Cats are wonderful - but there are only so many times you can scrape thick layers of hair from your sofa before you go slightly bonkers. Why not then get your cat its own little bed to relax, meaning less hair, and means there's more space for you to stretch out on your own sofa.
If you're anything like us, then you love to shop for your cat. There are plenty of cat beds out there in a variety of styles - igloos, sofas, perches and round. Every cat will gravitate towards a particular type of bed (because when have cats ever been not fussy?) We've got the best cat beds you can buy online, with sizes and reviews included. Perhaps you'll find your purrr-fect cat bed here.
Why should I buy a cat bed?
Just like us, cats love to be wrapped up cosy and warm in a nice bed as they sleep. Cats need twice as much sleep as us and if they don't then it could be harmful to their health. That's why they sleep so much, lazy as they are, it's for good reason.
Purchasing a cat bed will give your cat the space it needs to go away and sleep without being disturbed, keeping a healthy routine that will regulate its overall mood and health, especially if your cat is prone to anxiety.
The best cat beds to buy in 2022
Amazon Basics Round Pet Bed
Best simple cat bed
Want more bang for your buck? This Amazon Basics round cat bed is a great spot for your cat to snooze. It also comes in an octagon shape if you want to give them more security.
Size: 50.8 x 50.8 x 15.2 cm
Review: "Purchased two of these to replace worn out beds (seven rescue cats can wear things out quickly) and they love them. I'm going to get two more as hissing and spitting breaks out over these two. Larger than usual so the cats can spread out. One is on the desk which means they lie in it rather than on the keyboard. *bonus - can fit two cats if they work together to settle."
Allison Cat Tree by Archie & Oscar
Best cat bed tree
On the search for an all-in-one tree and bed with scratching posts and climbing frames? Look no further than the Allison Cat Tree. It also comes in brown if you'd prefer.
Size: 65 x 40 x 40 cm
Review: "It's a great little tree. Strong rope and soft fabrics. I would've liked the base to be a little bit heavier so the whole thing doesn't wobble when my other cat jumps at it. But the one in the picture fits perfectly and she loves it!"
Cat Lounge Box with Scratcher
Best cat bed house
If you want to get your cat a house of their own, this cat lounge box has it all. Great value for money, it also a lid for you to keep an eye on your furry friend. For under £20, this is a fabulous option.
Size: 27 x 32 x 42 cm
Review: "I think it's a perfect, neat little box for your fur babies. They will absolutely love hiding in there, sitting on top of the box and their little scratcher at the front. The colour is beautiful and goes nicely with other home furniture."
Pet Sofa - Black by Pawhut
Best cat bed sofa
If you want your cat to be sat on the couch just like you, why not invest in a cat bed that looks exactly like a sofa! This cat sofa is covered in a soft flannelette and has a zebra pattern on the bottom. Plus, there's storage underneath!
Size: 57 x 34 x 36 cm
Review: "I bought this as a present for my three-year-old cat Monkey. I was worried that he may not like it as he does tend to be a little picky (prefers the box to what's inside) however, he absolutely loves it and it has become his new lounging chair. The chaise itself is lovely and sturdy, the storage space is also very handy."
Kooper Pet Sofa S/M Pine Green Velvet
Best luxury cat bed
Have you ever seen a fancier cat bed? This chic cat bed from made.com is fabulous not only as a cat bed but as a decor piece. Watch your cat lounge like royalty. It also comes in blue and brass.
Size: 85 x 46 x 35 cm
Review: "We are due to move to a new house so in amongst buying furniture came across this via a Google search... After looking at others we finally decided on this and soo glad we did. She warmed straight to it and can be found on it all the time now, great size for her and very easy to remove her hair from. A great fun product, which is in keeping with our style of home."
Pets at Home Radiator Cat Bed Cream
Best radiator cat bed
The warmth from the radiator will make it extra comfortable and have your kitty snoozing in no time. The cylinder shape allows them to hide away if they need seclusion. The cover is also machine washable.
