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Cat Decor Ideas and Tips From a Pro

Show your love of cats in your everyday life with cat decor for your office, home and on the go.

Kate Benjamin  |  Feb 13th 2018


With cats being as cool as they are, there’s no reason you can’t show your love for the feline form every chance you get. You don’t have to go overboard with cat decor — subtlety is the key. But with so many beautifully designed everyday objects for cat lovers now available, it’s easy to add a little cattitude to your world.

1. Cat decor at the office

Keep track of your to-do list with this fun notebook. Get it at typologiepaperco.etsy.com.

Keep track of your to-do list with this fun notebook. Get it at typologiepaperco.etsy.com.

Since you probably don’t have your cats with you at the office, get some small reminders of your furry friends.

Ditch those boring yellow No. 2 pencils for these pretty alternatives available at animalovecie.etsy.com.

Ditch those boring yellow No. 2 pencils for these pretty alternatives available at animalovecie.etsy.com.

Keep in mind, your workspace doesn’t have to scream crazy cat lady — try a few designer items like these that show off your sense of style as well as your love of cats.

2. Cat decor at home

Snag these sweet and subtle fabric coasters at juliawine.etsy.com.

Snag these sweet and subtle fabric coasters at juliawine.etsy.com.

Everyday items add joy to your home environment while celebrating our favorite companions.

Head over to crazycatladyceramics.com for one of these work-of-art mugs.

Head over to crazycatladyceramics.com for one of these work-of-art mugs.

Little touches of kitty-themed décor like these will make you smile as you go about your day.

3. Cat decor on the go

Brighten up a rainy day with this umbrella from sfumbrella.com.

Brighten up a rainy day with this umbrella from sfumbrella.com.

Show your love for the feline form when you’re out and about.

Grab this feline fashionista accessory at triple-t-studios.com.

Grab this feline fashionista accessory at triple-t-studios.com.

Black-and-white accessories with simple cat silhouettes make just the right fashion statement without going overboard.

When it comes to cat decor, keep these tips in mind

Find this simple and sophisticated mouse pad at feltplanet.etsy.com.

Find this simple and sophisticated mouse pad at feltplanet.etsy.com.

When selecting cat-themed décor for your home or accessories for your wardrobe, follow these simple guidelines:

  1. Keep it simple! Choose a few key items that you really love. Don’t overdo it.
  2. Pick a palette and stick with it. Too many colors can be chaotic, so choose your hues carefully. And remember — basic black is always a stylish and sophisticated choice.
  3. And my own personal rule: Never combine more than one animal print — use them sparingly.

Thumbnail:  These adorable pillowcases are just a dream away at xenotees.com.

Kate Benjamin has been writing about feline design since 2007 and is co-author with Jackson Galaxy of two New York Times best-selling books, Catification and Catify to Satisfy. Get more of Kate’s feline design tips at hauspanther.com.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Catster magazine. Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. 

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