Choosing the best cat furniture

Why buy cat furniture? you might ask. True, cats might not "desperately need" a piece of furniture. However, having a piece of feline furniture might just save your own furniture.



Since cats are territorial, having a piece of furniture they can call their own will also enhance their general well-being.

Needless to say, a gift of pet furniture will definitely be appreciated and enjoyed by you and your feline friend.

You can also give the gift of cat furniture to a special cat lover in your life.

There are many options available: cat beds, cat condos, unique pet furniture, modern feline furniture, and scratching posts, just to name a few. Below you will find tips and suggestions to help you choose the perfect piece of furniture for your cat.

Cat Fact: Cats sleep an average of 16 hours a day.


Factors to consider when buying cat furniture

cat furniture To choose the perfect piece of cat furniture, you need to ask yourself a few questions.

For instance,

  • What does your cat need?

  • How much can you spend?

  • Have you selected a spot in the house where you plan to put this piece of furniture? Do you want to be able to move it around?

  • Do you want a big or a small piece? How much space do you have available?

  • Does it need to blend in with the rest of your home decor?

    **Nowadays, more and more people are conscious about interior design and spend a great deal of time beautifying their surroundings. Many people prefer beautiful furniture for their pets as well. Fortunately, there is a vast selection of colors and materials to choose from.

  • Do you want it for an older cat or for a kitten?

  • Does it have to be easy to clean? If that is the case, you can opt for a machine washable bed.

Types of cat furniture

Cat furniture comes in different sizes, colors, and materials. There is a wide selection of cat condos, cat playgrounds, cat towers, cat beds, and cat gyms to choose from.

Are you looking for a cat house or a playpen? Does your cat need a bed? Or maybe you need to get a travel carrier?

Here are some ideas...

  1. Cat condos: Most cats prefer enclosed spaces. In this case, a cat condo would be a great choice. If your cat is active, consider a cat tree or playground. Generally, these pieces come with sleeping trays. Luckily, there's a wide selection of cat condos to choose from. And you can find high-quality condos at affordable prices.

  2. Cat beds: Even though cats might like sleeping anywhere, a high quality cat bed is important for the general well-being of your cat. Again, there are many options to choose from: from simple cushions to high-end beds.

  3. Cat houses: If you have an outdoor cat, you might want to get a cat house. You can find cat houses that are not only pleasing to the eye, but also sturdy, strong, and stable. More important, a well-built pet house will protect your outdoor cat from the elements.


    17 Inch Cedar Cat House with Platform & Loft

  4. Pet tents: Don't have enough space for a permanent cat house in the backyard? In that case, a pet tent might be the perfect choice. There are portable tents especially designed to be used outdoors. One of the advantages of pet tents is that they are easy to assemble and store away!

    In addition, this versatile piece of furniture can also be used indoors. A cat tent is also a great alternative when traveling. Kitty will have a nice, quite, and private spot to sleep in when he's away from home.

    A luxury pet tent will delight any pampered cat. These fun pieces come in different colors and styles.

  5. Cat perches: Cats absolutely love climbing and perching on high places. A cat perch allows your kitty to monitor her surroundings from a vantage point.

    You can find stand alone cat perches as well as perches designed to be mounted onto the windowsill.


    Modern Critter Bent Plywood Cat Scratcher

    If you have an indoor cat, a cat window perch will allow your furry friend to watch outdoor action while never leaving the safety and comfort of the indoors.

  6. Scratching posts: A cat scratching post will help prevent your cat from scratching your furniture. You can make it yourself or buy it. Most pet stores carry scratching posts. They come in different styles and materials.

  7. Carpeted furniture: You can find carpeted ramps and steps, which are perfect for older and disabled cats. You may also find cat tunnels and condos covered with carpet.

  8. Cat carriers: Although not strictly furniture, choosing the correct cat carrier is very important and it merits our attention.

    If you are looking for a carrier, make sure that it is the correct size. If you have a large cat, consider a big, hard plastic carrier. For smaller cats, you can consider a bag-like carrier. In any case, make sure the carrier is safe and made of a strong material.

    And if you are traveling by air and want to bring you cat with you, make sure that your carrier meets the airline standards. Go to this article to learn about airline approved cat carriers.

  9. Cat litter boxes: Choosing a good quality litter box for your cat is very important. Cats can be very fussy when it comes to their toilet habits.

  10. Litter box covers: If your want to conceal your cat's litter box, a litter box cover is a practical and attractive solution.

For additional ideas, visit our outdoor furniture page.

Furniture for the active cat

If you have an active cat, you may need furniture that allows your cat to play and which also provides a special spot to relax in.

You may consider a playground or gym, even a cat tree! This versatile furniture will allow your cat to exercise and have fun at the same time. You can find pieces that are made of long-lasting materials. Cat trees and climbing toys should also have plenty of scratching surface.

Consider these:

  • Cat towers: These are fun and versatile pieces of cat furniture. Kitty towers provide your cat with different sleeping and play areas.

    Lifelike Mature Large Cat Tree Houses
    Lifelike Mature Large Cat Tree Houses

    From: CatsPlay.com Cat Furniture
  • Cat trees are fantastic for cats. If you have multiple cats, having different levels of height helps them define their territories. A cat tree also provides cats with plenty of opportunities to play and exercise. Go to our cat tree page for more ideas.

  • Cat houses are a great option if your cat spends lots of time outdoors.

  • Cat gyms provide plenty of fun for your cats!

  • Cat playgrounds come with different play areas, built-in scratching posts, toys and more.

  • Cat climbing toys are very similar to the cat tree, and they too provide your cat with plenty of fun.

For the pampered cat...

For the sophisticated kitty, many online stores carry luxury cat furniture. You can find sofas, castles and palaces.

These "designer" pieces of furniture come in different colors, materials and sizes. Before purchasing a piece, make sure it is safe for your kitty.

Also consider unique kitty furniture and modern furniture for cats.

Inexpensive cat furniture

Now, if you don't want to spend too much money, here are some examples of inexpensive furniture your cat will certainly enjoy.

A cardboard box: Cats absolutely looove boxes. You can get a large or small box, depending on your cat's size.

A pillow or cushion: You can get an inexpensive cushion that matches your decor.

A blanket: A folded nice blanket makes a comfortable and inexpensive bed for your kitty.

For tips on where and how to find inexpensive furniture for cats check our cheap cat furniture page. You don't have to spend lots of money to find a good quality piece of kitty furniture.

And if you are looking for something completely unique, visit our unique cat-furniture page for lots of ideas.

If you feel like your kitty deserves a more enchanting piece of furniture, please visit Hidden Hollow- The Ultimate Cat Tree.

Also check out...

The Pet Door Site - Helping you choose the perfect pet door for your home and for your pet.


And finally... Save your own furniture.

Finding cat proof furniture is the dream of most cat lovers. But is there such a thing? I still haven't found it. However, you may try several materials, like microfiber and jute, which might be strong enough to withstand or deter your cat's scratching. These materials combined with training and other techniques (like using Soft Paws) might help save your furniture.







Related links...

Cat scratching posts

Looking for the right cat carrier? Check out this page

Choose the perfect cat bed

Find great cat condos

Cat litter box covers and cabinets

Cat gyms: Multi-function furniture


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