Kids’ furniture, tables and chairs in particular, tends to give your eyeballs a migraine. It’s garish. It’s ugly. And you might think it’s unavoidable.
But parents, your home doesn’t have to look like Nickelodeon or Disney threw a kegger while you were out. You can actually find furniture (and toys) for your children, in particular table and chair sets, that are easy on the eyes, and completely suitable for kids.
These sets offer parents and caregivers peace of mind by preventing tots from potentially falling from higher perches. At the same time, they allow you to protect high-quality dining tables and upholstered chairs from the horror shows we call slime and kinetic sand. Chairs tend to stand 10 to 12 inches off the ground, making them easy for kids to manage without requiring assistance to get up or down.
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If you’re shopping around for a set, consider how many chairs you need, how easy the set is to assemble and to clean, and whether you want to keep it out or store it when it’s not being used. Plus, determine whether you’re using it indoors or out, or both.
We’ve found the best table-and-chair sets for toddlers that provide them with a safe and stylish space of their own. Some are bright and colorful, while others are more understated, but all deliver on their premise.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: You can't go wrong with anything from Melissa & Doug. This table and chair set, sized for kids ages three to eight, is easy to assemble and made from solid wood. It looks at home in any room of your house.
Table and chairs: 20 x 24 x 21 inches
Pros: The set is easy to set up, easy to clean, and literally do not fall apart. Pretty much ever.
Cons: You’ll get five years’ of use out of this set, which is a lot, but it won’t grow with your kids.
This set is easy on the eyes, and easy for kids to use. The table and two chairs are gray and white, made of sturdy solid wood and the tabletop has a low border that will keep puzzle pieces, crayons, and toys on the table.
Table: 25.25 x 19.12 x 17.87 inches.
Chairs: 11.25 x 11.25 x 19.87 inches.
Pros: The table is easy to clean. All you need is a wipe, and crayon stains are gone. It’s easy to assemble. Plus, the set just looks, well, elegant.
Cons: It’s on the small side, so definitely better suited for younger kids. And the chairs are rather flimsy.
If you want a sleek kiddie set that fits in with your adult home decor, this table and chair set is for you.
Table: 26 x 21. 7 x 19. 33 inches.
Chairs: 14. 6 x 16. 4 x 26 inches.
Pros: We love the ivory and mint color palette of their table and chair set. You can also build on to this set by adding a stepstool and extra chairs. Assembly is super-easy, with no tool required. You just spin the table and chair legs on.
Cons: The legs can be wobbly and the set is too small for some.
Another sturdy and nice-looking table and chair set that's neutral, solid, and easy to clean.
Table: 24.5 x 24.5 x 21 inches.
Chairs: 16.25 x 15.5 x 22.75 inches.
Pros: You don’t want your house to look like Mickey Mouse took a dump in it, and we don’t blame you. This Delta table and chair set is fit for adults, but sized for kids.
Cons: The price.
This colorful table for two is compatible with popular plastic building blocks sets, which can be stored beneath the removable cover. It’s perfect for boys and girls ages 3 years and up.
Table: 23 x 23 x 17 inches.
Chairs: 12 x 11 x 18 inches, seat height: 10 inches.
Pros: This table is very easy to assemble/disassemble without tools, and is sturdy and stable. Kids love the bright colors.
Cons: It’s smaller than some buyers expected.
Available in six different color combinations, this table is made of durable wood and features a natural finish. It comes with four chairs and is great for children ages 3 and up.
Table: 26 x 22 x 19 inches, 10 x 10 inches.
Chairs: 22 inches high overall.
Pros: It’s easy to put together using the “very simple directions” and the Allen wrench that comes in the packaging. Because it’s rectangular, it’s roomier than other tables. Having four chairs means it’s perfect for playdates.
Cons: While it’s good for 2- and 3-year-olds, they outgrow it quickly and it’s a bit pricier than other sets.
This plastic table comes with four seats, which you can stack quickly for a quick clean-up and storage.
Table: is 20 x 20 x 18 inches.
Chairs: 12 x 11 x 9.5 inches.
Pros: This set adds a nice pop of rainbow color to the kitchen or playroom. It’s easy to clean and the price is right. Though they’re sturdy for rough-and-tumble toddlers, and can hold a petite parent, the chairs are light enough for kids to move around on their own.
Cons: Some found the set difficult to assemble.
This table and chairs set is ideal as an activity table but also can be used for snacks, building, crafts and learning activities. It includes two chairs.
Table: 19.4 x 23.2 x 22.8 inches.
Seat height: 10.44 inches. Weight limit up to 70 pounds per chair.
Pros: It boasts an easy-to-clean surface and arrives fully assembled. You can’t beat the price. The chairs tuck underneath the table nicely so it has a small footprint in any room.
Cons: The chairs are lightweight, which means they can tip on a tiny toddler’s first attempt to climb up.
Fancy up your playroom and be the envy of your playgroup with this stunning set that features wainscoting-like designs and gorgeous curved panels. It’s suitable for children ages 3-8 and made to last for years so it can be passed on from one generation to the next.
Table: 23.7 x 23.7x 19.6 inches.
Chairs: 11.5 x 11.5 x 21.5 inches.
Pros: Assembly is very easy and takes just a few minutes without requiring any fancy tools. Adults can sit in the chairs without them breaking.
Cons: It’s hard to remove stains from the table top. It’s more expensive than other sets.
This tables seats six children and transitions from indoors to outdoors seamlessly. It unlocks and folds for easy transport and storage. In addition to the table and benches, this set includes the umbrella, two cup holders, and a multi-purpose condiment/crayon tray.
Dimensions: 38 x 42 x 19.75 inches
Pros: Parents love that it folds up so you can hide it away between meals. The umbrella offers welcome shade on sunny days. Assembly is easy as the parts snap together, no tools needed! It’s a value for the price.
Cons: If kids are larger, you can seat four more comfortably than six.
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