The best bean bags for comfy additional seating

Entertain friends in a laid-back setting with the addition of a stylish bean bag

When it comes to laid back lounging, does anything beat a bean bag? Perfect for relaxed evenings with friends or Sunday evenings in front of the TV, they make for easy additional seating. Perfect for cinema rooms, they're ideal in kids' rooms, too.

Whether your taste is for faux fur finishes or comfy canvas, our pick of the best beans bags will help you choose a design that suits your living room design, as well as your budget.

charcoal canvas bean bag from dunelm

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1. Charcoal Canvas Bean Chair

A supportive bean bag chair in a stylish grey canvas

Specifications

Best for: Stylish living room seating
Material: Canvas
Size: H90cm x W80cm x D70cm

Reasons to buy

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Good quality, canvas finish
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 Supportive high back 

Reasons to avoid

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Some suggest the back would be better is higher

A simple yet stylish design, this Charcoal Canvas Bean Chair from Dunelm would make the perfect addition to a living room with a variety of interior styles. Detailed cross effect twine stitching adds to its slightly rustic appeal, as does its convenient rope handle.

A comfortable chair shaped design offers additional back support to the user, allowing them the comfort of a bean bag with the structure of a chair.

white sheepskin bean bag from cox & cox

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2. Sumptuous Sheepskin Beanbag

A wonderfully soft and luxurious option

Specifications

Best for: Luxury
Material: Faux fur
Size: L100cm x H70cm

Reasons to buy

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 Luxurious long-haired sheepskin
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 Very soft and comfortable 

Reasons to avoid

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Some may not like use of leather 

Made from soft and sumptuous 100 per cent sheepskin carefully manufactured in the UK, this large, long pile soft white beanbag from Cox & Cox exudes luxury and would add a touch of warmth and texture to a minimal or Scandi-chic living room. 

With a soft grey non slip leather base, zip closure and generously filled with beans, once you sink into this sumptuous beanbag you won’t want to get out.

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

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 Lots of ways to use 
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 Water- and stain-resistant 

Reasons to avoid

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 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, which makes it perfect for use as a chair, lounger, or gigantic floor cushion. 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, the versatility of the Big Bertha Original, available at Amazon, makes it a favourite of ours.

fabric bean bag from next

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4. Studio Texture Lounger

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

Specifications

Best for: Budget fur option
Material: Polyester
Size: H80cm x W80cm x D120cm

Reasons to buy

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Reasonable price for stylish design
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Minimalist design would suit most spaces

Reasons to avoid

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Some suggest it's a little hard

If you're looking for a sleek and stylish living room addition, the Studio Texture Lounger from Next is an ideal option that's much more budget friendly than other options on the market.

Its simple, seamless finish would suit most schemes, with its fabric even matching some sofa ranges from Next if you're looking for a more cohesive look.

bean bag in seafoam velvet from made

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5. Audrie Bean Bag Chair

A velvet bean bag chair perfect for lounging

Specifications

Best for: Cuddling
Material: Faux fur
Size: H50cm x W140cm x D160cm

Reasons to buy

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Enormous, comfortable bean bag
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Velvet finish available in a variety of colours

Reasons to avoid

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Colour selection may not suit all 

Available in five on-trend velvet finishes (mineral blue, yolk yellow, marl grey, sea-foam blue and vintage gold) the Audrie Bean Bag Chair from Made makes a stylish, laid back addition to a living room or bedroom. Its lightweight, easy to move design means it's easy to manoeuvre when you're joined by guests. 

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Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She left the brand in 2020 to join the police force but continues to love a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.

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