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Best bean bag chairs: 10 seats to sink into

Bean bags are back in a big way as we embrace all things retro, so check out our pick of the best bean bag chairs for a snug and stylish addition to your home

Jumbo Cord Classic Bean Bag

Bean bags have always been a fun piece of casual, laid-back furniture, perfect for lounging with friends or sinking into while watching a film. However, as the mid-century modern aesthetic is making a comeback, designers are taking the style seriously and creating chic items that would suit any contemporary home with a throwback décor.

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So celebrate the return of retro with our selection of the best bean bag chairs available right now that would complement an open living space in a cosy, sophisticated way.

Best bean bag chairs to buy in 2021

icon Milano Lounge Chair

icon Milano Lounge Chair on white background

Available in a range of deep colours including ochre, dusk pink and forest green, this velvet textured bean bag chair from icon should add a hint of retro elegance to your home while making for a sinkable and comfortable seat.

Apparently fitted with frame-forming seams, this chair shouldn’t go limp when not in use, instead retaining its position as a regular piece of furniture would. 

This item will require some self-assembly, as you’ll have to put the packs of beans in yourself, but there are double zips and overlock stitching to ensure they remain securely inside.

Max indoor and outdoor bean bag

John Lewis & Partners Max Indoor Outdoor Bean Bag

If you’re looking for a durable bean bag chair that can be used both inside and outside, this may be the best option for your home. Made from hard wearing polyester and resistant to fading, this teardrop bean bag would look great perched on a balcony area, or as a comfortable addition to outdoor decking.

Mercury row jumbo cord classic bean bag

Jumbo Cord Classic Bean Bag

Choose between mustard or grey with this jumbo cord bean bag that adds a classic texture to a fun design. Each bean bag should be flat stitched for additional strength so you shouldn’t have to worry about it splitting as you get comfortable.

Although this bean bag comes pre-filled with a childproof, zipped closure, the beans inside can be replaced to ensure it stays full and firm.

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Barley bean bag chair

John Lewis & Partners Barley Bean Bag on white background

Designed with support in mind, this cream coloured bean bag chair is suited to relaxing and lounging indoors, either in a bedroom or living room. Made from polyester and fitted with poly beads for a comfortable fit, it measures approximately one metre in height and would suit a wide variety of décor styles due to its neutral tone.

Dalton bean been bag chair and lounger

Dalton bean bag chair

This stand-out bean bag features a rippling, cord texture that draws the eye and will likely draw you in to take a seat. Although you can sink into the base of the bean bag to relax, it has a sturdy backing so you can sit up and chat with friends. Lightweight enough to carry around, this is a versatile chair that can be brought out if you have extra company, or decide to move to a different room in your home.

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Maja bean bag chair

Maja Bean Bag Chair on white background

Let the little ones in on the fun with their very own bean bag chair. Although it’s designed for children it still has an elegant appearance, with a cord fabric exterior that should be durable enough to take on the wear and tear of young family life. 

Claiming to be so light that even a child can pick it up and place it in their favourite playroom spot, it has been tested to ensure it’s safe for kids, with a childproof closure built-in.

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Loft 23 adult highback bean bag chair and foot stool

Loft 25 Adult Highback Bean Bag Chair

This cosy two piece lets you sink into the cord textured seat while putting your feet up at the same time, to ensure ultimate comfort. You can either lean back and relax or sit upright, thanks to its firm, ergonomic design which should provide plenty of support thanks to the high back feature.

Available in a series of bold and bright colours including lime, red and a vivid blue that would complement a contemporary space, there’s also the option of more muted tones which include charcoal and mink.

Faux fur bean bag chair

Faux Fur Bean Bag Chair on white background

Built in a circular shape so you can sink into the middle and become totally absorbed by the bean interior, this seat is made from faux fur, for a soft and snug space.  Designed for adults with a childproof closure to ensure the safety of any children who may be tempted to dive on, this has been made with the winter months in mind so you can curl up when the temperature drops.

Buy Mack and Milo Faux Fur Bean Bag Chair now from Wayfair

Extreme lounging mighty faux leather bean bag

Extreme Lounging Mighty Faux Leather Bean Bag on white background

Not a material that’s usually associated with a bean bag, this faux leather exterior brings some additional sophistication to what should still be a relaxing seat. Boasting an authentic feeling hide, this luxurious piece of furniture is be surprisingly soft and lightweight, with a strap at the top to help you move it to any room that works best for you.

Ayra bean bag chair

Ayra bean bag chair on light grey background

This simple, minimalist seat is an eye-catcher that’s available in a range of calming hues, from seafoam blue velvet to mineral blue. A satisfying pop of colour ideal for the corner of a living room or a chill out space, it boasts a tapered support for your head and back which is ideal for gaming sessions or sitting back with a good book.

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