The 12 Best Kid and Pet-Friendly Furniture Buys

Shop our top picks for durable and drool-worthy furniture for your family home.

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July 02, 2019

Stain-Resistant Upholstered Glider

If there’s one thing your little one’s nursery needs, it’s a stylish, stain-resistant and oh-so-comfortable glider. This sweet swivel glider checks all our boxes with its classic silhouette, stain-resistant upholstery and plush cushions.

Buy It: Lulu and Georgia, $1,150.00

Leather Pillow Cover

Whether you’re combating sticky fingers, muddy paws or both, this leather pillow cover is essential for your life. The versatile design is easy to pair with most styles and features a reversible linen back. We’re fans of leather for little ones and pets because it’s easy to wipe clean and becomes more and more beautiful with age.

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $129

Machine-Washable Area Rug

A machine-washable area rug? This is what dreams are made of. Your kid can spill their juice, you can knock over your Pinot Noir and your pooch can leave their muddy prints on this rug without ruining it. Simply strip off the top layer, toss it in the wash and, voila! Your rug is back in action. Plus, there are tons of gorgeous designs to choose from, ranging from ultra-modern geometric motifs to trendy bohemian or traditional and elegant.

Buy It: Overstock.com, $132.99 (5'x7')

Leather Dining Chair

Skip the airy and easily stained upholstered dining chairs, and invest in a set of these easy-to-wipe leather dining chairs instead. We’re smitten with the curved, midcentury silhouette, the blackened brass legs and the soft, saddle leather upholstery. Parents will appreciate the easy-to-clean finish, the sloped frame free of sharp corners and the leather’s lovely vintage patina developed with use.

Buy It: west elm, $399.00

Classic Slipcovered Sofa

Looking for a sofa that can stand up to your messy crew? Quality is key. Invest in a classic, comfortable and durable sofa that will last you for several years. This timeless roll-arm, slipcovered sofa is made to order and offered in six sizes and several different performance fabric upholsteries. The removable slipcovers are easy to spot treat or strip off and send to your favorite dry cleaner for a deep, professional clean.

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $2,099-$3,199

Upholstered Pet Bed

One way to keep your pooch off your bed? Give them their own. Pamper your pup with a beautiful plush and preppy pet bed. The blue-and-white bed features a handcrafted rattan frame and a cozy cushion with a removable performance fabric cover.

Buy It: Serena and Lily, $398-$498

Fabric Tufted Ottoman

Designing a family-friendly living room? Invest in an ottoman that can withstand your kids' crawling and your pets’ climbing. This tough, tufted ottoman is crafted with a kiln-dried solid maple frame, solid wood legs and performance fabric or leather upholstery. Choose from dark walnut, natural or driftwood legs, and customize the piece to your space with one of the countless colors and timeless patterns.

Buy It: Serena and Lily, $1,598.00

Durable Indoor-Outdoor Area Rug

Armor your floors against the wear and tear of your little ones with this stylish indoor-outdoor area rug. We can’t get enough of its low-pile design and neutral diamond motif. Each rug is woven with recycled, weather-proof materials made to withstand summer storms and high-energy tots alike.

Buy It: Serena and Lily, $68-$1,698

Leather Cocktail Ottoman

Soft, sleek and easy to wipe clean? We’ll take two. This contemporary leather ottoman is ideal for families because it’s free from dangerous sharp corners and sits on a sturdy hardwood base. Use for additional seating, or add a serving tray and use it as your central coffee table while your little one is learning to crawl, climb and walk.

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $399.00

Durable Upholstered Bed

Avoid any unsightly smudges from your furry bedmates with a performance fabric upholstered headboard. This stately bed features a traditional sloping shape and comes in five sizes and six performance velvet shades. Customize the bed to your taste with a choice of brass, pewter or silver nailhead embellishments.

Buy It: west elm, $999-$1,549

Slipcovered Armchair

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again – slipcovers are your friend. Satisfy your craving for a classic, creamy armchair with this comfortable slipcovered armchair design. The made-to-order armchair comes with your choice of down or memory foam cushions and several performance fabric upholsteries in multiple patterns and colors.

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $1,049-$2,049

Velvet Channel Headboard

This gorgeous, velvet channel headboard marries fashion and function by providing parents with a soft and durable backdrop to their bedroom design. The glamorous headboard is offered in four sizes and features a sturdy, engineered wood frame and performance velvet upholstery. Maintain the headboard’s beauty with a damp white cloth and occasional vacuum cleaning.

Buy It: west elm, $249-$349