The Coffee Table Styles That Won’t Injure Your Kids (+ Kid-Friendly/Design-Approved Options)


The lounge, properly extra particularly the espresso desk, is principally a child command middle. That’s the place snacks are eaten, toys are constructed, video games are performed…it’s even a serving to hand for little munchkins needing some stability when they’re studying to face up. SO as a result of this piece of furnishings is such a child magnet it’s not a foul concept to decide on a espresso desk with out sharp edges that may injure them fairly simply. And if I’m sincere, I’ve been identified to interrupt some pores and skin on a espresso desk nook so it’s a ten/10 for adults too. Now until you might have a very smooth ottoman for a espresso desk, there’s at all times an opportunity of damage. An edge perhaps not be a nook but it surely’s nonetheless an edge, you realize? However we got here up with 5 various kinds of espresso tables which can be far much less “accident-prone” if you’re presently buying. Oh and there’s a particular shock on the finish! However first, let’s take a look at what Emily used when Charlie was a toddler…

Em went straight for the spherical leather-based ottomans. Not solely are these almost injury-proof, however the leather-based additionally makes them insanely simple to wash! I personally love that she bought two in numerous sizes. Which means extra smooth locations to play on they usually assist fill the house higher. Discover how they’re styled in another way. On the left, it’s “Charlie-approved” with zero styling. Then on the suitable is for when the youngsters aren’t round and also you need it to really feel a bit extra pulled collectively. A tray is your greatest good friend for an upholstered ottoman. It makes it so you possibly can truly set issues like glassware on it.

Upholstered Ottomans

picture by sara ligorria-tramp | from: my good friend’s child and pet-friendly household room reveal

Since we have been simply speaking about this sort of espresso desk I assumed we must always begin with them. As I mentioned above, an upholstered ottoman might be your most secure wager in relation to avoiding potential journeys to the emergency room. So not solely are they nice for youths however they’ll add a extremely enjoyable and attention-grabbing texture to your lounge. We suggest selecting a contrasting cloth like Emily did in Suzanne’s previous lounge (denim cloth couch with a leather-based ottoman). You may also select one which has a sample and/or a distinct shade. Mainly, to make your house really feel extra “collected” keep away from something too matchy-matchy.

1. Cove Woven Leather-based Ottoman | 2. Hustle Leather-based Ottoman | 3. Wilmington Upholstered Spherical Ottoman | 4. Unwind Slipcovered Ottoman | 5. Real Leather-based Spherical Pouf Ottoman | 6. Grant Rectangular Ottoman | 7. Theo Ottoman | 8. Colten Spherical Espresso Desk Ottoman | 9. Aldora Spherical Ottoman | 10. Spherical Saddle Leather-based Ottoman Pouf | 11. Reagan Upholstered Ottoman | 12. Massive Spherical Tufted Storage Ottoman | 13. HIRA | 14. Angolare Ottoman | 15. Dax Leather-based Ottoman

What’s nice about an upholstered ottoman is that if you’d like a rectangle or sq. form however are afraid of sharp corners you possibly can have each! Take #2, #7, and #14 for instance. Every has a very totally different fashion however provides you these 90-degree angles. In case you are searching for one thing extra impartial #3, which I’ve seen in retailer and was a lot greater than I anticipated, is nice! Easy with attention-grabbing particulars. Additionally, keep in mind to not be afraid of velvet! It’s truly a kid-friendly materials and #6 and #8 are fairly choices:)

Rattan Espresso Tables

design by velinda hellen design | styling by emily bowser | picture by sara ligorria-tramp | from: velinda’s first freelance shopper reveal: molding the ‘builder-grade funds’ + the place they saved & splurged

Transferring proper alongside to rattan. So if cloth isn’t your factor otherwise you simply love a pure fiber materials then rattan is each nice in your design eye and little one. Plus it’s a sample with out being “a sample”. The one factor you need to watch out of (with any espresso desk truly) is weight. Rattan particularly tends to be very light-weight. A blessing if you’re somebody who wants to maneuver their espresso desk round loads, however a curse in case your little one is utilizing it as assist and will seemingly topple over with it. Just a few meals for thought.

1. Melanie Woven Espresso Desk | 2. Jimenez Spherical Espresso Desk | 3. Lundy Stable Espresso Desk with Storage | 4. Rosie Espresso Desk | 5. Spherical Pure Ribbed Rattan Cyrus Espresso Desk | 6. GAMLEHULT

Take a look at how totally different every of those are! #2, #3, and even #6 are nice for storage which is at all times a plus and might make them heavier/extra steady:) #1 may work in nearly any fashion of house and in case you love a pattern, #5 nails the pencil reed fashion Caitlin talked about just a few months in the past. And how will you not love the element of #4?! It’s freaking so cute.

