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Cat Furniture For Apartments

Make a good home for your indoor cat in a small space with these pieces of cat furniture for apartments. Cat trees, climbing stairs and window seats can all help cats have fun, get exercise and move like wild cats while inside. Cats can live happily indoors where they are safe as long as they have adequate space to climb and play. Here are some great pieces of furniture to conserve space and give your cats the room they need with vertical elements to save valuable square footage and help cats meet their natural desires to be up high.

What Kind of Cat Furniture Fits in Apartments?

In an apartment or any home where you want to conserve space, you want to take advantage of walls, vertical surfaces and height. These featured pieces of cat furniture take advantage of vertical space to reduce the floor space used and also take advantage of cat’s natural desire to climb and be up high where they feel safe and happy.

Wall Mounted Cat Tree, Save Space!

Do you want to save space in your apartment or home? Does a cat tree just seem too large and take up too much of your precious square footage? Here is the ultimate, space efficient cat play place that is wall mounted and uses NO FLOOR SPACE! How neat is this! I will be ordering one of these! It gets great reviews and I am sure my cats would love this. It is hand made and includes three levels. Cats climb up the ramp and through the hole in the landing, then they can go across the bridge (or probably lounge on it like a hammock). They can also jump up to a higher hammock. Why didn’t I think of this?! No matter how small your apartment or home, you will have room for this cat tree. There are smaller and larger options available in the same line.

Cat Window Sill Perch

These are such a great idea. They are simple, don’t take up ANY floor space and cats love them.  Cats all love to look out windows so let your cat do that and give him entertainment all day long! This looks more attractive than window mounted perches so if you can install this in your wall, I would chose this type of perch. If you can’t put any holes in your walls, you can use a window mounted perch reviewed below. This particular perch gets over  2,000 reviews on Amazon with a 4 and a half out of 5 star average. If you don’t have room for a cat tree or more extensive cat furniture, I would definitely get one of these for an indoor cat.

Practical Cat Trees

This is the classic. Every cat I have had loves cat trees. These do take up some floor space but you can get maximum utilization by getting this tall, affordable, sturdy tree with 10 scratching posts, build in toys, 3 platforms and 2 boxes. This is the cat tree I have for my kitty family. It is an amazing value and so much more affordable than cat trees in local stores like PetCo or PetSmart which are several hundred dollars and much smaller. Click the link below or read my personal review of this cat tree here. Go Pet Club Cat Tree review. It is the best value I have found and I highly recommend it. It is still going strong with 4 cats and over a year and a half of daily use. They use the scratching posts every single time they want to scratch. I love that it has so many scratching posts so you don’t have to worry about just one that will get worn out! They also climb to the top and perch, looking out the window or keeping an eye out from their tall perch. They go up it to get brushed since they like being on our level and also chase each other and roughhouse on it. It is great exercise for an indoor cat. This specific model is not tippy at all. Many people wonder about such a tall cat tree being prone to tip over but it has a wide and solid enough base, this has never tipped at all. I have not used any other Go Pet Club cat trees so I cannot vouch for their characteristics but they seem to have high ratings.

Cat Back of Door Stairs

This is a different take on the wall stairs, but doesn’t require any holes in the wall, screws or hardware! All you need is the back of a door. Therefore, this is an option that anyone can set up in an instant. No tools, no expertise and you don’t need to find the wall studs or worry about any damage. There are mixed review of this product however as some people with large cats say the stairs are not staggered enough so their cats have a hard time getting back down. This can be solved by drilling new holes in the stairs and staggering them by separating them so each end extends further out. That way there is a larger platform for the cat to jump down on from the one above. Cat Door Stairs on Amazon.

Cat Window Perches

This is another classic that most all cats enjoy. I have never met a cat that didn’t like looking out the window. I suppose there is one out there somewhere but I have not met him! There are many knock off window perches but here is the standard. It is still hand made, has extra large suction cups that hold more weight and seems to be widely cat and owner approved. They come in three sizes. Small is 14 inches by 19.5 inches wide. Medium is 14 inches by 22 inches wide. Large is 14 inches by 25.5 inches wide. If you can’t put any holes in your wall, this is the perfect option to install a perch for your cat. This is also a quick and easy piece of cat furniture to install that does not take any special tools or construction. Just make sure to follow the directions so the window is very clean before installing the suction cups.

The Kitty Cot is an Amazon’s Choice pick with high rating and over 1,200 reviews. The only time I saw someone report a problem was when they did not install it properly. Someone tried to install it at an angle rather than making it level. That reviewer commented that it was no fault of the product, but user error. Multiple cats often use this together and the suction cups are they say it will hold up to 25 pounds, though each of the 4 suction cups will hold up to 12 pounds so the 25 pound estimate is a conservative one and it should hold more. There are many warnings by users to get this model, not cheap knock off products. The cheaper versions are not as strong and may come down.

