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Best Couch Fabric for Animals

Sometimes there's nothing like cuddling on your sofa with a furry friend (or two). But if your sofa's fabric isn't up to the challenge, allowing cats and dogs to enjoy it can result in some seriously damaged living room furniture.

But don't kick Fido off the couch just yet, first check out our list of the best couch fabrics for animals

1. Leather

Bassett Leather Sofa
(Shop the image: Custom Leather Ladson Great Room Sofa from Bassett Furniture)

Animal lovers rejoice! Leather sofas are here to ease all of your pet stain and shedding woes. Leather sofas are extremely durable and only look better with age. Leather is also pretty odor resistant and most stains and spills can be easily wiped off with a cloth. 

Leather can show scratches more easily, but they can usually be buffed out. If you have a cat, just make sure you keep a few scratching posts near by. Or look for a sofa made from already distressed leather. It won't show scratches as easily. 

2. Synthetic fibers

Synthetic fibers include olefin, acrylic, nylon, polyester and rayon, and are good choices when you need to protect against stains and cuts from your pets. Many synthetic fabrics also hold up well when exposed to sunlight and are easy to clean.

If you want a sofa that is affordable, easy to clean, and still stylish, go with a synthetic, like the performance suede option at Bassett Furniture. Just be sure to invest in a vacuum that comes with a pet hair attachment!

At Bassett Furniture, we also have sunbrella performance fabric. Sunbrella fabrics provide additional protection against stains, sun damage, and high traffic areas. They are also ideal for high-performance upholstery. These fabrics use 100% acrylic fibers, which typically do well with spills. These acrylic fibers are dyed through and through versus applied to the traditional outside of the fibers, which makes them the most resistant to sun and stain damage.

3. Patterned fabric

Bassett Patterned Sofa Living Room
(Shop the image: Carlisle Sofa from Bassett Furniture)

If you're a fan of patterns, you're in luck. Patterned fabric is perfect for hiding pet hair and stains. Just make sure to choose the color palette based on the color of your pet(s). If your pet(s) have dark fur, stick with a pattern that includes darker colors. If your pet(s) has light-colored fur, choose a light pattern like the one featured above. 

Discover More Pet-Friendly Living Room Furniture from Bassett Furniture

Finding the perfect, pet-friendly sofa for your living room doesn't have to be difficult. Shop Bassett's entire living room collection online and discover the perfect piece for your home. 



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