Brits kit their homes out to accommodate their pampered pets

A survey has revealed that on average British pet owners spend £286 furnishing their home for the pets.

New research by interiors retailer, revealed that UK pet owners are kitting out their homes to accommodate their four-legged companions.

The survey of 1,103 UK pet owners comes following recent reports that, as a nation, Brits spend a total of £1,150* on pets each year.

The research found that only £80 of this annual costs is spent on redecorating and refreshing their home, which included touching up paintwork and replacing carpets or flooring.

Topping the list for pet-friendly furniture purchased by British pet owners are pet beds with 86% of owners buying them for their furry friends.

The survey revealed that 68% of Brits invest in scratching posts and climbers and keep their feline friends entertained at home, while 62% invest in soft furnishings such as blankets and cushions.

The data also showed that just under 1 in 10 (9%) of pet loving Brits have gone as far as decorating a room in their home for their pets.

Women were found to spend the most (£352) on their pets, compared to men (£220) who splash the cash on their pampered pets.

Mark Kelly, marketing manager at, said: “Pets are often considered as 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.

“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, grooming services and pet accessories.”