Comfortable seating can make a huge difference in a home. Stiff, uncomfortable furniture might look nice, but it’s not going to emphasize relaxation, which you certainly want in parts of your home. Hard-backed chairs might be fine in the dining room, for example, but if you’re hanging out in the living room or game room, you want to be able to sprawl out and relax. Bean bag chairs — especially huge bean bags or oversized ones — are a fun seating option, especially for kids. They’re a perfect option for a game room, kids’ room, or living room as additional seating. They tend to be less expensive than most chairs and can add a pop of color or different kind of texture to a room as well. And you can bet that every kid who comes into your house will beeline for the bean bag!
Why Bean Bags are Perfect for Video Gamers
Over 150 million people in the United States regularly play video games and four out of five households have a video game console in the house. Typically, 60% of those who buy video games are men and the video game market in 2017 in the United States was almost $20 billion. It’s likely that you have someone in your home who plays video games! And while the couch is a perfectly viable option for gamers, you might want to be closer to the screen or you might have extra friends over who can’t fit on the couch.
If you’re not sure of what to get — or you’re tired of sitting on a kitchen chair or hunched over a stool or your butt hurts from sitting on the ground all the time — a giant bean bag chair is perfect option. It can conform to your body shape for maximum comfort, while still providing good back support, and a soft cushion. They’re also fairly portable and lightweight, so they can be easily moved around from room to room and then packed away again if they’re not being used.
Why are Huge Bean Bags So Appealing?
There’s something so cozy about huge bean bags that you can just sink into. They’re often fun and colorful as well, and evoke a feeling of childhood or whimsy. They’re also just plain comfortable. And they can be used for a variety of things — whether you’re playing video games or watching TV or reading a book, huge bean bags offer both comfort and support, something that can often be hard to find.
On a practical note, bean bag chairs are often made of material easy to wipe down and if something is spilled, they tend to dry out pretty quickly, making them kid-friendly. They also tend to be fairly inexpensive and lightweight, so it’s easy for kids to move them around when they need them as well.
Plus, they can add a pop of color to a room and easily provide extra seating that’s comfortable — no one needs to perch on the arm of a sofa or sit on the floor!
Where Can I Find Bean Bag Chairs?
Many big box stores will sell bean bag chairs in the “home and furniture” section and they’re easy to find online as well. In some cases, ordering online might even be easier, if you don’t have a car to transport them home in. You may also check around garage sales or secondhand stores in your area — many times people will donate them once their kids have outgrown them (though, are they really something you can ever truly “outgrow”?).
Some stores devoted to purely furniture might also sell them in the kids section or a specialty section, so it’s worth checking there as well. And stores devoted to kids toys or furniture will also likely carry them if you want some smaller sized bean bags for them.
Support your back with a comfortable seat whether you’re gaming, reading, watching TV, or simply lounging around with a bean bag chair!