Oval Espresso Tables

Who knew this publish could be a chronological timeline of Emily’s espresso tables post-children however right here we’re! After the ottomans got here her oval classic Saarinen espresso desk and later her well-loved Lulu and Georgia espresso desk. What she has mentioned is she loves about each of those tables is how sturdy and heavy they’re. Her children very zero probability of transferring them round. Plus there aren’t any sharp corners to fret about. So whereas a head may nonetheless bonk in opposition to the sting, an oval form continues to be very kid-friendly. Plus it’s a enjoyable but elegant form for any lounge.

1. Paola Espresso Desk | 2. Arches Oval Espresso Desk | 3. Oval Pure Wooden Zeke Espresso Desk | 4. Thomas Bina Olivia Espresso Desk | 5. Tony Espresso Desk | 6. Panos Acacia Wooden Espresso Desk | 7. Brix Espresso Desk | 8. Nero White Marble Oval Espresso Desk | 9. Flyte Oval Espresso Desk

In terms of affordability you possibly can’t beat #3 and #9. For one thing a bit fashionable however nonetheless pure you might have #5, #6, and #7. I like #2 and, after all, #4! These added particulars make my little design coronary heart sing. And for many who need slightly glam #1 and #8 are good.

Spherical Espresso Desk

picture by sara ligorria-tramp | from: the final word family-friendly media room + moist bar

A basic is a basic for a purpose. Who doesn’t love a spherical espresso desk?! So to my reminiscence, Emily hasn’t used a spherical espresso desk in her house however has used them a bunch in others she’s designed (just like the Portland Mission media room:)) They’re nice for sectionals and in case you use them with a standard couch simply watch out for the dimensions. Right here’s a publish with guidelines to assist! HOT TIP: Nesting espresso tables are nice in case you want extra size. Let’s see what cornerless beauts I’ve discovered for you right now…

1. Maddox Espresso Desk | 2. Curator Stable Wooden Espresso Desk | 3. Homage Spherical White Oak Wooden and Marble Espresso Desk | 4. Mullins Espresso Desk | 5. Odeon Espresso Desk Spherical | 6. LISTERBY | 7. Quantity Spherical Pedestal Espresso Desk | 8. Winona Marble Espresso Desk | 9. Shaker Espresso Desk | 10. Spherical Pure Wooden Zeke Espresso Desk | 11. Eatman Pedestal Espresso Desk | 12. Jono Spherical Espresso Desk

First off, I’m wildly impressed with #10 from World Market. It’s not wildly costly and it’s cool and fashionable. What’s to not love? Then for a better worth level, I like love #3. That pink stone is so good! Actually, I might fortunately have any of those in my home. Which one is your favourite?

“Natural” Espresso Tables

picture by sara ligorria-tramp | from: a fast replace: the adjustments i’ve made to my la lounge

What, did you assume I wasn’t going to speak about the espresso desk you see above? Not an opportunity. This was one other iconic Emily Henderson espresso desk that was nice for the design of her lounge and for her children. This one can also be tremendous heavy/indestructible. Key for messy little kiddos:) Once more, only a few issues in like can assure zero damage however organically formed espresso tables aren’t your worst wager.

design by sarah zachary | styling by emily bowser | picture by sara ligorria-tramp | from: a historic mid-century fashionable house that was utterly introduced again to life

One natural form that has turn out to be very talked-about is the kidney form. It’s much less dramatic than a reside edge however has extra motion than say, a spherical or oval form. It’s cool AND enjoyable. Lets see what we’ve bought and even present you the espresso desk Emily is getting for the farmhouse lounge?!?!?!? SURPRISE!!

1. Keiko Mahogany Espresso Desk | 2. Natural Modular Desk | 3. 3 Legs Espresso Desk | 4. Sacristy Desk | 5. Swole Espresso Desk | 6. Summary Espresso Desk | 7. Floating Wooden Reside Edge Espresso Desk | 8. Pisces Espresso Desk | 9. Selby Espresso Desk

Earlier than we get into Em’s new espresso desk, let’s dance our eyes round these beauties. I like how simply they’ll go from pure to fashionable to tremendous fashionable. There’s actually one thing for everybody and each fashion!

Okay, okay Emily has determined to go together with #4 for the farmhouse lounge! However that desk truly is available in two sizes providing you with the choice to nest them (which she goes to do). I like the wooden tone, the refined natural form, and the tremendous clear traces. Combined in along with her classic items and funky artwork, it’s going to stability superbly. Positively go examine them out on the positioning to essentially get a way of them!

In order that’s it from me right now! Do any mother and father have any extra ideas? Can anybody personally communicate to any of those? Tell us within the feedback.

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