Every kitty enjoys a good nap. If you have a cat, it’s probably pretty easy to find a cozy nook or a soft blanket that serves as a cat bed in your apartment. You probably know where she considers the “perfect spot” in your apartment to enjoy a little snooze. Everyone enjoys variety and lots of options, so upgrade your apartment to be even more “nap friendly”! These are some of our suggestions to help you find more ways to make your Charleston apartment perfect for a little “cat nap”.
If you’ve unpacked a recent delivery and set the cardboard box aside, you know how much your kitty loves boxes, even when they are too small for him! A simple cardboard box can double as a disposable bed/play area for your cat. Cats enjoy scratching and chewing cardboard, which prevents him from scratching your furniture by giving him a better alternative. Cardboard also stores kitty’s scent, making him feel comfortable and secure. When the box starts to show wear and tear, you can just throw it away and start over. Put a soft blanket in the box and you have a washable bed that’s ideal for young cats and kittens.
For the stylish cat, you can find lots of designer cat scratchers that look great in your Charleston apartment and help you spoil your kitty. Cats enjoy lounging and sleeping on these attractive modern shapes that double prevention from your cat from destroying your furniture. We love the smooth curves and striking shapes that let your cat enjoy scratching without detracting from your living room design. Some of our favorites include:
Most cats love watching out the window. Try adding a cat perch to your window to give her a luxurious place from which to observe the outside world. Hang a bird feeder outside the window to give her “kitty TV” to entertain her while she lounges. There are several damage-free perches available – these are some of our favorites:
Get creative and place beds made just for your cat in interesting places. Try setting up a kitty hammock beneath a chair at the dinner table, or tuck a hammock under the desk where you work. If your cat likes to climb, place a bed in an elevated spot – on top of the refrigerator or a wardrobe – so that he can nap “above the action”. Modern designer cat trees are a wonderful way to create an attractive place for cats who like to watch guests but not interact with them. If your cat likes to be the center of attention, try some designer cat furniture – we love the Refined Kitty Ball Cat Bed. This fun piece of furniture looks great in your living room and provides a versatile space for your cat.
Follow your designer dreams while indulging your cat in many of the luxe textures that are so popular in modern home decor: faux fur, fleece, velvet, crochet and other textured blankets can appeal to your cat as much as they appeal to your design sense. Some cats like to move a favorite blanket to the location of their choice, while others will happily enjoy texture wherever they find it. Blankets are easy to clean when they become loaded with fur, and if your cat likes to burrow, a blanket is ideal for snuggling or hiding beneath on a cold day.
Create the perfect niche for your cat. It’s fun and rewarding, and may even help you update your Charleston apartment style. Enjoy it and don’t forget to make time for a little “cat nap” with your favorite feline.