You have your personal space in a home office, so there’s no reason your pet shouldn’t have one, too. Consider moving furniture they like from another room, creating a secret pet hideout, or simply keeping a few pet lounging areas in your home office.
Bozz didn’t like the dog bed that was in Lindquist’s office, often opting for her lap. But she noticed he often sat on the couch in another room, so she and her husband moved the couch into her office.
“We barely got the feet of the couch on the floor before he was lying on it,” she says. Bozz also has a basket of toys and a water bowl in the office.
Interior decorator and pet parent Susan Hayes offered a few less traditional options, including a sofa with a dog room built into it, a glass coffee table with a hammock for cats, and planters that have a space for cats or small dogs.
“The last one is a cat library,” says Hayes, who has a bed in her home office for her bulldog. “Bookshelves that enable a cat to walk up and perch on the top. What a great piece for an office and a space for your cat.”
Whatever space you carve out, don’t forget to consider pet-friendly carpet or luxury vinyl flooring for your office. They resist most difficult pet stains and are easy to clean.