How to Find the Best Sofa for Kids

March 22, 2023  ·  5 min read  ·  Reviewed by Sarah Zubowski

Parents, are you on the hunt for the best sofa for kids? Well, you’ve come to the right place. If you have children, then you know that in some cases, certain sofas aren’t exactly kid-proof. 

Whether your child likes to sit on your freshly clean couch in muddy clothes or they decide to eat their bowl of easily-spilled Cheerios on the sofa for morning cartoons, there has to be a way to protect your beloved furniture and still let the kids enjoy themselves.

Enter Living Designs Furniture. Our experts are here to answer your questions about all things kids and couches so you can be more informed throughout your journey to finding the best sofa for kids.

Which type of sofa is best for kids? 

Every parent is aware that children can be unpredictable. They can spill, have accidents, or just genuinely leave a path of destruction behind them. If you have a gorgeous and expensive couch made out of delicate fabrics and materials, odds are your cherished furniture can become tarnished over time. 

When searching for the right sofa for your home and your kids, it’s best to go with materials and fabrics that are more resistant to wear and tear and are spill-proof. Your couch should be able to handle whatever your kids throw at it; however, you can still have fun with style and have a sofa that is both stunning and sturdy. 

Here are our expert recommendations for which type of sofa is best for kids.

The benefits of a leather sofa

Is leather or fabric sofa better for kids? Leather furniture can often be significantly more impermeable than its upholstery fabric counterparts by being more resistant to spills, stains, punctures, and tears. In terms of maintenance, leather generally doesn’t require deep upholstery cleaning or regular vacuuming. This allows you to spend less time cleaning and more time with your kids.

If your child suffers from allergies, as many do in the Houston area this time of year, leather is also a great hypoallergenic option. Thanks to their smoother surface and impermeability, leather sofas don’t absorb as many allergens and are easy to clean if necessary.

Before you decide to purchase a leather sofa, here are a few things to take into consideration. First, leather can be easily damaged by regular all-purpose cleaners, meaning you may need to purchase special cleaning products and leather conditioners just for your couch. Lastly, you won’t have as many color or pattern options as you may have with fabric upholstered furniture, but there are still many different shades and types of leather available in our showroom. You won’t have to sacrifice style for quality if you choose this route.

kids on a leather couch

The benefits of a performance fabric sofa

What if we told you there was a fabric option even more durable than leather without the specialized maintenance? Do you want to know what kind of sofa is most durable? We’ll let you in on a little furniture expert secret: if you want a sofa that is easy to clean, stain resistant, and comes in endless color options, you need a performance fabric sofa.

More specifically, the best sofa for kids in our expert opinion is a sofa that features Crypton fabric. Crypton fabric is what we like to call the king of performance fabrics because it is manufactured to be virtually indestructible. Yes, even your kids’ muddiest clothes and messiest foods cannot penetrate this fabric. What’s better is that this fabric is made without using harsh chemicals, heavy metals, or toxins, so it is safe for the whole family!

Performance fabric is resistant to normal wear and tear extending the life of your sofa for many years. Having furniture made with this type of upholstery fabric means that you can enjoy your life stress-free and can spend more time with your kids on a couch that you all will love. 

Living Designs Furniture can help you find the best sofa for kids and your home!

Parents, we understand that raising children can be expensive. Especially in turbulent economic times like these, you may be tempted to turn to fast furniture brands like IKEA and Wayfair for more affordable furniture options. As furniture experts, we believe that you will spend more money throughout the years replacing cheaply made fast furniture than if you invested in quality pieces that you love.

Where can I find the best kid-friendly couches for a better price? Living Designs Furniture is a furniture retailer and manufacturer that makes all of our pieces in our Downtown Houston factory. With endless styles, fabrics, and color options to choose from, you can find your perfect sofa for your family at a better price than anywhere else in Houston. We make furniture that is beautiful, durable, and built to last.

Visit our showroom today and see what ready-to-buy styles we have in stock or speak with a designer to create a one-of-a-kind custom piece!

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