9 Stylish IKEA Hacks Your Cat Will Love
As a proud parent of a cat, a pup, and a lot of plants, I’m a firm believer that family also includes our adorable pets. And family members deserve beautiful and functional surroundings.
You might have already upgraded your own spaces with IKEA hacks for your bathroom, tiny kitchen, and closets, but if you haven’t given your cats their own IKEA hacks then it’s time to change that. After all, your cats can appreciate a good IKEA hack just as much as the next human. (And yes, your cat definitely considers itself a human.)
Here are nine IKEA hacks your cats will love—and you will, too.
Storage crate turned hidden litter box container
Dare I call a litter box stylish? This IKEA HOL storage crate converted into a litter box might be the most creative hidden litter box solution I’ve seen. It not only seamlessly flows into the rest of Samantha’s (@myhousewokeuplikethis) home decor, it also serves another purpose as a bench (or let’s be real—a catch-all that you can fling sweaters onto).
Samantha said this DIY IKEA hack was pretty simple, too. “We just used a jigsaw! It was super easy, and the cats immediately took to it,” she says. “We also have a litter mat inside for them to step onto to help keep litter in.” Another smart move.
Portable cat bed
Adjustable cat wall
When Sara (@kar.animals) started fostering kittens, she knew they needed a place to play, so she created a cat wall out of the IKEA Algot (now BOAXEL set). She loves the flexibility this shelving set gives her. When she has kittens, she can use the shelves on lower levels, but as they grow, she can add some distance between the levels to give the cats the challenge they crave.
Toy storage bench turned hidden litter box container
She says that while she opted for a more hidden opening on the side, it would probably be easier to install the opening on the front, since it’s single paneled. She also recommends adding lights or setting it by a bright window so that your furry friend can see what’s going on inside.
Doll beds for cats
Book storage becomes cat storage
This IKEA GAMLEHULT ottoman is meant to maximize on space by storing books, blankets, or other coffee items, but how much cuter is it when it’s storing kittens? An empty cubby hole is always an invite for cats to play and lounge.
Rocking chair cat hangout
KALLAX cube turned cat hideaway
Dina (@blondechick) took a single IKEA KALLAX cube with a door, cut a hole in it, and then placed fur around the hole. After adding a pillow to the inside of the cube, her cat has decided it’s his forever home. Dina said the door has held up, as she has now moved it onto a longer KALLAX, and her cat still loves it.