What is a play couch and how do you use it?

What is a play couch and how do you use it?

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Are you looking for a way to keep your kids busy indoors, lower their screen time, tire them out for bed, and inspire limitless creativity and development? As a parent, we know that there’s nothing more important than giving your child the very best. So why wouldn’t you give them the ultimate indoor play experience to make all their wildest dreams come true?

A kids modular play couch is the perfect addition to any playroom. It offers endless possibilities for play: is it a sofa, toy, cubby, bed, fort or something else entirely? With Funsquare, it’s everything and more. 

If you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your kids play couch, read on to discover exactly how to use a kids play couch to elevate your kids creativity and comfort to the max and keep an eye out for the amazing builds our customers are rocking!


What is a Funsquare kids play couch?

Whatever you want it to be…

If you haven’t heard of this incredible creation before, a soft play couch is one of the most multi-FUNctional toys to hit lounge rooms (since the cardboard box!). It’s a toy, it’s furniture, and it’s versatile enough to be everything else that you kids can dream up.


A play couch can be anything your kids need them to be: a toy, a safe place to lay their head, or the surface for their next risky adventure...


This modular couch is made up of different cushions in varying shapes and sizes. The aim is simple: to provide a safe and comfortable surface for your kids to build, climb, roll and slide their way through the day… without having to mess up the house!

At Funsquare, each cushion is made from a lightweight but super durable material, with a machine-washable, super soft microsuede fabric that is also water resistant (perfect for those surprise spills…). It allows kids to configure each piece as they wish, engaging in the kind of indoor play that keeps them distracted for hours and withstands even the most adventurous Daredevil, while still being gentle enough to never squash or injure your little ones. 

What makes it a winner in the home? It’ll replace all those small toys and clutter on your living room floor. Instead, you’ll have a gorgeous, stylish and fun addition to the household that won’t just take up space… but make it! It can live in the home year-round and keep the kids entertained for years to come. 

You can even use it as an addition to your normal couch when guests come around. Or as a perfect addition to movie night… 

Regardless of how it’s used, it’s the best way to tire our two toddler energy machines out for bed and my family couldn’t be more thankful.  Well worth the investment and such a great colour!”

- Ashlee


“We absolutely love our Funsquare. I want to replace all our furniture with it. It’s nice and firm and sturdy. It makes the perfect spot to put down our 8 months old daughter and it’s great for getting down to play with the kids. We also love building different structures for our 4 yo son. Great quality and so easy to clean. Highly recommend!”

- Marian 



What is the appropriate age for a play couch?

The best part about play couches is that they’re designed for play of all ages, from babies all the way to adults. We’ve even heard of a few parents that are swapping out their regular couch for this adorable addition in their lounge room as it’s firm enough for comfort, while being safe and secure enough for the little ones. There’s no weight limit here!

“We have had this playcouch for more than a month now and it just keeps adding value! Not only do the kids love building and playacting with it, my husband has found that sleeping on it helped his sprained back, because he says it's just the right amount of firm and give. Even my son asks if he can sleep in the living room because it helps him fall asleep quicker to sleep on the thick base. We set it up for movie night every weekend and it's so comfy as an extension of our sofa.”

- Sharon 


It helps to set the stage for inter-sibling pay, encouraging collaboration in every build. Many kids today are even setting them up as obstacle courses, which is great for the energy-endless toddler and perfect for the developmental growth of even your youngest. It’s a great way to get all your kids working together!

The Funsquare play couch is for kids (and adults) of all ages, lasting for years to come

It’ll also grow with your kids. Meaning that, if you purchase this addition for a younger child, they’ll still be able to reap the rewards well into young adulthood. I mean, what teenager doesn’t love the idea of a relaxing, comforting pillow fort for reading or study time?

“Delivery was so fast and the colours are beautiful. We absolutely love playing on the couch, and it's also a nice comfy spot for me to sit and watch while the little one plays. I can see how this will be such a valuable addition to our play space for years to come.

