Dog beds have come a long way from the traditional stuffed pillow. Now there are many different types of contemporary dog beds out there to choose from. Here are some of the most common styles:
Luxury Dog Beds Luxury dog beds usually take on the basic traits of traditional beds but the main difference is the quality of materials used and the quality of craftsmanship used to create the bed. Typical luxury, or designer dog beds, are made of high quality solid woods, or sometimes acrylic for the base. The bedding is often comprised of soft linen or quality cotton encasing a memory foam or other high density foam filling. These pet beds usually are pretty pricy though to compensate for the quality.
Modern Dog Beds
The typical modern dog bed is similar to the luxury bed in that it is made of high quality materials and craftsmanship. But the difference between the two is that while the luxury dog bed tends to take on traits of traditional pet furniture, the modern dog bed takes on those of mid century modern design. These include clean lines, a minimalist appearance, bold colors, a high use of white and a high use of acrylic and lacquered wood as opposed to standard stained or non-finished solid wood. These are the go to contemporary pet beds for those looking for a more stylish, even edgy look.
Unique Dog Beds
These are another option for those looking for an edgy, or more creative look in their pet furniture. Unique pet beds have no specific style or traits that they incorporate, they just take on an “out of the box” look. These would be considered the art pieces of pet furniture as they are bold designs created by those who excel in creativity. The Spider Bed by Cool Pet would be a perfect example of a bed categorized simple as unique.
Magnetic Dog Beds
A brand new style of contemporary dog bed on the market is the magnetic bed. These are therapeutic beds especially designed for dogs who suffer from arthritis or who have other health issues, and elderly dogs. Just as in humans, dogs also reap the therapeutic benefits of magnetism. Magnetism is a natural form of healing which has been used in eastern culture for thousands of years and just now is starting to gain acceptance in the western world. Not only does the power of the magnets relieve pain but it also helps relax those with tension or anxiety and produce better, more restful sleep.
Dog Bunk Beds
No longer do humans alone get to enjoy the fun of bunk beds, but they’re now become more and more available to dogs as well. These contemporary beds feature one bed above another supported by posts. Dogs can get up to the top bunk using a small staircase just as humans do. These are great options for dogs who like to be up high and enjoy the room with a view. And the bottom bunk gives them an enclosed resting area where they can feel more secure.
The sofa is another piece of furniture which is no longer just available to humans. Now dogs can have their own sofa. These are great for pets who love to jump up on the couch, as well as for owners who hate when their pet jumps up on the couch. Now dogs have their own couch to rest on.
Cooling Dog Beds
Another type of contemporary dog bed is the cooling bed. These are most often bought and used during the summer or in warm climates. They are usually filled with water or gel and provide natural cooling action, eliminating the need for wires and electricity. Another option if you already have a dog bed that you or your dog likes, is to place it over a cooling pad.
So the next time you’re in need to go furniture shopping for your pet, consider getting pooch one of these contemporary dog beds. And he’ll be forever grateful to you.