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With Christmas just around the corner, a luxury cat bed is the purr-fect way to spoil your kitty this festive season. And while the word 'luxury' might leave you and your bank account feeling more than a little nervous, we have good news there - most of these opulent cat beds aren't anywhere near as expensive as you might think!

While the best cat beds in our standard guide are priced at the more affordable end of the spectrum, for just a few more dollars you can upgrade to a luxury version and there are certain situations where this is well worth doing. Standard cat beds will get the job done beautifully, but a luxury bed has a few extra perks that are worth considering.

Just like the best luxury dog beds, luxury cat beds are made with higher quality materials that are designed to be super comfortable. Merino wool, for example, is soft, supple and breathable, and it's unique structure means it works to keep your kitty cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Plus, it's antibacterial and naturally repels odor, dirt, and stains, so while you're parting with a bit more cash at the outset, you're saving time when it comes to cleaning. 

You'll also find a range of beautiful wooden and wicker frames that contain thick and plush cushions that are both super cozy for your kitty to curl up on and have stylish designs that look stunning in modern homes. You can even get small sofas that don't even look like they're cat beds!

Perhaps most importantly, luxury cat beds have been designed in such a way that they're particularly good for senior cats or any feline furkid who struggles with joint pain or mobility issues. Several of the beds in this guide can be heated, so they're great for helping to reduce bodily aches and the pain associated with arthritis and you can even add a ramp to make it easier for your cat to get in and out.

So, without further ado, let's take a look at the best luxury cat beds on the market right now, including one very cool egg chair bed that will have your feline sleeping in style...

PetsRadar's pick of the best luxury cat beds

  • Best overall luxury cat bed: Petyella Heated Cat House
  • Best budget luxury cat bed: K&H Thermo-Kitty Heated Bed
  • Best wall mounted luxury cat bed: MYZOO Spaceship Gamma
  • Best eco-friendly luxury cat bed: Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Cave
  • Best cat tree luxury cat bed: Mau Lifestyle Modern Cat Tree Tower
  • Best sofa-style luxury cat bed: Paws & Purrs Modern Pet Sofa
  • Best wicker-style luxury cat bed: D+GARDEN Wicker Cat Bed
  • Best egg chair luxury cat bed: B.U.STYLE Cat Bed Basket Swinging Pet House

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Petyella Heated Cat House

Best overall luxury cat bed

Specifications

Weatherproof: Yes
Waterproof: No
Indoor/Outdoor: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Can be used indoors and outdoors
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Protects your cat from cold weather
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Extension cord and plug-in timer

Reasons to avoid

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Rain can get in the opening flaps

We’re in love with this adorable heated cat house from Petyella, and we’re pretty sure you and your cat will be too. If you’re tired of cat beds that look like, well, cat beds, then this high-quality Swedish beauty that resembles a dollhouse is bound to be a talking point with family and friends, adding a touch of whimsy to any indoor or outdoor space. 

This weatherproof house can be used in barns, porches, garages, or balconies, as well as indoors, and provides your cat with a snug and warm place to sleep – perfect on those cold winter nights and frost-laden mornings. 

You’ll love that the heated mat comes with a 1m chew-proof cord, and there’s also an extra 3m extension cord, which is great if you’re wanting to position the house in a space that’s not close to a power socket. And if you’re not one for wasting energy then you’ll be pleased to know that you can set the plug-in timer to control when the mat is heated. 

The cat house is easily assembled in four steps and is portable so if you like to take your cat on holiday with you, then this bed can travel along with them. We also love that it comes with a 100% cozy cat money-back guarantee, so if your kitty gives it the paws down you can easily return it for a refund. 

Now, as much as we think this is quite possibly the cutest cat bed we’ve ever seen, it does have one drawback. While the roof is water-resistant, the house itself is not completely waterproof and if left out under the stars, heavy rain may cause water to seep in through the opening flaps. Still, we reckon placing this house under a covered area on wet nights is a small price to pay for owning the luxury cat bed we’ve deemed the best on the block. 

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K&H Thermo-Kitty Heated Bed

Best budget luxury cat bed

Specifications

Size: 20 x 20 x 6 inches
Material: Polyurethane foam and polyester
Machine washable cover: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Energy efficient
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Designed for 24/7 use
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High walls for privacy

Reasons to avoid

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Not suitable for very large cats

Okay, so including a budget item in a piece about luxury cat beds may seem a bit strange, but this heated bed from K&H is proof that quality and luxe living doesn’t have to come with a huge price tag.

Designed to be used indoors and all year round, this thermo-kitty bed has a 4-watt dual thermostat heating unit buried into the orthopedic foam base, so not only is this a super comfortable bed for your cat, but an economical and energy-efficient purchase for you. 

