Nowadays, bean bag chairs are becoming popular and are often used for contemporary designs whether indoor or outdoor. There are many types of bean bags and of course, you also have to consider the price and quality. But how can you tell if the bean bag chair is right for you? That’s what we’re going to talk about today.
1. Quality of materials and workmanship
Before you buy, it is important to consider the quality of the stitching and zipper of the bean bag chair because this is where the wear and tear often begins. If the bean bag chair is for heavy use or if you have kids in the house who like to jump on things, you need to make sure that the bean bag chair is well-stitched and has a good zipper so that it doesn’t open randomly. It is good to compare not only the price but also the material before you buy because some are cheaper but the quality is not good. In the end, you’ll have to buy a new one again.
When buying a bean bag chair, it’s not just the price that you should look at. It’s also vitally important for you to check the stitching carefully and research the material used and of course the quality of the the zippers. A good bean bag supplier will offer great customer service and should be able to answer all your questions.
2. Bean Bags & Filling
Most bean bag companies in Australia do not provide the bean bag filling, and the ones that do, will charge you for it. And to be honest, those companies are not making a profit from the extra shipping costs, it’s just filled bean bags take up a lot of cubic meterage, so shipping costs are astronomical.
Quite honestly, purchasing a filled bean bag will save you ample time, and if you are willing to pay, and you find the design you like, then that could be the perfect option for you.
However, if you like one of our designs, then you will need to fill the bean bag yourself, and that is a much cheaper option overall. Bean filling from Kmart is so much cheaper than what we could buy and sell to you. Plus, it is more likely to be more readily available. If you purchase one of our bean bags, make sure to read our blog on “How to Fill your Bean Bag“.
Many types of filler can be used in bean bags, but the most common is the Expanded Polystyrene Beads (EPS) because it is proven durable and can last long. There is also a product called crumbed foam and it can also be substituted for EPS. Crumbed foam is generally made from shredded foam, such as traditional foam or memory foam. They are good fillers because they’ll make your bean bag chair incredibly soft, and spongy like a couch. but it is not as durable as EPS because it flattens quickly.
Another thing you can do is mix EPS and crumbed foam. This way, the foam will eliminate the noise, while the bean filling will add a little firmness to your bag.
3. The right materials for your needs
There are many types of fabric that can be used to make a bean bag chair and it depends on where you will use it – indoors or outdoors. You should also think about who will use it and if you have pets at home because their fur can stick to the bean bag chair. When choosing the material, you also need to consider how it is and how easy it is to clean. And most of all, how comfortable and durable it is.
If you are looking for an outdoor option for your bean bag chairs, then we highly recommend you select a material designed for the outdoor elements. Bean bag chairs made of Olefin and Premium Sunproof Olefin are durable against natural elements and can last for several years. Bean bags made of these fabrics are also easy to clean, have UV protection and are stain, mould & mildew resistant.
The bottom line is, many types of fabric are used to make bean bag chairs, but not all bean bag chairs are the same and can be used in the same way. There are many things to consider and keep in mind in order to choose the perfect bean bag for you.
4. An inner bag is important, too!
One of the important things you should also consider when choosing a bean bag is whether it has an inner bag. It is a big thing to have an inner bag because it will serve as protection for the filler in case the bean bag gets a hole, the fillers will not spill away and will not be inhaled by your children or your pets which can be very dangerous to their health.
It is also easier to fill the bean bag chair if it has an inner bag and a lot easier to wash the covers because you don’t have to remove and put the filler back in the bean bag chair. You just need to remove the inner bag and then put it back after washing the covers.
5. What is the perfect shape and size for me?
Finally, you need to think about what shape and size of the bean bag is right for you. Bean bag chairs come in different shapes and sizes. When choosing the right shape and size of bean bag chair that is right for you, there are many things to consider and of course, whether this is what your heart desires.
Some of the shapes of bean bags are triangles, round, L-shaped, and armchairs. These are just some of the most popular bean bag shapes because they are easy to match with other furniture and above all, for the comfort they provide. These shapes can also be used for many things such as reading, watching, work-from-home, and breastfeeding.
As for the size, you need to choose how big you want the bean bag to be. When choosing the size, you should consider who and how many will use it. There are appropriate sizes of bean bags depending on who will use them – children, teens, and adults. And of course, you also need to think about how much space you have for the bean bag.
Now that you already have an idea of what things to consider when buying bean bag chairs, may these help you in your selection and when you are ready to make a purchase, just browse through our website to see the bean bags that we offer.