Picture the scene: you come home after a long day, pour yourself a glass of wine, turn on the TV and collapse on the comfiest piece of furniture you can find. Taking that first sip, you close your eyes and feel relaxation take hold. Except it’s not the wine that’s making you feel comfortable, it’s your bean bag!
It’s no secret that bean bags are at the pinnacle of comfort in furniture. They have been around since the 1960s, the decade synonymous with taking it easy and chilling out, so it’s easy to see why they are so popular. The retro style craze has brought them back with a bang, so much so that up-market bars, fashion boutiques and any other trend hungry institution freely promote their use. Real connoisseurs of comfort however are not swayed by fashion trends, and have always had a bean bag close by.
Bean bags are available in a plethora of designs, colours and materials. If you are a lover of leather, or swoon over shag-pile, fear not as they are easy to find. Even interior designers are using them to give character to rooms. They are quirky, and can play a central or minimal role as style dictates. Wherever they are placed, bean bags will always raise a smile.
Don’t think that bean bags can only be used inside, quite the contrary. Outdoor bean bags are hugely popular in the hot summer months as they provide a comfortable alternative to garden furniture. Where there was plastic or metal before, now there’s somewhere lighter than air to sit and enjoy the sun. Outdoor bean bags in the style of sun loungers are especially popular. Made from a range of strong weather resistant materials, you can dirty them up with spilled drinks, sun cream or even mud and be confident a simple wipe down will be enough to keep them looking like new!
Bean bag chairs are ideal for use as patio furniture when entertaining guests. Whether you opt for the traditional design or a modern version with a harder back support, they will certainly allow you to have a great time in total comfort. If you really want to total relaxation in every part of your life, why not consider taking a bean bag chair to work. How many times a day do you get back pain from sitting on an office chair? Using something more comfortable will lessen your pain and increase your productivity!
For children there’s no better thing to use for seating than a beanbag. They are soft enough to sleep on, resistant enough to put in a play room, and you can even wash the lining if the inevitable happens and they become dirty. Not only are they cheaper than chairs in some cases, they will last much longer too!
Their versatility is almost unrivalled; beanbags can even be used for pets. They are perfect for dog beds and will be much appreciated. Put one in your living room and your pet will have a friend for life. As mentioned previously, bean bags can be cleaned easily if smelly and dirty, so you don’t need to worry about your family room smelling like a pound. Although once your pet spreads the word, it may become one rather quickly.
When looking to buy a bean bag, you should be aware that prices can vary quite drastically. While you can pick up a cheap bean bag for no more than £5 in some stores, professionally designed ones that are super stylish can fetch as much as £100. It’s important to consider what it will be used for: sprucing up a room, using every day to relax on or putting in the kids’ playroom. If you see a particular bean bag that catches your eye, the old adage still rings true- try before you buy!
The bottom line is you’ll find nothing more comfortable than a bean bag. So if you’re looking for a place to sit down and let your worries drift away, get yourself one today. The only trouble is you may never want to get up!
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