Cat-ifying Your Home Is Trending on Pinterest—Here’s What That Actually Means
You don’t have to sacrifice style.
Published Jan 21, 2022 9:51 AM
People will do almost anything for their pets: move across the country, change their daily routines, and even redesign their homes. According to a recent Pinterest Predicts spotlight, searches for “cat-ify your home” and “cat house design” have jumped fourfold over the past few months. The trend involves a bit more than toy baskets and scratching trees, however. We’re talking about floating shelves meant for climbing, a bed that wouldn’t look out of place in the middle of a living room, and custom plywood play structures. We may not be able to permanently stop your feline from scratching the upholstery, but we do have a few design ideas they might like better than your bouclé sofa arm.
It’s the Climb
(Litter) Box of Tricks
Domino’s deputy photo editor swears by Tuft & Paw’s design-forward pet accessories. “At first glance I thought it was a vinyl record storage shelf, but it’s actually a compartmentalized and discreet litter box with sleek lines and tapered legs in the prettiest blond birch plywood,” she says.
What looks like any other mid-century bookcase houses a built-in cat bed and ledges lined with felt and sisal. Stack your coffee-table books on top and let your pet explore the rest. Leave the floor space for a human lounge seat.