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
Dot and Cross’ furniture, like this sophisticated modern twin bed, is perfectly suited for following your child through their teenage years.
Reclaimed Wood Crib
XO-in My Room’s JANA crib features a handcrafted design and a reclaimed wood construction.
Small Design’s “Link” desk can be used as an attractive bench once your child has outgrown it.
Wooden Children’s Desk
This sleek wooden desk from Iglooplay offers an unusually sophisticated look for children’s furniture.
Velvet Kids Chair
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!
Beautifully crafted from reclaimed oak dunnage, this swing will look as good indoors as out.
Ferm Living’s “Spear” laundry basket doubles as a great vessel for holding your kids’ toys and stuffed animals.
Natural Wood Desk
This beautiful desk from Serena & Lily will give your kids a lovely place to get down to homework.
Neon Kids Furniture
Land of Nod’s chalkboard table blends simple form with neon-colored hairpin legs for a retro-cool look.
Children’s Panton 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
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
A great alternative to run-of-the-mill beanbags, Fatboy’s junior-sized pouf is covered in Marimekko’s iconic Unikko print.
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
Eero Saarinen’s classic Womb Chair design has been shrunk down to kid-scale by Knoll.