bean bag chairs and loungers on the beach

Choosing the Perfect Bean Bag

When it comes to choosing a bean bag, there are a few things to consider in order to ensure that you end up with the perfect piece of furniture for your space. Here in Australia, we love living a relaxed lifestyle, so you want to make sure you choose a product that works with you, your lifestyle and the atmosphere you’re trying to create. The great thing about bean bags is that they are incredibly comfortable and perfect for outdoor living, which suits Australians perfectly. 

Bean bag sizes

First and foremost, think about the size of the bean bag. Bean bags come in a variety of sizes, from small chairs for kids to large, adult-sized options. Consider how much space you have in the room where the bean bag will be placed and how many people will be using it. 

It’s also important to consider the weight of the bean bag you select. Large bean bags may be more difficult to move around so may need a couple of people to move them safely. On the other hand, lightweight, smaller beanbags can easily be moved from room to room or outside when needed.

Bean bag covers

The cover of the bean bag is also an important consideration. Bean bags come in a range of fabrics, including durable outdoor options. Think about the look and feel you want for your bean bag, as well as how easy it will be to clean and maintain the cover. While there are cheaper options, it’s worth paying a little extra for longer lasting bean bags that you can enjoy for years. Particularly if you wish to use them outdoors as well. Check out our range of Sunproof Olefin bean bags in our online shop for high quality, yet affordable bean bags.

The lifestyle you lead will also impact the type of bean bag you select. If you’re an active person who loves to entertain, you may want a more substantial bag with a sturdy cover and durable construction. On the other hand, if you prefer lounging around indoors, then you can also choose fabrics that provide a cheaper option as they won’t be damaged by the sun and pollutants in the air.

No matter your lifestyle, you’ll find that buying good quality bean bags is worth the investment in the long-term. Not only will you get to enjoy them for a longer period of time, but you can also be sure you’re getting one that’s safe and comfortable for you and your family. Furthermore, you can also ensure you’re buying a material that is non-toxic and resistant to staining or wear and tear. When you invest in quality bean bags, you won’t have to worry about replacing them anytime soon! 

Indoor and outdoor bean bags

If you plan to use your bean bag both indoors and outdoors, look for a cover that is suitable for both environments. Outdoor bean bags are made with more robust fabrics that can withstand wear and tear, as well as outdoor conditions like rain and sun. They are also easier to clean than indoor fabric covers, making them ideal if you want to take your bean bag outdoors.

Look for covers that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, as you never know when you might want to move the bean bag outside. The best of these covers (our Sunproof Olefin range) have UV protection, making them resistant to fading in sunlight. They are also water-resistant, so you don’t need to worry about accidental spills ruining the material. In fact, all our bean bags are water resistant and easy to clean.

shredded foam

Bean bag filling

Another important factor to consider is the fill. Bean bags can be filled with a variety of materials, including polystyrene beads, foam, or even environmentally friendly bean bag filling. Think about how firm or soft you want your bean bag to be, as well as any concerns you may have about the environmental impact of the fill. Old clothes are a surprisingly comfortable choice for bean bag filling, but can make the bean bag heavy. Generally, you’ll need to top up the fill over time to maintain the shape and cushioning of your bean bag.

No matter what you choose, you’ll be able to find a bean bag that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. With the right filling material and fabric, you can create comfortable seating with the perfect amount of fluff. So, make sure you take your time when selecting the perfect bean bag for you! 


Buying a good quality bean bag is an investment in you and your lifestyle. With the right material, design and fill, you can create a comfortable spot for you to enjoy for years to come. Overall, choosing a bean bag is all about finding the right balance of size, fill, cover, and features to suit your needs and preferences. By considering all of these factors, you’ll be able to find the perfect bean bag to create your own private oasis.

Shopping Cart