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14 Kid-Friendly Furniture Designs That You Won’t Hate

INSPIRATION

Many people say that having children is one of life’s greatest joys. This may be true, but these same people say nothing of the obligatory—and oftentimes less than attractive—accouterments that children come along with. Namely piles of plastic toys littering the floor, glitter-encrusted craft projects, and furniture that, try as you might, never seems to look right alongside your own. When faced with such things, one’s immediate impulse may be to accept them as futile—just some of the necessary-yet-temporary aspects of child-rearing. This need not be the case, though, especially today.

With more and more designers creating beautiful furnishings for your little ones, going from garish to gesamtkunstwerk has never been easier. From beautiful handcrafted cribs to fabulous kid-sized armchairs, you’ll wish that some of these designs came in your size!

Modern Twin Bed

twin bed kids furniture

Dot and Cross’ furniture, like this sophisticated modern twin bed, is perfectly suited for following your child through their teenage years.

Reclaimed Wood Crib

reclaimed wood crib

XO-in My Room’s JANA crib features a handcrafted design and a reclaimed wood construction.

Yellow Desk

Modern Yellow Kids Desk and Bench

Small Design’s “Link” desk can be used as an attractive bench once your child has outgrown it.

Wooden Children’s Desk

Modern Wooden Children's Craft Work Table

This sleek wooden desk from Iglooplay offers an unusually sophisticated look for children’s furniture.

Velvet Kids Chair

mini velvet kids armchair

This miniature armchair from Dwell Studio looks both playful and grown-up friendly at the same time. Excellent if you want to incorporate some kid-sized furniture into your living room!

Wood Swing

Reclaimed oak wood swing

Beautifully crafted from reclaimed oak dunnage, this swing will look as good indoors as out.

Colorful Basket

pastel geometric laundry basket

Ferm Living’s “Spear” laundry basket doubles as a great vessel for holding your kids’ toys and stuffed animals.

Natural Wood Desk

white and wood children's desk

This beautiful desk from Serena & Lily will give your kids a lovely place to get down to homework.

Neon Kids Furniture

modern metal children's furniture

Land of Nod’s chalkboard table blends simple form with neon-colored hairpin legs for a retro-cool look.

Children’s Panton Chair

red curved kids chair

If you want to give dress up your kid’s room with classic design, try out Vitra’s famous Panton chair in miniature!

Yellow Play Table

bright yellow children's desk

Thomas Lauren’s “Unfold” desk design is just as much sculpture as it is a wonderful work surface for your kids’ creative projects.

Marimekko Bean Bag

pink and red floral beanbag

A great alternative to run-of-the-mill beanbags, Fatboy’s junior-sized pouf is covered in Marimekko’s iconic Unikko print.

Children’s Bookshelf

white bookshelf kids furniture

Oeuf’s Mini Library channels the work of Jean Prouve and Charlotte Perriand for a small-scale bookshelf with modern style.

Kid’s Womb Chair

child's red womb chair

Eero Saarinen’s classic Womb Chair design has been shrunk down to kid-scale by Knoll.

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