IKEA is the place where furniture dreams come true.The Swedish homeware store is a cult favorite with all homeowners across the globe, so much so that you’d be hard pushed to find a house that doesn’t even feature one piece of their iconic furniture. In fact, even some of the homes you see in your favorite television shows are essentially IKEA show homes.Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does, with the introduction of a pet furniture collection. Yes, that’s right, special furniture for your furry friend is now available at the Scandinavian store.
“Have you ever felt like your cat or dog wasn’t just a pet, but a member of the family?” IKEA asks as they launch the range, which is guaranteed to be extremely popular with interior conscious pet lovers.The Lurvig range, which means “hairy” in Swedish, has so far only launched in five countries for a pilot test. Japan, France, Canada, America and Portugal are all blessed with the opportunity to purchase the carefully crafted pet furniture. If successful, which it undoubtably will be, then the range will be pushed further around the globe in March 2018.
Explaining their adorable new collection, IKEA writes on their website:
“Created by pet loving designers with support from trained veterinarians, the range covers all the bases of our shared life with pets indoors and out, so you and your pet can enjoy your home together.”
Despite the careful attention that has been paid to the design of each item, they are incredibly affordable. The most expensive item in the collection is a padded cat house which retails at $54. Regardless, ensuring your pet is comfortable is priceless.
IKEA are not the first brand to tap into the highly lucrative pet market. Earlier this year the internet went into a meltdown when a reality television show featuring only cats was announced and the bank balance of all animal lovers was emptied when a wine for dogs, aptly named Pawsecco, was released.Naturally, IKEA saw an opportunity to complete the modern person’s need for every human item to have a pet equivalent. After all, what were we doing with our lives before our pets could recline on a miniature sofa?
They say that a dog is a man’s best friend, and you wouldn’t let your best friend sleep on a blanket in the corner of the room, would you? No, so instead IKEA can offer your beloved pet a real bed so that they can relax in comfort and style like a real human.The chances are they will still want to sleep on your bed with their muddy paws, but at least they now have a choice about where to rest – spoilt has been redefined!
With pay day on the way, it is time to forget that winter jumper you had your eye on.Instead, treat your pet to what they truly deserve; a fully furnished home. You won’t regret it and nor will your Instagram followers when you share pictures of your pooch tucked up on the sofa struggling with a hangover from too much Pawsecco. See you at the checkout!