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Modern Kids’ Furniture Ideas That Will Stand the Test of Time

Kids Furniture Ideas

Kids grow up, but they don’t have to grow out of their stuff

By Designlines

There is a challenge that every parent faces: with a child’s tastes and preferences changing so quickly – to say nothing of the fact that they grow like weeds – it can be difficult to buy kids’ furniture for the present but with an eye toward the future. With this dilemma in mind, we’ve come up with some kids’ furniture ideas and decor picks that will stand the test of time in your child’s bedroom or be repurposed in another area of the home. Who knows; they might eventually become family heirlooms, too.

M-Prove lighting
Photo courtesy of Moooi.

Perch Light

Moooi’s Perch lighting series features bird-shaped shades adorned with gold detailing. Free to swing when softly touched, each shade is made of paper and casts a warm, gentle glow. Though a playful choice for kids’ bedrooms, this piece can be repurposed in studies, living rooms and hallways [in the form of a sconce] for a lifetime of lumination. $2,800, at M-Prove.

Kids Furniture Ideas
Photo courtesy of LEGO®.

Wooden Desk Drawer

If there’s one children’s toy that transcends generations, it’s LEGO. These desktop drawers are a celebration of the iconic building blocks and are made of solid wood with natural finishes. They’re also entirely movable and stackable, like the toys themselves. $262, at The LEGO® Store.

Kids Furniture Ideas, 2023
Photo courtesy of ecoBirdy.

All Bright Furniture Set

An inventive take on kids’ furniture ideas, this set by ecoBirdy is ideal for little ones who love to paint, read, build things, and even have an afternoon snack. Designed for kids aged 18 months to 7 years old, the chairs and dining table are made of recycled plastic toys and feature a multicolour finish. $750, at GOODEE.

Kids Seating
Photo courtesy of Crate and Barrel.

Corduroy Kids Lounge Chair

The Pink Velvet Corduroy Kids Lounge Chair makes a lively addition to any bedroom or playroom. It’s upholstered in a rich, wide wale corduroy and promises comfy support for curling up with a good book. $350, at Crate and Barrel.

Custom Rugs
Photo courtesy of Trinity Leon.

Custom Rug

When kids’ furniture ideas begin to run stale, consider a custom rug to add colour and personality to your child’s space. Toronto-based textile artist Trinity Leon makes home furnishings designed to make any space feel personal and unique. Her rugs feature bold motifs, quirky characters and vibrant hues that are sure to make anyone, of any age, smile. If you’re in the market, be sure to check out the Rugs By Trin booth at this year’s Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. Pricing upon request, at Rugs By Trin.

Wood Furniture
Photo courtesy of All Circles.

Play Box Mountain Top

Kids’ furniture doesn’t always agree with modern interior design, but local design brand All Circles is on a mission to change that. The Mountain Top climbing box, like much of All Circles’ designs, is created for children to nurture a sense of imagination and made to blend in perfectly with the home’s overall interior, leaving both children and adults feeling at ease. $525, at All Circles.

New Kids Furniture, Luna Bed
Photo courtesy of Monte Design.

Luna Twin Bed

Made by local furniture studio Monte Design, the new Luna Bed is perfectly arched to invoke a sense of calm and to bring on sweet dreams. Upholstery options for this kids’ furniture piece include wool, linen and vegan leather—each of which comes in a variety of hues. $1,945, at Ella + Elliot.

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