Once switched on, the bed works by heating to around 10-15 degrees above room temperature, allowing your cat to sense the warmth. When in use, the bed warms to your cat's body temperature, ensuring a safe and comfortable temperature, and the high walls and soft, fluffy pillow create a warm and cozy hideaway. 

You’ll love that this bed is a snap to clean; simply unzip the zipper on the base, remove the foam walls and cover, and pop on a gentle cycle in your machine before line drying. Available in two stylish colors, this bed will suit almost any home decor, and the one year warranty offers great peace of mind.

The only cons for this great thermo bed are the high walls, which may not be great for some cats to rest their head on, and the size of the bed, which won’t accommodate large cats like Meine Coons. But those drawbacks aside, this is luxury living at a budget price. 

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MYZOO Spaceship Gamma

Best wall mounted luxury cat bed

Specifications

Size: Diameter 15.74" x 18.7"
Material: Plywood
Easy to clean: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Available in Oak or Walnut veneer
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The 4 side air holes prevent the glass from fogging up
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Fun and stylish

Reasons to avoid

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May require two pairs of hands to assemble

Send your furry astronaut back to the future with this sleek and minimalist wall mounted cat bed. The purrfect accessory for the ultra-modern home, this space-saving design comes in a choice of Oak or Walnut veneer, and is a great option for compact apartments or homes where floor space is in short supply. 

Allowing your cat to watch the world go by from their very own observation deck, the side air holes prevent the acrylic glass dome from fogging up and helps reduce any echo. Cool in the summer, the spaceship acts like a greenhouse in the winter; simply pop a cushion or blanket inside, and the glass helps trap the heat keeping your kitty nice and warm.

Created after years of designing, field-testing and remodeling, the MYZOO Spaceship Gamma has proved a hit with reviewers who rave about the quality craftsmanship. While not included in the price, we love that you can separately purchase a set of wall-mounted cat shelves that act like stairs and can help your kitty get in and out of this spaceship with ease. 

The one downside to this bed is you may find it hard to assemble on your own, so having an extra pair of hands will make the job much easier. That small inconvenience aside though, this durable design provides a safe and comfortable place for your cat to soak up their surroundings and snooze the hours away.

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Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Cave

Best eco-friendly luxury cat bed

Specifications

Size: 16 x 16 x 10 inches
Material: Merino wool
Machine washable: No

Reasons to buy

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Safe and eco-friendly materials
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Repels odor, dirt, and stains
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Soft yet durable

Reasons to avoid

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Not machine washable

Transport your kitty to Kiwi-land with this soft and snuggly luxury cat bed made from 100% New Zealand Merino wool. The cave-like design offers security and warmth, and the flexible material can also be folded down into a regular bed, making this a versatile buy that will suit any sleeping preference.

Individually handcrafted in Nepal in an eco-friendly practice that uses no chemicals or synthetics, this is a great choice if you’re looking for a bed that’s kind to your cat and the environment. The spacious design is perfect for cats of all sizes, and the wool is dense enough to withstand any attacks made by your kitty’s claws. 

Merino wool is known for being soft, supple, and breathable, and does an excellent job of helping cats stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Each bed is molded from a single piece of fabric, making for a durable design where you don’t have to worry about seams fraying or stitches bursting. 

You’ll love that this cat bed comes in a variety of colors to suit your cat’s personality and the decor of your home, and your cat will love feeling snug as a bug in a rug while they snooze. It’s hard to find fault with this chic little hideaway, but if we had to point out something it would be that it’s not as convenient to clean as other cat beds, taking 12-14 hours to completely dry after delicate washing. Still, given that Merino wool is antibacterial and naturally repels odor, dirt, and stains, we have a feeling your time spent at the laundry sink will be minimal. 

Mau Lifestyle Modern Cat Tree TowerPets Radar Approved Award

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Mau Lifestyle Modern Cat Tree Tower

Best cat tree luxury cat bed

Specifications

Size: 24 x 18 x 46 inches
Materials: Rattan and wood
Easy to clean: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Beautiful design
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Removable cushions
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Multi-purpose

Reasons to avoid

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Not as affordable as other cat trees

If you're looking for a piece of art to adorn your living space that also doubles up as a cat bed and scratching post, then look no further than this beautiful design from Mau Lifestyle.

While this luxury cat condo may not be the cheapest one on the market, it's certainly the smartest with its stunning wood and wicker materials that combine to create a unique look that will have your family and friends talking for all the right reasons.

The two trunks are beautifully crafted and hold two hand woven wicker baskets that contain comfortable and cozy cushions that are removable and machine washable. At the base is a cat cave for those days when your kitty is in need of some privacy and there's also two scratching posts to keep their claws in tip-top condition.

There's no doubt that this cat tree is an investment, but it's been built to last and we love that you can also purchase replacements for any part of the tree that eventually gets worn. Sturdy and durable, this is a gorgeous cat accessory that we highly recommend if your budget can stretch to it.

