Having an indoor cat is a lot more responsibility than simply leaving them to do their kitty stuff while we do ours. I’m sure you already know indoor cats require a lot of toys, attention, and entertainment that will keep them happy. With nothing to do all day, cats get bored easily. If your kitty is unsatisfied, they will probably show it with their constant meows and behavioral issues. Luckily, it’s not hard to keep our cats entertained.
I’ve listed a few furniture pieces and items that will not only look stylish in your apartment but also bring loads of fun for your feline. Check it out!
Wall shelves, a lot of them
Cats love shelves. It’s a fact. They love to watch the world go by from an elevated position, and there’s no better way to do that than by sitting around on the shelves. But don’t put the shelves close to the kitchen because your precious kitty might spend more time on the countertop than you prefer.
Unfortunately, if you live in a rented apartment, you can’t simply drill the holes in the wall to install shelves. In those cases, a cat tree is a great alternative to allow your kitty to enjoy the heights.
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Bookshelves and open closets
Whatever you keep on your bookshelves or open closets now, your cat will climb to it and possibly knock something over now and then. You can clear some space on the bookshelf so your feline can enjoy a nice rest and view from up there, and possibly prevent your cat from doing some cleaning by themselves.
There can never be too many cat trees. If cats could talk, I’m sure they would agree.
Cat trees make an excellent addition to the wall shelves. You can place the tree to allow your furry climbing machine to jump from the shelves to the tree and vice versa. Your cat will have an entire playground up there!
If you don’t have a safe outdoor area where your cat can hang out occasionally, an outdoor condo will be their new favorite spot! If you live in a place where installing a condo is possible, I’m sure your cat would appreciate the effort.
Cats can sleep everywhere. They can find the weirdest place and the weirdest position and enter their dreams. But it’s always nice to have a cat bed so they can tuck into something cozy and warm from time to time.
Cat’s need to scratch, and we can only hope our furniture will not be their next target. One or more scratching posts that the kitty loves will save our sofa and other easy-to-claw furniture.
If your cat keeps scratching the furniture, they might not fancy their scratching post. There are many types of scratching posts such as the vertical ones, the horizontal ones, posts attached to the sofa or the cat tree… Different cats prefer different scratching post types, so try various versions and one of them might capture your cat’s heart!
Cats sleep ⅔ of the day so having many resting spaces is a must. A hammock is another popular resting place for the kitties and you can easily make it at home, with merely a piece of fabric and a box.
What more can a kitty want than a comfortable resting place right in front of the kitty TV a.k.a. a window? Your feline can enjoy studying the birds, watching people passing by or trees moving with the wind. Most window perches have suction cups so you can simply attach them to a window. They’re super easy to install and use.
Cats need privacy and space for themselves from time to time too. I would go crazy if I couldn’t get away from humans now and then, and giving that opportunity to our kitties is particularly important. They would love a hiding place (such as a cat house) where they can spend time alone and rest away from the fuss.
Interior cat door
If you’re willing to make adjustments to your interior door, installing an interior kitty door would make your cat thrilled (and mobile)! They could move from one room to another without having to meow at you or giving you other verbal and nonverbal signs to open the door. This is a good solution if you don’t want to leave the doors open all the time. With the kitty passages, they can go in and out as they please. And you don’t have to live with a draft anymore because these small kitty doors won’t allow the draft to go through.
Technically, cat garden is not furniture, but oh well. Growing kitty’s green oasis indoors can be good for their health if you grow the right plants. Catnip, cat thyme, valerian, and licorice root are just some of many plants that will promote your cat’s health. Other plants popular among felines are:
If you’re planning on growing any plant indoors, I suggest you check this list from ASPCA first to make sure the plant is not harmful to cats.
I hope you got a few fresh ideas for making your cat’s day a bit more fun with different types of furniture.
What kind of furniture does your cat like the most?
Let me know in the comments!