Believe It or Not: 10 Surprisingly Stylish Beanbag Chairs

Believe It or Not: 10 Surprisingly Stylish Beanbag Chairs

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Nancy Mitchell
Aug 31, 2017
(Image credit: Arlyn Hernandez)

Beanbag chairs: that dream of childhood, that nightmare of adulthood. So comfortable, and yet...so ugly. Or at least, so you once thought. When I did a little research into the current state of beanbag chairs I was surprised to find that they had evolved considerably from the vinyl monstrosities of my youth. We've rounded up 10 stylish beanbags that you might actually want to have in your house.

Just a little heads up that should you want to go digging through the Internet for even more options, retailers targeted to kids and teens are a great place to start. You'll see plenty of youth-oriented designs, but there will be the occasional gem that would be great for all ages.

Like a luscious velvet sofa, except, you know...a bean bag! Available in two additional colors, the Noah Lounge Chair (a.k.a. the adult way to say "bean bag") is pretty darn chic for a bag of beans, don't you think?


Love the plush look of Mongolian lambswool? This faux fur option is a bit more budget-friendly and perfect for a reading corner in a dorm, teen's room or even as a chic-yet-youthful landing spot after a hard day's work.


Fatboy beanbag chairs are stylish, slouchy, and really, really big. Plus, they can be configured (smooshed) to provide a little back support, something most beanbag chairs don't have.


If you love the dark florals textile trend we've been seeing everywhere lately, consider this moody-meets-rosy option from PBTeen.


A beanbag chair in a pretty pattern and an unexpected shape.


This one has more of a teardrop shape, which gives it a little more structure.


A sturdy canvas in an usual shape that's also adjustable. Get it in a versatile light gray, deep denim blue, or blush.


Half bean bag chair, half couch.


This cozy wool beanbag is part lounger, part sculpture.


The perky shape of the Sail pouf (featured in the lead image of this post) is as perfect for the courtyard of an Italian villa as it is for your living room.

Re-edited from a post that originally appeared 08.12.2016. — AH

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