Factors to consider before buying a bean bag

Factors to consider before buying a bean bag

Bean bag chairs can be stylish and comfortable, adding a funky touch to your room. They are available in many different styles, sizes, and fabrics. You can also shop for special types of bean bags like outdoor chairs, kids bean bags etc.

Look at the filling materials, the size, the type, the fabrics used, whether the cover is removable or not etc.

Filling materials
The bean bag chairs are filled with yielding material like polystyrene beads or polyurethane foam. Polystyrene beads facilitate the creation of lightweight chairs, and the soft beads mold around you, conforming to your body shape. However, these beads can break over time and may need to be replaced.

Polyurethane foam is the same material used in memory foam mattresses. In these bean bag chairs, the foam is broken into smaller pieces. They are heavy compared to polystyrene bead-filled chairs, but they are durable and generally do not need to be replaced.

Both filling materials are designed to be waterproof, non-flammable, and hypoallergenic.

Bean bag chairs come designed for indoor and outdoor use and are available for adults and for kids. Indoor bean bags come in leather or suede fabric which is good for use in living rooms. Cotton or other fabrics that can be stain resistant are ideal for use in kids rooms or outdoors. Choose chairs with removable and washable covers so that you can clean them when they become dirty.

Bean bag chairs for kids
Bean bags for kids are smaller in size yet big enough to allow the kids to sit comfortably and even have their pets along with them. These kids chairs should be sturdy, stain resistant, and waterproof. They must have child-safe zippers that prevent them from opening these chairs and accidentally inhaling the small polystyrene beads which are the commonly used fillers.

Outdoor bean bag chairs
These chairs are made of stain and water-resistant material and can be used near pools, in the garden etc. The covers can be removed and washed.

Gaming bean bags
These chairs are a comfortable sitting option for avid gamers. These bean bags yield to the body shape and they offer good back support. So, these chairs allow gamers to get into whichever position they find comfortable for gaming and still avoid strain and back pain. There are special gaming bean bag chairs available online and in stores.

Giant bean bag chairs
For those who are very tall or on the heavier side, an oversized bean bag can be a better option than a regular-sized bean bag chair. This allows them to fit inside the chair completely and feel comfortable.

When buying bean bag chairs, choose the filing option you like – polystyrene beads or polyurethane foam. Ensure that the fabric that encloses the filler is of good quality. Ensure that the bean bag is filled with enough material to provide maximum comfort. If the bean bag will require filler replacement, ask about the costs. Double stitch at the seams ensures durability. You can also choose the colors, fabrics, and designs to suit the decor of the setting – your living room, kids room, or outdoors.


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