How to Add Seating to Any Room With Bean Bag Loungers

26 March 2023

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For most people, the words "bean bag chair" bring to mind images of brightly coloured (mostly deflated) sweaty pleather sacks shoved into the corner of a dingy and chaotic room. Since the debut of bean bags in the 1970s, the furniture industry has changed. The bean bag lounger has moved from a teenage-bedroom accessory to a stylish addition to any room in your home. Are you wondering how to fit these comfortable and versatile pieces into your home? Read on to find out how to style a bean bag lounger in any aesthetic or room layout.

How to Use a Bean Bag Lounger in Any Room 

Making a bean bag work in a space can be as easy as tossing it next to a coffee table, but for those of you who want to put a bit more thought into it, these are the steps you need to follow.

Step 1. Determine the Amount of Space You Have

Before jumping the gun and purchasing some large bean bags that end up on top of your couches to fit the space, thoroughly measure your available room. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Ideally, how many bean bags would I want in the space?
  • Is there a way I can create more space for them?
  • Are there furniture pieces I can remove from the room?
  • Do I want to replace seating options with bean bags? Or do I want to add more choices?

While planning your room revamp, don't be afraid to experiment with different layout options. Bean bags are unconventional and inviting – your space can be too!

Step 2. Determine Your Theme

Once you know the amount of room you have to work with, you need to think about the look of your bean bags. If your room has a robust colour scheme, you want to avoid getting bean bags that don't fit into the design harmoniously. Ask yourself the following:

  • What material and colour will complement the existing space?
  • Are there design aspects of the current room I want to highlight?
  • Are there aspects I'd like to update?

Once you've got a better understanding of how your bean bags can work to transform your space, it's time to look at what type of bean bag to get.

Step 3. Consider Bean Bag Placement 

With the extensive range of shapes, sizes, and covers to choose from, the placement possibilities of bean bags are endless.   You want to avoid placing them next to higher seating options, such as structured sofas or dining chairs. The idea is to have everyone at the same eye level when seated together in a space.  You can do this by creating a designated bean bag seating area in your living room. This space is perfect for small groups and teen hangouts.   Another option is to use a bean bag in your foyer or a large hallway. Do you know that one family member who's always ready before anyone else? Now they can sit and wait in comfort on a bean bag chair. 

Step 4. Choose Your Texture

Although bean bag covers were limited in the past, manufacturers have branched out and made hundreds of different coverings available.  Look at your space and decide what texture to bring into it. Some of the options include:

  • Faux-fur 
  • Leather 
  • Silk 
  • Cashmere
  • Denim 
  • Microsuede
  • Cotton 
  • Linen 
  • Corduroy 

Heavier fabrics work well for high-traffic areas and help ground the space, while lighter materials feel luxurious and classy.   The variety and range of bean bag coverings give you versatility in your design without forcing you to sacrifice comfort. 

Step 5. Choose Your Bean Bag Type 

Now that you know you have enough room for them, it's time to consider what type of bean bag will best fit your space. 

Bean Bag Chairs

One of the most versatile bean bag styles, the bean bag chair comes in every shape you could imagine! From structured chairs with cozy armrests to voluptuous and fluffy round seats, bean bag chairs provided snuggly and supported seating to suit any occasion, space, and theme.  

Large Bean Bags

If bean bag chairs don't take up enough space, our large bean bags are the ideal solution. These oversized cuddle-magnets are big in size and big on comfort!  These giant bean bags are a great way to add seating to spaces that aren't big enough for several regular-sized bean bags, or you can use a few of them in the same room for a maximum snuggle.   

Bean Bag Lounges

Bean bag loungers are an alternative to your standard living room sofa. There are many different types of bean bag loungers. These include day beds, modular sofas, and outdoor loungers. Perfect for reading, napping, lying in the sun, watching television, or any activity where your feet are up, and your stress is down.

Bean Bag Ottomans

When you want the charm of a bean bag but don't quite have the room, invest in a few bean bag ottomans. These are typically round or square. Whether you use them as footstools or seating, use round ottomans to spice up an otherwise bland room design using bright colours, loud patterns, or intriguing textures in a controlled and thought-out manner.   Why not order several poufs to use as chairs for the kids around a more oversized ottoman?  Square ottomans work well for modern rooms with many angular details because they introduce a subtle softness while remaining functional. 

Pool Bean Bags

Regular plastic pool floats are typically uncomfortable, noisy, difficult to blow up, and have minds of their own when staying on them in the water.  Our pool bean bags are big enough for two adults to lie on them, are easy to maintain, and dry exceptionally quickly for your convenience.  

Outdoor Bean Bags

Outdoor bean bags will withstand the elements. They keep you comfortable while you enjoy the fresh outdoors. Fade-resistant, durable, and water-resistant outdoor bean bags are great for patios, around pools, in the garden, and even on boats! 

