Which Bean Bag Material is the Best?

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In the 1960’s, the iconic “Sacco” chair made its debut as the first bean bag chair. Crafted with a synthetic leather exterior, the chair would forever change the furniture industry. Today, bean bag covers come in a variety of materials, from classic corduroy to plush faux fur and more. 

However, with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to determine which material is best for your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a contemporary look or a more modern look for your home, we’ll help you find a bean bag fabric that will effortlessly enhance and elevate your space.     

Choosing Your Fabric

Modern bean bags have shifted from being playful cushions to sophisticated seating options. While your first thought may be what color bean bag chair you want for your home, the fabric choice is just as important. 

When choosing your fabric, there are three things to consider: cost, aesthetics, and durability. The goal is to invest in a type of bean bag that will last and align seamlessly with your space and budget. 


When shopping for bean bag covers, it’s tempting to go for the cheapest option. However, that initial saving can be deceiving. Cheaper covers often sacrifice quality, whether they lack features like washability or show signs of wear and tear quicker. Over time, you might find yourself replacing these covers more frequently which can cost you more money in the long run.  

At CordaRoy’s, we believe in offering real value in our products. When you choose our covers, you’re not just making a purchase; you’re investing in a product designed to last. 

Our bean bag chair covers are competitively priced, blending both quality and functionality. Instead of buying several low-cost covers over the years, one from CordaRoy’s might be all you need. 


Picking out a fabric for your bean bag chair is not just about how it feels but also how it can enhance your home decor. When looking at CordaRoy's selection of over 200 cover options, consider more than just the pattern or shade; think about how that material fits in with your current furniture and aesthetics.

A faux leather cover, for instance, can introduce a sleek, modern touch, making it ideal for contemporary living spaces. On the other hand, terry corduroy offers a warm, textured feel for a sense of coziness and comfort. 

By carefully selecting and even mixing and matching fabrics, you can achieve a harmonious blend of textures and styles in your home. This will ensure your bean bag becomes an integral part of your home decor rather than just an afterthought.

Durability And Washability

Once you’ve considered cost and the look you want to go for, it’s important to think about the durability of your bean bag cover. At CordaRoy’s, we’ve designed bean bag covers with this factor in mind.  

If your cover does get dirty, we’ve made them easy to clean. You can simply remove the outer shell and wash it in your machine with your go-to detergent. While our covers are dryer friendly, we recommend line drying to protect the fabric from wear and tear and extend its lifespan. 

Another standout feature of our covers is they are covered by a lifetime guarantee. Unlike other brands that may only cover parts of your bean bag, CordaRoy’s covers the entire product for life if it ever fails due to workmanship. This proves not just the confidence we have in our products but also our unwavering commitment to providing you with a purchase that’s worth the investment.  

Terry Corduroy

Indulge in the plushness of terry corduroy, an ultra-cozy fabric featuring larger wales (or the stripes found on corduroy fabric) that not only provide a visually appealing texture but also makes it ridiculously soft. It’s no wonder why this bean bag cover is our best-seller! 

Whether you’re lounging or taking a nap, our Queen-size terry corduroy bean bag chair transforms into a bed, offering you both versatility and unparalleled comfort. Prefer a different size or style? Our terry corduroy fabric can be found in a variety of sizes for our classic and NEST chairs to fit your relaxation needs. 

Bunny Fur

Crafted with a soft-spun polyester base, our bunny fur bean bag cover wraps you in what feels like the softest fur imaginable. But don’t worry. Our bunny fur is 100% faux because we aren’t cruel! 

This ultra-plush fabric is available for our NEST bean bag chairs and comes in three sizes: Full, Queen, and King. The Full and Queen-sized NEST chairs are perfect for those relaxing solo, while our King-sized NEST comfortably fits two adults. 


Chenille is a fuzzy and soft fabric created by placing the short end of yarn between two core yarns, which are then intertwined. This turns the yarn into loops that are clipped short and woven together, giving chenille its signature velvety touch.

Offering an unmatched blend of comfort and luxury, our chenille bean bag cover is designed to fit our Queen-sized classic chair, as well as our Full Classic and NEST chairs, King Classic and NEST chairs, and our Giant bean bag chair. With an impressive palette of seven colors to choose from, you can easily find the hue that perfectly complements your living space. 

Adding texture and warmth to any room, our chenille fabric is an everyday luxury that you will continually fall in love with. 


Experience tranquility and plushness like never before with our faux chinchilla fabric, our softest material yet. This luxurious bean bag fabric not only stands out for its ultra-soft feel but also for its low maintenance care - it won’t shed or require visits to an expensive groomer to retain its lush appearance. 

