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Everymom-Approved: The 8 Best Kid-Friendly Couches

written by BRETT NICOLE HAYDEN

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Graphics by: Aryana Johnson
Graphics by: Aryana Johnson

Whether you’ve recently bought a new home and are navigating through this exciting milestone, you’re wanting to refresh your living space for a new season, or your furniture has simply seen better days, it may be time for a new couch. Like all good things, a new couch is an investment. And investing in a quality piece of furniture can make your home feel more welcoming and comfortable. Plus, like the rest of your home, you want to make sure you pick out a piece fit for little ones—which is why we’ve narrowed down all of the options out there to the eight best kid-friendly couches.

Every home and design preference is as unique as the family living in it, meaning our couch should be a reflection of our personal style and lifestyle. We deserve customizable options where we can choose our preferred fabric, style, and colors so that the couch matches the home and the family, not the other way around. Not to mention, having kids and pets can make the decision-making and furniture shopping different. We have to consider things like wear and tear, spills, crumbs, and, most importantly, bouncing for family playtime. 

Kiddos have the Nugget couch for themselves, and there are some great family couches on the market. But we wanted to take a deep dive into the best of the best kid-friendly couches that will not only keep up with a lively household, but will look good while doing it. Keep scrolling for the best kid-friendly couches for any family. 

The 8 Best Kid-Friendly Couches

The Dune, Maiden Home

Not only is the couch stunning, insanely comfortable, and would work with any home design style, it’s also a great option that’s incredibly durable. The cloud-like seat ensures the entire family will be comfortable when cozying up for family movie night. The best part? The soft handcrafted slipcover is made with kid and pet-friendly fabrics and is fully removable and machine washable, so you won’t have to worry about messes staining this couch as it’s easy to clean. The couch is customizable, so make it your own and it will fit perfectly in your home.

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Maiden Home
The Dune
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Harris Sofa, West Elm

A durable couch is a must-have in a family home. One of our editors swears by this couch and says that even red wine can’t stain it—in fact, she said because of the performance fabric, it beaded right off! We’re also pretty crazy about this classic, clean design that will go perfectly in nearly every living room, especially when customized to your personal preferences. With several size, depth, cushion, and fabric options, you can truly make it your own. And remember: We highly recommend the performance fabric options to make it the most kid-friendly.

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West Elm
Harris Sofa
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Harmony Sectional, West Elm

Long gone are the days when we had to sacrifice comfort for durability. This cult-favorite, build-your-own option from West Elm is the epitome of comfort, style, and performance. Plus, for a big a family (or families that love to sprawl out), a sectional is a must. The Harmony is completely customizable and is available in the coveted kid and pet-friendly performance fabric that can withstand anything thrown its way and stands up against regular wear and tear.

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West Elm
Harmony Sectional
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Four Hands Atelier Sleeper Sofa, Perigold

For the ultimate kid and pet- friendly sleeper sofa, look no further. We love that this sleeper sofa discretely houses a pull-out bed that is incredibly easy to access—so no more fighting with a futon or air mattress every time you have a visitor. Like all the best kid-friendly sofas, this one comes in performance fabric that is designed to withstand stains, spills, and heavy use.

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Perigold
Four Hands Atelier Sleeper Sofa
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Block Nomad Sofa, Burrow

Modular sofas are great because they are easy to move and can be formed into any shape that fits in your home. This option from Burrow is made with tight olefin fiber, making it stain and scratch-resistant—perfect for a home with kiddos and animals. The fabric, finishes, legs, and armrest heights are all customizable so buyers can make it their own. This sofa is also incredibly modern with features like a built-in USB charger and power cord.

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Burrow
Block Nomad Sofa
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Barrett II Reversible Sectional, Crate & Barrel

A Crate & Barrel exclusive, this couch is highly impressive. The contemporary fabric is as comfortable as it is durable, meaning we won’t have to worry about spills or stains. Our favorite features are the storage ottoman that can switch from side to side, meaning it will be a great fit in any space. This is a perfect option for smaller spaces.

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Crate & Barrel
Barrett II Reversible Sectional
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Kivik Sofa, IKEA

Take it from us, a kid-friendly sofa doesn’t need to break the bank. That’s why we’re thrilled about this option from IKEA that is under $900. With a machine-washable cover, the couch is easy to keep clean—even if you opt for the chic light beige color. It also comes in a loveseat version or a sofa with a chaise for some extra room and comfort. 

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IKEA
Kivik Sofa
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Sand & Stable Leather Sofa, Wayfair

If leather is a personal favorite, don’t think you have to forgo it in order to have a kid-friendly space. This couch is made from top-grain leather, which is known to not wear out as quickly as split-grain. The buttery-soft genuine leather—paired with solid hardwood legs—makes this couch a mid-century modern lover’s dream come true. It’s also available in two other stunning colors.

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Wayfair
Sand & Stable Leather Sofa
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