Kids Bean Bags

These bean bags go back to their roots: providing comfortable and affordable seating for non-adults.  What child wouldn't love a snuggly and soft bean bag? And (the more important question), what parent wouldn't love durable and mess-proof seating for their kids?  Our kid bean bags are designed to withstand even the roughest playtimes and are easy to refill if your child goes wild. 

Pet Bean Bags

If the parents and the kids have bean bags, why shouldn't the pets? Your furry friend will nap like he's never napped before on our plush dog bean bags.  These bean bags are durable, easy to clean, and long-lasting while remaining soft and comfortable for your sweet pets.   

Will a Bean Bag Lounger Work in Any Room?

The short answer is yes! The long answer looks at exactly how this works:

Living Room

A laidback and inviting living room isn't complete without bean bag sofas, like our Brooklyn modular bean bag sofa. Perfect for movie nights, pillow forts, and rainy days spent reading in front of the fireplace, bean bag sofas bring style and versatility to your space without compromising on extreme comfort or taking up yards of space. Snuggling up has never been this easy. Bulky couches and loveseats cannot measure up to the comfort and convenience of a two-seater bean bag sofa.

Entertainment Areas

If you don't want to have bean bag seating available 24/7 in your living room, you can stack the bean bags neatly on the bottom shelves of storage closets or cabinets. This arrangement is a good option for smaller homes, as it keeps the floor clear for everyday use. It also gives you comfortable and flexible seating options when guests come over.

Outdoor Seating

Does around the pool count as a room? We say yes. Our dedicated pool bean bags are an essential seating addition to your outdoor space. Durable, versatile, and comfortable, you and your guests can relax while cooling off in the heat of Australian summers. Constructed from Polyester 1680D, our bean bags are up to four times thicker than other bean bags. They can withstand harsh weather conditions and (with the proper care) will last you for years to come.

Home Office

Has the shift to working from home started taking its toll? Say goodbye to back pain with bean bag chairs! A far cry from the old bean bags that wrecked your back every time you stood up from sitting in them, modern bean bags give your back the support it needs.

Reading Nook

Whether you read for work or are a born bookworm, a bean bag chair is an essential first step towards creating a reading nook. Reading hunched over a desk or while lying in bed can be detrimental to your posture. The effects of bad posture add up slowly over time, making your spine fragile and prone to injury. Sitting (or lounging!) on a bean bag chair can help support your back while you escape to another world through literature. To create the optimal reading experience, place your bean bag near a window to give you adequate natural light. For the late-night readers, have a floor lamp near the bean bag. We also recommend you place your bean bag near a power outlet so you can charge e-readers and phones without needing an extra-long extension cord.

Will a Bean Bag Lounger Work in Any Style?

Yes! With enough interior design know-how, bean bag furniture can look as at-home next to a sleek coffee table as it will between vibrant floor cushions and pot plants. It all depends on your personal styling preferences and how you use each design element in the room!

Seating in a Bohemian Living Room

Bean bags lend themselves towards a more laid-back look, making them the perfect seating option in a bohemian-style living room. To decorate the eclectic and whimsical living room of your dreams, make use of these tips:

Neutral or Jewel-Toned Bean Bags

Vibrant jewel colours characterise bohemian style in between earthy tones. Make your comfortable seating stand out or blend in, all while conforming to the room's aesthetic.  Top Tip: If our selection of colours doesn't contain your dream tone or shade, choose something neutral and find a blanket or throw cushions in that colour. 

Add Height With Other Elements 

When using bean bags as seating, the room's design can start to feel bottom-heavy. To help maintain visual balance, look for decor pieces that introduce height.  You could use bookshelves, tall plants, statement floor lamps, or a gallery wall to fit with the eclectic bohemian vibe.

Seating in a Modern Office  

On the other end of the atmosphere spectrum, we have a modern interior design. Sharp edges and harsh angles are often used in modern furnishings. So there's a myth that modern is synonymous with uncomfortable. But a modern office can still be cozy and inviting!  Modern design leans into minimalism and its understated principles. Use bean bag chairs to introduce a juxtaposition of harsh lines and soft texture. Not only does this make the space more versatile, but it also keeps the room from looking cold and unwelcoming and can alleviate work-related backache. Working from home shouldn't feel like a chore; on a bean bag seat, it won't!  

Ultimate Comfort in a Bean Bag Lounger

Bean bags make a great addition to any room. Their versatility and portability make them firm favourites across the world! Comfy and budget-friendly, a bean bag is a finishing touch your home is needing. Get ordering today and experience the unbeatable comfort of our bean bag chairs.    Contact us today to learn more about the unbeatable quality, timeless style, and unmatched comfort of our bean bag loungers.  

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