You want your furry friends to be comfortable in their own space. While you may be spending more time at home, it may be the perfect time to decorate with pet-friendly items for your puppy or kitten. Naturally, your pets deserve a cozy pet nook to curl up into at the end of the day. In this installment of our DIY pet series, learn more about these DIY cozy pet nook with your best friend in mind.
DIY cozy pet nooks for your new puppy or kitten
Pets love to take naps and if you have a puppy or kitten they may like to curl up on anything they can. Here are some fun DIY projects to consider when crafting your next cozy spot for your pet.
1.Dresser for your pet
Do you have a drawer that’s not currently being occupied? Consider creating a secret getaway in your dresser for your kitten. Try adding blankets, a felt mouse, and a small scratching post to add different types of enrichment for your cat. That way your pet has a cozy pet nook to rest and play in all day long. Always be mindful to let all family members know of the drawer to help avoid any injuries or accidents with your pet.
2.Secret spot for your puppy
Imagine a space where your dog or puppy can call their own. If you’re up for a more permanent DIY project, consider a cut-out under your stairs for the ultimate dog house. Complete with a dog bed, bowl, and pet gate, and your puppy may be ready for naptime. For an additional resource on how to create this pup-proof space, read here.
3.Nightstand bed for your dog
Chances are you may have a nightstand or end table somewhere in your home. What’s great about this type of furniture is it can be used for multiple purposes. For example, it can be used for storage, holding some of your favorite books, or a comfy spot for your pet to curl up and take a nap. Consider adding a pet bed and interactive puzzle feeder for the perfect place to get away, rest, and play.
4.Portable crate for your puppy or kitten
If you have a flair for vintage décor, consider updating a vintage wood milk crate for your furry friend. A simple project could result in a cozy pet nook for your furry friend. Cut insert into the wood at the front of the crate, sand down, and insert dog bed inside the crate. Also, you could add other details like legs, wheels, or a platform for easy accessibility. Further, this crate can easily be moved around your home including storing under your remote work desk.
5.Window perch for your cat
Cats and kittens love to climb and explore in their home. So they may enjoy the chance to rest and relax once they’ve roamed through their space. For example, an extension on your window may give your cat a chance to lounge while they enjoy the view. Also, this can be a great addition to a catio or any pet-friendly room with a window. Check out this guide on how to build a catio for the ultimate cat space.
A pet-friendly home should give your pet the chance to explore, play, and rest in a safe environment. Consider how you can add pet-friendly items and create a space that is functional for the entire family. For more on how to puppy-proof your home, read here.
DIY cozy pet nooks can give your pet the chance to relax when they’re at home
No matter how big your space is, there’s always the chance to add a touch of fun to your pet’s furniture, toys, or pet care items. Also, it may give the opportunity for the entire family a chance to help make something new for your furry family member. However, your pet’s favorite spot at the end of the day may be curled up right next to you!
What are your favorite DIY cozy pet nooks to craft for your best friend? Tell us in the comments below.
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