Are you a creative cat parent that loves a good IKEA hack? Today’s post is for you! Check out over 20 easy IKEA hacks for cats below from clever cat parents around the world.
Clever IKEA Cat Litter Box Hacks
Image and IKEA Hack by Dana Miller via House Tweaking
Out of sight, and out of reach of cheeky toddlers! Dana Miller of House Tweaking hid her cat litter box away inside an IKEA PAX wardrobe. Dana added an inconspicuous cat door to the side of the wardrobe so her kitty, Cheetah, could have easy access. Aesthetically pleasing AND practical – we love it!
Image and IKEA Hack via Danae @ The Homebody House
Images and IKEA Hack via Laura March @ DIY Network
IKEA Cat Scratching Post Hacks
Marij of Enter My Attic has done a super cute job of her DIY IKEA cat scratching board using 2 pieces of wood, and mini rug from IKEA. Whilst the particular rug Marij has used is no longer available, this hack could be easily replicated using the IKEA LYNDERUP doormat from the current catalogue. Head on over to Marij’s blog for the full tutorial!
Image and IKEA Hack by Princesse Guerrière Contributor @ IKEA Hackers
IKEA Cat Shelf Ideas and Climbing Wall Hacks
Image and IKEA Hack via Lisa @ Pretty Nice
Cats LOVE climbing and high spaces, so why not treat them to their very own indoor cat wall like Lisa of Pretty Nice! Lisa has used a combination of IKEA EKET wall cabinets and carpet tiles for this IKEA hack. We love the birch scratch/climb post too! Check out her blog (linked above) for full details.
Image and IKEA Hack via Scott H. Contributor @ IKEA Hackers
Scott H., a contributor at IKEA Hackers has created this neat climbing wall for his cats using IKEA GRANHULT shelving brackets and IKEA BERGSHULT shelves in various sizes. He’s also attached pieces of carpet runner to the shelves using velcro pads for extra grip. Scott used heavy-duty wall anchors to ensure the shelves did not become loose from the cats repeatedly jumping on them. Very smart!
IKEA Cat Hammock Hacks
Another sweet IKEA hack for cats is pictured above from Marij at Enter My Attic. For this hack, Marij has created a custom cat hammock using IKEA fabric that slips over the side-brace supports of her IKEA TILLEFALLE coffee table.
Unfortunately, this particular coffee table and fabric combination are no longer available at IKEA, however, we think you could re-create this hack using an IKEA LISTERBY or LISABO coffee table (with a little bit of modification adding/removing brace supports). Both are very visually similar.
Image and Hack by Chloe Mackintosh via Martha Stewart
Full disclosure, this is actually a Project 62 side table hack, not IKEA, but we think it could be easily replicated using an IKEA NYBODA side table or IKEA KNARREVIK nightstand. Both IKEA substitutes are very structurally and visually similar, meaning you could still follow Chloe’s step-by-step tutorial over on the Martha Stewart website.
IKEA Kallax Cat Hacks
Image and IKEA Hack via Deidre @ Whimzie Quiltz
This awesome cat castle by Deidre at Whimzie Quiltz is an architectural marvel! Well, in the house cat world anyway! It was built using a combination of IKEA KALLAX units (in different sizes), IKEA GRANHULT/BERSHULT shelves, and several items from the IKEA LURVIG pet line for cats – very creative indeed!
IKEA Cat Bed and Furniture Hacks
Image and IKEA Hack via P3 Designwork
The above creative cat scratcher bed IKEA hack comes courtesy of P3 Designwork, and uses an IKEA LIERSKOGEN nightstand (now discontinued), and corrugated cardboard sheets. Although the LIERSKOGEN is no longer available in-store, we think you could re-create P3 Designworks’ hack using an IKEA LUBBAN serving cart instead. Click over to their website for the step-by-step guide.
This one is more of a “re-purposing” than an IKEA hack but we love the idea from Chelsea Bird just the same! Full disclosure, Chelsea’s basket is actually from Target, however, you could totally transform an IKEA FLÅDIS seagrass basket into a super-cute cat cave without much effort at all – just add a cozy blanket or kitty pillow and you’re done!
IKEA Cat Enclosure Hack using IKEA HEJNE
Image and IKEA Hack via Trisha Sprouse @ Cuteness
Finally, this IKEA cat enclosure hack using 2 IKEA HEJNE shelf units is sheer genius in our humble opinion! What a great way to keep your kitties safe whilst outdoors. Kudos to you Trisha Sprouse, we wish we’d seen your clever IKEA hack before embarking on our own catio building adventure!
Be sure to head on over to the Cuteness website for the full step-by-step breakdown for this hack.
We hope you enjoyed today’s inspirational round-up of easy IKEA hacks for cats!