Upscale Modern Cat Furniture

For the cat owner with a taste for something modern and sleek in a fancy apartment there are unique pieces of cat furniture that can fit the bill. Do you want something that is a conversation piece? Perhaps you want something in a specific color to match your taste. A cat will be happy climbing regardless of the look or color, so feel free to have the piece fit your taste. Your cat will really not care as long as he or she can climb, get up high and be kind or queen of the jungle.

If you want upscale modern cat furniture, the Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower may be just the piece you are looking for. This piece of cat furniture is more like modern art. It is also space efficient and comes in several colors to match your decor.

Whatever your space restrictions you can find great cat furniture to take advantage of vertical space. I hope you try one of these pieces and let me know what your cats think!

Please leave any thoughts or questions in a comment below.

Thanks,

Jessica

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32 Comments

  1. MovieFan

    Hi Jessica’

    I remember my father when I saw this post of yours. When I was young he keeps on telling that he have 1 sack of cats before that he rescue first when their house is on fire instead of the other importanting in their house. Anyway I did not know that there are these kind of stuff or product for cats that will make the feel home apart from the fact that those stuff looks cool. My daugter wants to have a cat when we got our own house, definitely we will have a look at these. Thank you for this informations.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello,

      We always talk about what we would do in an emergency too. We have 4 cats now so we have to have a plan. I hope you can try one of these when your daughter gets a cat. Thank you for stopping by and for your thoughts!

      Jessica

      Reply
  2. Alix

    Hi Jessica,

    I totally agree having a cat indoors it is important to keep them stimulated and occupied. I never realised there were so many options available and even good options for a small amount of space. Sometimes it is hard to know what to look and what will work best in the space. Cat back of door steps sound like they would be best in a rental because I don’t have to put holes in the wall and I always appreciate something easy to set up. Thanks for your advice on cat furniture that will work in apartments.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      The back of door steps looked really neat to me…just make sure you keep the door latched shut! 

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope it works well for your cat.

      Jessica

      Reply
  3. Evald

    Hey there,

    As a cat lover myself, I am constantly on the look for new and exciting ways to make my cats life more interesting and enjoyable! It truly loves climbing all over the house and jumping around from one thing to the other, very adventurous one, haha! However, there aren’t many safe places for it to climb and do his things and there aren’t many furnitures where he can enjoying exploring freely without breakign stuff and hurting himself. I discovered Your article just in time as I am looking for dedicated cat’s furniture, so my cat would be happy with constantly having fun furnitures to hang out around and I will not have to worry about it hurting itself or breaking something! I really appreciate the informative descriptions You included with each furniture, it’s very helpful. Thanks for the great article and keep up the great work!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      I am very glad you found this useful. It is definitely handy to have dedicated furniture for your cat. Since they are stuck inside, they deserve to have a comfortable and fun space. I hope one of these pieces works for you cat.

      Thank you for stopping by,

      Jessica

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  4. glenda

    Hi,

    Thanks for this great article on Cat Furniture For Apartments as well as a good review on how each kinds of Cat Furniture will fit in any  space restrictions that a cat owner has in a small fancy apartment. I really like how this kinds of Cat Furniture will definitely loosen up my floor space by using the wall as a place where this cat furniture will be mounted on and I found this a great idea and Im planning to get one of this wall mounted cat furniture. 

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      I am so glad you found this useful. I hope you try one of these pieces of cat furniture and let me know how it works for you. 

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Jessica

      Reply
  5. Laura

    Just what I was looking for! Me and my cat Jax are moving to our very own apartment next month. Of course Jax needs his own furniture as much as I do, so I was searching everywhere to find some inspiration.

    The wall mounted cat tree and a window sill perch are now on the list! Thanks!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Laura,

      I have the large cat tree here but the wall mounted one looks so neat! What a great idea! I hope Jax enjoys his new “tree” and perch!

      Let me know.

      Jessica

      Reply
  6. Renton

    Great Post! That cat in the first picture has absolutely gorgeous eyes! It looks like tropical waters. I think that this list is brilliant because of the variety of product showcased. The only product I really think of is a cat scratching post but I now see that there is an entire world of cat furniture out there.

    I have seen quite a few of these in videos on YouTube like the wall mounted cat trees for example. They always look like such fun for the cats.

    Reply
    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Yes, that picture is gorgeous. I am glad you liked this list of cat furniture pieces. Thanks for stopping by.

      Jessica

      Reply
  7. Emily Hii

    There are a few to choose from! My friend just got a cat and I think I will choose one of these as a gift! I remember I didn’t have anything for my cat, and he scratched the sofa, carpet, and the decorations! I was crazy at the time and getting one of these for him really help. It would be nice if you can put the products in larger image so I don’t need to click each of them to check out the design. cheers!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Emily,

      I am glad you are interested in these selections. Thank you for stopping by,

      Jessica

      Reply
  8. Xaric

    I love cats, I have 2 of them and I was thinking about getting them something for a present hehe (I am not crazy… I think)!

