Cat aesthetic’s are becoming more savvy and refined as more families own and appreciate the timeless glamor of cats. Their independent nature, low maintenance, and eclectic personalities contribute to this galloping trend as we discover more and more about their quirky world and sleek nature.
One of the biggest drivers of the trend has been the rise of social media, where cats have become pop-culture stars in their own right. Platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok have made a space for cat lovers and owners to share photos and videos of their furry friends, building communities around these insta-ready pets.
The rise of cat cafes and cat-themed merchandise has also contributed to the trend. These cafes offer customers the opportunity to interact with top cat celebrities like Sigrid (who even has a book!) in a cozy environment while enjoying food, drinks and jazz.
Overall, the delightful trend of cat ownership and appreciation is a reflection of our love for these furry creatures and the comfort they give us in return.
So, how do you incorporate an aesthetic vibe into your cat’s living space so you can share the space without feeling like your pets have taken over. But wait…
What is the Cat Lady Aesthetic?
Once upon a time, not so long ago, the “cat lady aesthetic” referred to a style inspired by women who owned far too many cats. Pigeon holed as a mentally ill-hoarder, with more cats than friends. Today a Cat Lady, Cat Man or Cat Person has cool clothing with cats memes, like ‘Bury Me with My Cats‘, cat phone accessories, cat mugs, and even home décor that feature feline motifs, images or patterns. These are kind of cute and provide a little personal style.
Now we’ve gone beyond cute phone wallpaper and embraced a cozy and eclectic style and added hip and must-have blankets, beds and bowls to our homes. The question is; How do you show or display these? This one is 8 feet tall.
Is your feline decor in line with your shiplap, Hamptons or Manor style or does it feel like a jigsaw cobbled together? Embrace your inner kitty with these following ideas.
Trending Cat Decor or How to Elevate Your Cat Lady Look
Playfully create cat-inspired decor to go with your decor and give your own home decor an elevated feeling.
- Cat Shaped Planters – Take an ordinary terra cotta planter and paint it to resemble a cat with ears and whiskers. Plant a small houseplant or succulent inside for a cute and whimsical touch. If you are too busy playing with your cat, get this one already made from Amazon.
- Cat Print Throw Pillows – Buy a plain white or black throw pillow and add a cat face print with fabric paint or a stencil. Mix and match different color prints for a fun accent for your couch or bed.
- Cat Tail Hooks – Purchase some cat shaped hooks in the shape of cat tails. Screw them into the wall and use them to hang your coats or bags.
- Cat Paw Coasters or bake some. Shape polymer clay into four little cat paws and baked them in the oven. Paint them with acrylics and glue them onto cork coasters for a charming set of drink holders.
- Cat Toy Photo Frame – If you are handy you can cut out a cardboard or wooden frame and glue small cat toys around the edges. Insert a photo of your furry friend in the center and display or simply buy one.
- Cat Ear Headphones – We now transition from faux headbands to tech headphones. Wear them as a playful accessory.
- Cat Kettle – There are cat kettles that are high quality and good design. It adds a little cat fun in almost any kitchen.
How to Create a Cat-Friendly Living Space
Here are some of the must have’s to keep your cat happy in a cat-friendly space.
- It’s important to design a space that is just for your cat; where they can relax and play. This can be a corner of a room or a special dedicated area. It shouldn’t be your bedroom, but who you sleep with is our secret.
- Cats love to climb and perch; adding vertical spaces such as cat trees or shelves so they can jump on is a great addition to your living space.
- Cats need to scratch to keep their claws healthy and sharp. Add scratch-friendly surfaces such as scratching posts or cardboard scratchers to prevent them from damaging your furniture.
- Cats love to hide and sleep. Build into your home some cozy hiding spots such as a box or blanket fort where they can retreat to when they need a break and get away from the family.
- Cats love to play. Give your cat fun toys to keep them entertained and stimulated. This can include balls, interactive toys, and toys they can bat around. This is particularly good for an indoor cat and helps to reduce stress and anxiety.
- Cats are clean animals and appreciate a clean litter box and clean bedding. Clean their litter box and bedding regularly, and keep their play area free of clutter.
- Make sure your cat has access to fresh water and food, and that their bowls are clean and located in a quiet and easily accessible area like the laundry or mudroom.
Designing a cat-friendly living space takes some effort, and change the way you view it, but it’s worth it.
But does your cat’s design look effortlessly cool and in total sync with your home design style?
