The Family Home: Living With Kid-Size Furniture

This past weekend, my husband and I made a quick trip to Ikea on the hunt for two things: a cheap couch for our family area and a child-size dining table. I’ve been busy collecting the cutest classic child-size chairs you’ve ever seen and needed a contemporary small table to finish the set.

I’m happy to report we abandoned Ikea that day with just what we had been searching for. Ever since that time, our two youngest children have been enjoying school, coloring and coming up with every other excuse to use their new table and seats. Who knew providing kid-size furniture would be life altering?

Here, I’ve gathered some stunning images of ways to incorporate kid-friendly furniture into every space of your property.

Jeremy Kohm Photography

Sure, such well-designed kid furniture would be easy to match in almost any area, but it looks especially quaint close to this large, lovely window.

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

Adding a play table in your child’s bedroom makes great sense if you have the space. If not, think about adding a vibrant rug to some corner of your living area to make your child feel comfortable.

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

Older children require a place of their own too. This larger table (with vibrant markers as a centerpiece) fits right in with the room’s decor and makes the perfect space for homework and drawing.

RW Anderson Homes

If you have a spare space, begin amassing smaller furniture to make a play area that’s all for the kids.

David Howell Design

Most children go through a stage during which they love trains. When they outgrow that stage, this table can be utilized as an art table which still fits into any of those grownups’ rooms.

Andrew Snow Photography

Putting a small dining table and chairs in a spacious, multi-use place in your home will allow you to keep an eye on exactly what the small ones are up to.

Ike Kligerman Barkley

If you have a tiny table are concerned about space for seats, look at purchasing a few cushioned stools. The stools can easily be tucked beneath the table or moved from room to room for perfect kid-friendly chairs.

Thrifty Decor Chick

A vibrant mini drop leaf table fits nicely in this grownup area and can be recreated with a keen eye on Craigslist and a quart of paint.

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