Size: 27 x 46 x 39 cm
Review: "I bought this as I have a cat who loves nothing better than pulling towels off the radiator and hiding under them, or finding dark places to sleep in. It's lovely and soft although it does feel like quite a thin material. It should be fine as long as they don't claw it. It's also nice and compact and doesn't stick out too far like the traditional radiator beds. So my little kitty tried it out straight away and she loved it. My only minor grumble is that because it's so compact, the cats can literally only sleep lying straight on their bellies, no chance to curl up sadly unless your cat is uber tiny! Still, it's a lovely bed that I'm sure will get much more use than my previous radiator bed."
VERTAST Cat Small Igloo Hideout Bed
Best cat bed igloo
A great option for any cat parent who's looking for a cave bed. It has an opening allowing them to pop their head out but a soft fluffy inside keeping them warm.
Size: 40 x 35 x 25 cm
Review: "My kittens love this! They had been burying themselves under cushions so I thought a little igloo would be worth a try and it was. They curl up in here together for hours. It’s as it looks in the picture, and very warm and snuggly for them inside. Am very happy with it."
MADE Terri Teepee Cat Bed
Best teepee cat bed
Similar to an igloo-shaped bed, this teepee from made.com is a brilliant addition to your household. With a tall cover and circular bottom, this gives enough space for your cat to cosy up with a cushion.
Size: 90 x 65 x 57 cm
Review: "I was dubious about buying this as my cats have got so many beds that they never use, but this teepee is something else! As soon as I took it out of the box, I showed my eldest cat how squishy and soft the cushion was and he’s permanently in it asleep. Worth every single penny!"
58cm Hornsea Cat Perch By Archie & Oscar
Best cat perch
Rattan is a very popular material in interior design right now and for good reason. It's rustic and chic all at the same time and your cat bed can be the height of fashion with this bed from Wayfair.
Size: 58 x 52 x 52 cm
Review: "One of the best cat beds I have ever bought. I have received multiple compliments and my 19-year-old cat loves it. She now sleeps in some funny positions. Lightweight, wicker wrapped around the metal frame, very sturdy and the bed insert is extremely soft and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it."
Trixie Jasira Cuddle Bag - Black / Beige
Best cat sleeping bed
Did you know that cat sleeping bags exist? Neither did we until now. But, it's the cutest thing in existence. Allow your cat to snuggle up in this cuddle bag and hide away from the world in slumber.
Size: 45 x 25 x 27 cm
Review: "The bag is very soft, made from nice quality plush, seems very well made and represents decent value for money. I bought it for my small 3.5kg Calico girl which was just as well as it isn't a big bag and would not have been large enough to accommodate my 7.3 kg Siamese boy who has inspected it but thought better of trying to go inside. Katie fits into it perfectly albeit reluctantly at times even though it keeps her as snug as a bug in a rug and safe from being pestered by Chocky my Siamese so overall I am very happy with the purchase."
Wood Cat Window Shelf with Soft Replacement Cover
Best window cat bed
Cats love gazing out the window - whether that's nosing on a neighbour or watching the birds in the garden. Why not give them a perch to sleep there? This bed from Etsy is simplistic and will fit into anyone's home decor easily.
Size: 30 x 40 cm
Review: "This was a Christmas gift for my cat Barnaby! He hasn’t warmed to it yet, but hopefully, he will soon. The item is exactly as pictured and it seems to be of good quality, but I think we’ll have to try some things to get the suctions to stay on the window securely. EDIT: We used rubbing alcohol to clean the window and rinsed the suction cups with water. They are very secure! This is my baby’s new favourite spot! :)"
Stylish Plywood Cat House
The best cat bed furniture piece
Some people don't want a cat bed to be part of their room aesthetic, and we completely get that. Why not then invest in a fashionable wooden cat house like this one from Etsy, that blends into your furnishings seamlessly. Made with birch plywood finished with eco-friendly dark oak wax oil, it's the peak of feline fashion.
Size: 39 x 40 x 40 cm
Review: "So cosy and yet so versatile!! Put it next to your bed or as a side table and have your cat sleep close to you in a stylish place. It is exactly as shown in the pictures. WOW!! Impressive professional craftsmanship, comes in one piece, fast and well packed to be rocked about by the carrier and arrive in super mint condition. Purrfect!!"