Looking for a new coffee table that will be safe to have with small children? I’ve rounded up some of my favorite kid friendly coffee tables to help you find one you will love.
Finding the right coffee table with small children in your house can be nearly impossible. You want to avoid sharp corners, and it needs to be something that can be cleaned easily. Kids are messy, after all, and spills will happen.
Let’s take a look at these 20 kid-friendly coffee tables, you’re sure to find one you will love for your living room or play room!
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The ultimate floor pouf, this cushiony ottoman is soft enough for play and sturdy enough to set a tray on and use as a coffee table. Soft edges make kid safe and the material is easy to clean when it gets dirty.
Oval coffee tables eliminate sharp edges and the fear of injury to small children. Oval coffee tables eliminate sharp edges and the fear of injury to small children. This weathered wood coffee table will bring a boho vibe to your living room, and the design is kid-friendly.
Low-profile means piece of mind with this one, and your kiddos will be able to use it for board games, to color, or even to enjoy their afternoon snack.
Crafted from solid mango wood, it boasts a unique oval shape with no sharp corners, ball feet, and charming lattice cutouts, making it a stylish yet practical addition to your home.
This coffee table offers it all, from its eco-friendly, sturdy design to its concealed storage space. With its bamboo and hand-wrapped jute construction, it adds a touch of natural style to your room.
I absolutely love the idea of the removable white enamel tray for both functionality and a lovely contrast to the frame's organic textures. It will make a statement in your living space while being a great piece of furniture if you have young kids.
I just love this lift top coffee table in natural walnut that has a midcentury modern look to it. With its distinctive fluted panel design and gracefully curved edges (no sharp corners), this coffee table is not only stylish but also functional.
The spring mechanism allows it to reveal hidden storage space, perfect for keeping books or board games in your living room. Additionally, the full table pop-up section serves as a convenient workspace.
What is the best kid-friendly material for a coffee table?
For a family with small kids, durability and safety are key when it comes to choosing furniture and its materials.
Solid wood is very durable, sturdy, and timeless…but want out for sharp corners. It can also get stained easily if not sealed properly.
Soft, padded upholstered coffee tables are great because they have soft edges. But fabric-topped coffee tables and ottomans need to be constructed with high-performance fabrics to withstand wear and tear and be stain-resistant. Soft edges won’t guarantee that your child won’t get hurt, but they will definitely minimize the potential chances of injury.
Plastic or acrylic is a good choice because it is easy to clean and there are no splinters. Often they will have rounded edges on acrylic coffee tables.
Kid-proof finish is key! To be honest, any material of coffee table can work if it has a protective finish that can be easily cleaned.
What is the best-shaped coffee table to have with small children?
Round or oval coffee table shapes are ideal when you have young kids. The continuous edge eliminates sharp corners that could cause injuries.
Kidney-shaped coffee tables also work well and they are a bit more unique and they don’t have corners.
Rectangle shaped tables with rounded corners give you the best of the both worlds.