The best bean bags for comfy additional seating

Yep they make bean bags for adults now, and we are totally cool with that...

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When it comes to lounging, does anything beat the comfort of a squidgy bean bag? And good news, they no longer have to be banished to the kids' bedrooms; in fact there are loads adult-approved designs out there, that would sit happily along even the most sophisticated of living room furniture. From faux fur to leather-look, check out our buying guide to find the best bean bag to suit your style and budget...

1. Bean Bag Bazaar Gaming Bean Bag

A supportive bean bag chair in a grown-up leather-look fabric

Specifications
Best for: Additional living room seating
Material: Faux leather
Size: H100cm x W84cm x D84cm
Reasons to buy
+ Quality-feeling faux leather + Supportive high back 
Reasons to avoid
- Leather isn’t the cosiest 

This faux leather bean bag needn’t be restricted to gamers, although we agree it makes a handsome addition to any rec room or den. It has a supportive high back, so your posture won’t suffer while you’re using it, and the textured faux leather gives it a luxurious feel for a less-than-premium price. It’s an excellent permanent fixture for gaming, reading, or just chilling out, or a good spare chair to have to hand for unexpected guests, that won’t disrupt the aesthetic of your living room. 

2. ICON Soho Long Fur Bean Bag

A touchably soft and luxuriously stylish addition to a modern living room

Specifications
Best for: Luxury
Material: Faux fur
Size: H70cm x W84cm x D84cm
Reasons to buy
+ Luxurious long-haired faux fur + Very soft and comfortable 
Reasons to avoid
- Prone to shedding 

This long-haired luxury bean bag makes a real style statement, and is particularly adept at adding a touch of warmth and texture to a minimal or Scandi-chic living room. We’re especially taken with the trendy white-to-black ombre option, although the cream shade would look exquisite in a neutral-toned shabby chic bedroom, too. It’s very soft and moulds easily to the shape of the sitter, perfect for lounging on a lazy afternoon. 

3. Big Bertha Original

Big, cosy and convertible, weather-resistant Bertha is just as good outdoors as in

Specifications
Best for: Outdoors
Material: Synthetic
Size: H160cm x W140cm x D30cm
Reasons to buy
+ Lots of ways to use + Water- and stain-resistant 
Reasons to avoid
- Very large, may be difficult to store 

Thanks to its tough water-resistant fabric and wipe-clean finish, this extra-large beanbag can be used both indoors and outdoors. It’s outlandishly large, but great fun, able to be used as a chair, a lounger, or a gigantic floor cushion. It’s an excellent seating solution for barbecues, reading or napping in the garden on sunny days, or for a teenager’s room or games room to give their friends somewhere to lounge. 

4. HOME Large Acrylic Fur Beanbag

A luxury look needn’t cost the earth, as this budget-friendly fur beanbag prove

Specifications
Best for: Budget fur option
Material: Faux fur
Size: H80cm x W60cm x D60cm
Reasons to buy
+ Budget-friendly faux fur + Very soft and cosy 
Reasons to avoid
- Can moult 

If you liked the look of ICON’s long-haired faux fur beanbag, but find the price a little steep, this budget bean bag from Argos is a fantastic alternative. The thick, short-pile faux fur is delectably soft to sink into, or even use as footrest at the end of a long day, and the integrated furry handle means you can pull it from room to room at will. A lovely value buy for a high-end look. 

5. ICON Kenai Cloud Two-seater Faux Fur Bean Bag

This bean bag sofa is just perfect for two to snuggle up on

Specifications
Best for: Cuddling
Material: Faux fur
Size: H50cm x W140cm x D160cm
Reasons to buy
+ Enormous bean bag for two + Cosy and enveloping 
Reasons to avoid
- Very large and expensive 

More of a bean bag sofa than a bean bag chair, this oversized faux-fur option is just the right size for two side by side, or one lying down. Its super size and snuggly short-pile fur completely envelops you for the most comfortable sitting room experience, great for chilly evenings, and even better for snuggling up in front of a film. Of course, the gigantic footprint of this bean bag means it’s better suited as a permanent fixture, as you’ll have a hard time finding somewhere to store it. 

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