Typically, pet beds are one of the unfortunate necessities of pet ownership. Most dog mats or foam cat beds aren’t exactly the most attractive things, but if you don’t want Fido or Fluffy sleeping on your bed, sofa, or favorite recliner, you more or less need to offer them a soft, squishy alternative. But never fear – not all dog beds have to look like big fluffy door mats, and not all cat beds are covered in cartoon paw prints. These designer pet beds will actually enhance your decor as well as giving Spot a place to sleep, and can match almost any home decor.
Your dog or cat might not be quite this statuesque, but this Lucky Pet Bed from Uttermost is as much a piece of furniture as your own sofa or bed. Made of high quality imitation leather, it has a beautiful, traditional look to it that will blend beautifully with your living space. Better still? The brown cushion straps onto the main bed, so it won’t slip or slide as your pet climbs in and out. It’s perfectly suited for an old world style parlor with lots of rich dark woods and leather, and will let you keep your faithful companion close by without ruining your decor.
It’s worth considering where you want to put your pet bed before you buy. Unlike traditional pad-style beds that are easy to pick up and plop down in a different room if you need to, luxury pet beds are engineered to be an important part of your decor. This Zuzana Pet Bed is a perfect pair for a bedroom with a princess style canopy, or even a dining area with a table and chairs in a similar wood tone or with similar carvings, but it might look a little out of place in a room with bolder colors or darker wood. So if the only room it would work in in your home is your bedroom, and you don’t want your dog sleeping in your room at night, you might want to consider another design!
If you have a very modern decor, the choice is a little easier. Because modern design has a fairly limited palette – and largely makes use of a relatively small set of materials – modern luxury pet beds are much easier to match. This Milton Pet Bed is made of simple lines and slightly futuristic curves, covered in a plush velvet grey and faux charcoal ostrich leather that will easily pair with a modern industrial palette.
Many luxury pet beds simply look like miniature versions of sofas you’d probably be pretty happy to sit on yourself. This gorgeous Dryden Pet Bed is nothing if not furniture quality, with gorgeous exposed woodwork, individually hammered furniture tacks over a faux leather body and (most importantly!) a cushion with a polyester velvet cover that unzips easily and is 100% washable. While many ordinary pet beds – especially dog beds – are cumbersome and hard to keep clean (let alone smelling good), this piece offers utter ease of cleaning in a sophisticated designer package.
Of course, you should look for a pet bed that matches your personality as well as your decor. This Rugby Pet Bed is essentially the pet-quivalent of a bachelor’s favorite comfy couch, with soft, broken in brown suede polyester and tiny brass tacks and wood feet for a nice furniture finish. It’s simple, comfortable, and will look extra nice if you really do have a similar sofa – especially if daddy and doggie are using them at the same time!
Some luxury pet beds are pure novelty, though. This Mon Chien Pet Bed is absolute Madeline-style charm, a tiny four post bed for a cat or smaller dog that makes a great accent piece even when your pet isn’t napping. In this case, the design doesn’t strictly have to blend with your decor – it’s a little charming piece of whimsy that has the advantage of not only being useful, but allowing you to throw out your smelly old dog mat.
As with conventional pet beds, you do need to make sure that designer pet beds are the right size and weight capacity for your pet. Especially if you’re buying online, you want to take care to pay attention to the dimensions of the bed and any listed weight restrictions. While many dog beds and cat beds sit flat on the floor, luxury pet beds often have feet and internal framing, like full sized furniture, to support your pet, so you want to make sure it can. Plus, there’s nothing sadder than seeing a big dog in a tiny bed (or nothing funnier than a tiny cat in a big one), so even if you’ve fallen for this leopard print Tajo Pet Bed on sheer principle, you want to make sure it’s the right size for the pet that’ll be using it.
So take heart – not only can you find a pet bed that isn’t an eyesore, you can also treat your pet to the real royal treatment. What type of luxury pet beds are you looking for? Do you need a cat bed or a dog bed? For a big dog or a little one? Let me know in the comments!