The Best Bean Bag Chairs for Every Space

Bean bags with back support? The future is now.

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June 24, 2021

Once upon a time, the bean bag chair was synonymous with chatty teens with glittery landline phones, free-spirited hippies and college dorm rooms. Forget about that deflated bag from your childhood bedroom. The droopy bean bag chairs of yore are long gone, and we hope you send your preconceived notions with them because today’s chairs deserve your undivided attention.

Modern bean bag chairs combine enduring elements of the original and iconic Sacco chair with contemporary finishes and materials. The results? Lounges that are more supportive, stylish and comfortable than ever before. These portable chairs remain dorm and playroom mainstays, but there are endless post-grad designs fit for sophisticated interiors and outdoor spaces. Shop our top-picked bean bag chairs for every space and lifestyle in the links below.


Run, don’t walk – this bean bag chair is the ultimate, budget-friendly find for your kid’s room. Unlike traditional bean bags that come pre-stuffed, the Wekapo bag comes hollow and ready to be filled with your little one’s favorite stuffed animals. That’s right, folks: this top-rated bean bag chair works overtime as plush seating and out-of-sight storage for their rapidly growing plush toy collection. Scoop up the darling design in the gray-and-white stripes or shop 11 additional patterns to suit their playroom’s style.

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The Yogibo Max is the ultimate adult bean bag chair. The Max measures six feet and offers cozy, supportive seating for up to four people. Use the Max horizontally as a plush love seat for movie nights or prop it vertically for unmatched gaming chairs. Each bag comes with a machine-washable cover and is filled with microbeads that provide weightless comfort by molding to the shape of your body. Choose between 10 stylish hues including navy, green, flamingo, turquoise and lavender.

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A modern silhouette, an on-trend fleece cover and a budget-friendly price tag? The Simply Essential Fleece Bean Bag Chair checks out on all accounts. The armchair design provides ample support for all ages, and the cover adds fresh texture to contemporary and modern designs. Scoop up this steal for your family room, home office or kids’ playroom.

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Skip the Adirondack chairs and soak up the sun from the comfort of this Sunbrella outdoor bean bag lounge instead. The slipper silhouette and minimalist stitching give this chair a distinctly modern appeal. The hardwearing, all-weather Sunbrella fabric offers durability you can rely on for years. Choose between three neutral hues or go bold and beachy with the statement-making Bali Tropic Oasis style.

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Skip the armchair and invest in the top-rated Amazon Basics lounger instead. This impressive design comes in a generous six- or seven-foot option and is filled with luxurious memory foam that molds to your body with ease. Each lounger comes in a soft microfiber cover in your choice black, navy, brown, gray, pink or red.

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The Posh Twist bean bag is a playful, portable staple for teen and tween bedrooms. It features a triangular silhouette reminiscent of the iconic Sacco bag and offers plenty of support for hours of lounging. Choose between two sizes and eight whimsical, machine-washable covers to suit your teen’s taste.

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Treat your kid to a chair that can do it all. This adjustable chambray canvas design combines the best aspects of a bean bag chair and floor cushions to yield a multipurpose seat they’ll love. Lay it flat for naptime or use the side straps to prop up the back and create a chair for watching cartoons. Blue not their favorite hue? It comes in a neutral gray finish, too.

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Allow us to formally introduce you to the most stylish bean bag on the block. The Newport Lounger by Serena & Lily sports a cheerful, sail-inspired silhouette and a rope handle that makes for breezy transport throughout the house. Each lounger boasts a removable cover in one of three hues and is finished with contrast whipstitching for enduring charm.

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Lounging on an actual cloud is a bit out of reach, but this Polar Bear bean bag chair is undoubtedly the next best thing. The silky-meets-fluffy design wins the coveted best cover award because its creamy-white hue goes with everything and it’s buttery soft. It comes in two sizes and the option to purchase the cover and insert or just the cover.

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$51 $40
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Top-rated and budget-friendly? We love to see it. Go ahead and add the celebrated Big Joe Smartmax Milano bean bag chair to your graduate’s dorm room checklist. It’s a must-have for dorm living because it provides compact, supportive seating with reinforced arms and back. Your college kid will look forward to lounging in their chair between classes and may even pull a few all-nighters studying for finals in this comfy seat.

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