Scratching objects, marking behavior, is an important basic need of the cat. By providing sufficient places for your cat to scratch in-house, prevents furniture or wallpaper to be scratched.
It is important that the scratching objects are standing or hanging in the right places. That means "along the walking paths."
This implies dat this furniture will be very visible in your interior... so why not make them the showpiece!
Scratching objects is normal behaviour of your cat. By providing sufficient places for your cat to scratch, you prevent furniture or wallpaper to be damaged.