I guarantee they won't go out of style after a couple of years like that lame Hollywood Regency knock-off lamp you bought at West Elm. Sure, they might barf on the flokati or poop in your house plants when you're not looking, but you just can't beat that warm/fuzzy/unconditional love ambiance they bring to any interior.
Screw potpourri. Fill your vessels with cats! My über tasteful pals Mark and Paul share their gorgeous Eichler home with a couple of cats (and the occasional uninvited raccoon) in sunny San Raphael, California.
Planters are not just for plants. Tino commandeered this vintage fiberglass bullet planter for his own lounging needs until I kicked him out and used it to store kindling for the wood burning stove.
Play with scale for added drama. Our beloved gigantic Rhodesian Ridgeback, Simon, pretty much filled up every space he occupied to eye-popping effect.