Why Are Bean Bag Chairs so Expensive?

Posted by Matthew Ressler on

When it comes to furniture, there are a lot of factors to consider. One of the most important is price. Sure, you want something that looks great and is comfortable, but you don't want to break the bank in the process.

So, why are bean bags so expensive? What makes them worth the price tag? In this blog post, we will explore the cost of bean bags and what goes into making them a worthwhile purchase.

What Makes a Good Bean Bag?

If you've ever considered buying a bean bag, you may have found yourself wondering what all the fuss is about. Bean bags are frequently lauded as being comfortable, versatile, and durable, but what exactly makes a good bean bag? In general, you'll get what you pay for when it comes to bean bags.

More expensive bean bags tend to have higher-quality covers and fillings, which means they'll last longer and be more comfortable. As for the type of filling, bean bags are typically made with polystyrene beads.

Bean bag size is another important consideration. Small bean bags that are made solely for sitting will be on the cheaper end, but if you're looking for a bean bag that offers a little bit more like one that can convert into a quick bed for guests, you're most likely going to pay a little more.

With these factors in mind, you're sure to be able to distinguish a great quality bean bag from the others.

A white CordaRoy's convertible chair with matching footstool.

Outer Covers

The cover is one of the most important parts of a bean bag. bean bag outer covers are a great way to add a splash of color and personality to your decor. When it comes to covers, it's important to look for a cover that's made from durable fabric and can be removed and washed.

We offer a variety of outer cover materials available in several colors and styles, including: 

  • Faux Fur
  • Chenille
  • Corduroy
  • Faux Leather
  • Terry Corduroy
  • Plush Fur
  • Faux Chinchilla
  • Faux “Bunny” Fur

Regardless of what you're looking for, you're sure to find one that matches your style at CordaRoy's.

Now that you've learned about the available materials, it's important to choose a bean bag cover that is durable and easy to clean. For your convenience, our bean bag outer covers are removable and machine washable so you can keep your bean bag looking great at all times.

And since our bean bag outer covers are made of durable fabric, they'll stand up to just about anything. So whether you're looking for a way to protect your bean bag from spills or just want to add a bit of style to your space, we offer a wide variety of bean bag outer covers to choose from.

Filling Type: Polyfoam vs Polystyrene Beads

Whether you're looking for a new bean bag chair or just need to refill your old one, you've probably noticed that there are two main types of bean bag filling: Polyfoam and polystyrene beads. But what's the difference between these two fillings, and which one is right for you?

Polyfoam filling is made from high-quality, shredded, furniture-grade, polyurethane foam. This material is a popular choice for full-body support and has even been used to make orthotics and spinal body supports. Polyfoam is extremely durable and conforms to the shape of your body, making it a great go-to for those looking for a little bit more comfort.

At CordaRoy's, we stuff our bean bags with 100% polyfoam that does not compress over time, and we've even added extra stuffing to our products for more support.  

Polystyrene beads are another popular option for bean bags and are often cheaper for shoppers. They're lightweight and easy to move around, making them ideal for smaller spaces. 

However, polystyrene beads can sometimes shift around inside the bean bag, so they might not be as comfortable as polyfoam for some people. These beads can also pose a choking hazard for small children.

Bean Bag Size

When it comes to bean bags, size definitely matters! The bigger the bean bag, the more expensive it will be as larger sizes require more materials.

If you're looking for a bean bag for a child or youth, you'll want to choose a smaller size like the youth or full. For adults, the queen or king sizes are better options. Of course, if you plan on using your bean bag with friends or family, our XL bean bag chair spans over 6', making it perfect for sleeping, lounging, or entertaining with plenty of room to spare.

No matter what size bean bag you choose, we guarantee it will be super cozy and perfect for snuggling up with a good book or taking a nap. If you're still not sure which size is right for you, we recommend going with a larger size. It's always better to have too much space than not enough!

A women sitting on a CordaRoy's XL Bean bag chair

Bean Bags that Last

Another factor that can impact the cost of bean bags is how long they will last. CordaRoy's bean bags are made with high-quality materials and construction that will make them last for years to come. The average lifespan of a CordaRoy’s bean bag is over 15 years.  The outer shell is made from durable fabric, and the fill is an eco-friendly polyfoam that maintains its shape over time.

Better yet, our bean bags come with a Lifetime Guarantee, which means CordaRoy's will repair or replace your bean bag for the life of the product if it ever fails due to workmanship. Whether you're looking for a comfy seat for gaming, reading, or relaxing, our bean bags are sure to provide years of enjoyment. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the perfect seat!

Are bean bags Really that Comfortable?

When it comes to comfort, few things can rival a good bean bag. Whether you're taking a nap, watching TV, or just relaxing, a bean bag provides the perfect spot to unwind. And unlike a traditional chair, a bean bag conforms to your body, providing support in all the right places.

Actually, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) states that approximately 31 million people in the U.S. experience back pain. Fortunately, back pain can be reduced or prevented by investing in quality, ergonomic furniture like our eco-friendly polyfoam-filled bean bags!

Not to mention, bean bags are also incredibly versatile. You can use them as chairs, beds, or even couches. So if you're looking for a cozy spot to call your own, a bean bag might be just what you need.

A woman sitting on a CordaRoy's convertible chair with a footstool.

Is a bean bag Worth the Price?

So is a bean bag chair really worth the price? Let's take a look at some of the pros.

One of the biggest advantages of a bean bag chair is that it is very versatile. You can use it as a chair, recliner, bed, or even a makeshift table. They are also quite comfortable, which is perfect for relaxing or watching TV. Another plus is that they are relatively inexpensive compared to other types of furniture.


Bean bags are a great investment for anyone looking for a versatile, comfortable piece of furniture. Not to mention, they're also a lot of fun! So if you're looking for a new addition to your home, be sure to check out our selection of bean bag chairs. We know you'll love them as much as we do!


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