Buying furniture can be expensive: Experts recommend you spend between 10% to 50% of a home’s value on all furnishings. The total price depends on your budget and if you choose high-end designs.
However, the average person may not have the budget to spend thousands of dollars on their furniture.
Have you thought about decorating your home with bean bags?
Once thought of as dorm room furniture, bean bags are an up and coming trendy item for your home. They are stylish, comfortable, and versatile. A bean bag can be used in almost any room of a home.
If you are thinking of getting bean bag chairs or loungers for your home, but you’re not sure where to put them or how to make them look stylish, then this is the article for you.
Read on to learn about the different ways you can decorate your home with large bean bags.
Why Decorate with Bean Bags?
It’s easy to decorate with bean bags. Here are some of the advantages of purchasing bean bags for your home.
They Take up Less Space
If you’re aiming for a minimalist lifestyle, bean bag chairs are the way to go. They can replace large, bulky furniture in your living space. You can also store them away if you want to create more space.
They Are Portable
Want to sit closer to a special someone? Just move your bean bag a little closer.
Your kids decide to have an impromptu game of indoor tag? You can quickly move the bean bags off to the side so that they don’t trip over them.
They Come in a Variety of Styles
Today’s bean bags come in a variety of styles, fabrics, and colors. There are modern bean bags, large ergonomic bean bags, loveseat bean bag chairs, even outdoor bean bags.
You can get a bean bag to match all styles of home decor from modern and sleek to rustic farmhouse-style.2
They Are Inexpensive
A standard loveseat sofa can cost hundreds of dollars. A standard sofa can cost on average $1,000. To save money, you can get inexpensive bean bag chairs for a fraction of the price.
They Are Easy to Clean
Spilled a drink on your bean bag? Did the kids get their fingerprints all over it after a painting session? If you have a bean bag with a removable cover, you can easily take it off and wash it.
Even if you don’t have a removable cover, you can scrub the bean bag and let it dry out in the sun.
Different Ways to Decorate with Large Bean Bags
Stumped on how to decorate with bean bags? Read on for some inspiration.
Create a Reading Nook
Do you love to read but you don’t have a dedicated space for reading? Reading in bed can make you sleepy while the sofa reminds you of all the TV shows you’ve been meaning to watch. You can create a reading space with a bean bag chair.
An ideal space would be a corner of your bedroom, but you can make a reading area in any extra space in your home. You can also make reading nooks in the children’s room to encourage your kids to read.
All you need is a large, comfy beanbag chair, a snuggly blanket, and a throw pillow or two. If you want, you can also add a small, low side table and a lamp.
Now just add books for a snuggly reading session.
Complement Your Sofa
You can add a couple of beanbag chairs to complement your sofa. Bean bags can give your living room a modern, comfy look. It’s also easy to change the seating arrangement.
Make sure you choose bean bags that complement the color and fabric of your sofa and living room decor. If your living room is already colorful, you can add neutral-colored bean bags to tone it down. On the other hand, if your living room decor needs a pop of color, you can add brightly-colored bean bags.
Create Additional Seating in the Living Room
Do you frequently have guests over and some people have to sit on the floor? This can be especially uncomfortable if you don’t have carpeted floors. Another inconvenience is if you have to lug around your dining chairs for additional seating.
Instead, you can create additional seating by purchasing bean bags. Your guests might even forego the sofa and choose to sit on the bean bags.
Place in Your Child’s Room
If you have small children or teens, you can place bean bags in their bedrooms instead of chairs.
A bean bag chair is a great option for small bedrooms where traditional furniture may take up too much space.
Have a Whole Room For Floor Seating
For the ultimate bohemian look, you decorate a room with a bean bag seating arrangement. One way to do this is to arrange bean bags around a low coffee table. This can be a great space to have an intimate gathering like a book club or afternoon tea.
Place in Your Patio Area
Beanbags are a great option for your outdoor patio area. They are easy to clean and you can quickly put them away during the winter or when it rains.
You can also place bean bags by your pool if you have one for a great way to lounge around. There are special water-resistant outdoor bean bags.
Use in the Man Cave
Bean bags are the best seating furniture option for man caves. They will be hassle-free to clean from all the spilled drinks and popcorn.
Relax in a Bean Bag Chair
Large bean bags are the perfect way to update the look of any room without having to spend a ton of money. They are also incredibly comfortable and therapeutic.
So take a moment, relax in your beanbag chair, and let it encompass you.
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