed, they will always choose your lap, face or your bed over their own. However, it’s worth a try to get them to find their sleeping spot, and when they do it may as well be a stylish one. Furniture that works for both your interior design and your pet.2. Pet-Friendly FurnitureFabrics with patterns are a good option to consider for hiding evidence of pet fur. It can help to camouflage the fur as well as marks and stains.Leather is a pet owners friend, it’s somewhat resistant to odour and it doesn’t attract pet fur. Stains, spills and fur wipe off easily with a cloth. If your dog does happen to leave a scratch, you can usually buff it out.Go for hard-wearing leather over a soft and delicate one, and choose distressed leather; it will draw less attention to scratches and scuffs.Scotchguard upholstered furniture, use slipcovers for couches and throw blankets for protection.Avoid chenille, velvet, wool, linen, silk, and tweed. Cuteness can still be stylish.3. The Right Pet For Your HomeHardwood and carpet floors call for smaller pets, which won’t scratch or dirty it. If you have stone, tile or laminate flooring, you could be coming home with a big furry friend and not have to worry about scratches or damage.If you are at getting a pet but don’t have any specifications, you will want to look at your home design to see what best suits. If you have a light lounge sofa set, a black cat probably won’t be the best idea. A fish tank or aquarium is a great low maintenance option as it acts as a design focal point and animal companion.last_img read more

Omeruo Targets Second AFCON Title in Egypt

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles’ defender, Kenneth Omeruo has set his sights on winning a second African Cup of Nations title after helping Nigeria finish top of Group E with their 3-1 win over Seychelles on Friday in Asaba, AOIFootball.com reports.Omeruo, who remains the only AFCON winner among the 23 invited players for the clashes against Seychelles and Egypt, posited after the Seychelles game that his teammates must now continue working hard to ensure they are fit ahead of the tournament in June. “Of course, we are dreaming of winning the title. I was part of the victorious team in 2013 and I will love to win it again. However, we are going to take the matches one at a time.“On our part as players, we have to work hard in our clubs and get regular playing time to ensure we stay fit for the Nations Cup,” Omeruo said.He further charged the NFF to organize quality friendly matches and proper preparation to ensure the squad is well prepared for the biannual tournament.“All I can urge the NFF is to organize more friendly matches and training camps for us ahead of the tournament and I am very confident they will do it because they have been doing so lately,” Omeruo concluded.The 24-year-old earned his 44th senior cap in the win over Seychelles and will be a huge influence if the country is to win its fourth AFCON title having starred in the 2013 edition in South Africa.Since winning the 2013 edition in South Africa under the tutelage of late Stephen Keshi, Nigeria has failed to qualify for the two consecutive editions held afterwards.Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr however believes the team’s preparation for the AFCON 2019 has started.“The preparations for the AFCON started already after our game in Johannesburg, because we have qualified in November. Since that time we are already preparing, searching for good players and scouting our actual players and we will have three full weeks of preparations for the AFCON in the beginning of June.“ Everybody I hope by then they would have finished their seasons and it is very important for us that we don’t have any injuries,” Rohr stated.Goals from Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru and substitute Moses Simon ensured that the Super Eagles cemented their top position in their AFCON qualifying group.The Super Eagles will be in action again on Tuesday when they face the 2019 AFCON hosts, Egypt in a high-profile friendly also at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kenneth Omeruolast_img read more