How to Style a Bean Bag Chair?

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No longer just a pop-culture icon of the 70’s, bean bag chairs have been reimagined to fit into a variety of living spaces, from minimalist modern apartments to cozy family homes. While you can put a bean bag chair anywhere in your home, the key to making it not look like an afterthought lies in the styling. 

From choosing the perfect color and fabric to adding comfy accessories, you can effortlessly integrate your bean bag chair into your living space in a way that reflects your personal style and complements the surrounding decor. So, sit back, relax, and get ready as we show you how to style a bean bag chair in your home.  

1. Consider the Room’s Color

When styling a bean bag chair, start by looking at the room it will live in, whether it’s your living room, bedroom, or a different room. What are the dominant colors? Are they warm, inviting tones like earthy browns and soft beiges, or do they lean towards the cooler end of the spectrum with blues and grays? You want to choose a bean bag in a color that complements the primary shades of the room.

For instance, a navy bean bag chair can add depth to a room with pale blue walls, while a beige chair could soften a space with bold, dark colors. Keep in mind, darker colors tend to anchor a space, while lighter colors can make the room appear more spacious

So, take a moment, observe your room's palette, and choose a bean bag color that complements or tastefully contrasts with your surroundings.

2. Select a Fabric That Matches the Feel

After settling on a color, the next step in styling your bean bag chair is to select the right fabric. The material of your bean bag chair can drastically change the feel and look of the room. Consider one of these fabrics for your bean bag chair: 

  • Bunny Fur: This is for those who love a touch of luxury and softness. CordaRoy’s faux bunny fur feels incredibly soft to the touch, making your bean bag the perfect snuggle spot. 
  • Chenille: If you're going for a classic and durable look, chenille is your go-to. It’s not only aesthetically pleasing but also cozy.
  • Chinchilla: Mimicking the fur of a chinchilla, this fabric is the epitome of plush comfort. It’s perfect for adding a layer of opulence and warmth to your room.
  • Corduroy: For a hint of retro vibe with a twist of modern durability, corduroy is an excellent choice. It's sturdy and offers a unique texture that can complement various room styles.
  • Faux Fur: Faux fur brings an element of glamor and coziness. It's perfect for those who love the feel of fur but prefer a more animal-friendly option.
  • Faux Leather: For a sleek and clean look, faux leather is a stylish and practical choice. It’s easy to clean and adds a touch of sophistication.
  • Full Grain Faux Leather: This is faux leather at its best, offering a more authentic texture and look. It’s robust and rich in character.
  • Plush Corduroy: Similar to traditional corduroy but with extra plushness, this fabric is all about comfort and making a soft statement.
  • Printed: Printed fabrics are a fun way to add patterns and a pop of personality to your room. From whimsical to geometric patterns, the options are endless.
  • Sueded Denim: Denim is not just for jeans. Sueded denim brings a casual, cool, and comfortable feel to your bean bag chair, perfect for a laid-back vibe.
  • Terry Corduroy: This is a softer take on the classic corduroy with a terry cloth feel, ideal for creating a cozy and inviting space.

The fabric not only adds to the aesthetics but also the overall comfort of the chair. And if you already own a CordaRoy's, you have the option to refresh your style whenever you want! Simply purchase a new cover in any of these cozy fabrics and swap them out for a new look. It's an easy and effective way to update your space without having to buy a whole new chair. 

3. Determine the Best Placement for the Bean Bag

Finding the best spot for your bean bag chair is important in enhancing the comfort and aesthetic appeal of your room. First, consider the traffic flow in the room. You want to place your bean bag in an inviting spot that doesn't obstruct the way people move around. It should be easy to access for moments of relaxation yet tucked away enough not to become a tripping hazard.

Think about what the bean bag will be used for and who will use it. If it's for reading or gazing out the window, position it near natural light or a cozy corner nook that offers some privacy. For movie nights, a spot where it can be easily viewed from the screen while blending seamlessly with other seating arrangements is ideal. The bean bag should complement the room's layout and not overcrowd it.

If you frequently host overnight guests and you own a CordaRoy’s convertible bean bag chair that transforms into a bed, you’ll want to position your chair in a space that can be easily converted into a comfortable sleep space. This will allow you to have a convenient sleeping arrangement for your guests while maintaining the room’s functionality during the day.   

Lastly, don't be afraid to move your bean bag chair around to find the best spot or change its location based on your needs or the occasion. Whether it's closer to the fireplace in winter for a warm and cozy retreat or near the balcony door in summer to catch a gentle breeze, your bean bag can be as mobile and flexible as you need it to be. 

4. Make the Surroundings Comfy

To fully embrace the coziness of your bean bag chair, consider the ambiance and accessories in its immediate surroundings. Start by situating a small side table nearby; this can hold your favorite drink, a good book, or even a place to charge your phone. 

Additionally, surround your bean bag with art that makes you smile or feel relaxed. Whether it's a vibrant painting, a serene landscape, or a quirky print, art adds personality and life to the space

A well-placed floor lamp can provide the perfect lighting for reading or create a warm ambiance for those evenings spent unwinding. If the bean bag is in a larger room, consider partitioning a section of the room with a stylish rug or room divider, creating an intimate nook that feels both private and open.

5. Add Extra Comfort With Pillows and Blankets

While bean bags are already the epitome of comfort, adding pillows and blankets can take your comfort to new heights. Start with pillows — they not only add an extra layer of softness but also bring in color and texture. Choose pillows that complement the bean bag's fabric and color while also considering the overall room decor. Mixing and matching shapes and sizes can add a dynamic and inviting look.

Blankets also play a key role in enhancing your bean bag lounging experience. Having a soft, warm blanket nearby invites spontaneous naps and provides comfort on cooler days. A throw blanket can be draped over the bean bag to add a layer of texture and warmth, or stored in a basket nearby for easy access.

CordaRoy's XL Chinchilla Throw Blanket is not only visually stunning but also a haven of warmth and softness. Its plush texture provides comfort with a touch of elegance, making it perfect for a night of relaxing. 

On the other hand, our XL Terry Corduroy Throw Blanket offers a more textured and durable feel. It offers the perfect balance of coziness and substance, making it a versatile choice for year-round comfort. 

By accessorizing your bean bag chair with pillows, blankets, and other cozy touches, you can transform a simple seat into a personal retreat. Whether you're curling up with a book, taking a nap, or enjoying a quiet moment, these added comforts make all the difference in creating a truly comfy and inviting space.

Sources: 

How Colors Change the Perception of Interior Spaces | Arch Daily 

Decorating with art – 13 beautiful ways to arrange artwork | Homes & Gardens 




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