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Paws & Purrs Modern Pet Sofa

Best sofa-style luxury cat bed

Specifications

Size: 31.5"W x 19.5"D x 15.5"H
Material: Plywood, foam, wood
Machine washable cover: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Choice of stylish colors
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Excellent longevity
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Space for two cats

Reasons to avoid

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White sofa shows dirt easily

Let your kitty laze in the lap of luxury with this stylish sofa that comes with 3” thick padded foam cushions for the ultimate in comfort. Available in oatmeal, gray, or sand with espresso-colored legs, this sophisticated sofa will blend in beautifully with the decor of your home.

With overall dimensions of 31. 5" W x 19. 5" D x 15. 5" H and seat dimensions of 25. 5" W x 17" D, this sofa will comfortably hold two large cats. The cushion has a removable zipper cover for easy cleaning and the sofa weighs just 18 pounds, making it easy to maneuver. 

While it’s not the cheapest cat bed on the market, this sofa is made from plywood, foam, and wood, creating a strong and durable product that offers great longevity. 

Best luxury cat beds: D+GARDEN Wicker Cat BedPets Radar Approved Award

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D+GARDEN Wicker Cat Bed

Best wicker-style luxury cat bed

Specifications

Size: 19.5 x 15.2 x 12.5 inches
Material: Polyresin
Machine washable cushion: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Stylish
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Spacious for cats up to 20lbs
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Good value for money

Reasons to avoid

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No catnip to attract fussy felines

This stylish wicker cat bed can comfortably accommodate cats up to 20lbs and will blend beautifully into any home decor. It's ideal for any kitty that likes a semi-enclosed sleep space, offering privacy at the sides and back while being open enough at the front to still allow them to feel like they're part of the family. 

Embedded in the dense woven rattan is a metal frame that makes this bed incredibly durable and robust and inside you'll find a soft plush cushion that measures 14-inches in diameter and 3.5-inches in thickness, perfect for your feline friend to snuggle up on. 

Unlike igloo-style beds that can have quite small openings, the front of this bed has a 13-inch opening that allows plenty of space for your kitty to get in and out. It's also a breeze to keep clean as the rattan can be hosed down to remove dust and debris and the cushion is machine washable.

One of the most elegant luxury cat beds we've seen in a while, the pricing is impressive for the quality and it's also available in a large version if you have a bigger breed of feline fur baby.

B.U.STYLE Cat Bed Basket Swinging Pet HousePets Radar Approved Award

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B.U.STYLE Cat Bed Basket Swinging Pet House

Best egg style luxury cat bed

Specifications

Size: 18.1"L x 12.6"D x 20"H
Material: Iron frame, polyeste cushion, wicker, rattan
Machine washable: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Strong and durable
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Washable cushion and easy clean frame
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Stylish look

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive

Made from high-quality poly rattan and skillfully crafted this strong and durable bed has been constructed using iron to create a structure that isn't easily damaged. 

While it's far from the cheapest bed on the market, it's certainly one of the most stylish, so if you're after an option that's both functional and fashionable, this egg chair is definitely worth considering. 

Featuring wicker that's been woven into a round-shape, your kitty will love being encapsulated in this cozy structure that features a luxurious polyeste cushion that is machine washable.

The bed comes with simple instructions, making it easy to assemble with no tools required and it's just as quick to disassemble, so if you and your kitty love taking adventures, this egg chair bed is a breeze to take along with you. 

How to choose the best luxury cat bed

When choosing a luxury cat bed for your favorite feline fur baby, there are a few things you’re going to want to consider.

Give some thought to the size, age, and temperament of your kitty. Cat caves and condos are great for small to medium-sized breeds, and those that are younger or of a shyer disposition where feeling safe and secure is likely to be important. 

For larger breeds or more outgoing and adventurous cats, lounges and cat trees that allow them to sprawl out in the open with lots of room to move around are a great option.

If your cat has mobility issues then avoid beds with high sides, unless you’re prepared to add in a ramp, and instead opt for beds that are easy to access. Heated beds are great for cats with arthritis, as the warmth can help ease joint pain, and they’re also a perfect choice if you have an indoor cat who sleeps a lot and likes to feel warm and cozy.

If you’re going to be investing a lot of money in a luxury cat bed then check how easy it is to wash and keep clean. Look for cushions and carpets that are detachable and can be machine washed, and surfaces that can be wiped down. Durability is important as you want to get as much bang for your buck as you can, and if you’re buying a cat tree or a bed with accessories, it’s worth noting if these are replaceable. 

Finally, the best thing about purchasing a luxury cat bed is choosing a design and style that fits with your home's decor. Most beds come in a variety of finishes and colors, so whether you’re after cute or contemporary, fun or futuristic, you’re bound to find one that fits both your style and your cat's personality, purrfectly..