Non-negotiable Dog Room Decor Essentials

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Love dogs? You’re in the right place! Today we’ll be running through 6 non-negotiable dog room decor essentials. From dog bowls, beds, toys and tech, to pet gates, crates, dog doors and more. Keep reading for some of the best dog room decor ideas and inspiration around!

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Dog Room Decor essential #1 - Water and food bowls

Image via Pottery Barn feat. Mason Stoneware Pet Bowls (optional monogram)

This one is a given really! Pets require access to clean fresh drinking water at all times so having bowls available to drink from is non-negotiable. 

If your pup loves to make a mess with their water (or is prone to knocking their bowls over) you might like to make multiple water sources available or opt for a weighted pet bowl instead.

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Wild One Pet Bowl via Nordstrom

Dot Ceramic Dog Bowl via Design Milk

Food bowls are another dog room decor essential if your dog likes to graze throughout the day. 

If your dog is a speed-eater on the other hand, you might like to invest in a slow-feed dog bowl option or even a food dispensing dog toy or puzzle feeder instead.

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Dog Room Decor essential #2 - Bedding

Another non-negotiable, dogs need somewhere cozy and comfortable to sleep. An appropriately sized pet bed, mat, crate or snuggly pile of blankets should do the trick!

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For older dogs with joint issues, a comfortable, supportive spot to rest becomes increasingly important – orthopedic and memory foam pet bed options are great for older doggos. You can check out our top picks for orthopedic pet beds in the post below;

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Crates and kennels are also great for promoting a sense of safety and security for your dog while they are resting – for some dreamy dog crate design inpiration, check out Sarah Gibson of Room for Tuesday’s beautiful built-in dog crate below. 

Image via Sarah Gibson, Room for Tuesday 

Made by Pen Dog House via Design Milk

Ginny Pet Crate via Wayfair

Dog Room Decor Essential #3 - Boredom Busting Toys and Games

Boredom busting games and other enrichment toys are a great addition to your dog room decor. 

Depending on the game/toy, not only do these types of games and toys help to keep your pup mentally stimulated, they also help to keep them out of mischief too!

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NON-NEGOTIABLE DOG ROOM DECOR ESSENTIALS – heydjangles.com – From dog bowls, pet beds, toys and tech, to pet gates, crates, dog doors and more. Check out our dog room decor wrap-up for all the best dog room decorating ideas and inspiration. Hanging dog toy basket, beware of dog sign. Photo credit: Home Talk.

Image via Home Talk

Of course soft toys and hide and seek plushies are fun too, but if your pup has destructive tendencies, it’s probably best to opt for a more durable alternative instead!

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Dog Room Decor Essential #4 - Pet Gates, Pens and Doggy Doors

NON-NEGOTIABLE DOG ROOM DECOR ESSENTIALS – heydjangles.com – From dog bowls, pet beds, toys and tech, to pet gates, crates, dog doors and more. Check out our dog room decor wrap-up for all the best dog room decorating ideas and inspiration. Old English Sheepdog, built-in dog bed, dog door and pet gate. Photo credit: Circa Lighting, Photography: Victoria Pearson.

Image via Circa Lighting, Photography by Victoria Pearson

Image by W.B. Builder’s via Houzz, Photography by Seth Hannula

Pet gates and pens are great for keeping your pooches safe, secure and contained in their doggy rooms or designated areas (essential in our opinion).

Built-in options like the ones pictured above are awesome (especially if they’re within your budget), but there are also lots of budget-friendly, temporary, free-standing and movable options on the market too, available in a range of colors and styles to suit your decor.

Image via Wayfair feat. Free-standing Pet Gate

Image via Wayfair feat. Palm Springs Designer Gate

Image via Amazon feat. 4-Panel Exercise Pet Pen

Another thing to consider is whether you’ll be allowing your doggo access to the outdoors via their dog room or designated area. 

If so, doggy doors are a great investment. Check out the below post for some great options.

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Image via PetSafe, feat. Extreme Weather Aluminum Pet Door

Dog Room Decor Essential #5 - Monitoring Tools and Calming Devices for Anxious Pups and Pet Parents

For anxious pet parents…

Not really “non-negotiable” but nice-to-have in your dog-room or dog space are doggy monitoring tools and pet cameras like the Furbo Dog Camera and/or Petcube Bites.

Similar to a nanny cam or baby monitor, pet cameras like the Furbo and Petcube allow you to watch and interact with your dog while you are away from home. 

Also, depending on the model you choose, you can also subscribe to receive bark and motion alerts to your smart-phone, which can provide valuable peace of mind for anxious pet parents.

For a comprehensive review on both of the aforementioned pet cam models, check out our handy comparison review post below;

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For anxious pups…

Products like Adaptil can be a life-saver if you have an anxious pup at home, as Adaptil can help to keep dogs calm and relaxed. Included in the Adaptil range is room diffusers – a perfect addition to your dog room decor (and defintiely worth investigating) if your dog is prone to stress and anxiety.

Other products like calming dog beds and weighted dog blankets can also help.

For more dog calming tips and products, be sure to check out our post below;

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Dog Room Decor Essential #6 - Doggy-themed Decor (this is mostly for us!)

Maybe not “non-negotiable” for everyone but definitely non-negotiable for us – dog-themed decor! 

Now you’ve got the essentials down, why not have some fun decorating your canine crib! Get creative… think doggy themed artwork, doggy wall paper, rugs, mats, leash hooks and more. The options are endless!

NON-NEGOTIABLE DOG ROOM DECOR ESSENTIALS – heydjangles.com – From dog bowls, pet beds, toys and tech, to pet gates, crates, dog doors and more. Check out our dog room decor wrap-up for all the best dog room decorating ideas and inspiration. DIY Dog room under stairs. Photo credit: Michael McGowan, Bored Panda.

Image by Michael McGowan via Bored Panda

NON-NEGOTIABLE DOG ROOM DECOR ESSENTIALS – heydjangles.com – From dog bowls, pet beds, toys and tech, to pet gates, crates, dog doors and more. Check out our dog room decor wrap-up for all the best dog room decorating ideas and inspiration. Schnauzer dog décor, black standard schnauzer. Photo credit: Room for Tuesday.

Image by Sarah Gibson via Room for Tuesday

Image via Etsy / Just Artin Around, feat. Custom Pet Portrait

Hope You Like Dogs Door Mat via Etsy / Nine to Wine Design

Personalized Dog Leash Holder via Etsy / Ocean Bay Crafts

Personalized Dog Leash Holder via Etsy / Ellejay Design Group

Image via Anthropologie, feat. Dog’s Life Wallpaper

NON-NEGOTIABLE DOG ROOM DECOR ESSENTIALS – heydjangles.com – From dog bowls, pet beds, toys and tech, to pet gates, crates, dog doors and more. Check out our dog room decor wrap-up for all the best dog room decorating ideas and inspiration. Laundry built-in dog crates, blue laundry cabinets. Photo credit: M House Development via Houzz.

Image by M House Development via Houzz

Image by Maria Adams Designs via Houzz

NON-NEGOTIABLE DOG ROOM DECOR ESSENTIALS – heydjangles.com – From dog bowls, pet beds, toys and tech, to pet gates, crates, dog doors and more. Check out our dog room decor wrap-up for all the best dog room decorating ideas and inspiration.
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