8 Of The Least Ugly Baby And Pet Gates Out There

Because human babies and fur babies get into EVERYTHING.

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There are many similarities between pets and small children. They can both make messes much bigger than their small size would lead you to imagine. They both require potty training and often chew on whatever they can get their mouths around. Research even suggests that puppies respond better when you speak to them the way you would talk to a baby.

Another similarity between babies or toddlers and four-legged friends is that they have a tendency to get into anything and everything you have deemed off-limits. Gates can be an effective way to keep them out of a certain room or off the staircase, but they can also be unsightly, utilitarian eyesores.

Fortunately, numerous pet or baby gate options are not only functional but can complement your home décor, as well. Check out this collection of gates you can buy or DIY that are not absolutely ugly.

1. Designer Pet Gate

This freestanding, decorative gate has three panels that make it flexible for doorways, staircases and other spots with non-standard dimensions. The dark, finished wood and scrolling design are classic and elegant.


2. Custom Safety Gate

A custom safety gate, such as this one by Gatekeepers, can complement your décor so well it will look as though it was there all along.


3. Rustic Farmhouse Style

This DIY baby gate discovered by Stephanie at Hank and Honey uses painted pallets to create an adorably sturdy way to keep kids and pets off the stairs. Find out how she got ‘er done on the blog.

Hank and Honey

4. Southern Charm

Christy at Eleven Magnolia Lane upcycled a set of salvaged mini plantation shutters to create a charming doorway gate for pets or babies. Check out how she did it on her blog.

Eleven Magnolia Lane

5. Wrought Iron Gate

This attractive metal gate is chew-proof, secure and sophisticated.


6. Walk-Through Gate

This simple, modern gate makes it easy for adults as well as smaller pets to get around while protecting dogs or babies from off-limits spaces.


7. Pressure-Mounted Mesh and Steel

Stylish designs don’t have to be permanent. You can install and remove this oil-rubbed bronze finish gate with ease.


8. Eye-Catching DIY Gate

A pet or baby gate doesn’t have to be inconspicuous to be appealing. This bright red beauty from The Girls with Glasses repurposes an old door with stunning charm. Find out how it was made.

The Girls with Glasses