Man's (and woman's) best friend needs a break, too! Here are 12 fashionable options for snoozing pups.
This clever hideaway nook is the perfect spot for Spot. And when he’s not snoozing, the overhead door closes to look like the rest of the cabinetry.
Tip: To entice your dog to sleep on its new bed, place some of its favorite toys there to indicate it is its domain.
Add cute bun feet and a revamped interior to an old suitcase and it’s an instant bed for small dogs. Match the interior of the suitcase bed to your own bedroom.
Tip: Be sure to stabilize the top of the suitcase so that it doesn’t flop down on the dog.
Use a dog bed to add a splash of color in a monochromatic room. Here, a leafy green bed occupies the space beneath a table. It’s out of the traffic flow, but right where this pooch can observe what’s going on in the room.
Tip: Slide a plush dog bed under furniture to offer your dog a sweet napping spot during the day.
Cordon off a corner and make it all about your dog. Wainscoting keeps the wall behind the dog clean. Dog-inspired art (including a sign with the dog’s name) makes this corner comfortable and fun.
Tip: Add a shelf on the wall above to store biscuits, a leash, brushes, and other dog accessories.
The picture of a happy home is a dog snoozing on the hearth. A dog bed placed in front of the fireplace offers your pet a front row seat to warmth, as well as being in the center of family activities.
Tip: Make sure the bed isn’t too close to the heat source so that bedding isn’t at risk of catching fire.
When adding new cabinetry to your home, keep your dog's comfort in mind. Here, a homeowner built a lower-level snoozing nook for the two family dogs.
Tip: Add a nook that fits your dog's size. The denlike feeling is instinctually attractive to dogs.
Sometimes your dog prefers a bigger bed—like yours! Whether you sleep with your dog or it has its own digs is up to you.
Tip: If you find you can't get a good night's sleep with your wiggly or bed-hog dog, move your dog's bed into your bedroom and ask it to sleep there.