We love this kids’ brand for its trendy homeware that refuses to conform to traditional pink and blue gender norms. This sack-shaped beanbag is perfect for the reading nook, in that it fits snugly into a corner, while its cover, made from a durable cotton, can be easily removed and machine washed, which is reassuring for a product aimed at children. We found this one to be surprisingly generous in size, so it will suit little ones and bigger kids alike. Smart, contemporary and with an arresting white-on-navy starry pattern, it’s ideal for bedtime reading.
Beanbags have evolved. Once the preserve of teen bedrooms, this slouchy occasional chair has found its way into our grown-up spaces – and it’s fast becoming a living-room staple.
Designers have responded with the use of luxurious, tactile fabrics, such as velvet and corduroy, or even long, shaggy wool for a particularly cosy recline. These are not pieces to store away when not in use, rather a significant addition to our modern day décor.
Filling the void between soft furnishings and a solid furniture piece, beanbags are positively made for movie nights – and they’ve really come into their own during the pandemic. What better way to relax and forget about world events than nestling on a cosy beanbag in front of a good film?
Excitingly, luxury beanbags have claimed their rightful home on our patio spaces, too, allowing us to rethink our entire garden-furniture set-up. We’ve found a few products for indoor and outdoor use that boast innovative weatherproof materials.
Beanbags can be cumbersome things, so think carefully about your space. Go too large and they can easily overwhelm it. Consider, too, products with removable and washable covers, particularly if you’re choosing one for your child’s bedroom or reading nook.
We tested a range of beanbags from the teardrop-shaped to the traditionally round; from those designed for kids to the super high-end and sumptuous, and from cosy indoor products to modern patio pieces.
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