If space isn’t a luxury you have, these super smart space saving ideas for dogs and cats will make the most of what you’ve got!
Owning pets in an apartment or smaller living space is a reality of modern life. Luckily, clever designers are dreaming smarter ways to integrate our dog and cat’s living space with our own. From places to sleep, hide, play or just hang out, here’s some of our favourite space saving ideas for modern pet lovers and their four-legged friends:
1. COFFEE TABLE CAT HAMOCK
Short on space in your living room? This clever coffee table also doubles as a hammock for your feline friend. Designed by Koichi Futatsumata, it uses glass, stainless steel and rattan to create a stylish and smart sleeping place for cool kitties.
Available at eandy.com – £1,100
2. DOG HOUSE SOFA
Finally – a sofa that dog is allowed on! Created by Korean designer Seunji Mun for m.pup, the Dog House Sofa combines modern sofa for human and mini sofa for hound.
See more at mpup.co.kr
3. HABICAT CAT LEDGE
This wall-mounted wonder, is the Habicat – a cool hexagonal shaped cat ledge by Missouri based studio Griffiths Designs. With room for two cats, it comes fitted with a soft felt interior and cleverly uses vertical wall space in teeny tiny apartments.
Available at griffithdesigns.net
Part side table, part cat (or small dog) bed, the Bloq by Dutch design studio, Binq is a great space saving idea. Made from upcycled wood and with a comfy cushion inside for your faithful friend, they look a treat in your living space – plus there’s a colour to suit every interior.
Available at StyleTails – £175.00
5. DWELL CRATE SIDE TABLE
Banish ugly dog crates forever and opt one of these mid-century modern inspired pieces from Modernist Cat. The perfect place for cats and petit pooches to nestle up inside, plus a stylish side table with room for books, vases or a glass of vino on top!
Available at modernistcat.com
6. CAT CRIB
Brilliantly simple, the Cat Crib is a nifty little hammock you can tie under any chair to create a place for your kitty to just hang out!
Available at ozandmrcurious.co.uk £22.49
7. RONDO CAT CONDO
The perfect place for a pampered pussy to curl up and kip, this wicker Rondo Cat Condo from Pet Interiors fixes to the wall to keep the floor clutter free.
Available at StyleTails – £325.00
8. CAT SHELF
For cats that love to perch up high, the Welcome Home Shelf from Japanese designers The 9 Life is a genius little idea. Use it store bits n bobs underneath, and give your cat a place to sit and watch the world go by.
Available at the9life.com
9. BUILT-IN PET BEDS
Use space in shelves and under cabinets and stairs to create clever built-in pet beds. With a bit of creativity, a few basic tools and the addition of a lovely soft cushion or blanket, an otherwise wasted space can be converted into a cosy nook for your pussy or pooch.
10. MODULAR CAT CLIMBING TOWER
While floor space might be at premium, this clever modular cat climbing tower from Catissa uses vertical space to give playful pussies somewhere to climb, hide, sleep and play. Each wooden unit comes with a lovely soft sheepskin liner for some creature comfort.
Available at StyleTails – from £315.00
11. CAT CUBE
Sleepy kitties can get some respite from the stresses of modern life in inside one of these wall-mounted CatCubes. Created by Urban Cat Design, each one comes with a comfy cushion and panel on top for kneading and scratching.
Available at StyleTails – £285.00