It’s common knowledge that kitties know how to enjoy a good nap. If you have a cat, you probably know which cozy nook or soft blanket has been chosen as the “perfect spot” in your apartment to curl up and snooze away an afternoon. Upgrade your Charlottesville apartment to create variety and options that will make your space even better for your cat to lounge! Here are some of our suggestions to make your apartment the purr-fect place for a “cat nap”.
If you unpack a delivery and set the cardboard box down, and you’re likely to find your kitty in that box, even if it’s too small for him! A simple cardboard box makes a fantastic disposable bed/play area for your cat. Cats like scratching and chewing on cardboard, and boxes and cardboard scratches can provide an alternative to destroying your furniture. Cardboard products also store your cat’s scent, which can make him feel more comfortable and secure. When the box gets worn out, you just throw it away and start over again. Add a soft blanket for a washable bed that’s perfect for young cats and kittens.
If your feline is the fashionable sort, take a look at some designer cat scratchers that look stylish while allowing you to spoil your cat. These attractive modern shapes encourage lounging and napping and prevent your cat from scratching furniture or coating your couch with fur. Smooth curves and intriguing, modern shapes provide a safe napping and scratching alternative without cluttering your living room with cardboard. Some of our favorites include:
Many cats enjoy window watching as a favorite past time. A cat perch can enhance a favorite window and create a luxurious place for your cat to observe the outside world. Put a bird feeder outside the window and your cat can watch “kitty TV” while she lounges. There are several damage free perches available – this is one of our favorites:
Place beds creatively in interesting places that will appeal to your cat. Install a kitty hammock beneath the seat of a dining chair, or under the desk where you work. If your cat likes to climb, place a bed in an elevated location – on top of a refrigerator or a wardrobe – so that he can enjoy his nap “above the action”.
Cat trees that feature modern designs are an attractive way to provide a place for the cat who likes to watch guests without interacting with them. If your cat prefers being the center of attention, you might want to buy her a piece of designer cat furniture – we love the Refined Kitty Ball Cat Bed because it looks stylish in your living room and acts as a versatile napping spot for your cat.
You can indulge your designer dreams and spoil your cat at the same time by decorating with luxe textures that are trending in modern home decor: velvet, faux fur, fleece, crochet and other textured blankets may please your cat as much as they appeal to your sense of style. Washable blankets are easier to clean when they become coated with fur than upholstery, and a blanket is ideal for snuggling or hiding beneath.
Creating the perfect nap niche for your cat can be fun and rewarding, and may even inspire you to upgrade your Charlottesville apartment style. Have fun and make time for a little “cat nap” with your favorite feline.