The amazing thing about pet accouterments of comfort today is their sheer variety in terms of price, materials and fabrics, colors, sizes and features. Whether you’re looking for an elaborate cat tree with multiple levels, a simple cushion-type dog bed or a specialized pet bed that provides orthopedic comfort for an aging friend, all this and more are easily available. Simply go online and search for what you’re looking for;  in the process, you will likely discover more information about the item to help you refine your search.

Designing Comfort for Your Pet

Designing Comfort for Your Pet

Create A Cat Tree!

For example, let’s say you would like to buy a cat tree for your two cats. As you search the plethora of models, you learn that you can get one that has two lounging areas, one for each cat, if they are not prone to snuggling together. And usually they come in several colors so you can choose the one that works for your existing color scheme. Pet gates that fit between the doorways in your home can be made of plastic or a variety of different wood to match your trim.

This innovative and beautiful cat tree has quite literally embodied the design of a tree bringing nature comfortably inside for the cat and the family.

Create Your Own Doggy Bed!

Another fun option is to make your own covers and pillows. I wanted to make a pillow for my cats that would sit on top of a cabinet I had that was positioned in front of a window. First, I measured the top of the cabinet, cut and stuffed the pillow with cedar chips and foam and made a removable, washable cover for it that matched the fabric on a nearby loveseat. Then, I did the same for my dog’s two over-sized beds, using fabrics that complimented the room’s décor. The same can be done for bird cage covers as well.

Upcycle Your Cats Bed!

Whatever your budget, there are many options available to enhance your pet’s comfort and add to the beauty of your home!

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.