You may be familiar with some of these kitty categories: tree cats vs ground cats, explorers vs introverts, climbers vs nesters. They're not always hard-and-fast, but we all know cats do have preferences for where they spend their time (and strong ones at that).
With that in mind, we suggest spending a bit of time considering those preferences at the outset of your cat furniture journey.
Pair furniture with personality. It's a good first step in making it more likely that furniture will end up getting used. A "bush cat" that enjoys nesting cozily all day on the couch might not be that into a skyscraper-height cat tree, no matter how cool it looks.
Find furniture that has balance. Depending on personality and mood, your cat may alternate between preferences for: enclosed spaces, lookout perches, comfortable snoozing spots, unobstructed views, and human-height platforms. If you can find a piece of furniture that gives your cat options, they can gravitate towards their own preferred use.