Cats Aesthetic and Cat Comfort in Your Living Space
We mostly buy furniture that suits our style, taste and budget. Cats have a different set of needs. Firstly, they love to scratch, climb and sleep, so we buy cat trees, scatching posts, cat beds and toys for them to play with to avoid them scratching furniture. Secondly, whatever you choose, its essential that its beautiful, that it blends in with your recent decor choices and that you’re happy with the final result.
If you have an out-of- sight, dedicated space for all these items your styling choices might be simple. If you prefer a less distinctive cat theme park feel, how do you blend your home decor style with your cat’s needs?
Let’s see if you can have some fun with this. Here are a few ways to blend your cat’s bedding and toys with your decor:
- Place the cat tree in a corner of the room where it’s not taking up too much space or distracting from your decor. You can disguise your cat tree by covering it with fake branches, or upholster it with a similar fabric as your sofa? Imagine it in jewel blue velvet? You can build a cat tree from a ladder and place it against the wall, or hide it behind a trellis.
- Choose cat bedding and toys that complement your existing color scheme. If your living room has a lot of blue accents, for example, consider getting a cat bed that has blue, green or turquoise undertones.
- Select bedding and toys with a similar pattern, texture, tone or style to your decor.
- Incorporate your cat’s bedding and toys into a designated play area. Keep all of your cat’s accessories in a dedicated space that feels cohesive with the rest of your decor.
- Choose a color and style that complements your home decor: Opt for a cat tree that matches the color palette and style of your home. This way, it will blend seamlessly into your home decor rather than stand out. You can find cat trees in wood with neutral tones that can blend with many home decor styles.
- Incorporate cat scratchers into your design: Rather than trying to hide your cat scratchers, embrace them. Incorporate them into your decor by choosing pieces with a rustic or distressed feel or texture; even using them as a focal point on a wall. You can even change the paint color of your wall to blend in with your cat’s decor.
- Keep your living space clutter-free and organized to reduce the risk of accidents or damage to your décor. Store cat toys and supplies in designated drawers or baskets to keep them out of sight.
- Maintain a clean and hygienic living space by regularly vacuuming and dusting. Use pet-friendly cleaning products to ensure your home is safe for both you and your cat.
By following these tips, you can design a stylish and cat-friendly living space that both you and your cat can enjoy as part of your design rather than a stark contrast.
Here is the List of 85 Celebrities Who Own Cats
1. Taylor Swift 2. Ed Sheeran 3. Katy Perry 4. Miley Cyrus 5. Ellen DeGeneres 6. Betty White 7. Oprah Winfrey 8. Ian Somerhalder 9. George Clooney 10. Jennifer Aniston 11. Anne Hathaway 12. Sandra Bullock 13. Kristen Stewart 14. Ian McKellen 15. Martha Stewart 16. Ricki Lake 17. Lil Bub 18. John Lennon 19. Freddie Mercury 20. Marilyn Monroe 21. Isaac Newton 22. Ernest Hemingway 23. Audrey Hepburn 24. Grace Kelly 25. James Franco 26. Hugh Jackman 27. Ryan Reynolds 28. Benedict Cumberbatch 29. Emma Watson 30. Robert Downey Jr. 31. Zac Efron 32. Taylor Lautner 33. Ian Harding 34. Steve Martin 35. Benedict Wong 36. Michael Fassbender 37. Keanu Reeves 38. Nicholas Cage 39. Patrick Stewart 40. Tom Hardy 41. Idris Elba 42. Justin Timberlake 43. Orlando Bloom 44. Brad Pitt 45. Harrison Ford 46. David Bowie 47. Jim Carrey 48. Robin Williams 49. Ellen Page 50. Danielle Ruhl 51. Hilaria Baldwin 52. Britney Spears 53. Dove Cameron 54. Machine Gun Kelly 55. Khloe Kardashian 56. Jennifer Lopez 57. Mark Ruffalo 58. Elisabeth Moss 59. Jonathan Van Ness 60. Kate Beckinsale 61. Kat Dennings 62. Isla Fischer 63. Alison Brie 64. Ricky Gervais 65. Lea Michele 66. Russell Brand 67. Ellie Goulding 68. CeeLo Green 69. Debby Ryan 70. Bella Thorne 71. Drew Barrymore 72. Cameron Diaz 73. Nicole Kidman 74. Jennifer Garner 75. Mayim Bialik 76. Jesse Eisenberg 77. Ed Sheeran 78. Karl Lagerfield 79. Kesha 80. Gigi Hadid 81. Mandy Moore 82. Kim Kardashian 83. Norman Reedus 84. Elizabeth Taylor 85. Jay Baruchel