7.18.2012

Stylish Doggy Duvets

I'm in the market for a new dog bed cover.  

Here's my pup on his LLBean bed.  Bruschi (pronounced "brew-ski" for all you non-Patriots fans) makes it look little, doesn't he?  He can actually fit on the bed the long way, but for some reason he likes to lie like this.

In our last house this ginormous bed had the perfect spot in a corner of our very large family room, but in this house we could never find a place that worked well for it.  When we moved our kitchen table into the dining room, we decided to give Bruschi that whole area where the table once was in the kitchen.
This solution is actually working out great for us.  The bed is too big for our living or family room, and having the bed in this spot keeps Bruschi in the kitchen for the most part, which means his fur and slobberiness is contained a bit.  Our pup likes to be with us at all times, and having his bed centrally located means he can be in the midst of the family whilst he snoozes the day away.

However, the bed?  It's not so pretty - especially for being right in the center of our house.  The LLBean cover is hearty and can take a beating - I vacuum it once a day and wash it every week - but it's a couple years old and ready to be replaced.  The LLBean replacements are really not that cute, so I've been keeping my eye out in Homegoods and TJMaxx, but the beds are never big enough for my guy.  

Where to turn?  Etsy of course.  So many fabric choices that are in the same price range as the LLBean replacement covers!  Now to decide.

Just look at all these cute options.
I need a really large dog bed cover (in the range of 35"x45") for my big fella; the prices below are for around this size.  (Bruschi's LLBean bed is actually a large - they sell an extra-large that is 42"x52" -  ginormous for any house!)  

{Seriously, how cute are these models???}




{Bow Wow Beds, $50}

Pet Design has all these fabrics to choose from:
{Pet Design, $50)

I love all the geometric patterns that are so hot right now in home decorating.  

We need to step up the style in Bruschi's corner of the house, wouldn't you agree?
Who says a pup can't be stylin'?

I am overwhelmed with all the choices so please advise.  What fabric do you like?
Do you have any other resources for doggy duvets?

Hope you are off to do something fun today!  Have a good one, friends.


16 comments:

Karen of Little Red House Designs said...

L O V E your big pup!! And I feel the same way about the LLBean color selections this year :( Thanks for posting these great options (and all those adorable faces!!)

Privet and Holly said...

What a fun post!
Gracie has a bed
under my hubby's
desk, but when she
isn't in his office,
she likes to perch
on top of the back
sofa cushion, with
a view out the front
door {her domain!}.

I would choose a
cover that would hide
Bruschi's hairs the
best. While I love
the last cover, I think
the hairs would blend
better on a pattern.

Just keeping it real,
girlie!!

Hope your week is
off to a great start.
My first where I'm
not getting ready to
go somewhere or have
someone visit....until
next week : )

Hugs,
xo Suzanne

pam {simple details} said...

Oh my gosh, he just makes me smile! I love the first one with two patterns, since you don't have much going on in there I think it would add a fun vibe. Just wondering, is he a tad spoiled? :)

classic • casual • home said...

Lucky pooch...he gets his own bedroom and designer bed!

Maury Kilgo said...

He is so cool! He looks like the sweetest dog. I'd worry about a lot dirty dog paws, so i'd probably go with a brown in a busier pattern to make them less noticeable.

Erin @ His and Hers said...

Aww he looks so sad without his bed. I think it's great that you can get cute pet beds these days. We just have cats and would never expect them to lower their standards enough to sleep on a bed that we had the nerve to designate for them (as opposed to wherever they chose, like our pillows, in a paper bag, arm of the couch until it collapses, etc...) BUT they must be great for all owners of cooperative dogs out there. :)

Nantucket Daffodil said...

They are all so beautiful! Our pug has one too many beds!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

we need to get a new one, too, but i always hesitate because a) i am overwhelmed and b) i don't want to spend any money. :) these are all great options! i love the chevron, and love the models, too!

Calypso In The Country said...

He is adorable and I love your bed choices. I think the first one is my favorite. I should get a new one for Rosie. The one we inherited is a little beat up. Now you have me thinking!
-Shelley

Diane said...

If you have access to a sewing machine, it's not THAT hard to make a cover yourself, with a matching zipper too. I did that as a beginner sewing project years(!) ago. It really helped with laundry when my aging pup (RIP) had health problems to have multiple bed covers, including a plastic lining when his health took a turn. A washable upholstery fabric or just cotton canvas (you could stamp or stencil designs on it, or "woof") is easy. Use your existing cover as a pattern and be sure to use the right, heavy gauge needle. The mail order drs foster & smith has a nice range of beds, sizes and covers, but like llbean they can be pricey.

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

I am in LOVE with the navy stripes! The first picture! I was like, WOWZAS I would sleep on that!

Too bad you don't like the ll bean ones-- we always have gift cards there and I would be so happy to order you a new one and have it sent your way. But, let's face it-- LL bean doesn't have the awesomest style all the time.

Barbara said...

What a cutie he is so sweet looking I'm sure he is going to love his new bed!

Vicki said...

He is such a gorgeous pup. My daughter would love him so much! So many choices for the new bed! Have to say I like the chartreuse chevron!

Urban Orchard Interiors said...

What a sweetheart! Great selection of bed covers too. I have to say the first one or the chevron stripe. I also really like the Greek key options from the fabric samples. Can't wait to see what you pick!

-Lane

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I love your big puppy. He's so cute!
I am so thankful that dog beds have become available in more stylish colors and patterns. Of course, my dogs never actually use the beds intended for them...
Anyway, I don't think you could go wrong with any of the choices you've featured here.

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

I would've never thought to check etsy for something like this! But I bet if you were feelin' resourceful, you could even make your own. All the options you pictured are about a thousand times better than our dog's very lame, very ugly bed. I won't be showing her this post. :)