The Mau Store Modern Wooden Cat Tree & Condo
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10 Modern Cat Trees That Blend Form and Function

Your feline will appreciate the cozy perches and scratching posts—and you'll love how great these designs look in your home.
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Cats enrich our lives with their presence—and whether that presence is affectionate or adorably aloof, it's important to remember that all felines need some alone time to rest, groom, and just be.

"Cats crave their own space and giving them a cat tree or condo that is all theirs offers them a comfortable retreat with a familiar feeling and scent," affirms Dr. Jesus Aramendi, senior veterinarian at Chewy. "Having cat trees deters them from scratching furniture and other surfaces around the house, which can put cat parents' minds more at ease."

Cat trees come in all shapes and sizes. When you shop for one, look for something that's texturally intriguing to your furry friend. "Usually, cat trees are built with carpeted fabric, scratch pads, and ropes that stimulate their natural instincts," says Dr. Aramendi. Just be sure to read the specifications about the materials used in the cat trees: Options made from organic fibers free of dyes are preferred, but synthetic fibers can also be safe if they're non-toxic.

In addition to being functional for your feline, you also want a cat tree that looks aesthetically pleasing in your home. Whether you're buying a single-level iteration or a tiered condo for multiple cats, there are plenty options on the market that blend form and function.

Modern Cat Trees We Love

Tuft & Paw Grove Cat Tower
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Tuft & Paw Grove Cat Tower

$499, tuftandpaw.com

This cat tower's slatted design will seamlessly match your home's current décor. The open views allow your cat to feel safe as they lounge on the lower level, while the faux shearling exposed perch lets them socialize. 

Frisco Modern Cat Tree & Condo
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Frisco Modern Cat Tree & Condo

$65.02, chewy.com

Ideal for a single cat, this modern iteration will look great in your home without taking up too much space. The condo has extra-large cutout windows, providing the perfect mix of privacy and exposure to humans. The faux fur cushion is removable and machine washable. 

PetPals Hand-Made Paper Rope Cat Tree
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PetPals Hand-Made Paper Rope Cat Tree

$118, amazon.com

Handcrafted into a unique boho-inspired design, this cat tree packs all the necessities into one simple tower. It has a lower level for privacy, a perch up top for interacting with humans, and a scratching post center. The plush fabric keeps kitty comfortable while lounging. 

Tuft & Paw Frond Cat Tree
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Tuft & Paw Frond Cat Tree

$299, tuftandpaw.com

Modern and space saving, this sleek design is loved by cats and humans alike. It has three tiers of adjustable oval-shaped perches to offer customizable climbs and areas to relax. What's more? The tree's center is wrapped in sisal rope, so it serves as the perfect scratching post. 

Frisco 62-in Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo
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Frisco Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo

$86.99, chewy.com

At 62 inches tall with multiple levels to explore, this is the perfect cat tree if you have multiple felines roaming throughout your home. It features a bolstered perch, private condo, hammock, penthouse perch, and seven scratching posts—so your kittens will never run out of things to do. 

Catry Scratching Post Cat Tree
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Catry Scratching Post Cat Tree

$59, amazon.com

From the tower that offers 360 degree views of your home to the cozy cubby below, this tree is sure to be a hit with your feline. Plus, its well-designed center hammock keeps your furry friend safe while they perch. 

FEANDREA Medium Cat Tower
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FEANDREA Medium Cat Tower

$125.99, amazon.com

Three separate beds and a cave make this the ultimate condo for a house with multiple cats. The stunning dark wood veneer lends a refreshing contrast to the white fur pads. You'll want to put the rustic, wood-carved design on display in your home. 

Mau Pets Cento Cat Tree
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Mau Pets Cento Cat Tree

$289, etsy.com

Scratching posts and pom-pom toys give this cat tree some additional playtime options. Foraged tree branches are used in the foundation and open rattan baskets are featured in its perches. Plus, a percentage of the proceeds are donated to animal charity and a new tree is planted with every purchase.

wall-mounted cat tree
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Catastrophic Creations Climb Cat Tree

$289, catastrophicreations.com

Not all cat trees are floor models. This one is wall-mounted and reminds us of a challenge course. With flexible shelves for climbing and a scratching post, your feline friend will get his or her exercise in as they jump and climb (and keep their claws sharp and healthy, too).

On2Pets Large Round Modern Cat Tree
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On2Pets Large Round Modern Cat Tree

$139.99, walmart.com

This unique cat tree looks like an actual tree, so it fits well into a home with a lot of houseplants. The silk leaves are seriously realistic and provide plenty of opportunities for your cat to hide (more like keep watch!).