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Perfect Chairs for Kids to Grow Up With

We’ve recently made space for a playroom for Ava and Thea, and here’s an update to show how we’re getting on with the makeover. A few months back, we moved Ava into Thea’s bedroom, where they have bunk beds, which has let us make her old room into a playroom. I recently wrote about our plans for their creative space and playroom. It’s starting to come together, thanks to the perfect chairs for kids to grow up with, that Cult Furniture kindly sent us*.

Playroom with White and gold Cult Furniture Moda Dining Chairs, the perfect chairs for kids to grow up with

When I began to plan our new creative space and playroom, I was keen to create a room that the girls wouldn’t grow out any time soon. We have space for their dolls’ houses and Sylvanian Families, but the key feature will be the desk and chairs. They are both very creative and love drawing and writing. I want to make a great space for them to create, that will be perfect for homework as they get older.

The Perfect Chairs for Kids To Grow In To, from Cult Furniture

We have ordered some new desks for the girls, and are using an old IKEA desk from our office until the new ones arrive. Online furniture superstore Cult Furniture have sent us this pair of their Moda Dining Chairs. I think they are the perfect chairs for kids to grow up with.

White and gold Cult Furniture Moda Dining Chairs with rainbow and house cushion

These stylish mid-century style Moda dining chairs come in a huge range of colours and leg styles, starting from £69 each. I was really tempted by the beautiful pastel coloured versions, as they are so pretty. I decided on white though, as whatever decor we choose in this room, these chairs will go perfectly. We chose the natural oak and gold-coloured legs, as they are a design classic that won’t ever date.

Cult Furniture do sell child sized versions of these chairs but I think Ava is a bit too tall for them. They would be ideal for younger children though, at £29 each. We chose the full-sized chairs, as the girls are 7 and 5, and both quite tall for their age. That also means they will grow up with them, so they won’t need replacing as they get taller.

Putting Together The Perfect Chairs for Kids To Grow Up With

The chairs arrived in a large box, with the legs and seats separated to make them easier to transport. Each piece was well wrapped, and the fittings were in an envelope, with an allen key, so I had all I needed to put them together.

The top of the oak legs were a little rough, so I gave them a quick sand, to ensure there would be no hurt fingers. I bolted the legs onto the seats, which was very easy. I found it best to upend the seat and put it over my lap to get it the right angle so I could see what I was doing, to tighten the screws. The seats are slightly angled, so the legs only go in one way, and all in all they took me about a quarter of an hour to put together, including sanding.

These chairs are heavy and solid, and as you can see they look great. They are so stable that I won’t have any worries about the kids climbing on them, or tipping them over – they are going no where!

How Do The Girls Like Their Chairs?

Ava and Thea are already enjoying using the chairs and temporary desk. As you can see, Ava can just touch the floor with her feet and Thea is comfy in her chair too.

Cult Furniture Moda Dining Chairs with a white desk - the perfect chairs for kids to grow in to

I was planning to pop a cushion onto the seat of Thea’s chair until she gets a little taller. But she is happy to kneel up, so I don’t think we’ll need to.

Getting creative with the help of White and gold Cult Furniture Moda Chairs - the perfect chairs for kids to grow up with

They love sitting together, drawing, and it’s lovely to see them sharing the space so happily – long may that continue! I bought a gold-coloured waste bin and plant pot for pens from IKEA, to tie in with the gold detail on the chair legs. I can’t wait to put up the new desks next week to get the finished effect.

White and gold Cult Furniture Moda Dining Chairs with cushions - the perfect chairs for kids to grow up with

Rainbow cushion from H&M, house cushion from Mamas & Papas, neon pink screen print from Flat 102

Getting comfy in white and gold Cult Furniture Moda Chairs

I’m so pleased we decided on grown-up chairs for the girls to grow up with. They will be in this room for many years to come – unless I decide to steal them for our dining room! What do you think to the chairs we’ve chosen?

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  1. Schilly Construction Inc

    9th July 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Having an easy setup is always nice. Those chairs are prefect for them to grow up in. I would totally rock those in my own home.

    1. Becky Pink

      10th July 2018 at 9:57 am

      They are really lovely aren’t they? They’ll never date.

