With all the rough and tumble that is youth, soft is greatest when it comes to furniture. I’ve come to love ottomans with storage under the pillow to hold those errant toys that seem to collect in mature spaces (or all over the home). I’ve rounded up some soft chairs which would look great in the house while catering to the requirements of your small ones. — Maddie out of Colour Me There

Little Red Stuga Shop

Kebnekaise Pouf – GBP 1,549

This snow-capped mountain beanbag is as fun for kids because it is beautiful to show. It is fantastic for a neutral-colored space.


Glammkids Bean Bag – AUD 49.50

All these are beanbags using a contemporary twist. They’re light enough to move around and minimal enough to blend into spaces that are adult.

Down That Small Lane

Flaunt Design Wing Chair – AUD 599

This seat is a great twist on the wing seat that is normal. Additionally, it comes complete with button-up storage for important pictures or graphics.


Moroccan Pouffe, Sky Turquoise – AUD 195

The traditional Moroccan pouf produces a fantastic coffee table, footstool or soft chair for kids. It is stylish enough to use in almost any room and hardy enough to deal with a climbing kidlet.

Fatboy USA

Marimekko Junior Fatboy – $209

Nothing beats Fatboy for child-resistant seating. Their beanbags can be found in a rainbow of colors and patterns, but I am a massive fan of this bold Marimekko print.


Mushroom Pouffe – AUD 99.95

This patchwork Mushroom pouf would add a whimsical touch to a fairytale kids’ space.


Argyle Print Bongo Drum Ottoman – AUD 90

This drum, chevron fabric ottoman is made of hand-printed fabrics. It is a beautiful and unique piece for tropical spaces.

Down That Small Lane

Pink Geometric Stool – AUD 180

With paint-dipped thighs and geometric fabric, this footstool is completely on trend.

Fatboy USA

Fatboy Point – $89

The Point footstool is a rollable, pushable chair in Fatboy’s trademark water-resistant fabric. It is ideal for moving around the house wherever it’s needed.


Seating Cube Pirate’s Treasure – $44.99

This storage ottoman would be ideal for the pirate-loving kidlet.

Metro Mum

Mini Me Kids Beanbag Chair – AUD 43.28

This beanbag seat is waterproof, colorfast and fitted with a separate inner bag, allowing for the outer cover to be removed and washed easily. It is parent-approved seating!

Cocoon Couture

Mini Monkey Bean Bag, Yellow – AUD 99.95

Cocoon Couture adds embroidered fun to their kids’ beanbags. You may find everything from owls to creatures in bright, fun colors.

Third Drawer Down

Cupcake Bean Bag, Mango – AUD 195

Cupcake beanbag — there are no words!

Intelligent Tomato

Small Nest Giddy Up – $725

This might be a bit pricey for everyday seating, but it’s the sort of thing I would love to have on display long after the kids grow up!

Intelligent Tomato

Pkolino Silly Soft Chairs, Tias Green – $59

P’kolino’s soft seats are modular and fun. They separate into various components and may be used in creative and fun ways, making them great for kids’ development.

Kido Store

Munster Street Bag Bean Bags – AUD 119.95

This graffiti art beanbag is for your kid with attitude.


Custard Cream Biscuit Footstool by Floois – $135

Food-related furniture is always a winner with kids — except possibly if it’s broccoli shaped.


Small Sofa/Sleeper, Red – $99.99

Contemporary and minimal, this fold-out seating is a far cry from the cartoon character versions seen so often in kids’ rooms. Occasionally you can have too much Dora the Explorer.

Little Red Stuga Shop

Mount Everest Beanbag

These contemporary and brightly colored beanbags come in Mt. Fuji, Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro layouts. They’re fantastic for the tiny explorer.


Perform Ottoman, Yellow – $299.99

I have a couple of those footstools in the home, and they are a dream for keeping items that tend to collect from the family room. They will hide the kid clutter out of view.

Babatude Boutique

Muffin Pouffe with Storage – GBP 1,794

The Muffin pouf with storage might be out of your price range at almost #2,000, but it sure is cute!

Down That Small Lane

Frankie Modular Sofa/Lounge – AUD 249

This range of modular seating comes in a variety of fabrics that mix and fit like patchwork. They create a fantastic announcement in a kids’ area.


Footstool/Ottoman, Cherry Blossom by La Rose Footstools Plus – $250

These handmade poufs are a riot of colour. I need one for myself.

Down That Small Lane

Retro Circles Slumber Pod, Blue – AUD 144.95

Not to be left outside, infants can be comfy in soft chairs also. This fashionable number has an attached harness for security.

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