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People Are Turning IKEA’s Toy Furniture Into Adorable Pet Beds

 

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IKEA shoppers are savvy at recognizing when one of the store’s products could be purrfect for their furry friends. Officially, the DUKTIG is intended as a doll bed, but pet owners are finding that it’s ideal for a small cat, dog, or even a bunny. The miniature wood furniture comes complete with a linen set making it not only the right size but also a cozy experience for the creature trying to get some shut-eye.

The DUKTIG is made better for pets with some tweaks from their humans. Many people have shared their IKEA hacks, the most popular being the addition of some extra blankets or cushions to the bed to make it even more enticing (and comfy) for their furry friends. There are other DIY opportunities, too. The unfinished pine frame is easy to paint and match your home decor, while other people have even stacked the furniture atop each other as makeshift bunk beds for multiple pets.

Scroll down to see how well the DUKTIG works as a dog or cat bed. If you want your own, it’s now available on the IKEA website.

Savvy IKEA shoppers have realized that the DUKTIG doll bed is the perfect size for a cat.

 

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Some tweak the bed with extra blankets and cushions.

 

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Dogs and bunnies like the beds, too.

 

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Some folks have even stacked the beds atop each other as makeshift bunk beds.

 

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My cats! From top to bottom: Tess, Daphne & Archie

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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