Buying Guide: What to Look for in a Bean Bag Chair

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Many high-quality bean bag chairs must be purchased online because they are just not sold in stores. Sure, you’ll find the occasional mall outlet with a bean bag store, but often that is not the case.

While it would be wonderful to be able to run to the nearest furniture store and pick up a great bean bag chair, most of us have to deal with the risk of ordering something sight-unseen. However buying online doesn’t have to be a terrible thing if you know what to consider.

Look over the following guide to help to determine how to select your next bean bag chair.

What to Look for in a Bean Bag Chair

If you’ve gotten this far without any knowledge of high-end bean bag chairs, you may be thinking “bean bag chairs are for children!” While the common conception is that bean bags are nothing more than furniture for a child’s gaming den, the truth is far from it.

These things are lovely, comfortable, durable, and unique. Big or small, a great bean bag chair will be the object of your desire every time you get home from work. Your mattress will be jealous.

But how should you look for the right chair and ensure that you aren’t disappointed?

1. Know Where it is Going

Try and have a general idea of where your chair is going to end up when it arrives. Some people dream of having their bean bags outside near the pool or on the patio, while others have uprooted the traditional home decor and used bean bags as couches.

Having space carved out will make it all the easier to decide on which bag to purchase. You should know general measurements, colour schemes, purposes, and, our next item, price range.

2. How Much Are You Looking to Spend?

You may be able to go into a large chain store and pick up a low-quality chair for 20 to 30 dollars. It’s your choice, but these chairs are typically poorly made, small, and easily broken after limited use. A quality chair generally is going to range anywhere from fifty to two hundred and fifty dollars.

Something in that range will be an excellent option for a single person to sit on and sleep on consistently. There are, however, chairs that can reach well into the thousand dollar mark. Depending on what you’re looking to use the chair for, those prices may be right for you.

Just think of how much it would cost if you were going to buy a comparable couch or love seat made of the same material as the bean bag. When you break it down that way, the price seems much more reasonable.

3. Cleaning and Safety

One thing to consider with bean bag chairs is how you are going to clean them. A leather couch can be easily wiped down, maybe spread out and vacuumed, but a bean bag chair can prove to be a little more difficult if you don’t have the right one.

Unless otherwise¬†required try to find a bean bag chair that has a removable cover you can put in the wash or have cleaned. It may not seem important at first, but the last thing you want to do is buy an expensive bean bag chair and get rid of when it’s too dirty.

Cleaning can be an easy, simple task if you plan for it when you make your purchase. Another thing to consider is if your bag is up to code. Bean bag chairs can be better on your body than couches or chairs, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are comprised of different elements that could be bad for your health.

Whether it’s the stuffing, the makeup, or the cloth covering, make sure that everything is up to health regulations. The main regulation is that the chair is not a fire risk. Do your best to keep the beanbag away from fireplaces, fire pits, or hot heating vents in order to prevent any fire risks.¬†Bean Bags R Us products are fitted with quality YKK childproof locking safety zippers as required by Australian & United States laws. These guard against children accessing the bean bag filling.

4. Longevity

One of the main factors in the life of your chair is how well you treat it. This means that you should be gentle with it, but also do what is necessary to maintain the quality of the covering. That being said, sometimes chairs appear to be great, but are made with low-quality materials.

You may find a large, cheap bean bag chair that seems great at first but proves to be weak and easily damaged. Make sure to buy good materials if you’re hoping to have your chair for the long term. Again, these things can last for years and make excellent furniture that everyone will love.

5. Style

This is where you’re likely to have the most difficulty. There are thousands of bean bag styles out there, some of them being pretty unique and abstract.

As we mentioned before, there are couch-sized bean bag chairs that allow for a lot of seating. There are individual chairs, chairs that are arranged like flowers, allowing people to sit on its pedals, and a number of others that will have you re-imagining your living room set up.

The style will also play into comfort, which is ultimately the most important part of a bean bag chair. Make sure that the size of the seating bed is on par with the size of you as an individual. Do your best to find something that fits your entire body.

It may not be necessary for a chair to cover the entire length of your body, but, let’s be honest, sleeping in a bean bag chair is one of the most enjoyable things a person can do.

Need More Help?

You don’t want to sell yourself short with the bag that you choose. Sometimes a person needs a few novel ideas to get their own creative juices flowing.

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Posted by Geoff Brand  - Bean Bags R Us Australia.


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