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When I sat down to think about how I wanted to decorate for Christmas this year, it quickly occurred to me that I would have to get more creative because of our two kitties. They are just as agitated as a 7 month old and 5 month old kitten would imagine, and it only took a little time for my imagination to get them climbing the tree.. breaking the decorations and making a mess with the garland and curtains. My usual holiday decor wasn’t going to fit with Marlo and Joe, so I set out to come up with more pet-friendly ideas to keep them safe but still allow us to enjoy the magic of Christmas.
First of all, I made sure to get… Our everyday sofa covers In top form this season. This one is from Nolan Interior Design It’s still our very favorite, and we use it constantly. I love that they protect our sectional sofas from wild cat claws, as well as Joe’s lack of litter training (more about Which A disaster is coming in the new year…). I also love the idea of having new sofa covers on our sofa for Christmas because we’re drinking more hot cocoa and eating a lot of holiday gifts on the sofa these days. The lids give me peace of mind when I imagine food/drink spills, and they look great doing it too.
You can read more of our sofa slipcover review here if you want more information. This post includes details on what we actually chose for the gray sectional in our sunroom, as shown in today’s post. the short The story, though, is that we have them Magic sofa covers in light gray “wheat” style..
As for the rest of the space, my goal was to use as many unbreakable holiday accents as possible. I filled a simple low bowl (hard to drop). Plastic ornamentsuser Fake flashing candles Instead of real fires, lightweight artificial table trees were also used like this In two places. Even if cats hit trees on tables, they won’t be able to hurt themselves or Soft artificial trees. A collection of coffee table-ready Christmas books finished off my collection of holiday tabletop accents.
I also focused on creating a Christmassy vibe by using lots of soft, holiday-themed textiles, like a pillow with a tree on it (similar option here), last was Plaid pattern across the frontAnd One with metal strings running throughout. that Super soft faux fur blanket It was my personal favorite addition here. That blanket is one of the softest things I own never Snuggled in it, it looks so wintery thanks to all that plush snow-white texture.
I was really determined to get it Our tree It worked in the mix (it’s not like Christmas without it, after all), but I knew I would have to sacrifice the ornaments if I used it. Kittens will have an absolute peak at dangling and bright embellishments, so instead, we’re embracing more of a minimalist look this year. We just put it Pre-lit tree Inside our woven tree collar (similar option here)And this was the case.
Obviously I really love greenery when it comes to Christmas decorating, but I knew a wreath wouldn’t work this year. It would be very tempting for our pets. So, instead, I encapsulated Curtain rod with Two simple faux wreathsmaking sure there were no dangling pieces, then used it Driving hooks To temporarily suspend Three mini wreaths In the windows. Battery operated string lights You finished the holiday window installation perfectly, and it looks so magical after dark.
I feel as if I should be honest here at the end of today’s post, and admit that we still have to eventually keep kittens out of our Christmas-themed living room — even despite all of my hard work to create a safe space for them. Marlo and Joe both line up for the tree every time I let them into the room, where they immediately start chewing on the wire lights and plastic branches. I’m worried about them breaking into live electricity, so we usually keep the doors to this room closed. Fortunately, the entrance to this space is equipped with transparent French doors, so we can all safely enjoy the scenery from a distance. Maybe next year cats will be less interested in chewing on electrical cords…that’s the hope!
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