Best miniature furniture for children’s dollhouses: sets to bring play to life
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Best miniature furniture for children’s dollhouses: sets to bring play to life

May 28, 2023

Small-scale perfection

dolls house has always been a treasured toy for kids throughout the ages. There are grand old versions that are immaculate small-scale versions of full-size Victorian townhouses, bright and beautiful Dreamhouses and sweet set-ups for cute Sylvanian-style critters.

For every house - big or small - details are instrumental in making it feel like a home. From the basics - think beds, sofas and kitchen appliances - to the small details that add huge helpings of character and charm, a great furniture set can take your humble abode to the next level.

It also encourages imaginative play and storytelling amongst kids, particularly very young ones aged around 3 years old. As well as helping their language along, playing with dolls houses also promotes vital motor skills, all aiding their growth and development. Not to mention, they’ll be banking a good few hours of screen-free playtime; fast becoming a rarity in this day and age.

Whether you’re coupling a furniture gift set with a dolls house or giving as a gift to a current owner, we’ve found some darling bundles available to shop now.

Ready, set - play!

This compact set-up offers a sweet living space for dolls when they’re tuckered out from hours of playtime. They can pop their little plastic legs on the corner sofa and chill out in front of the box, or grab a drink from their fridge, also included in this bundle. Made from hard-wearing wood painted in a fun pink, this is one more rung up the ladder to your child’s very own dream house. Suitable for children aged 3 and up.

This simplistic kitchen play set offers hours of screen-free fun, allowing kids to use their imagination for creative play. Offered in a variety of colours, play not only gets their imagination running wild but also helps hone their motor skills too. Made from robust wood and finished with non-toxic paint, it’s a great gift to give to kids who are aged 3 and above.

The small details of a bookshelf promises to add to the charm of an existing dolls house, offering a contemporary twist that kids will adore. The 12-piece set comes complete with books and a fruit bowl along with a blue-toned bookcase.

This simple kitchen set is an ideal way to breathe new life into an old dolls house. It features the main appliances one would expect - think sink, stove and fridge - as well as baking accessories to help existing dolls create a tea party. The small pieces are made for kids aged 3+ and are easy to keep clean - just wipe with a damp cloth.

It’s the little details that make a house a home, whether you’re talking about a full-size one or a miniature doll’s version. For older children or Monica Geller-types who want to restore antique dolls houses, this set of mirrors offers an easy upgrade. The five mirrors can be used in almost every room of the house, from the entryway to the lounge, and even above the kitchen sink. The carved frames come in a mix of silver and gold-tones.

Sylvanian Families is known for its cute, timeless style - but that doesn’t mean it can’t surprise you. This starter furniture set is full of unexpected gems, designed to delight small children and adults alike. There’s a ‘flame’ that appears when turning the hob’s knob, you can flush the toilet and pour water into the sink, and return to the kitchen to slice pastries.

It’s details and touches like this that takes play to the next level. Your little one will adore it.

Paging Dr Barbie! This medical set may not be for a doll’s house per se, but it’s still a super fun set to play with. For fans who want to see the doll in a new setting, this clinic accessories set is an excellent way to revitalise play time. It comes with everything from x-rays to slot into a machine to casts that kids can DIY themselves as well as a set of crutches - even a Get Well balloon! Little ones can engage in patient-doctor stories in four play set-ups with dolls they already own.

Boasting an Inception-level of detail, this bedroom furniture set includes a miniature dolls house for your dolls house. The set also includes a WFH desk, some books and a tiny skateboard, making it a kid’s room that would have been the envy of our younger selves.

Suitable for children aged 3+, it’s just one of many sets from premium toymaker Le Toy Van.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a 4 year old or you want to add a new dimension to an existing dolls house, this cute little bathroom set has everything they need to make a splash. The set, which includes a loo, sink and bath, also comes with extra details like a rubber ducky and a loofah to inspire playtime. The wooden pieces are made from FSC-certified wood and painted in a timeless colour scheme, all adding to its longevity.

A furniture set is perfect if your little one has an inherited or secondhand dolls house and the original furniture is lost. This set not only contains items for every room of the house (including the garden and nursery), but it comes with a set of dolls, ready to move in. Designed for igniting imaginative play for kids aged 3 to 4 years old, the pieces are made from smooth durable wood that can be repainted when they fancy an interiors update.