Five of the Best: Cat Beds

Our feline friends are notoriously fickle and unpredictable, and so your guess as to whether they’ll love these cat beds as much as we do is as good as ours. However, we do know that they’ll enhance your living quarters, which can’t be said of so much pet gear. Here are our five favourites from the current crop of cat beds.

Rosewood Jolly Moggy Bamboo Cat Pod
Jolly Moggy Bamboo Cat Pod – £39.99, Rosewood

You know a cat bed is good when you wish it was a bit larger so you could swap with with your own! That definitely applies to this Jolly Moggy bamboo cat pod by Rosewood, which combines a comfortable but confined (in the style of your cat’s favourite box!) space – with a hole in it so that your pet can pounce on whatever prey might be passing by. Crafted from bamboo and eco-fibre (which forms a scratching pad), it’s finished off with a catnip dangling toy.

House of Paws Artic Fox Hooded Cat Bed

Arctic Fox Hooded Cat Bed – £32.99, House of Paws

The perfect place to snuggle, this House of Paws arctic fox hooded cat bed will make your pet feel secure and warm. It has an interior fashioned from thick faux fur and an exterior formed from quality brown faux suede. With a removable inner cushion and a water-resistant non-slip base, it’s every bit as pratical as it is comfortable. The bed is 37cm high, wit a 35cm width and 37cm depth.

97cm Barrel Cat Tree by Pawhut

97cm Barrel Cat Tree – £60.99 (was £76.79), Pawhut

We’re not quite the right dimensions to try this one out so we can’t tell you if it’s as much fun as it looks, but cats certainly think so! The Pawhut 97cm Barrel Cat Tree is a particle board cylinder covered in plush cloth, designed to stand upright. It has four holes for your cat to play through, and, importantly sleep in (or on – the top has a soft deck especially for this purpose! An additional hanging toy will keep your cat entertained.

Danish Design Grey Cat Pebble

Grey Cat Pebble – £24.99, Danish Design

Very much in the ‘not ruining your interior decor’ category, this Danish Design grey cat pebble is almost unrecognisable as a cat bed, which has got to be a good thing. The pebble has a felt effect finish and is lined with luxurious soft faux fur. A generous 56cm wide, it’s 43 cm high (30cm deep) and so there’s plenty of place for your pet (or maybe even pets, depending on their size) to relax in this stylish bolt hole.

Rosewood Animal Print Sofa Bed
Animal Print Sofa Bed – £29.99, Rosewood

The ultimate in cat comfort, this animal print cat bed is the perfect place for your pet to relax in sumptuous style. From here, even the tiniest kitten can cast its imperial gaze across the living room and condescendingly regard its surroundings. Another fairly large bed, this machine-washable 51cm by 46cm bed can comfortable accommodate another cat and is also suitable for small dogs.

Five Fabulous Rattan Chairs

Rattan chairs have come a long way since their ’70s heyday. You’re far less likely to see them in an interior now – they tend to find their homes in gardens or conservatories these days (the ’70s ‘lean to’ wasn’t really made for them!) Here, we’ve picked out our five favourite currently-available rattan chairs.

Wilko Garden Snuggle Egg Chair Rattan Effect

Rattan Effect Garden Snuggle Egg Chair Rattan Effect – £275, Wilko Garden

Wilko Garden’s rattan-effect chair is a generously-sized piece of furniture that comes complete with its own cushions – a seat cushion, back cushion and two smaller-sized ones for comfort. It’s been constructed with a charcoal-coloured, powder-coated steel frame and will add a stylish but supremely comfortable touch to your patio, balcony or garden. A cover (especially designed to fit this chair) is also available.

Rattan Deck Chair by SIT Möbel

Rattan Deck Chair – £131.99, SIT Möbel

We love the fresh and bright blue colour of SIT Möbel’s rattan deck chair. This Indonesian-made chair is the real thing (rattan, that is – no ‘rattan effect’ here!) and is in a sling style – be careful or you might lose yourself in this one! This cheerful chair is also available in Apple Green or Red, as well as in this Bright Blue shown –  but it’s proving popular, so act now if you want to add this beauty to your home or garden.

Retreat Rattan Egg Hanging Chair

Retreat Rattan Egg Hanging Chair – £379.99, Retreat

Reminiscent of late ’60s or ’70s swing chairs, this Retreat rattan hanging chair is, all the same, unmistakably contemporary. The egg shape is definitely a nod to the past, as is the sturdy, powder-coated frame, but the irregular black finish of the rattan is definitely of the moment This chair comes complete with a thick cushion – all you need now is a comfortable patio and an empty afternoon!

Outsunny Rattan Middle Chair with Cushion and Pillow

Rattan Middle Chair with Cushion and Pillow – £88.99, Outsunny

The Outsunny rattan middle chair would be a comfortable but rather smart addition to any patio, garden or conservatory. Made from water-resistant faux rattan in black, it has a steel frame and comes complete with two elegant yet soft cream cotton cushions. Although it works beautifully on its own, the chair is designed to fit neatly alongside other pieces in the same range.

Kettler Pod Chair in Rattan

Pod Chair in Rattan – £279.99, Kettler

It might seem to bear absolutely no relation to rattan chairs you have seen before, but this stand-out piece is the Kettler pod chair. The chair is actually made from a high quality, hand-woven wicker, to ensure its strength and sustainability, in addition to making it weatherproof – no maintenance required here! Your chair will arrive fully assembled and complete with cushions – so all you need to do is sit (or lie) back and…relax.