Show Me a Bean Bag Chair Size Guide

Written by Nicholas Crusie — August 15, 2021

Show Me a Bean Bag Chair Size Guide

Bean bag chairs are the ultimate choice when it comes to fun, functional, and nostalgic furniture. They can be placed practically anywhere, you can move them around extremely easily, and you won’t end up spending a fortune on them. 

We could go on and on about the merits of a good bean bag chair, but we’re pretty sure that if you’re reading this article, you’re already interested. Now that you know you want a bean bag chair, all you have to do is decide which size is right for you.

You might be thinking, “Aren’t bean bag chairs kind of one-size-fits-all?” but that’s not the case. There are now so many more options for bean bag chair sizes, especially if you’re considering a convertible bean bag chair.

Let’s take a look at your choices and help find the right bean bag chair for you: 

What Is a Bean Bag Chair? 

If you were to take a look at a list of “most self-explanatory products,” a bean bag chair might make it into the top ten. While it’s come a long way from actually being a chair made out of a bag full of beans, it’s still pretty close to the concept three men in Italy came up with during the 1960s.

Today’s bean bag chairs are comfortable, ergonomic chairs that mold to the body. They contain different types of fill and come in many different shapes, sizes, and styles. They don’t typically have structured backs, armrests, or legs like other chairs. They’re extremely popular among children and young adults and are often seen as a more “fun” option for seating. 

What Are My Size Options?

Forget a one-size-fits-all approach; let’s take a look at all the different size options you now have with bean bag chairs. Our chairs come in five different sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit. Plus, all of our chairs are convertible, meaning you can remove the outer cover to reveal a super comfortable bed inside. We’ll share the details of both the chairs and the inner bed to help you make a decision. 

The Youth Chair

First up, we have our youth chair. This is great for kids’ bedrooms, playrooms, and more. It weighs 30 pounds and unzips to reveal a youth-sized bed. The chair seats one child, and the mattress has enough room for one to two children to sleep. 

Getting the right bean bag chair for your child is extremely important. Don’t search yard sales for an old bean bag chair, especially because safety regulations for bean bags have been updated over time. Older chairs just do not meet these important requirements. You can share the nostalgia over bean bag chairs through old memories; you don’t need to settle for an old chair. 

The Full Chair

The full chair both seats and sleeps one adult. This size is great for tighter spaces where you still need an adult-sized sleeping or sitting space. It can also be used for kids and can seat one teen and sleep up to two as well. It weighs 34 pounds and takes up a 42 in. x 42 in. space when it’s in chair form, and 54 in. x 75 in. x 8 in. as a bed. 

The Queen Chair

When you make the jump up to our queen bean bag chair size, you’re making a great choice for a guest room or living room. Queen chairs can sit one larger adult or even a few kids. It unzips to reveal an entire queen bed that sleeps two adults. This option moves up a weight level at 48 pounds and takes up a bit more floor space. 

The King Chair

If we told you that we were able to fit an entire king-size bed into a bean bag chair, would you believe us? Well, we did! Our king chair sleeps and seats two adults. It’s our largest standard chair option and weighs 62 pounds. Perfect for a vacation home or a basement space where you host a lot of visitors, the king chair is the ultimate option for size and comfort. 

The King Couch

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, you made it to the last size option for our bean bag chairs, the king couch. This couch seats three adults and sleeps four adults. It is filled with not one, but two king-size beds. You can say goodbye to your old couch right now and replace it with this incredible option for guests and sleepovers alike. 

Now that we’ve laid out all five of our sizes, hopefully, you’re a little bit closer to finding the perfect fit for you or your home. If you’re interested in the exact measurements for all of our bean bag chairs, you can find the official size guide here.  

How Should I Decide What Size To Get? 

There are many different factors that can help you decide which size bean bag chair you decide to buy. Where will you place it? Who will use it most? How much space do you have?

Let’s dive into each of these questions a bit more below. 

Where Will You Place Your Bean Bag Chair? 

Will this chair be used in the living room? A guest room? Your child’s room? This initial question can help narrow down your options quite a bit. The best option for a child is the youth chair. If you’re hoping to use it in your main living areas, a king couch might be the better way to go. 

Who Will Use the Bean Bag Chair Most?

If your child has been begging for a bean bag chair, consider the youth or full chair. They are both great options for seating a child. However,  the full chair will be more versatile when it comes to hosting sleepovers because it can sleep up to two children.

If you will be the main user, or if you plan to use it mainly for guests, consider what type of guests you have over the most often. Do you host more single friends, or will you have multiple guests at one time? For multiple guests who will be sleeping over, a queen, king, or king couch would all be great options. 

How Much Space Do You Have?

This question can help you narrow down your options in a hurry. But one great thing about convertible chairs is that they’re super easy to move around. You may have enough room to place a king chair in your living room, but you can’t fit a king bed in that room. That’s ok! Maybe your basement or a guest bedroom has the space for a king bed.

Consider your spaces and where you plan to use the chairs the most often. Measure carefully, and then pick the most comfortable fit. Don’t forget about the mattress measurements! They are a bit larger than the chair itself. 

What Type of Bean Bag Chair Should You Get?

Now that you’ve finally picked your bean bag chair size, we don’t want to overwhelm you with decision fatigue. But, you do still have one pretty important decision to make: what type of bean bag chair do you want? Our bean bag chairs not only come in different sizes, but they also come in different cover materials and styles.

No matter what room in your house you’ll place your bean bag chair in, you’re sure to find the perfect style. Plus, you can always get an extra bean bag chair cover to swap your style depending on your mood (or the time of year). 

Here are a few of your style options: 

  • Micro fur
  • Chinchilla 
  • Sueded canvas 
  • Plush fur
  • Faux fur
  • Terry corduroy
  • Khaki cargo
  • And more

Many of these options come in different colors as well, including: 

  • Ivory
  • Blue
  • Black 
  • Coffee
  • Plum
  • Blueberry (tie-dye)
  • And more

Enjoy really making your space your own with a perfectly styled bean bag chair. 

Bean Bag Chair Benefits

Bean bags are comfortable, convenient, and fun. Both kids and adults will love using them as an alternative to traditional couches or recliners. Parents love them because they come with covers that are easy to unzip and throw in the washing machine, so keeping them clean is easy! 

Bean bag chairs can be helpful for those with sensory processing disorders or autism because the fill does a great job of providing pressure to the body to calm and soothe. They are also great to help ease muscle pain. 

Something For Everyone

Gone are the days where you can only find a bean bag chair suitable to fit one child. Now, you have so many different options! It’s easy to find the perfect fit. Simply decide who will be using the chair the most and what type of space you want to place it in. 

In the case of our convertible chairs, consider how many people you’re hoping to fit on the bed. Once you have answered these questions, you’ll be able to find the best bean bag chair for your space. 


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