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Last Updated on May 4, 2018

25 Really Cool Cat Furniture Design Ideas Every Cat Owner Needs

25 Really Cool Cat Furniture Design Ideas Every Cat Owner Needs

Cats are curious creatures but very hard to impress. They will sleep where they want to sleep and sit where they want to sit, and there’s very little you can do to change their preferences. However, sometimes, occasionally, if you’re lucky, you can make your cat wildly enthusiastic with the addition of a really cool piece of cat furniture. One they will return to time and time again. Here is a selection of the best ideas of furniture for your cat:

Catnip or carrots? Dining table for humans and cats

Planter Table for Cats

    Drive your cat delirious with its very own indoor catnip garden. This planter table features a transparent acrylic planter set within a wooden framework. If you don’t want to give your cat all the fun, you can grow some herbs as well.

    CATable: The “where’s my lunch gone?” table

    Catable

      You know those moments when your cat cheekily grabs your food when you’re eating? Well, this CATable will make it a whole lot easier for little Bella. It looks great and your cat will be certain to love it, especially when she can launch herself out of the holes and grab your lunch.

      The rocking-2-gether chair for cats with a strong constitution

      Rocking-2-Gether Human and Cat Chair

        We cat lovers like to share our relaxing moments with our feline friends. This clever rocking chair allows both human and cat to gently rock in unison on a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Just make sure it’s before her saucer of milk.

        All aboard the cat pipeline!

        The Cat Pipeline

          This pipeline cat walkway will provide the height and cover a cat cherishes. When you get that feeling someone is watching you, a quick glance at the pipes will likely reveal a pair of feline eyes. Just be sure to check for unpleasant blockages every now and then.

          Walkways for cats who prefer to remain aloof

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          Cat Walkways

            Who needs floors when you have a home walkway system like this? This is a dead certainty for cat furniture kit of the century. It plays into the natural preference of cats to move around an interior space above floor level

            Indiana Cat and the hanging walkways

            Cat Playground

              These hanging walkways are the type of setup that makes a human want to be a cat. The feline’s instincts to explore and be high up are fulfilled whilst it looks great from a human perspective too.

              Kitt-in Box perch for cats with internet addiction

              Kitt-in-Box

                Tired of your cat reclining on your keyboard? This home office desk perch is perfect for work-at-home cat lovers who like their whiskered friends to be close, but not too close.

                The radiator bed for cats who hate the winter

                Cat Radiator Bed

                  It’s amazing the amount of heat cats can comfortably withstand. With the cold weather settling in for the winter, this cat radiator bed will make a wonderfully snug and secure sleeping place for your feline companions.

                  Three-level cat bunker for the kitty apocalypse

                  3 Level Cat Bunker

                    With a plush chaise lounge on the top level and a dining area on the bottom level, this three -tier cat bunker is a must-have for any kitty wanting to survive an apocalypse. Now you just need to install a human version.

                    Save your sofa with this cat scratching console

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                    Cat Scratcher Console

                      Instead of scratching your armchair or sofa to pieces, your cats can instead exercise their claws on this scratching console, which also doubles as a shelf on which they can sit. The cat furniture console comes in a variety of different colors to match your décor.

                      Sisal cat tree for happy climbers

                      Sisal Cat Tree

                        Sisal rope is made from hard natural fiber which makes it ideal for the rigours of a cat’s claws. A sisal cat tree is a great way to keep your cat entertained with a little climbing, hanging, scratching, and surveying of its interior territory.

                        Coffee and chat over a cat

                        Coffee Table Cat Hammock

                          When your friends visit for an afternoon coffee, they’ll have the good fortune of watching your kitty snoozing in her cat hammock beneath your coffee table. Whether your cat will be appreciative of the audience is another matter entirely.

                          Look what the log brought in!

                          Cat Log Bed

                            It would be a mistake to chuck this log on the fire. This comfortable log bed is a forest-inspired treat for your adventurous little hunter. With its natural appearance it can blend in well with a rustic cabin décor scheme. (Source)

                            Cat punch bag in the shape of the neighbor’s dog

                            Doggie Cat Scratcher

                              This dog-shaped sisal cat scratcher is the feline version of the boxer’s punching bag. It’s a great way to burn some energy whilst attacking a representation of the cat’s stereotypical archenemy. (Source)

                              A cat gym for chubby paws and swinging bellies

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                              Cat Tower and Gym Wheel

                                Run, Kitty. Run! If your indoor cats are putting on a little extra weight, you could try getting them into this running wheel. It’s highly unlikely 15-pound Tigger will take to it but some of his slimmer siblings might. Every little bit counts.

