Children's armchairs - our pick of the best

A children's armchair is just the thing to give kids the best seat in the house. From traditional to modern we’ve picked our favourite designs.

There’s something endearing about small-scale versions of furniture, children’s armchairs being the perfect example. Younger members of the family can curl up in a seat all of their own – just like the grown ups in their best armchairs. Comfort has to be a key factor in order to make children sit for any amount of time, so choose an armchair design with generous cushioning and a high back. For the fashion conscious, you can buy mini versions of iconic designs that are as stylish as they are practical, from classic winged-back chairs to the modern transparent Ghost chair. Be inspired by a pick of our favourite children’s armchairs for the little ones in your life.

Maisons Du Monde Coeur Child's Armchair

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Coeur Child's Armchair

Fit for a Princess, what's not to love about this adorable armchair? From the heart shaped backrest to the classic feel of such iconic armchair style - only mini! The white wooden chair features a padded seat, back and armrests to ensure it's as comfy as it is attractive.

Coeur Child's Armchair, £145.50, Maisons Du Monde.


John Lewis Little Home Globe Trotter Armchair

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Little Home Globe Trotter Armchair


Height: 60 cm
Width: 61 cm
Depth: 50 cm

This cosy children's armchair with Globe Trotter print will brighten up a bedroom or playroom perfectly, whilst offering additional seating for when they have friends round. Pretty and practical, the robust wooden frame and removable, washable cover mean it will last for years to come. 

Little Home Globe Trotter Armchair, £149, John Lewis.

Love The Sign Bamp Kids Armchair

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Bamp Kids Armchair


Height: 50 cm
Width: 60 cm
Depth: 65 cm

Thanks to its comfy and featherweight design, this armchair is an ideal solution for nurseries, children's rooms and play areas, both indoors and out. It is filled with polystyrene pearls and covered in polytex, a 100% polyester fabric – which comes in a bold green, pink and blue. 

Bamp Kids Armchair, £60, Love The Sign.

The Range Just4Kidz Country Flowers Childrens Tub Chair

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Just4Kidz Country Flowers Childrens Tub Chair


Height: 95 cm
Width: 47 cm
Depth: 46 cm

What little girl wouldn't love to curl up in this pretty tub chair, decorated with roses? It makes a perfect reading seat for any room in the house. Features a solid wooden frame fully upholstered and covered in a gorgeous Country Flowers cotton fabric. 

Just4Kidz Country Flowers Childrens Tub Chair, £109.99, The Range.

Made Rodnik Shark Fin Chair

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Rodnik Shark Fin Chair


Height: 81 cm
Width: 81 cm
Depth: 85 cm

Your youngster is sure to impress their friends with this fantastic Shark Fin Chair. The small-scale armchair was created by fashion designer Philip Colbert blending pop-art, fashion and culture to make a fun addition to any home with a stylish-concious little one in it. 

Rodnik Shark Fin Chair, £449, Made.

Houseology Kartell Loulou Ghost Children's Chair

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Kartell Loulou Ghost Children's Chair


Height: 63 cm
Width: 40 cm
Depth: 37 cm

We adore this stylish transparent children's chair designed by Philippe Stark. The Lou Lou Ghost is a 'baby' version of the iconic Stark Ghost chair, which inherits its 'parental' classic lines, material, indestructibility and design ergonomics. Made for children this chair shows little ones how to use a pint-sized chair with a grown up shape. 

Kartell Loulou Ghost Children's Chair, £80, Houseology.

Amazon Childrens Red with White Stars Fabric Tub Armchair

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Childrens Red with White Stars Fabric Tub Armchair


Height: 43cm
Width: 50cm
Depth: 37cm

This jolly children's armchair is sure to make little ones smile. The design in brilliant red with decorative stars is non-gender specific, making it perfect for both girls and boys bedrooms. 100% cotton. 

Childrens Red with White Stars Fabric Tub Armchair, £95, Amazon.

Ikea Poang Children's Armchair

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Poang Children's Armchair


Height: 69 cm
Width: 47 cm
Depth: 60 cm

This very popular armchair design comes in child and adult sizes, making it even more adorable - you can buy matching. The armchair works in a bedroom or living room and will suit any type of decor. Made in Birch veneer frame with removable washable covers, perfect for a child's furniture piece. 

Poang Children's Armchair, £20, Ikea.

Dunelm Kids Brown Faux Leather Tub Chair and Stool

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Kids Brown Faux Leather Tub Chair and Stool


Height: 44 cm
Width: 40 cm
Depth: 51 cm

A child-sized replica of a popular leather armchair, with added footstool, little ones will love having their very own seat. This design would fit flawlessly into a living room, and the kids will be thrilled to have their own exclusive place to relax and play – especially when it looks just like the grown-up version. 

Kids Brown Faux Leather Tub Chair and Stool, £50, Dunelm.

ToysRUs Kidsaw Mini Armchair in Pink Patchwork

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Kidsaw Mini Armchair in Pink Patchwork

Perfect for getting comfy in front of the TV to watch their favourite shows, the large armrests and soft padded seats make it the cosiest place to relax. Pretty as well as practical this sweet armchair is upholstered in a traditional looking patchwork fabric, to add style to a playroom.

Kidsaw Mini Armchair in Pink Patchwork, £64.99, Toysrus.

The Range Just4Kidz Classic Racing Cars Wing Chair

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Just4Kidz Classic Racing Cars Wing Chair


Height: 68.5 cm
Width: 67 cm
Depth: 58 cm

This grown-up looking wing chair has a retro feel thanks to its stylish racing car print fabric. It features a solid wooden frame and would look good in a living room or a child's bedroom.  

Just4Kidz Classic Racing Cars Wing Chair, £149.99, The Range.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.