A cat bed is a practical purchase for feline owners, but there's no reason they should be an eyesore - in fact, there are plenty of cat beds which prove these pet necessities can be stylish as well as functional. From rattan to florals, these choices will not look out of place in the most stylish home - and will keep your cat feeling happy and safe, too!
How to choose the right cat bed and find the perfect spot
Cats Protection’s behaviour manager, Nicky Trevorrow has this advice: 'Providing cats with a private place to hide and sleep is scientifically proven to help them feel safe and secure in their surroundings. Ensuring they have a place to retreat to can even help reduce stress which is why it’s important that they have a bed that’s safe, warm and comfortable.
'However, cats often rotate their preferred sleeping area as a throwback to their wild counterparts who did this to help keep parasite levels low, so don’t be surprised if they move around. Also, cats are not naturally social animals so, if you have more than one cat, it’s important to make sure each cat has a safe sleeping place away from the other as they need their own space.'
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- How to stop cats scratching furniture
- Moving house with cats: how to keep them happy and safe when relocating
- Renting with pets: how to find a rental property that allows cats and dogs
- Homemade cat toys: how to make cat toys that will entertain for hours
Stylish and cute cat beds that will complement any space
PawHut Woven Banana Leaf Elevated Cat Bed
With a hint of the egg chair about it, this natural rattan cat bed will look great in any home, from a coastal interior scheme to a country kitchen - and let's face it who wouldn't want to curl up in this? It also meets all your cat's needs as cats love being above the ground because they can keep an eye out on the world below and any dangers lurking.
Of course, there's always the risk your feline friend may decide it's the perfect scratching tool - but better this than ruining your prized furniture! Here are some tips on how to stop your cat scratching furniture.
Joules Cambridge Floral Cat Bed
Are you a fan of cottagecore? Vintage shabby-chic country style? Then this floral design from Joules could be perfect, and will ensure your cat's bedroom is as stylish as yours. It is easy to clean and has a removable and reversible inner cushion.
Retro Television Cat Bed
Love the retro look? Then how about retro television-inspired cat bed from Wayfair ? It even has a handy drawer below for cat paraphernalia like toys and treats. It would look fab in a home filled with mid-century design or those that love the eclectic-vintage look. And what's more it gives your cat the cubby-hole they crave.
Caelan Round Cat Bed
We love this super cool cat bed from Wayfair. It has the privacy Cats Protection recommends while being super-stylish. Its rattan design will complement any decor scheme and its height can easily be adjusted.
3 in 1 cat bed
Machine washable, this stylish cat bed has three different solutions, including the hideout cave - just perfect for nervous cats or perhaps for fireworks night when they want to hide away - and the warm and fluffy traditional bed that's perfect for snoozing. It also has a removable and reversible cushion lined with a comfy suede-like material, which can be popped into the washing machine, so it is easy to keep clean.
It comes in a dark grey, which will complement many colour schemes and measures 35 x 35 x 35cm.
Round cat shelf
We love Made.com on YHS for stylish home buys and they don't disappoint with cat beds. And for felines who love being high up this round cat shelf is perfect. Simple in design it comes in walnut with a removable washable cushion and will complement any decor, from Scandi to Art Deco
Igloo cat bed
Warm and fluffy, this cat bed has mass snuggle and privacy points to allow your cat to hide away and sleep in luxury, while its fun dotty scheme will make it fit in anywhere in the home. Produced by the experts at Cats Protection, you can be assured it will keep your cat happy and snug.
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Debbie Graham is the senior digital editor for YourHomeStyle, and is passionate about vintage interiors. In her free time she loves nothing better than scouring second-hand and vintage shops for bargains and upcycling projects. Her home is a Victorian house that is a bit of a project and when she's not putting buckets under leaks you can find her painting and patching