Are bean bags worth it?

Nowadays, there are various kinds of furniture to choose from. Whether you’re aiming for a modern look, a class design, or a laid-back aura, there will always be the perfect piece of furniture for you.When it comes to bean bags, there are various types of bean bag to consider, ranging from those with specific purposes, like a console gaming bean bag to more generic forms.


However, bean bags can come with a huge range of benefits, including the easing of back and neck pain and increased mobility when it comes to choosing where you want your bean bag to sit in your room of choice. 


This brings us the question—are bean bags worth it? Why should you choose it among other types of furniture? In this article, we will try to answer that question by weighing its pros and cons!


The pros and cons of bean bags


Let’s start with the pros of purchasing and using a bean bag.


It’s no question that bean bags are one of the most comfortable kinds of furniture. The combination of suede fabric and EPS beads will simply make you feel like you’re floating in the air. It is no wonder that many bean bags will talk about a ‘zero gravity bean bag effect’ when using them as you will literally feel like you are sitting and relaxing on a cloud.

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This extreme comfort has health benefits, too. It removes pressure points while sitting on hard cushions and chairs, reducing the risk of back pain, joint pain, and even headache.


Aside from this, bean bags automatically adjust to your body size, contours and your sitting position. This is why it lacks a definite form. Bean bags are designed to make you feel like each unit is custom-made for you. This kind of mechanism allows you to have maximum lumbar support. 


Bean bags have the highest mobility compared to other home furniture. You can pretty much drag it around any area of your house without help. Whether you want to slack in your room, play a video game in your living room, or entertain guests in your receiving area—you can bring the comfort of bean bags with you.


Bean bags are also stylish. They come in various colors, from lilac to black. They also come in various fabrics such as cotton, leather, suede, velvet, and vinyl. In short, whatever is the theme of your home decor, there will be a bean bag for you.




Bean bags are also around 5x cheaper than regular furniture. They’re made with accessible materials, that’s why their production costs less. Plus, you don’t have to buy them in a set, unlike other kinds of furniture.


What are the disadvantages of bean bags?


When we said that bean bags are comfortable, we really meant it. And it can be a little too comfortable at times. Most people easily drift to sleep when sitting on a bean bag. So if you’re doing a task that requires maximum productivity, such as in a work-from-home setup, you should skip bean bags.


Aside from this, bean bags aren’t compatible with pregnant women, the elderly, and children under two years old. This is because its lack of form may cause imbalance and difficulty to stand up. Large bean bags can also cause suffocation for toddlers when left unsupervised.


Lastly, some bean bags aren’t that durable. Since they’re only stitched together without some sort of a base or a frame, they can be torn and punctured easily. This is why you must buy only the high-quality ones which are made with scratch-proof fabric.


Are bean bags worth it?


Now that you already know the pros and cons of bean bags, it’s now time to weigh them.

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Just like other kinds of furniture, bean bags have their cons. However, if you try to look at them, they can actually be addressed with proper use and proper care. 


Use bean bags for relaxation, so you won’t feel that it’s too comfortable. You should also place it on smooth surfaces, so you don’t have to worry about possible punctures.


In short, it’s safe to say that for adults looking for relaxation at home. So whether you’re playing a video game, reading, or just having an afternoon nap— bean bags are worth it.