Cats need a stimulating environment that takes care of their desire to scratch, sleep, climb, and play. Providing your cat with his own furniture means he will spend less time using yours, which in turn means you will spend less time cleaning up cat hair.
With the help of our team of cat behaviorists, we consider ourselves experts on cats and what cats like as well as what materials work best. We have tested these cat furniture selections on our own cats to help you find the right trend for your cat.
What to Consider When Buying Cat Furniture
There are so many styles of cat furniture available, that trying to pick the best one may be difficult. Consider your own furniture style and what will look best.
Think about where this piece of furniture will go. How it will fit in length and height. Also is it big enough for your kitty to use?
Consider what the furniture is made of and the quality of materials and fabric. Will it be comfortable for your cat and not easily destroyed?
Cat furniture can get expensive but sometimes a cheap cat bed can be just as comfortable as a pricey one. Be prepared to pay more for furniture with special features like high-end fabric, heaters, or quality wood materials.
We reviewed hundreds of pieces of cat furniture to identify the best of the best, based on reviews, materials used, price, and other features. We narrowed our search down to 10 top-rated cat furnishings cat owners can buy to add to your decor while keeping your cat happy.
Made from all-natural merino wool means your cat will not only be comfortable but will love the natural odor. The material reacts to your cat's body and will keep him cool when it's warm and warm when it's cool. With so many colors to choose from, there is one for every home style and decor.
Height: 12", Length: 19", Opening: 8"
|Material||100% Merino wool|
Give your cat a place to enjoy the sunshine. This cat window perch can provide a safe 360° sunbath for your kitty. The cat window perch will stimulate your cat’s need to climb and provide a safe spot for a nap.
|Size||24" W x 12" D x 11.5" H|
Your kitty will love this two-in-one bed and scratcher for napping, scratching, and flexing tired kitty paws. The modern design goes easily with any home décor without disrupting your style. The rounded shape is ideal for curling up and the inside material is reminiscent of cardboard boxes that all cats seem to love.
|Size||14.2 x 14.2 x 5.9 inches|
The natural lounge bed sofa scratcher with backrest design is made to fit your cat’s body. The scratch pad doubles as a place for your kitty to lounge, explore, scratch, and rest. This stylish little sofa will not only look great in your home but will deter your cat from clawing up your furniture.
|Size||23.6 x 9.84 x 7.87 inches|
This cat tower offers two private cozy apartments for hiding and sleeping and is great for multiple cats. The posts are fully wrapped for scratching and the rest is covered in soft plush materials. There is a bonus dangling fuzzy ball to thrill your cat with fun between naps.
|Size||24 x 14 x 50 inches|
|Material||Board, Plush Fabric, Sisal Rope|
This unique jungle gym gives cats endless opportunities for play and discovery to maintain their physical and mental health. It is great for multi-cat households, and the elaborate structure features two covered tree houses, two perches, and two slide-like scratching posts upholstered in durable carpet fiber. The natural birch plywood will complement any decor in your home.
|Size||62 x 53 x 15 inches|
|Material||Carpet, Birch Plywood|
The AmazonBasics Cat Furniture is a scratch-friendly bed that invites your cat to relax or entertain themselves for hours on end. Keeping their claws busy and their mind content. The cat tree is an excellent deterrent for cats who may take an interest in your furniture and the natural tones go with any decor. In addition, the natural jute fiber scratching posts help keep nails healthy.
|Size||19.3 x 19.3 x 25.6 inches|
The sleekly designed Torre tower is the ultimate scratching post to pair with your modern home decor. Your cat will prefer this tower to your sofa. Its clean white circular frame is upholstered with a dense and durable gray scratching surface on one side to encourage exercise, as well as a perfect resting perch. With three sizes and color combinations, you will find one that looks great in your home.
|Size||70 x 45 or 110 x 45 cm|
|Material||Plywood, Faux Fur|
KATRIS modular cat tree and condo furniture system is for both cats and owners. It is multi-functional, modular and can be changed up in endless new combinations and formations. Made of heavy-duty cardboard that is extremely durable and invites your cat to scratch. The modern stylish design in various colors can match any room in your home.
|Size||35 x 26 x 24 inches|
The EZ Window Mount & Double is available in single level or double stack for single or multiple cat households. It will provide your cat with a front-row view of nature and anything else going on in the great outdoors. Your cat will love to bask in the warm sun and enjoy having a high vantage point. This piece can go into any house and is out of the way when installed on a window.
|Size||12 x 0.5 x 23 inches|
Questions and Answers
How do I teach my cat to use a scratching post?
Start by placing scratching posts near the furniture or items your cat likes to scratch. Also, encourage your cat to use it by sprinkling catnip on or around the scratching post.
How do I choose cat furniture my cat will like?
Watch your cat's behavior and habits to determine what materials and surfaces he is drawn to most. Consider if your cat likes to curl up inside things or nap in high places.
Should my cat have his own furniture?
Giving your cat his own furniture will keep him distracted and deter him from using your furniture. Because cats are very territorial this means he will want to spend more time on his furniture and less time on yours.
An understanding of your cat's needs and preferences will help you make the best choice in cat furnishings. Always consider the location your kitty chooses for naps as well as his preferences in height before deciding. Choosing a style that compliments your decor and makes your cat happy means your furniture will stay clean and claw-free. And remember you are not limited to one type of furniture piece because cats do tend to change moods often.