First developed in 1969, bean bags chairs have recently begun making a comeback. Comfortable, stylish, and easy on the wallet, bean bag chairs come in various styles, shapes, fillings, and colors. They often come with removable and washable fabric covers, and the shredded foam filling offers durability and solid support. Best of all, bean bag chairs can easily be found in various retailers across Canada, as well as online.
Where to Find Bean Bag Chairs
Finding the perfect bean bag chair is now easier than ever in Canada. Specialty retailers can be found in all major Canadian cities, including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Edmonton. Also, bean bag chairs can be found in furniture stores, bath and bedding stores, department stores, and even toy stores.
For consumers with limited time, a variety of online bean bag retailers are available as well. Many offer expedited and free shipping options.
Benefits of Bean Bag Chairs
Bean bag chairs have various benefits, including correcting one’s posture through back, neck, and arm support. Also, bean bag chairs are eco-friendly, meaning that no trees were cut down to make them. Finally, bean bag chairs are versatile and practical. The different colors, sizes, textures, and patterns can transform a room in a matter of seconds! Best of all, they offer maximum comfort.
Types of Bean Bag Chairs
A variety of bean bag chairs for all types of uses are available.
Round Bean Bags – These are the most common types of bean bags and the most comfortable. They are available in a variety of sizes, including a child, teen, and adult versions.
Child Bean Bags – These usually range from 110 to 120 inches in circumference and are perfect for those under 4’5 feet tall.
Teen Bean Bags – These usually range from 130 to 140 inches in circumference and are perfect for those under 5’3 feet tall.
Adult Bean Bags – These usually range from 140 to 150 inches in circumference and are perfect for those under 6 feet tall.
Square Bean Bags – Shaped like squares, these bean bag chairs are the perfect addition to any living room set. Best of all, they provide more support with armrests and backrests than traditional round bags.
Oversized Bean Bags – These large, novelty bean bag chairs often start at 180 inches in circumference. They are perfect for accommodating large groups or simply being a comfortable place to lay while lounging.
Body Chairs – The length of these bean bags allows for many individuals to sit on the bags at once. As opposed to oversized bean bags, body chairs tend to be more rectangular.
Specialty Types of Bean Bag Chairs
Less common, but available, are specialty bean bag chairs.
Novelty Bean Bags – These are often found in fun shapes for children, such as animals, flowers, and even sports equipment.
Game Bean Bag Chairs – These are for the gaming lovers in the family. Offering neck and spinal support, comfort, easy portability, and washability, these game chairs are perfect for all types of gamers.
Personalized Bean Bag Chairs – Bean bags personalized with loved one’s names are increasing in popularity. A variety of retailers now offer personalization on plenty of styles and colors.
Floating Bean Bag Chairs – The newest innovative in bean bags now features outdoor, floating bags that can be used in pools and lakes.
Bean Bag Filling
Bean bags are filled with a variety of stuffing.
Polyurethane Foam – Foam is the most common and firmest of all bean bag stuffing. Square bean bags often use foam stuffing.
Polystyrene – Polystyrene is most commonly used in round bean bag chairs. These tiny beads are lightweight, move, shift, and adhere to the body, providing the maximum level of comfort.
Polypropylene – Polypropylene is the most expensive and the most comfortable type of stuffing. These tiny beads, similar to polystyrene, can contract, expand, and collapse.
Costs of Bean Bag Chairs
Bean bag chair costs vary and often depend on type, size, and brand. However, bean bag chairs range from about $50 CAD for child-sized round bean bags to CAD 60 for child-sized square bean bags.
Teen bean bags are approximately CAD 125.
Adult-sized round bean bag chairs begin at around CAD 70.
Oversized bean bags range from about CAD 230 to about CAD 860 for plush, micro suede editions.
Body chairs are approximately $170 to CAD 380. However, CAD 230 appears to be the average cost.
Gamer bean bag chairs range from approximately CAD 70 to CAD 125.
Bean bag chair popularity has recently surged, with their rediscovery. Offering affordability, comfort, and style, bean bag chairs are the perfect addition to any home. Best of all, they are available in a variety of in-store and online retailers.
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