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13th June 2018

By Karen Pickwick
 
British pet owners spend an average of £286 per year furnishing and decorating their home for their furry friends, according to a new survey of 1,013 UK pet owners carried out by interiors retailer Furniture123.co.uk
  
The research found that £80 of these annual costs were spent on redecorating and refreshing the home including touching up paintwork and replacing flooring and carpets.
 
Pet beds (89%) topped the list for pet-friendly furniture bought by owners and 68% of Brits invest in scratching posts and climbers to keep their feline friends entertained at home, while 62% invest in soft furnishings such as blankets and cushions.
 
The data also revealed that just under one in 10 (9%) of pet loving Brits have gone as far as dedicating a room in their home specifically for their pets.
 
Mark Kelly, marketing manager at Furniture123.co.uk, said: “Pets are often considered part of the family, so it’s no surprise that pet owners are willing to invest in furniture to accommodate their pets and make them feel more comfortable at home.
 
“The amount we spend as a nation on our pets has continued to increase year on year with a variety of products and services now on offer for pet parents and their fur babies – including gourmet food and drink, grooming services and pet accessories.”