We get comments in response to our posts all the time that follow the lines of, “I can’t do that in my house. Because cat(s)." As a total dog person, I admit I'm clueless, but there are a few things I've learned about living with furry felines over the years. This is all good decorating advice, straight from the mouths of smart readers.
Your Upholstered Furniture Is Pretty Much Screwed
"I've learned that it doesn't matter what the fabric, if it is attached to a sturdy piece of tall furniture, my cat will tear it to shreds with his crazy strength." — katinnl debating the Best Upholstery Fabric Options for Cat & Dog Owners.
Consider Replaceable Floor Tiles Instead of Carpet or Rugs
I'd be a little more concerned that curtains could get pulled down. In those houses I'm sure it's fine but my 11 pound cat was able to pull a curtain down by sheer determination (no pun intended!) because our walls are old and he had started to pull out the screws from repeated tugging. One final jump up and BAM. — Pi. from DIY Curtains & Window Treatment Examples from Real Kids' Rooms.
Hang 3-D Wallpaper Up High
Be Careful When Decorating with Plants
"My cats eat my plants, so I'm a bit limited to what is non poisonous. Prayer plant, spider plant, Christmas cactus, African violet. Anybody know of a BIG plant/tree for indoors that won't poison cats? I use river rock to keep them from digging in the plants." — Tree-thru-my-ceiling in the post The Most Important Decorating Tool You're Not Using.
Suspended Tables Are A Feline Playground
Secure Free-Standing Fragile Stuff (& Taunt Your Cat in The Process)
Cat owners, what else can you tell us?