Cat furniture found in pet stores can be dull, boring and repetitive no matter how complex and, yes, ornate, they're built to be. They often use the same neutral colors, the same shapes, and just all…look alike. For people with trendier or more eclectic tastes for their décor, these "standard" cat trees might not fit in, and even the best trendy cat owner may decide to steer clear of them. However, there are options out there for people with even the most discerning tastes.
Great Lakes Cat Furniture specializes in furniture inspired by nature, both plant and animal. They carry beds in the shape of lilies, turtles, and spider-flower combinations, and some more standard pieces that can still stand out with the right décor. Their cat trees range from standard looking with bright, bold colors to flower-shaped, such as the Little Sunflower. Larger towers might have tiny houses on top, along with trays and beds, but can go a bit more eclectic with pieces like The Fantasia, which was inspired by the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
The website Trendhunter.com features many different lists of pet furniture, and has a slideshow of 72 interesting and unique pet beds, including an old computer monitor case that has been painted in bright colors, and covered cushions in old briefcases or suitcases. If you're into reducing your carbon footprint in addition to enjoying unique pieces, recycling old luggage, computer cases, and more is a great way to do both.
Popkitten.com has also made its contribution to informing owners about unique cat furniture, featuring a list of felt cat beds that are also inspired by nature. These are made to resemble everything from rocks to sparse flower gardens, plant beds, and even snails. These are made by German artist Susanne Karg, fand are aptly termed "cat caves." If your cat enjoys crawling inside things to hide and nap, these cat beds may be for you. You can find them at http://www.die-katzenhoehle-eberbach.de/Hoehlen/hoehlen.html, or you can search Etsy for them, since this website is entirely German.
If you look online, you can pretty much find anything you're looking for if you want something more in your cat furniture. Trendy décor and eclectic tastes, and even going green, don't have to be at odds with having places for your cat to play, hide and sleep.