colour & design surgery – the problem of muddy paws

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Karen Haller
Newsletter - 2011 Apr - muddy paws.

Here are the adorable culprits. Out playing and getting their paws muddy!

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.

Question:  I really like neutral colours in my interiors but I have two dogs with muddy feet who have ruined my beige carpet.  What can I do instead?
– Tasmin Fox-Davies

Answer: As you’ve already discovered neutral and light coloured carpet quickly shows up muddy paw prints.  You’re not always going to  be able to stop them from running inside before they clean their paws!

One way to protect your carpet is to put down rugs or runners  that are machine washable which you can wash regularly.  They’ll also protect your carpet from further ruin.

You may also like to take a look at a blog post I wrote about how you can have a stylish home if you have pets.

If you have a question send me an email.

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  1. Tamsin Fox-Davies on March 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks Karen!

    Runners are a great idea, and not costly either. I’ll have a hunt for a couple to put by the front and back doors.

    Now just to work on the problem of my husbands boots… 😉


  2. admin on April 1, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Glad to be of help Tamsin. You’re dogs are adorable!

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