  2. Lins - Boo and Maddie

    29th June 2018 at 8:51 pm

    These chairs are gorgeous and so so stylish, they go brilliantly with the decor too. Your lucky girls! I also love that rainbow cushion, jealous! X #HomeEtc

    1. Becky Pink

      29th June 2018 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you Lins, we love them! Xx

  3. Victoria Higham @theboldplace

    15th June 2018 at 10:59 am

    This room is so lovely and the chairs look great. I definitely think you were right to go with the full-size version. These will last for years. #HomeEtc

    1. Becky Pink

      15th June 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you Victoria, we are so pleased with them x

  4. Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    11th June 2018 at 10:18 am

    Aaah Becky — I love them!!! I love anything that’s Eames-inspired. They’re so iconic aren’t they? Plus, these are something that your girls won’t outgrow. I keep debating on whether I should get a faux-RAR Rocker from Cult — I’ve wanted a real one for so long but can’t justify the cost. A good reproduction might be the way forward. Thanks so much for sharing lovely xx #HomeEtc

    1. Becky Pink

      12th June 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Oh yes definitely look at Cult Furniture -I’m really impressed with the quality of these chairs. We have some cheap imitations from eBay in our dining area and they seem so flimsy and spindly by comparison! xx

  5. Stephanie 139a

    7th June 2018 at 11:31 pm

    They’re fab chairs and look great – and you can’t go wrong instilling good design from an early age 🙂 #homeetc

    1. Becky Pink

      8th June 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thanks Stephanie, I just hope they don’t get too covered in pen! Xx

  6. Meera

    6th June 2018 at 11:20 am

    This space looks so sweet! Love the chairs. My littles have the mini version of similar chairs, which are perfect for them while they’re little, but makes total sense for you to have gone for the full sized version. xx

    1. Becky Pink

      6th June 2018 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Meera, the mini ones are so adorable but they grow so fast it made sense for us to go for the big ones. xx

  7. Ricky - In Two Homes

    5th June 2018 at 10:23 pm

    I have a very similar chair at my desk, however, mine doesn’t look as nice with that round metal base underneath. These are very stylish and I’m sure will last a long time 🙂 x

    1. Becky Pink

      6th June 2018 at 8:52 am

      We have the same issue in our dining room Ricky – I’m very tempted to upgrade now I’ve seen and felt the superior quality of these ones!
      They weigh twice as much! x

  8. Mary Middleton (@hello_peagreen)

    5th June 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I think you were right get the full size versions, they’ll have them as they become teens and beyond that way. I’m just design my son’s next stage bedroom and there is so much to consider!

    1. Becky Pink

      5th June 2018 at 4:47 pm

      It would be so easy to go totally overboard with kids rooms wouldn’t it, there are so many gorgeous things to choose from! X

  9. seasonsincolour

    4th June 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Yes yes yes to the chairs, plus the photography plus the rainbow cushion. Good work there. These chairs are generally super comfy and very sturdy. Love the light grey and pink accessories. such a happy room this one!

    1. Becky Pink

      5th June 2018 at 10:05 am

      Thank you! We are so happy with how the space is coming together, the new desks arrive this week so it’s full steam ahead! xx

  10. Stacey Sheppard

    4th June 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Great choice. They look lovely. I’m having the same dilemma when it comes to wardrobes. Do I get little kid ones or normal sized ones? They grow up so quickly it’s often better to just go with full sized versions.

    1. Becky Pink

      4th June 2018 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks Stacey, we went with full sized wardrobes and still have them 7 years later (a bit sad looking no admittedly!) I think it’s good to be able to store bedding and nappies etc in them as well as clothes xx

  11. Marlene

    4th June 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Those chairs look lovely ! They seem very easy to put together as well which is a bonus.

    1. Becky Pink

      4th June 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks Marlene, yes if I can put them together they must be easy! Xx

  12. Donna Ford

    4th June 2018 at 2:44 pm

    I love them!!!! Love seeing your girls enjoying them too x

    1. Becky Pink

      4th June 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you! They love them xx

  13. Nicola Capper

    3rd June 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I have the same chairs for my little boy and they’re fab! They also match our Eames dining chairs perfectly x

    1. Becky Pink

      3rd June 2018 at 5:04 pm

      They look so stylish don’t they? Love how they would be perfect for any room too xx

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