                                Cabinet table for discrete kitty poops

                                Cat Litter Box Cabinet

                                  Tired of hiding the cat’s toilet box every time guests visit? Put it in a cat litter box cabinet like this one. Small openings in the side of this cat furniture piece allow your four-legged friend to quietly slip in and out of his enclosed toilet without creating an ugly scene.

                                  Peek-a-boo play circuit for killers in training

                                  Cat Play Circuit

                                    Training your cat to be the neighborhood’s top mouse killer has never been easier thanks to this wonderful Peek-a-boo Play Circuit. It encourages your cat to swat and chase a swirl patterned ball. It’s the cat’s version of a pinball machine.

                                    Arty-farty cats only need apply!

                                    The Cat House

                                      Only cool cats who can paint watercolors with their paws are allowed to live in a home like this. The walkways have color, style, structure, and even a tunnel, which makes it appealing to cats and humans alike.

                                      Exterior cat ladder for those hard to reach homes

                                      Exterior Cat Ladder

                                        There’s no excuse now for not letting your cat out if you live on the third floor! Install a ladder system like this and your moggy can be prowling the gardens at midnight and bringing you back some feathered little treats. (Source)

                                        Under-chair cat hammock for afternoon vacations

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                                        Under Chair Cat Hammock

                                          Cats hate to be lifted off their favorite chair but there’s no alternative when we humans need to sit down. Encourage your cat to sleep in their under-chair hammock instead and you can both enjoy the comforts of an armchair in peace.

                                          Curveynest cat tree for mountaineering felines

                                          Curveynest Cat Tree

                                            Cats love to climb and to find little platforms on which to observe their environment. This Curveynest cat tree mimics the structures they’d find in the natural world. They’ll still climb up the bookcase, but maybe not so often.

                                            Soaking up the sun’s rays in style

                                            Window Cat Bed

                                              When the sun is out, you can be sure to find your cat near the window soaking up the warmth of the sunshine. This window cat bed with industrial-strength suction cups will be your feline’s second favorite bed–after the one attached to the radiator. (Source)

                                              Save your curtains with this trapeze

                                              Cats Trapeze

                                                Perfect for cats with a penchant for climbing up your curtains, this unique suspended cushion trapeze will focus their attention and provide comfortable and secure places to take a cat nap after a meal.

                                                Pei pod cat furniture for luxury-loving cats

                                                Pei Pod for Cats

                                                  Every cat needs their own pod–a sleek and elliptic cave from where they can watch their humans do all sorts of odd things. This Pei pod design provides a protective sanctuary cats will naturally gravitate towards. Plus, it looks great as a décor piece.

                                                  Vintage suitcase bed for cats who like to wander far

                                                  Vintage Suitcase Cat Bed

                                                    This vintage suitcase cat bed is perfect for the cat-lover with a fondness for retro décor. Your kitty might not appreciate the design but they will love the raised comfortable vantage point on which they can nap.

                                                    Featured photo credit: Planter table no. 1/Emily Wettstein via emilywettstein.com

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                                                    Last Updated on September 20, 2018

                                                    How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                                    How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                                    Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

                                                    If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

                                                    1. Breathe

                                                    The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

                                                    • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
                                                    • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
                                                    • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

                                                    Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

                                                    2. Loosen up

                                                    After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

                                                    Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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                                                    3. Chew slowly

                                                    Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

                                                    Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

                                                    Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

                                                    4. Let go

                                                    Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

                                                    The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

                                                    It’s not. Promise.

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                                                    Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

                                                    Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

                                                    21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

                                                    5. Enjoy the journey

                                                    Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

                                                    Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

                                                    6. Look at the big picture

                                                    The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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                                                    Will this matter to me…

                                                    • Next week?
                                                    • Next month?
                                                    • Next year?
                                                    • In 10 years?

                                                    Hint: No, it won’t.

                                                    I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

                                                    Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

                                                    7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

                                                    You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

                                                    Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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                                                    8. Practice patience every day

                                                    Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

                                                    • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
                                                    • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
                                                    • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

                                                    Final thoughts

                                                    Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

                                                    Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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