5 Steps to Buying the Perfect Bean Bag Chair.
There’s no shortage of stores, websites, and catalogs dedicated to bean bag chairs. So how do you know which one offers the best quality and value? Before you buy, you need to be certain that you’re purchasing the best bean bag chair for your money. To ensure you make the best purchasing decision use the following list of questions to guide you.
Question 1: Quality
Bean bag chairs come in many different fabric choices – however, not all fabrics are created equal - some are more hardwearing, some suitable for outdoor use, whereas others may be made of less durable material like satin, corduroy, or plush. In general, the sturdier the fabric, the longer the bean bag chair will last. More durable fabrics, like Konfo Living's poly leather, are easier to maintain and clean, and require less care. Also, darker colors show fewer marks and stains than lighter color fabrics do. And keep in mind that certain materials are best suited for indoors (plush, leather, lycra) and others are best suited for outdoor use (polyester or vinyl.)
Question 2: Safety
Bean bag chairs can pose a safety hazard to children. Look for a quality bag that specifically states that it has a double zipper. Bean bag chairs intended to be refilled must have a locking zipper that opens only with a special tool. Bean bag chairs not intended to be refilled must have a permanently disabled zipper or no zipper. Also look for bean bag chairs that meet US flammability standards. The flammability standards ensure that the polystyrene beads/filler will not ignite if exposed to a flame.
Question 3: Versatility
Bean Bag Chairs are actually one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can buy for your house or apartment. The original concept behind the bean bag chair was to create stylish mobile furniture, which is unlike conventional bulky furniture. Thus the bean bag chair is easily moved from room to room as well as from indoors to outdoors. However, be aware that larger bean bags advertised as settee’s, sofa’s or love seats are heavy and can be moved from room to room but will require assistance.
Question 4: Style
With a bean bag or 2, you can add color and texture to easily update a room. These days, bean bag chairs are available in a vast range of colors, patterns and styles. Combining traditional and casual, or traditional and modern is on-trend. The round bean bag is, of course, a classic and would be a good choice for a more contemporary setting - our Barcelona Bean Bag Chair has hints of the iconic style. Gaming bean bags are usually low to the ground and are perfect for a bachelor pad, game room, or family room. The more sophisticated styled bean bag loungers would be ideal for a bedroom, or a home office - Konfo Living's Milano bean bag chair has a high back for support and is ideal for lounging or relaxing. Bean bag chairs are the perfect decorating accessory however, keep in mind that there are also bean bag cubes, ottomans, and poufs too!
Question 5: Maintenance
Carefully consider the room you’ll be putting your bean bag in and who will be using it and how often, then simply match the fabric choice to the bean bags use. For example, a living room bean bag that will only be used on occasion might call for microsuede – easily cleaned with a damp cloth or furniture brush. A bean bag used by kids (and adults too) on a daily basis should be made from a material that is easily cleaned and stain resistant like poly leather. Take a quick look at our Miami Bean Bag Chair to get a sense of the versatility and style that this chair offers both tweens and adults!