    My appartment is kinda small but a Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower would fit just perfectly right by the side of my small storage unit

    Do you know where I can find one?

    Xaric!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Xaric,

      If you are interested in getting the Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower, just click on the link in the post. It takes you to Amazon where you can order it.

      I hope your cats love their present! I am sure they will thank you.

      Thank you for stopping by!

      Jessica

      Reply
  9. Daniel

    Thank you for such instructive and helpful post Jessica! I have two cats but I have never pay attention on these furniture for cats. I will buy one that is not too big because I do bot have much space in my apartment and do you think that two cats can  share the same furniture?

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Daniel,

      Yes, two cats should be able to share any of these pieces as long as they get along and don’t mind being close together .

      Thank you for stopping by, I hope your cats enjoy whatever you pick.

      Jessica

      Reply
  10. Doreen Gibson

    This is interesting and cat lovers will be loving it.  I like each piece of furniture you have described because I was never a fan for keeping cats inside because of their agility.

    Now I look at it in a different light, I specifically like the Cat Window Sill Perch and the Cat Back of Door Stairs because it requires no installation.  This is important to someone living in a rented apartment.  Your carefully selected items are a stroke of genius.

    Thanks for the introduction of these furniture personally I was not aware there were so much things to keep the cat active.                                                                                                                                       

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello,

      I am glad you liked the look of these selections. Having cat furniture is like having the right tool for the job…always beneficial.

      Thank you for stopping by,

      Jessica

      Reply
  11. Jane lutwama

    Hi Jessica,

    This is so cool! I didn’t know there was so much great stuff for cats! Thanks for enlightening me. I love the fact that there is a wide range of pieces depending on ones budget. Great job putting these out. I would surely would love to get one of those as a gift for my friends cat. Its a pity i’m terribly allergic to cat dander. Its OK my friends cat Lily can have one pretty perch.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Jane,

      That is so nice of you to think of getting a present for Lily! I am sure Lily and your friend would be very appreciative!

      Thank you for stopping by,

      Jessica

      Reply
  12. John Pavich

    What a great site, love the cat and his eyes ! I love the furniture, i know cats love this type of stuff I think it makes them feel wanted. I had many cats in my life and gave them houses with sundecks and  they also liked tree houses.

    I don’t know if its my eyes but the main print is a little small, maybe go one type size larger its very hard to read, otherwise great site !

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello John,

      Thank you for your interest in these items and for stopping by. I am glad you like the selection.

      Jessica

      Reply
  13. Babsie Wagner

    I just wanted to pop in and tell you that I absolutely love your website, being the absolutely obsessive cat lover that I am.  The pictures are beautiful.  Do you take them yourself?  That one of the cat with the green eyes at the top of your page is stunning – it reminds me of my Gimley, he passed away a couple of years ago, but I loved him so much.  I am thinking that the CatastrophiCreations Deluxe Cat Playplace is definitely going to be under the tree for my darlings this Christmas.  Anyway, thanks again for everything.  Your site is wonderful!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello and thank you for your appreciation of cats and my site! The header image is my own. Those are my two boys in the house we used to rent. Sadly, we are not located there any longer but it was a great place for cats.

      The picture of the green eyed cat is not my own. That really is a gorgeous cat. I am sure you miss your Gimley boy!

      I would love to hear how your cats like the Deluxe Cat Playplace, it looks great.

      Thank you for stopping by,

      Jessica

      Reply
  14. Stratos K

    Wow. I never thought they are making special furniture for cats now. I had a cat many years ago and I know how it is to be indoors for many hours. Some of these will definitely keep these lovely animals away from the house furniture. Thank you for the article as I have a couple of friends that will for sure be interested in such things.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      I am glad you found this useful Stratos. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing it with your friends. 

      Jessica

      Reply
  15. cass

    Hi Jessica, this is amazing! I had no idea there were so many alternatives to the simple old scratching post and platform. I particularly like the wall mounted ideas , they really are great space saving inventions. absolutely perfect for smaller indoor areas. Thanks for the great information. I will definitely be returning for some updates.

    Cass

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Cass,

      Yes, these really are neat ideas for saving space. I have found yet more interesting pieces I hope to feature in an upcoming post or two. Thanks for stopping by and for your interest.

      Jessica

      Reply
  16. Cathy Cavarzan

    I had a rather large cat tree about 5 ft at one time the cats loved. However I have since down graded to a studio apt. I have been having a difficult time trying to find something that would fit. 

    The over the door stairs looks like it might do the trick,but I am still concerned. Just how sturdy they would be with everyday use. Do you think they would hold up under regular play and climbing?

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Cathy,

      I have not used those myself so I hesitate to say how sturdy they are. They get high reviews on Amazon however. I would read the reviews and see if you feel they sound like the right thing for your situation. I think the wall mounted “tree” would be a better solution since the over the door stairs have more limited uses.

      Thank you for stopping by. I hope one of these works for your cats.

      Jessica

      Reply

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