By: Sara Tardiff
Sure, your pet is a part of your family, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your design style to make room for a less-than-chic dog bed or scratching post (no offense, furry friends!). Instead of evicting your tiny housemates, IKEA has a stylish solution: their brand new line of pet furniture.
“Our pets have their own personalities but they have five things in common: they love sleeping, eating, playing and exercising, and being close to us,” said IKEA designer Inma Bermudéz in a statement. “So these behaviors have been the first thing on our minds when designing these products.”
The line covers all of your pets many needs, from cozy cat houses to slow-feed bowls — and as to be expected, the prices are super reasonable. Each piece is designed by IKEA‘s pet-loving designers in collaboration with trained veterinarians to create a line of furniture and accessories that are safe, long-lasting, and design-friendly.
“Dogs will definitely chew on their toys and bring in dirt from their daily walks. Cats will definitely scratch on most surfaces and are sensitive to smell and texture. So safe, durable materials are very important,” said Bermudéz.
Her favorite piece from the collection? Hands down, the pet cushion. “We encourage owners to fill it with their old clothes, blankets or towels. The idea is that pets get a comfortable cushion with comfortable, familiar smells too.”
Shop some of our favorite pieces from the collection below and prepare to live in total design harmony with your four-legged pal.
$27.98, LURVIG Pet Bed With Pad
$24.99, LURVIG Pet Travel Bag
$49.99, LURVIG Cat House On Legs
$4.99, LURVIG Slow-Feed Bowl
$49.99, LURVIG Cat/Dog Bed
For the full article from Elle Decor, click here.