9 Things Design-Obsessed Cat Lovers Need in Their Home


From aesthetically pleasing litter boxes to posh kitty beds, the pet industry is starting to cater more and more to the design-loving cat person and their menagerie. If you’ve ever brought home a carpet-covered cat tree only to have your cat look at it in disdain, or witness your tabby scratching up your tired-looking furniture, you must know it’s a sign. As a discerning species, your cat naturally deserves the best—and, so does your home.

The Cone at Wiskicat, $300

The Cone by Wiskicat satisfies kitty’s basic physical cravings from climbing and clawing out aggression to stretching and slumbering. Tucked away in the sturdy sisal-covered tower is a cat-nap hideaway with a plush washable cushion for easy cleaning. The contemporary design combines aesthetics and function, as it’s easy on the eyes while also being tip-free with a replaceable sisal cover.

If the clean lines and rich wood tones of mid-century modern design speak to you, you’re in for a real treat with Modernist Cat’s array of furniture and accessories that are designed with both you and your cat in mind. From cabinetry that tucks away unsightly litter boxes to a credenza that doubles as a scratching post, you and kitty can live harmoniously with these beautifully crafted and functional pieces.

Cat Cave at Meowfia on Etsy, Starting at $36

For the recluse cat, provide them with a cozy cat cocoon to cloister themselves when they are in need of alone time. The kitty cave is handmade using all-natural felted wool and comes in an array of beautiful hues to complement your abode.

Eschew the abominable fuzzy carpet-covered cat tree for a more modern and design-forward jungle-gym. With plenty of holes for peek-a-boo and perches for climbing, this contemporary tower is a guaranteed hit for the feline. Unfinished wood allows for customizing with whatever stain or paint color you choose. Or for a Scandinavian-inspired look, leave it in the raw.

Teepee at Cat Tipi, $59

Forgo boring bedding and embrace Cat Tipi’s whimsical teepees that come in an array of designs with kitty personalities in mind (think “cat nip addict” and “royal cat”). Canvas panels accented in geometric designs and suede lace are pitched with birch poles, creating a campy and beautiful hideaway for your tabby.

Interior designer Dorothy Draper once said, “Doors are usually orphans—nobody pays any attention to them.” Remember to play up your doors and don’t do them a disservice by installing an unsightly cat door. Install a cute one that will make you smile.

Reminiscent of the Chia Pet, this organic cat grass plant comes in a contemporary stainless steel bowl that you can use later on down the road as a water or food dish. Bon appetit!

For dining in comfort, Necoichi’s raised, spill-proof bowl allows cats to eat without hunching over. The shapely porcelain vessel also is easy on the eyes, and comes in a variety of designs with goodies like Jelly Beans and Cupcakes painted inside the bowl.

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