Cat Home Decor Essentials
A lot of people love cats.
That has become the norm since the glorious union of Internet forums and image-hosting sites. But it’s not just the cute and cuddly side of these feline friends that draws the deserved attention. It’s also their distinct personalities.
In one popular variation of the infinite number of memes about cats, they’re adorable and innocent-looking. In another, they’re these cunning, even malevolent beings that want to take over the world.
Whatever version clicks with you, there are a number of ways you can replicate that inside your home. You might not have a cat, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have stylish pieces that glorify them in your personal space.
Here are ways to make your home more feline with some pieces of cat home décor, as well as how to keep your house safe for your cat — and you.
Cat-Proofing Your Home
It goes without saying that most of the people who love seeing cats on the Internet have pet felines of their own. Take it from them: Cats are active creatures.
Though they tend to sleep away most of the day, they’re balls of energy when awake.
Cat-proof your house by making sure all electrical outlets and wires are protected and properly insulated. After that, you can buy them toy-mouse companions that they can chase around the house so you won’t have to worry about them getting accidentally electrocuted. You can even go all the way and build shelves specifically for them to climb on, and nests for them to take a nap in.
However, protection isn’t one-way. Besides protecting your cat from your house, you need to protect your house from your cat. Do this by making sure to buy only curtains and furniture you can afford to get scratched. Another option is to buy a can of citrus-based cat-repellent spray and cover important items with it.
Also, avoid leaving objects like figurines and other displays out in the open. With a cat, you’ll find that they easily topple.
If, for some unlucky reason you can’t have a cat (e.g. allergies), there are still many ways for you to keep their essence near.
Cat home decor items are abundant not just in Internet marketplaces, but in brick-and-mortar stores, too. You don’t even have to look very hard to find something that can remind you of them.
Hobby shops sell statues of them in many styles. Realistic, anime with big eyes, abstract, you name it. Cover your bed with them by buying sheets and pillowcases patterned after cat paws or their unique silhouette.
You can even buy bags nowadays that feature their faces, in as many styles as there are cats to style after. Cats belong to the core group of popular culture that also includes superheroes and nostalgia, and designers take them all as inspirations, crafting beautiful clothes with a hint of feline style. You can get yourself one if you feel inclined to, and no one will judge you for it.
They are that popular.
It isn‘t hard to come up with cat home decor ideas nowadays when a simple search at Google will reveal multitudes of cat-inspired items up for sale at Amazon, and even craft sites like Etsy.
But if you can‘t find any to your liking, you can always create some yourself.
Unleash that artistic feline inside of you and make it happen!