- Emily 

Why kids love play couches 

Every kid deserves the kind of limitless, imaginative play found from a play couch and, at Funsquare, we designed our modular play couch specifically with play in mind. Kids all across Australia are falling in love with these kids play couches from the minute they arrive, and for good reason too…

  • They’re perfect for rainy days, offering a way for kids to expel their energy, without having to leave the comfort of their house or compromise on their adventurous ideas.
  • They’re the perfect crash pad for all kids. Although we do offer Crash Pads specifically for this purpose, our play couches are still the perfect surface to catch them when they fall. And when their energy is at an all time high? There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to climb, jump, land and do it all over again as many times as they need to, without Mum or Dad having to say otherwise…
  • It’s all theirs! Their fun doesn’t need to be limited to when Mum or Dad will let them take the couch apart, or set up an obstacle course outside. This kid-dedicated play couch puts kids in charge of their own play… something they definitely won’t take for granted! 
  • They can use it any way they want. These play couches really are made for all occasions, giving kids freedom in how they play. It encourages pretend play, creativity and prevents them from being limited to one or two uses. If they spend all day crashing onto it, they can easily rearrange it ready for nap time, which helps keep them in control of how they spend their day.


Kids love our play couches because they can be used for anything... even a comfortable spot for an imaginary day at the beach! Show less


“We love it! My son (1 year old) climbs up and sits on the couch himself to read books. He loves playing on the builds we make him. It is our new favourite toy. We use it everyday!

- Chevelle


The kids are LOVING their own couch. So far they have built bunkbeds, castles, various shops, a car and also just used it as a couch to chill, read and watch tv.”

- Bec



Why parents love play couches 

But it’s not just kids… Mums across the country can’t get enough of our soft play couches, and we’re not surprised. They’re the perfect addition for kids, while working to make parents' lives all the easier.

  • It can get dirty and clean again with ease thanks to our water-resistant fabric. It makes it easy to spot clean with a damp cloth, but you can also remove the entire cover and chuck it in the wash if needed. That’s all the maintenance it’ll need!
  • It’s a toy - that actually looks good!That’s right, unlike standard additions to your playroom, this play couch comes without plastic parts or high-pitched squeaks or music. It can be a stylish addition to your home when it’s not in play mode and can easily be shared in common spaces.
  • They love designing their own customised play couch with our 14 colour options. We mean it when we say these play couches can be super stylish, and parents can’t get enough of the personal customisation we offer. We understand that colour therapy can play a big part in your kids development, which is why we offer 14 different colours that can all be mixed and matched together to create your own, personalised couch. Match it to your aesthetic as needed! 
  • The versatility makes for a comfortable investment.No parent enjoys having to buy the “next best thing” only for it to be used for two days and then replaced. That’s why a play couch makes all the difference: it can be used a thousand different times in a hundred different ways and will last for years to come. Plus, that Happiness Guaranteed warranty looks pretty good to any educated consumer… 


    Parents love our play couches for so many reasons, but we guess the cherry on top is seeing just how thrilled their kids are with it...

    “Our 2-year-old loves it. Climbing, falling, hiding, building, playing. He plays with it all day, every day. It is easy to clean, easy to move around and easy to pack up. Highly recommended.”
    - Cassie


    “We have played with these every single day since receiving them! So much fun and I love that we can choose double thick base and customise colours as opposed to other brands!

    - Amanda



    Shop the Funsquare kids play couch today

    Building forts, castles, tents and obstacle courses has been an integral part of childhood for decades, which is why we set about being the first fully customisable Aussie-made kids play couch. It’s perfect for all ages, is so easy to clean, can be transformed into anything you want, and is making a name in Aussie homes for a very good reason.

    The only regret most of our clients have is not buying one sooner…

    So, if you’re interested in bringing open-ended, limitless creativity to your home in a way that won’t clutter your space, consider bringing one home today with our flat rate shipping of just $40. Or, explore our full range of play products today

    We know our customers love mixing and matching to make the perfect playroom setting for all and the payoff from this toy is like nothing before it.