Cats Deserve High-Design Furniture, Too
Think outside the (litter) box.
Published Jul 12, 2019 7:00 AM
As furry pets go, cats are pretty low maintenance. You don’t have to walk them, nor do you really have to bathe them, and they can generally be left to their own devices. The only thing is, our feline friends can require a decent amount of stuff. And that stuff can start to make your home look cluttered—and not so cute.
But a litter box doesn’t have to be an eyesore. In fact, it can even be a thing of beauty that both you and your fur baby can appreciate. Same goes if your pet’s a climber—you don’t have to settle for ugly, oatmeal-colored cat trees. You can install cat shelves. You can even get a tree that looks like a modern art piece.
That’s not to say that your cat won’t still prefer that beaten-up cardboard box. Rather, you have options that will (hopefully) keep her happy and your home looking put-together.
When your cat wakes you up in the morning by meowing at top volume until you feed her, you might as well do so with a pretty dish.
Houses and Beds
Give your cat an alternative to that drawer you accidentally left open when she wants somewhere cozy to snooze. Whether she prefers something with a bit of a mid-century modern vibe or a more modern twist, they’ll all give her the cocoon-like atmosphere she craves.
Plot twist: Litter boxes can actually look pretty cool. Just remember to clean them every day and you can allow them to blend in with the rest of your decorative scheme, virtually unnoticed.
Tree and Shelves
If your cat’s a frisky one, you’ll have to do everything in your power to prevent her from climbing up your curtains and—wait a minute, how did she even get on top of the refrigerator? A cat tree or shelves will provide a safe but still attractive spot for scampering.
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