As every pet parent knows, you’d do just about anything to keep your fur-babies happy, but when it comes to picking out their furniture, the sticker-shock is sometimes hard to swallow. It can also be hard to find pieces that don’t stick out like sore thumbs in your nicely decorated living room. So instead of heading to the pet store when Rover outgrows his puppy bed, give DIY a try. There are options for every skill level, from no-sew cushions to advanced carpentry projects.
You also have the freedom to customize the bed to suit your pet’s personality and your design scheme. If your cat is shy, she might prefer a tent or teepee as her sleeping space, while a bolder kitty might appreciate a thick cushion on the windowseat. For dogs that can’t resist a mud puddle, make sure to choose a design that’s durable and washable for quick and easy cleanup. Keep your pet’s sleeping space discreet by building it into furniture, like a nightstand or end table. Wire dog crates are eyesores: a custom wooden crate offers more comfort and privacy and blends seamlessly into your design. No matter how pampered your pets are, they’re sure to love these 26 DIY pet beds as much as you will.