Jul 03, 2023
12 Table and Chair Sets for Kids That Sit Pretty
By Carolyn Desalu Illustration by Lizzie Soufleris All products featured on Architectural Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we
By Carolyn Desalu
Illustration by Lizzie Soufleris
All products featured on Architectural Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
A contemporary table and chair set for kids is just the thing to dress up a child’s bedroom, playroom, or family room. Our search for kid-friendly furniture led us to easy-to-wipe surfaces, customizable mix and match pieces that appeal to younger tastes, and space-saving designs for children to create artwork, write, and indulge in fun things like faux teatime and real snack time. This roundup of 11 tables and chairs—a mix of sets and à la carte pieces—is budget-friendly, practical, and gives a fresh new meaning to a seat at the kids table.
Designed with young children in mind, the Tender Leaf Toys wooden table and chair set for kids features a forest theme, which includes a pair of delightful bunny and bear chairs. Parents will appreciate the table’s removable center top panel, which reveals a storage compartment for stashing crayons, blocks, petite toys, and crafts for future playtimes.
KidKraft designed a modern, white, and natural three-piece wooden table and chair set that’s compact and budget-friendly. Each durable piece features rounded corners and flared legs for added safety, which is a necessity for active kids.
Functional, classic, and durable describe The Play Kit, a table and two-chair set from Lalo. The rectangular table, comprised of sustainably sourced FSC Certified beechwood, is available in coconut or natural hues and paired with non-toxic plastic chairs in coconut, sage, licorice, blueberry, or grapefruit colors, allowing parents and discerning kiddos to pick just the right flavor. Each piece can easily be wiped clean when food and art projects “decorate” the surface.
Pottery Barn Kids offers à la carte options for tables and chairs. My First Table is a simple yet practically designed wooden square table that’s small but generous enough for drawing, teatime, homework, and building robots. Opt for a pair of matching chairs to create a set with mix and match colorways.
Add pops of color to a room with a midcentury designed five-piece wood and iron-frame round table with matching chairs from Costzon. With four sorbet-colored chairs in this easy to assemble set, family and friends can gather round with the kids for fun in the form of drawing, puzzles, board games, eating and playing.
Walking into any IKEA store can feel like a wonderland of furniture and home goods, so it’s no surprise that the Swedish company creates colorful, easy to maintain furniture for kids. The lightweight plastic Mammut collection features a round multifunctional table that can withstand outdoor weather as well as all arts and crafts, social sessions, and meals that happen indoors. Coordinating chairs with exaggerated conical legs are available in white, pink, blue, and red to instantly brighten any space. IKEA furniture often requires assembly, but parents, rest easy—each component connects with a click.
B. Spaces prides itself on furniture built to last. The brand’s modern, kid-friendly designs—like its popular table and two-chair set—come in a yummy-looking mint and natural wood color that’s ideal for young children who appreciate their own space to create and hang out with teddy bears.
Bigger kids need space for parties, game nights, and creating cool art projects. Enter Crate & Barrel, which crafted a large rectangular table with adjustable legs—just choose from 15, 23, or 30 inches to “grow” with your child. Complementing slat-styled play chairs with felt pads to protect scratch-prone floors are available in six colors.
When your littles need personalized space for all their creative and mealtime endeavors, have them pull up to the Perch table—a clean, modern, round wooden table accented by sturdy steel legs. For chairs, pair with coordinating space-saving stackable chairs available in walnut or white.
Lily & River created a multipurpose table and chair that includes a Lego building mat, dry-erase tabletop, two chairs, two hidden center pouches for organized play, and more. The mat accommodates Lego bricks so children can build at the table rather than the floor (and parents can avoid stepping on them)—when playtime is over, the mat flips over to a smooth surface.
Give circle time a new meaning with a Bentwood Kids’ round table and colorful four-chair set. Petite in size but big on utilitarian needs, this set is designed for creating a reading nook, snack time center or tabletop activities area.
Bruno Rey's famous chair gets a mini makeover with this adorable set for toddlers and tots. Initially released in 1971 by the Swiss designer, this reimagined chair set is available in a neutral maple beech shade as well as very kid-friendly hues like apple red, lime green, sky blue.