The Ultimate Guide to Bean Bag Loungers

16 February 2021

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According to market reports, the world can't seem to get enough bean bags right now. Given how comfortable and stylish bean bags are, we totally get this. What's more, there are now numerous bean bag styles to choose from. One of the comfiest and versatile is the bean bag lounger. Bean bag loungers are a popular choice, as they can be used inside or outside and give you a true lounging experience. The only problem? You're gonna want to pick up a good book to go with your addictively soft bean bag lounger. However, before you pick up the first bean bag lounger you see, it's worth getting clear on things like what size you want, what finish, and where you want to put it. In our guide to bean bag loungers, we get into all this and more, so stay with us as we break down everything you need to know about these squashy havens of comfort.

What Are Bean Bag Loungers?

Bean bag loungers are a type of bean bag that's designed to mimic a lounger style seat. They are low to the ground and give enough seating space for you to stretch out your legs. At the same time, the angle of the "backrest" part of the bean bag is slanted so that you can get a good reclining session in. Most bean bag designs are pretty comfortable. However, outdoor loungers definitely take the cake in the comfort department.

Bean Bag Lounger Benefits

There are many advantages of bean bags, the primary one being superior comfort. Bean bags mould to one's body and fit your form. There are no hard edges to dig into you, and the polystyrene beads or other bean bag filler shifts to accommodate your unique shape. Because of this, many people find that bean bags support back health. Bean bag loungers take this a step further by combining the ease of a lounger with the body moulding ability of bean bags. Another benefit to bean bags is they add a funky, laid back element to your decor. Depending on the finish you choose, you can also go for a more upscale look in leather, faux leather, fur, etc. When it comes to bean bag loungers, while they still look fun and causal, our ranges are covered in modern, more minimal fabrics. This gives them an updated look that pairs well with just about any home style. Another pro to bean bags is they are often much more affordable than conventional furniture pieces. Sofas, couches, and recliners generally cost up to (or over) a thousand dollars. In contrast, even the premium bean bag lounger options we stock cost a couple of hundred bucks or less. This means you can get an updated look for less if you opt for a bean bag furniture alternative. Bean bag loungers offer even more savings. Loungers are typically not cheap, and a bean bag variation can give you the same (or more) comfort at a lower price. What's more, bean bag loungers can be used both inside and outside, making them a multipurpose piece. Lastly, bean bags are also very easy to clean and maintain.

Size Considerations

If you are considering getting yourself a bean bag lounger, one of the first things to think about is size. Do you want a single lounger or a double bean bag lounger? Single bean bag loungers, such as our Media Lounger take up less space and are more streamlined. However, larger bean bag loungers give you more seating space, which is great for cuddling up with your loved ones. To get an idea of what these look like, take a look at the Costa Premium double bean bag.


Another important thing to think about is what finishes you want. The best place to start is by taking into account your existing colour scheme and your design style.


If you're keen on pops of colour or even Memphis style pieces, then you can opt for a bean bag lounger in a bright eye-catching hue such as jewel blue or rich purple. On the other hand, if your design style is more lux, why not go for a pure white lounger—or a light pink satin option? For modern, minimal colour schemes, neutrals such as grey and beige are great choices. Bean bags can look casual, quirky, or sophisticated, depending on the finish you choose, so take some time to think about what you want.

Indoor vs Outdoor

When considering finishes, also think about where you'll be using your bean bag lounger. If it is going to be an outdoor furniture piece, then you can look at outdoor finishing options. These fabrics are sun, stain, and water-resistant. Because of this, they can hold up to outdoor conditions. Outdoor finishes are also a good option if your bean bag is going to be in a high traffic area, exposed to sun coming in through a window, or pet and kiddo activity. Outdoor bean bags typically cost a little more than indoor options. However, their resilient finish makes the extra investment worthwhile if your bean bag is going to be gracing your patio or garden. What's more, if you choose an outdoor bean bag lounger, you can choose to use it anywhere, either indoor or outdoor. If you opt for an indoor bean bag lounger, then it's not advisable to use it outside as it will deteriorate quicker.

Pool Bean Bag Loungers

If you have a pool, you might want to consider getting a pool bean bag lounger. These unique bean bag loungers are 100% waterproof and designed to float buoyantly in your pool. Image enjoying the supreme comfort of a bean bag while drifting around your pool. Bean bag pool loungers are far more comfortable than pool floats, and they provide extra support for your back. What's more, thanks to their thickness and size, you don't even have to get wet if you don't want to. Like regular bean bag loungers, pool bean bag loungers keep you semi-upright while reclining. This means you can easily sip a drink or read your favourite book while catching some rays in the pool. Lastly, pool bean bag loungers can also be moved around your poolside, doubling as not only a pool float but a poolside lounger as well. Talk about bang for your buck! If you are curious to check out some pool bean bag loungers, go ahead and browse our premium Amalfi Pool Lounger which is available in various colours.