Whether your space calls for a Queen-size convertible chair that transforms into a bed or our Giant bean bag that’s perfect for family movie nights, our chinchilla bean bag cover fits a variety of the bean bag sizes and styles we offer. Be prepared for this indulgent fabric to transform every moment of relaxation into a lavish retreat. 


Corduroy fabric is known for its signature ribbed texture formed by parallel raised lines. Inspired by a jacket worn by our founder, Byron Young, this classic material became an instant hit with CordaRoy’s customers. Not only does our signature corduroy fabric stand out with its unique texture but it also grows softer and comfier with each use, making it a cozy staple in any room. 

If you want to take your relaxation to the next level, check out our Queen-size corduroy bean bag that converts into a bed. This irresistible fabric is also available for our Full and King-size classic chairs and comes in five stunning colors: rainforest, royal blue, navy blue, gray, and khaki. Whichever style you choose, you’ll enjoy unbeatable comfort every time you take a seat. 

Faux Fur

Imagine being hugged by your favorite fluffy blanket; that’s the same level of comfort our faux fur bean bags deliver. Luxurious, warm, and fuzzy, this ultra-soft fabric glides through your fingers, giving you the ultimate relaxation retreat. Even better, it won’t shed or require an expensive groomer to keep it looking like new. 

Want to experience the unmatched coziness of our faux fur for yourself? Snuggle up with your favorite book or enjoy a movie marathon with our Queen Faux Fur Classic Bean Chair. This lavish fabric is also available in both Full and King sizes for our classic and NEST chairs so you can enjoy an unparalleled sensory experience no matter your preferences or needs. 

Faux Leather

When people hear “faux leather,” low-quality, plastic-like materials might spring to mind, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Not all faux or artificial leathers are created equally. After a lot of trial and error, we’ve found the perfect balance that not only mimics the genuine feel of authentic leather but is also machine washable. 

Add a classic, modern feel to any space with our convertible Queen-size faux leather bean bag chair. Or, dive into luxury with our Full or King-size faux leather chairs. Regardless of your needs, CordaRoy’s has you covered. This sleek bean bag cover is available in ivory, cognac, black, and coffee so you can effortlessly blend your chair in with your home aesthetic. 

Full Grain Faux Leather

For those looking for modern elegance and sophistication, full grain faux leather is an upscale choice. This isn’t your everyday faux leather; it features a silky, smooth finish that’s also resistant to stains and water. Its natural grain and texture provide an authentic touch that will elevate any space. 

Discover the eloquence of our faux grain faux leather bean bag cover for yourself. Our Queen-size classic full grain faux leather chair effortlessly transforms into a bed, providing the ultimate relaxation experience. Available in colors like lunar, slate, and castlerock, this supreme, vegan leather also comes in Full and King sizes. 

Micro Fur

Made from ultra-fine fibers, micro fur is a lightweight fabric known for its exceptional softness. This plush bean bag cover is exclusively made for our kids bean bag chairs and ensures your little ones experience an extraordinary level of coziness with every sit, play, or nap. 

Plush Corduroy

Featuring larger wales - the stripes on corduroy fabric - plush corduroy promises a unique texture and aesthetic that is simply unparalleled. This luxurious fabric stands out as an even softer version of our classic corduroy and invites you to sink into its cozy embrace. 

Bring unrivaled relaxation into your space with our Queen-sized Plush Corduroy bean bag chair or explore comfort in our Full and King convertible plush corduroy bean bags. Your cozy corner just got an upgrade with the best seat in the house. 

Plush Fur

Drawing inspiration from a child’s favorite blanket, plush fur fabric makes you feel like you’re floating amongst the clouds. This ultra-cozy bean bag cover is made with soft-spun polyester and is available for our youth bean bag chairs. A touch of warmth, a dash of softness, and a whole lot of love – our plush fur covers transform any kid’s space into a haven of pure joy and comfort.

Sueded Denim

When you combine your favorite hoodie with your favorite pair of jeans, you get sueded denim. Made with high-quality soft-spun polyester for the perfect feel, our sueded denim fabric offers an unparalleled blend of comfort and style. 


Sink into the ultimate coziness of our Queen-size sueded denim classic chair that’s spacious enough to cradle one large adult. Our sueded denim fabric is also available for our Full and King-size classic chairs, ensuring a perfect spot to unwind, converse, or simply lose yourself in tranquil moments of relaxation.  



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