Top 5 Play Couches When Your Kids Want to Build a Fort

Play couches let kids build forts, jump and play, fall down, relax, and use their creativity. Here are our 5 picks for the best play couches for your active child.
Updated November 30, 2021

The good ol’ days were good. It was a world without iPads and Xboxes. It was a time where wonder and imagination reigned free. But just because technology has become a huge part of children’s lives doesn’t mean that your kid’s creativity should be stifled. At least not when you have play couches, anyway. Play couches are foam building blocks that look like a couch to the naked eye, but can be taken apart and rearranged at your child’s pleasure. For this Dealspotr Top 5, we’re showing you the top play couches on the market, and where you can get your hands on one. 

The OG Play Couch

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Nugget, $259

The Nugget sort of started it all with its first play couch coming out in 2017. With just four buildable pieces, the Nugget play couch has successfully turned furniture into something fun. And something parents don’t have to worry about getting ruined. That’s because the Nugget is made with machine-washable fabric that can withstand even the toughest of child-created stains. The Nugget contains one sturdy foam base, one soft cushion, and two supportive pillows that can be transformed into something that comes from your kids’ wildest dreams. 

Out of the Woods and Onto the Couch

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Brentwood, $349

When the play couch crazy exploded at the start of quarantine in 2020, Brentwood Home knew what they had to do. This lifestyle business made a play couch of its own. Choose from six different colors, complete with six individual pieces. Kids can create countless forts with two supportive triangular pillows, two half-round bolsters, one thinner base cushion, and one thicker base cushion. And the best part? All of Brentwood products are climate neutral certified and achieve net-zero carbon emissions. In other words, Brentwood couches are sustainable and powered by 100% renewable energy.

Kit a Load of This

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KitCushions, price pending

KitCushions is still in the prototype phase of its play couch business, but are currently preparing for their kickstarter launch in the coming months. The machine-washable cushions are made with micro suede fabric, polyurethane foam, and contain a zipper on each cushion. 

Give ’Em Puffin to Talk About

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My Puffin, $599

Microsuede and nylon play couches are cool and all, but nothing compares to a vegan leather play couch. The My Puffin vegan leather play couch is stain-resistant, waterproof, antimicrobial, and made from an advanced PVC.  The set is made up of two right angle cushions, one square cushion, and one base cushion.

Cozy As Can Be

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Cozy Fort, $359

Luxury materials aren’t just for parents. Not if you buy the Cozy Fort play couch, anyway. This play couch uses a buttery soft double-layered microsuede fabric that’s water resistant, and can withstand even the toughest stains. Complete with six pieces, the Cozy Fort promises endless fun for your children as they configure and create forts with the two connected base cushions, two connected top cushions, two triangle support cushions, and two large pillar bolsters.