As we all know, pets are our special friends. Therefore, if we are living with pets, we should decorate our home, balcony or garden habitable for them. For example, when we pet a cat, we should be extra careful about safety instruction for indoor and outdoor, as well. For this purpose, a cat window box, cat solarium, window sill perch ideas will help you.
Cats love to move around, climb and jump. In this regard, there is a debate about whether they should be inside or outside. To illustrate, outdoor cats have more natural lives and rich environment. However, when we think about many dangers waiting for cats outside of the home (i.e. cars, dogs, other cats, rabies or any other viruses), it will be better to make them stay inside. Even with a simple fight with other cats or dogs can damage your cat seriously. Also, due to high infection risks, outdoor cats should see veterinary more times, which will be an extra burden for your budget. Therefore, keeping the cats inside with a view of outside looks more preferable.
Cat Window Box (Catio)
The first idea that I want to mention is cat window boxes. This can simply be defined as a box mounted outside of the window. With this beautiful idea, cats will have a place only on their own. In these boxes, they can watch the garden and sleep under the sunlight. Also, you can put some cat-friendly herb garden or some amusing toys into the window boxes so that they will have more fun as you will see in the photos.
Secondly, you can decorate your window with a plexiglass or wooden frame as it is shown in the photos. This cat solarium will provide your cats with a 180-degree view of outside. When they are sleeping or watching outside in the cat solarium, they will be safe without any dangers.
Cat Window Sill Perch
The third comfy idea is window sill perch. Especially lazy cats love this idea so much since it is a bed mounted on the window. They can sleep or watch the world in these beds with more sunshine. With these comfy beds, they will have more quality of sleeping time.
Cat-Friendly Herb Garden
Lastly, if you want to make your home more livable for your cats, the herb garden is recommended. You can use different cat-friendly plants in cats’ places, such as petunias, snapdragons, zinnia, impatiens, violet, bugbane, bromeliads, spider Ivy, pansies, aster, sweet potato vine, and marigolds. On the other hand, you should be careful about the selection of plants since some plants can be poisonous for cats.
Hope you all love these functional decoration ideas and be inspired to do it for your lovely cats.
Images via: Plow & Hearth, RYOBI Nation, Catio Spaces, Flickr/Bunnylana, The Cat Carpenter, Martha Stewart, Hymns and Verses, Pet Enclosures Northwest, Beesferryvet’s Blog, Flickr/Chinacat013, Cat Solarium, By Adissara, Melissa Hargett, life on virginia street