Chic Kids’ Furniture That Works Just as Well for Adults

published Jun 13, 2018
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For all intents and purposes, you’re an adult. You have a job, car, rent or mortgage, and, in some cases, an entire family to care for. But that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace your inner child every now and then—especially when it comes to decorating your home.

You may have thought your days of shopping for yourself in the kids’ aisle were behind you, but the truth is buying children’s furniture and accessories is a great way to save money, decorate small nooks and crannies, and inject some much-needed personality into your space. Below, 15 pieces kids and adults will love.

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This summer, curl up with a juicy book—and a refreshing beverage—in Cacoon’s cool hanging chair.

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Lorena Canels’ adorable bins are perfect for storing anything, from magazines to winter accessories.

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Add your favorite hardcover books, some objets, a plant, and presto! The shelfie of your dreams.

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The Inside teamed up with children’s e-tailer Maisonette to create a wonderfully whimsical headboard the whole family will enjoy.

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Take a walk down memory lane with Les Gambettes’ Romy desk. The drawer and pencil holder remind us of the desks we used in grade school—minus the homework and long division, of course.

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Here’s a rug that will look just as good in your living room as it would in a nursery.

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Anthropologie’s kids’ section may be chock full of baby-friendly finds, but this decorative pillow is great for all ages.

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Having company? Cyanderge’s bean bags make for excellent extra seating.

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If square footage is at a premium, consider P’kolio’s compact dresser.

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Your laundry has never been chicer.

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Think children’s chairs are out of the question? Think again. Innit Designs’ model is big enough to fit kids and adults.

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This side table is a happy medium between subtle and statement.

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Who says temporary wallpaper is only for kids? This one from Chasing Paper will make your rental feel like home.

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Sure, this stool is too low to sit on; however, you can use it as step stool or makeshift coffee table.

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If you want to add some youthful energy to your home—but don’t want to invest in a new piece of furniture—pick up a fun quilt. Justina Blakeney’s option will bring some flair to your bedroom and pair nicely with the sheets you already own.