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.


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, or even a garden a la Love Island!

Best bean bag chairs to buy in 2023

icon Milano Lounge Chair

Green velvet bean bag

Available in a range of colours including ochre, dusk pink and mustard, 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.

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.

Extreme Lounging Brushed Suede Bean Bag

Extreme Lounging Mighty Brushed Suede Bean Bag

For a soft seat with a touch of luxury, give this faux suede bean bag a try. We love the stone colour - a nice neutral shade that will work with any colour scheme.

For more stylish home accessories, take a look at the best teal cushions.

Mercury Row Jumbo Cord Classic Bean Bag

Jumbo Cord Classic Bean Bag

Choose between mustard, teal or grey with this jumbo cord bean bag that adds a classic texture to a fun design. Each bean bag is 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.

Keep your tea nearby as you lounge with a lovely trunk coffee table.

Dalton Bean Bag Chair and Lounger

Dalton bean bag chair on white background

This 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.

Mini Cord Bean Bag Chair

Mini cord bean bag

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.

You can also browse our favourite gender neutral nursery ideas.

Highback Bean Bag Chair

Loft 25 Adult Highback Bean Bag Chair

This lime design comes with an optional footstool, 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.

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

Faux Fur Bean Bag

Cow print bean bag

For more of a statement look, why not treat yourself to a printed bean bag chair? This faux cow hide design offers a chic, standout look, and thanks to its furry exterior, it should make for a snuggly seat.


Bean bag chairs are an excellent addition to any home - not only are they comfortable and stylish, but they also offer a flexible and fun seating option to liven up your living room. For more stylish seating options, check out the best retro chairs for a vintage feel.


Andrew LloydDigital Writer

Andrew Lloyd is a digital writer covering the latest gadgets, appliances and devices across Immediate Media's special interest brands. Whether you’re relaxing at home, exploring a mountainside, or staring into space, he likely has a recommendation for you.