Cats are wonderful pets but without a designated scratcher they will surely find alternatives to sharpen their claws on, like your your furniture and curtains! Cat scratchers allow cats to strengthen and sharpen their claws while avoiding a total interiors catastrophe in your home. But however practical they might be, the humble cat scratcher hasn’t exactly been top in the style stakes – until now! Thankfully, there are now some great designer scratchers which will not only keep your cat happy, but will be the talking point of your home too! We’ve hand-picked of 10 of the most practical and modern cat scratchers…
1. LUI CAT SCRATCHER LOUNGE
The LUI cardboard cat scratcher and lounge by myKotty is a stylish, multifunctional piece of cat furniture that playful pussies will love getting their claws into. Sleek and stylish design looks great in the home. Available from MyKotty.
2. CHESTERFIELD CAT SCRATCHING CHAIR
This black leather-look Chesterfield chair by 3 Fat Cats with silver studs is not only the purr-fect place to scratch but is also a stunning addition to your home, especially when paired with its matching chaise lounge! Horizontal and vertical scratching opportunities make is super satisfying for your furry friend. Available from: 3 FAT CATS.
3. MID CENTURY CAT SCRATCHER
If you are a vintage-loving cat owner this is the cat scratcher for you. Inspired by mid-century side boards, it doubles as a storage unit for those who are pushed for space in their home. Coming in five different colour options there is a unit to suit every taste! Available from Modernist Cat.
4. DOG CAT SCRATCHER
This hilarious cat scratcher is a beautiful piece of furniture for your home and also serves as a way for your cat to let out their frustration at their natural enemy! In the shape of a Labrador, we are sure it will be the talking point of your house! Available from Spotted.
5. VIGO CAT SCRATCHER LOUNGE
Cats love cardboard and the VIGO scratcher is ideal for scratching, lounging, playing and sleeping. Made from natural corrugated cardboard for lasting durability – even with the feistiest felines! Available from MyKotty.
6. V LOUNGE CAT SCRATCHER
For the ultra modern feline this cat scratcher is combined with a raise condo. Made of excellent quality poplar wood it is futuristic and elegant and will serve as a place of rest and and play for your kitty. Available from Vesper.
7. DIY CAT SCRATCHING POST
Time to get out the staple gun and sisal rope! Allison from Dream a Little Bigger whipped up this DIY cat scratching post with a few simple materials. We love the Moroccan-style tile print on the carpet base she’s chosen and the colour-blocked rope post. Give it a go at home! Make it at: www.dreamalittlebigger.com.
8. SCRATCHY PAWS TURQUIOSE CAT SCRATCHER
The turquoise cat scratcher from scratchy paws has multiple scratching hot spots so your cat can get some variety. You can even sprinkle with catnip for some extra fun. Available from Etsy.
9. JUTE CAT SCRATCHING SPHERE
For something a bit different, opt for this jute sphere scratcher from Prevue Pets. The shape looks great in a modern home and the large surface area means there’s plenty of room for scratching – event for multiple cats at the same time. Available from Prevue Pets.
10. DIY WOOD & ROPE CAT SCRATCHER
Finally, Molly from creative blog Almost Makes Perfect whipped up this minimal DIY cat scratcher as a birthday present for her two cats Lucy and Bodhi, and we’re loving it so much we had to share it with you. You’ll only need a few basic materials to put it together (including a hot glue gun which is exciting in itself), and the final result is simple, pared-back pussy perfection. Make it: almostmakesperfect.com.
Do you have a cat scratcher in your home? Which of these is your favourite? Let us know in the comments or send us a tweet @styletails.