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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 March 13, 2019

                                                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                                    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                                    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                                    1. Work on the small tasks.

                                                    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                                    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                                    2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                                    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                                    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                                    3. Upgrade yourself

                                                    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                                    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                                    4. Talk to a friend.

                                                    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                                    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                                    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                                    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                                    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                                    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                                    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                                    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                                    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                                    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                                    7. Read a book (or blog).

                                                    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                                    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                                    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                                    8. Have a quick nap.

                                                    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                                    9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                                    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                                    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                                    10. Find some competition.

                                                    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                                    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                                    11. Go exercise.

                                                    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                                    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                                    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                                    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                                    12. Take a good break.

                                                    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                                    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                                    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                                    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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