Outdoor bean bags – get this garden must-have to enjoy the last of summer

Outdoor bean bags are getting a lot of love lately – and we can totally see why. Here are our favourites

Outdoor bean bags from Wayfair
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Outdoor bean bags are the trending garden furniture pieces for the very tail-end of summer, and no wonder. The ultimate in easy-going seating, bean bags are comfy and cosy and are so easy to just put wherever you want in your garden. 

Put your garden furniture away already, and now wish you could enjoy the amazing late-summer warm spell we're having? That's where an outdoor bean bag comes in. What's even better is that when the weather goes back to its normal, rainy autumnal self (as it definitely will, alas), you can just bring the bean bag in and enjoy an extra seat in the conservatory, living room, or kids' rooms. There are lots of bean bags out there – browse our favourites below. 

1. The classic high-back bean bag

Beautiful Beanbags Adult Highback Beanbag

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Beautiful Beanbags Adult Highback Beanbag |£39.99  at Amazon

The classic high-back bean bag that offers plenty of support for your back, the flat-stitched bean bag can be used indoors or outdoors and is pleasantly large, so you won't slide off it. And if you forget to take it when it rains, it'll be absolutely fine, as it's water resistant. View Deal

2. The bean bag that comes in 14 colours

Recliner Bean Bag Chair

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Recliner Bean Bag Chair | £62.99 at Wayfair 

Thsi super-soft and comfy bean bag chair comes in a whopping 14 colours, so you're guaranteed to find one that you like (we're keen on the teal one). It's one metre tall, giving plenty of support to your neck as well as your back, making this a great bean bag for reading. And it's made from a certified waterproof fabric – perfect for when it starts raining. View Deal

3. The bean bag you can actually lie down in

In / Out Slob Bean Bag Chair

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In / Out Slob Bean Bag Chair | £36.99 at Wayfair

Why not take it a step further and lie down in this invitingly banana-shaped bean bag? Yes, it's a bean bag that works as a sun lounger (weather permitting) or even a day bed when you feel like an afternoon nap in the September sunshine. View Deal

4. The best bean bag for the kids

Mini Hug Bean Bag Chair

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Mini Hug Bean Bag Chair | £34.99 at Wayfair

Most of us had our first bean bag as kids, but adult-sized bean bags are rarely comfortable for children, because they're just too large. This compact bean bag is the perfect size for kids, and it has a unique shell-shaped construction that creates a comfortable hugging effect. View Deal

5. The classy bean bag that will last ages

John Lewis & Partners Max Indoor / Outdoor Bean Bag

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John Lewis & Partners Max Indoor / Outdoor Bean Bag | £85 at John Lewis 

Ok, this bean bag isn't cheap, but it's very well mad from a fade-resistant, durable polyester fabric. We also think that it holds its shape far better than many other bean bags, and the colours are very nice.  View Deal

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Anna Cottrell
Anna Cottrell

In 2018 Anna moved into the world of interiors from academic research in the field of literature and urban space and joined Realhomes.com as Staff Writer. She has a longterm interest in space-making and the evolution of interior style. She can also be found looking for the latest innovations in sustainable homewares or buying yet more bedding.