Thanks to more and more design-led brands out there, you no longer need to compromise on substance over style, even when it comes to buying homewares for your kids. For the modern family kitchen, your worktops don't need to be overrun by a mismatch of garish plastics and flimsy designs. We show you how to create a seamless synergy of yours and theirs in the hub of your home.
Every season our bestselling collections are now being released in the colours of the moment, making it easier than ever to coordinate their tableware with other accessories in your kitchen. The Liewood bamboo sets, made from a durable, modern mix of natural fibres and melamine resin, are perfectly-sized for mini meals. Yet in muted, contemporary tones, they won’t look out of place next to yours.
The Nordic influence of clean lines, simple design and functionality is trending for kids' mealtime accessories. Designed to complement, not clash with your aesthetic, they are still built for them, but you'll appreciate how great they look as well - even stacked up on the draining board. Zuperzocial's ingenious dippy egg plate takes away the need for a cup and separate dish for toastie soldiers. Little dippers will love the simplicity of this sleek plate, it's a product that the whole family can use.
It’s a beautiful thing when you find a product that’s both design-led and genuinely useful. We make it our mission to track them down so you can find the product you need, in the style you want. The Bumkins Grip Dish is one we are excited about. Great for sensory eaters, the sections keep food separate, while the suction base keeps it on the table. When it comes to post-dinner cleaning, we appreciate how time-strapped parents are. That's why we've tracked down the best-looking, wipe clean bibs and aprons by Franck & Fischer which keep their clothes clean meal after meal.
With some kids stuff, you can work with what you've got thanks to some clever hacks. Whether you've gone for hard-wearing enamel, melamine or simple glass tumblers for your own drinkware, the clever silicone drink toppers from Liewood transform any cup into a kids' cup. Easy to fit and durable too, they save you time having to clean up spillages, not to mention they are one of the most stylish-looking sippy tops we've discovered.
Insider tip: it’s perfect to take out of the house too, fitting onto most standard restaurant glasses.
For eat-in kitchens, highchairs no longer have to be a permanent piece of furniture. Whether you’re short on space or would rather keep it out of sight, the SUPAflat highchair is a real game changer. In seconds, it folds flat ready to store in a cupboard, hang on the back of a door or even slide under the sofa - yes really - it's that slim! For the older ones, Bumbo booster seats now come in a stylish range of colours that blend in rather than stand out. With a temporary safety clip, it’s easy to put in place or move around as you need it.
The new trend of non-plastic is here to stay and we love that it is transforming kitchens. It’s easier than ever to find kids' mealtime accessories that are kind to the environment, long-lasting quality and dishwasher-friendly too. For drinkware that's used inside and outside the home, we love the grow-with-them bottles by Blafre. Great for the whole family, the stainless steel design is super durable, simple to keep clean and will last for ages. For toddlers the standard screw-cap can be switched for a sippy top attachment, for spill-free, easy-drinking.
For more inspiration on keeping your kitchen your own, check out our Tonal Kitchen shop, it's brimming full of design-led dining products for your little ones.
Our IDEAS articles are based on our own experiences as parents & a need to find gorgeous, genuinely useful stuff for baby. That’s why you’ll always find our fave picks below our tips. Yes, we’re good to you ;)