11 Cat Hammock Ideas for Your Feline’s Leisure Time

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this article may be affiliate links; we will earn a commision, at no additional cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of our links.

Like you have your own hammock, your cat probably wants one too—except that she won’t ask for one! 

Cats need their leisure time too, and the best way you can provide that is by installing a tiny hammock in your house or out on the patio.

But what does a cat hammock look like? 

It can be a small version of your own hammock. If you don’t have one, you can explore different cat hammock ideas until you find your favorite.

I just made your mission easier! 

Here’s a list of cat hammock ideas—the good news is that they’re all easy to implement, and the bad news is that your cat will hardly get out of her hammock once you install it!

1. Knots Hammock

Macrame is an ancient art of knotting strings to create decorative items. You can use it to your advantage and create a knots hammock for your cat. 

The natural, handcrafted look will be charming with any interior design, especially bohemian styles. Besides, the tactile texture softens the look of your room and creates visual interest.

2. Foldable Hammock

If you’re tight on space, you can always get a foldable hammock that can be removed and stored once your cat is done relaxing. A hammock like the one pictured here attaches to the window using strong suction cups, which is pretty convenient if your cat loves windows as much as mine. 

You’ll just need to make sure the hammock is strong enough to carry your cat’s weight; check its weight limits before buying it.

Read More: 11 Cat Litter Box Ideas For Extra Convenience And Style

3. Window Hammock

Cozy Warm Window Hammock Fixed on a Perch
Source: hawkcreekwc

Like I just said, my cat loves windows! 

She loves climbing up on the sill and watching her surroundings. That’s why I love the idea of a window hammock. If you live in a cold area or your cat hates the cold, you can get a warm hammock like the one pictured here. 

It’s extremely comfy and will keep your cat warm when the outside is cold.

Besides, installing it on a window allows your cat to enjoy her surroundings without leaving the comfort of your home.

4. Window Hammock #2

If you live in a sunny area, you can use that to your advantage and give your cat a chance to sunbathe. 

A window hammock like this one keeps your cat under the sunlight enjoying the warmth. It’s also suitable for installation in small rooms because it doesn’t take up much space. 

You can attach it to a window using suction cups and hooks, but make sure they’re secure enough for your cat’s weight.

5. Woven Hammock

A handmade woven hammock like this one isn’t only a haven for your cat, but it’s also a statement piece for your decor! 

Whether you install it indoors or outdoors, it’s a timeless, stylish piece that any room could use.

Besides, woven hammocks are more secure and better at handling weight than foldable hammocks. You can even make one for your cat if you have knitting skills.

6. Two-Story Hammock

2 story wall mounted cat hammock

Having one cat is trouble enough—having two is double the trouble and double the fun! 

But to accommodate two cats, you need two of everything: food bowls, litter boxes, etc. 

Do you know what else? You guessed it!—hammocks.

But installing two hammocks is a hassle, and you might not have enough space for them. That’s why a two-story hammock is a genius idea. It saves space, gives your two cats a chance at leisure time, and keeps them close to each other even when relaxing.

7. Heated Hammock

A Heated Cat Hammock

Does your cat keep fussing and getting into your bed when the weather gets cold? Because mine does—she’s not a big fan of the cold weather. 

If yours is the same, you can always get a heated hammock like this one. It’s pretty functional and can be installed anywhere.

Related: Travel In Style, Together: 10 Chic And Comfy Cat Carrier Bags For Cats

8. Double Hammock

A Green Triangular Double Hammock

If your cat loves moving around even during her leisure time, you should get a double hammock with a divider like this one. It’s convenient and fun for the cat to use, and you can put toys for her inside. On top of that, you can choose a different design according to your taste.

9. Cardboard Box Hammock

DIY Cardboard Box Hammock

Are you on a tight budget but still want to make your cat happy? Grab any old cardboard box you have lying around and make a DIY hammock like this one. You can let your kids sketch on it to create visual interest, or you can paint your cat’s favorite cartoon characters on it!

10. DIY Hammock

Window Sill Hammock Fixed with Suction Cups

Here’s another DIY hammock that you can make out of any old duvet or quilt. 

You can tie its ends off using a sturdy rope, and your cat will have a hammock ready to use. 

However, this hammock doesn’t offer much security, and your cat may fall off of it. While cats are usually okay jumping from high places, I wouldn’t install this hammock too high.

11. Catio Hammock

If you have an outdoor patio enclosed for the cat, or a catio as some people call it, it’s the perfect place to hang up a hammock. That way, your cat can enjoy her surroundings while bathing under the sun. Make sure to use sturdy hooks to hang it, so it’s able to carry your cat’s weight without a hitch.

Final Thoughts

Do you like these cat hammock ideas? The good news is that most of them are easy to make or affordable to get, and some of them can be installed anywhere. 

I personally prefer window hammocks because they allow the cats to spend some time in the sun without leaving the house, but all other ideas are functional as well.