How to Decorate With Bean Bag Loungers

Are you getting excited about ways to incorporate bean bags into your decor? If so, here are some considerations. If you are getting a bean bag lounger you will need a little more space for it than for a traditional bean bag. Bean bag loungers have a slightly larger footprint, so keep this in mind when planning out where to put them. Also, don't forget that many bean bag loungers can be used both indoors and outdoors. This means you can plan for dual placement. Bean bags are very easy to shift around thanks to their light polystyrene bead filling. If you have a place outside where you want to relax and an empty corner on your veranda or in your living room, you can conveniently use your bean bag lounger for chilling outside or snuggling up indoors (provided you purchase one with an outdoor finish). If you are wondering how to decorate a living room with bean bags, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Firstly, make sure you have a dedicated spot for your bean bag. This way, it will cohesively blend into your design. If you simply squash your bean bag in, it won't look nearly as well-placed. What's more, you probably won't sit on it as much if it feels like the surrounding furniture is looming over you. Another thing to think about is styling your bean bag. To create a "moment", you might want to try placing a small side table next to it and a picture on the wall behind or a large house plant to the side. Clustering decor and furniture like this is a great way to create focal areas and give your space that "designed" feeling.

Where to Use Bean Bags

We've talked a little bit about how to design with bean bag lounges, but let's quickly go over some of the areas where you can use them. Most of the time, one tends to think of bean bags as purely lounge or patio furniture. But there are many other places where they can serve as great seating and decor.


For instance, have you ever wished you had a comfy spot in your home office to take a breather or rest your back while on a call? Maybe you don't have the cash or the space to get a full-sized couch? Bean bag loungers are an ideal furniture piece to use in situations like this. They can instantly jazz up office spaces, adding a casual, fun, and quirky vibe. What's more, they are also affordable, and super comfortable.


Another room where you might not have thought to place a bean bag lounger is in the nursery. Bean bag loungers can make for a great place for you to cuddle up with your baby during naps and feeds. Because they are soft, with no hard edges, there isn't any danger of your baby bumping their head while snuggling with you.

Guest Rooms

Bean bag loungers can also make for great seating for guest rooms. It's always nice to have a couple of seats in a guest room if you have space. If your stay-over visitors want to relax on their own for a little bit, what better place to do this than in a bean bag lounger in the privacy of their room?

Kids' Rooms

Kids' rooms are another ideal spot for bean bags. They bring a fun feel, and it's easy to find bean bags in bright colours that will match a kid's room aesthetic. If you have a teenager, you can't go wrong with bean bag lounger options. Maybe it will even keep them off your favourite spot on the couch!

What to Look for When Bean Bag Lounger Shopping

When you start shopping for a bean bag lounger, it's important to vet for a couple of things. Firstly, comfort is key. Here at Bean Bags R Us, we manufacture all of our bean bags to be supremely comfortable. The other thing to look for is high-quality covers and liners. This is another area we pay special attention to. Our covers are made from one of the most durable materials used for bean bag furniture, Polyester 1680D. Most other bean bags consist of polyester grades as low as 420D. Lastly, you also want to make sure that any bean bag you buy comes with a childproof zipper.

Bean Bag Lounger Care

One of the great things about bean bags is they are very easy to clean and care for. Depending on the cover and liner you choose, you can either whip off the cover and put it through the wash, or wipe down any PU covers with a mild soap. If you have outdoor bean bag loungers, even though they are waterproof, we would recommend that you keep them away from moisture when stored. This extends their lifespan and prevents them from developing mould and watermarks. Lastly, if you have a pool bean bag lounger, we advise that you rinse it off after use in a pool or seawater.

Looking for the Best in Bean Bag Loungers?

Bean bag loungers offer the ultimate comfort. They combine the ease of a lounger with the body-moulding effects of bean bags to give you epic relaxation. You can use them anywhere in your home, both indoors and outdoors. Besides being super comfy, bean bag loungers can also function as unique and unconventional decor pieces. Are you looking for the best in bean bag loungers? If so, you have come to the right place. Here at Bean Bags R Us, we sell a range of bean bag loungers for interior and exterior use. You can check out our bean bag loungers here!

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