Barkitecture: Pet-friendly furniture for our furry friends

I’m sure you’ll agree that pets really are part of the family. Having them at home is a delight. Another fact that all pet owners can attest to as well – sometimes, our pets can be a little annoying too. They also love leaving our homes in a mess, with no consideration for our belongings. That’s why it is important to include a few pet products to keep them entertained and comfortable. As you probably know, pet furniture and toys are often eyesores, having no respect at all for my interior decor and theme. The secret is to integrate pet-friendly furniture designs in our homes that our pets can rest on, relax, and keep themselves busy with, but also designs that manage to harmoniously merge with our interiors.

With this collection of luxurious pet products your furry friends will reach new levels of comfort when they become the centre of a redesign of your home. And if changing up your interiors just for your pets is a step too far, treat them to a gorgeous new bed and accessories and watch them feel truly spoilt and pampered.

1. Rattan Side Table/ Dog House

Designed by Ben Hansen, this simple yet innovative dog house uses excess water from watering plants and filters it into the dog’s water bowl! Rattan with green accents gives it a light, airy feel. The minimal dog house will brighten any corner of your home – hard not to when it holds a cute plant and pet! It’s an adorable piece of furniture that not only serves as a home for your pet but also doubles up as an elegant plant holder, harmoniously merging with the interiors of your home. This is truly pet-friendly furniture that helps the planet too.

The fact that it’s made of cane rattan is also great as it is bang on trend for modern interiors.

(Image Credit: Ben Hansen)


2. Dog House Sofa

Seungji created the Dog House Sofa “to enhance the harmony between humans and their pets”.  Created out of solid wood ash and fabric upholstery, the sofa can seat two people and a couple of furry friends too. The entire piece is draped in a neutral palette of beige and mocha. So no bright colours to scare your pets away. The wooden armrest also doubles as a cozy hideaway for your pets. It’s a private section where they can laze around, with an opening in the armrest, allowing them to climb onto the sofa too. This is the perfect way to seamlessly integrate your pets with your home decor, without your pet destroying your beloved furniture!

(Image Credit: Seungji)


3. Grid Cat Bed

Grid functions as a comfy resting spot for your pet. With a cozy lounging spot at the bottom and a slanted roof on top, it manages to provide a very homely feel, a safe haven of sorts for your furry friend. The gridded architectural structure at the entrance allows your pet to climb in when they want some rest, and stumble out when they want to play. Another fun feature is that the roof also functions as a magazine stand. You can place your magazines on the roof, where they will be supported by an almost inconspicuous shelf. Multifunctional and pretty. What more can you want?

4. The ‘Ascend’ pet-friendly desk

This quirky desk is called ‘Ascend’ and it’s been created by Dan Devine for all the cat ladies (and gentlemen) out there. Like any cat person will tell you, the moment you give attention to anything but your furry friend, they’ll find a way to lounge on your keyboard or knock everything on the floor. Designed with this in mind, the wood desk has been crafted with multiple ramps and landings for cats to perch up and play. If you can’t fight ’em, invite ’em!

(Image Credit: Dan Devine)
(Image Credit: Dan Devine)

5.Cat You in a Circle

Jack Dogson created ‘CatYou in a Circle’ because he didn’t want to separate the pets from their owners so it is designed to cleverly bring them together while also maintaining boundaries. The hollow armrests and backrest offer cats a playground and hiding territory. The woven bamboo texture makes it possible for owners to see their cats even when they are hiding and play with through its holes. The size of holes is different in different parts of the furniture to adapt to the needs of the pet as well as humans. The backrest holes are smaller to make the cats feel more secure. But the holes above are bigger so that when people lean on the sofa, they can see through the backrest and find their cats underneath.

(Image Credit: Jack Dogson)

6. Kyali Cat Climber

The latest piece to catch my eye is the Kyali cat climber by for its almost human furniture-like design because usually, a cat climber would stick out but this one just blends in like a cozy stool! The climber has a warm mid-century vibe because of the woody tones and the soft fabric cushioning that will instantly draw your cats in for a nap. It is a blend of a bed and a dynamic game for your pets. Featuring three shelves or levels, this piece provides plenty of fun without taking up important space. It has a modular structure that lets you adjust the shape to create more space for cats to explore or to make it more compact to store.

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Here’s how to get the look in your own home- including the link to the Kyali cat climber featured above.

Get the look: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Margot loves to be pampered with her bed, but is also a fan of sleeping in cardboard boxes, carrier bags and the laundry basket…

What pets do you have? Have you got them any pet-friendly furniture? Let me know in the comments.

Speak to you soon,

Eve x


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