21 Stylish Dog Crates

I am in the process of redecorating our living room, and the changes I’ve made haven’t left a great place to store our dogs’ crates. My pomeranians are small, but even their tiny crates are an a eyesore. I’m ready to find a more attractive solution to the problem! I’ve done some research and found that you really can have stylish dog crates that fit your decor. Who knew that dog crates and dog houses could look so cute? Come see for yourself!

21 stylish dog crates


tabletop dog crates

The price tag on this dog crate end table seems a bit insane to me, but I like the contemporary design and multi-purpose use. The steel makes it easy to clean and preempts any potential chewing (for doggies who might like to snack on wood furniture).

dog crate

Source: Amazon

This DIY Contemporary Doghouse comes with a full step-by-step tutorial in case you want to make one for your pup. Wouldn’t this look cool painted gold? With it’s flat top it could easily be used as an unique end table as well.


Source: Adorable Home 

I couldn’t find the original source for the picture below, but I love the concept and think you could easily create this with an old end table. I would probably use plaid oilcloth on the inside of the table for easy clean-up.


Source: Unknown

A dog bed nightstand is a great option for those who want to keep their pups close at night but don’t want to share their bed.

dog crate nightstand

If you want to go the DIY route, Ana White offers plans on how to build your own DIY Dog Kennel end table.

diy table dog crate

Or you can disguise a crate underneath an end table! This end table was custom built to fit over an existing crate, but if your pets are small you can achieve the same look with a standard table.

dog crate table cover

Source: Jenny Froh

Here is a DIY coffee table being used as a double dog crate. There is a divider in the middle so each dog has their own “room” and the doors on the end close with a magnet. How clever!

dog crate coffee table

Source: HGTV 

This appears to be a custom piece of furniture but I think it could easily be replicated. I would use a cabinet and simply customize the cabinet doors to accommodate a furry friend.

dog crate console

Source: D.T. Carlson Co

Here is another clever DIY dog crate. A faux corner mantel multitasks as a doggie bedroom.

dog crate corner mantel

Source: Simply Janelle Designs

bookshelf dog crates

A bookshelf is also a great place to consider hiding a dog crate. Here are a few bookshelf dog crate ideas that are clever and keep dogs safe and stylish!


Source: Luxury Housing Trends

dog crate bookshelves

Source: Unknown

dog crate bottom cabinet bookshelf

Source: Unknown

built-in dog crates

If you have a medium or large dog, a built-in dog crate under a cabinet or kitchen island might be a more practical option for you. I love the idea of incorporating a dog crate into a laundry room design!

dog crate built-in laundry room

Source: Creative Touch Interiors

dog crate cupboard

Source: Morning Star Builders

built in dog crate

Source: Unknown

I value my storage space in my kitchen too much to give any of it up. But if you have space to spare, these are creative kitchen built-in dog crate options.

built in dog crate

Source: B&S Woodworking 

dog crate kitchen island

Source: Betsy Bassett Interiors

dog crate under kitchen counter

Source: Betsy Bassett Interiors

built-in wall dog crates

For the ultimate out-of-the-way dog crate, find an unused nook in the house to build a private room for your pet. Under a staircase is a great option or in a hallway nook. I have a spot in my house that I think this project would be perfect for, but my husband is worried about how future homeowners would feel about our built-in. I can’t imagine not buying a house because they have a built-in dog crate, and since when do I make any decorating decision based on what a future homeowner thinks ;)? I’m not going to let it stop me from potentially proceeding with my doggy built-in plans; however, it is certainly something to consider before cutting a hole into your wall.

dog crate nook

Source: Spacecrafting 

dog crate under stairs  

Source: Martin & Malkemus


Source: LDA Architecture & Interiors

How about you? If you crate your dogs, where do you keep their crates? Are you feeling inspired to create a built-in option now? I know I am!

21 stylish dog crates

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  1. Bonnie K (BornInaZoo) says

    I did the cabinet-converted-to-dog crate. It was at the top of my stairs in my rear entry. Convenient to the door they always use & close to my bedroom. Once they were all crate trained (two pugs & a cocker spaniel … two are rescues), I posted the cabinet on craigslist for a best offer sale. I was expecting about $50, but the only investment I had in it was my time. The local animal shelter called me and asked if I’d donate for an benefit auction. I did. Much to my surprise it sold for $300. It made me happy that the shelter reaped the rewards.

    • Beth says

      That sounds like a great idea! Did you simply build a platform to place your washer and dryer up on so that the crates fit below?

      • Jackie says

        Yes, we built it just high enough to slide the crates easily in and out (a must for cleaning because we have long haired dogs). I had a few doubts about putting the puppies under those heavy machines, but my husband designed the platform to be quite sturdy and we tested it extensively. The dogs actually seem to enjoy being under the dryer while it is running..

    • Beth says

      Congrats on the new pup! I want to do a built-in one as well. I’m thinking of placing it in a spot that leads to our basement staircase. Let me know if you build one!

  2. Sue says

    I recognized that octagonal end table, I have 2 of them on either side of my sofa, They are outdated, so thanks for giving a new vision for repurposing them. I am tired of having my dogs crate in the middle of the floor.

  3. KathyT says

    Not every home buyer would want a built-in- dog crate but I wouldn’t let it stop me from putting one in either. In my first two homes we made every decision based on resale and in my third I finally put that aside. This is MY house first and foremost. It would be very easy to sheet rock over a built-in-crate and repair the moulding so it was never there. Besides that I can easily picture a built in dog crate in a top of the line show home complete with faux dog. We have our original home plans and we found 5 dead spaces (not to mention the space for a chair under the kitchen desk we never use) where we could put a built-in dog crate. One of the spots is particularly unobtrusive and could be turned into a small storage spot with a door instead of a grate. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas.

    • Beth says

      You’re very welcome Kathy and I look forward to seeing your built-in dog crate! My husband is unfortunately still not on board with my plans to tear into the drywall and moulding, so I’m modifying my plans. I recently redecorated our living room and we are in need of a new entertainment unit. I hope to modify a buffet to hold the dogs on each side. They are tiny dogs, so I think it will work beautifully.

  4. Marcie says

    My ex was so obsessed with what future buyers would want that he never let me so much as hang a picture, much less plant a garden. We lived like that for ten years until I left (for infinite reasons). The entire time, every inch of carpet was covered with cheap, ugly braided rugs or plastic to “save” the carpet, I couldn’t ever fry anything, plant flowers, hang curtains, paint a wall anything other than white. And all Hell would break loose on the rare occasion I accidentally spilled anything. I have always decorated apartments however I wanted and when I moved I put it back the way I’d found it – or better – and never did I fail to get my entire deposit back. If and when you decide to sell YOUR house you can drywall over the opening and no one ever the wiser, or it could be viewed as a plus, extra storage, duh! This is your HOME! It is incomprehensible to me that anyone would base any aspect of their life on what a random stranger might possibly want in one possible future that might never happen. I’ve been in cheap motels where I felt more comfortable. While you’re living there, it is YOUR HOME. I hope you can convince him of that someday.

  5. Deborah says

    I love all of the ideas and pins and think they’re sooo very beautiful and far more creative than anything I would ever imagine…Now, how about some ideas for crates that house tall, giant breeds like Great Danes or English Mastiffs comfortably, and yet still fit into the home environment fashionably????


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