5 Things You Must Know Before Purchasing an Outdoor Beanbag

Beanbags are making a major comeback in many homes across the country. This is no sur-prise given that they are immensely comfortable and very practical. However, knowing what outdoor beanbag to buy can be quite complicated given all the different styles and designs of outdoor bean bags to choose from? Do you buy that cloud-shaped beanbag or would the couch shaped one be more appropriate for lounging around the pool? Here are five (5) important things you should know before you go hunting for an outdoor beanbag:

Size Matters

One of the most important considerations you should have in mind before you buy an out-door beanbag is just how much space you have for the chair. You do not want to buy a beanbag that is too big that will make your outdoors look cramped or worse still, one that cannot fit in any space you have available. You also don’t want to buy a beanbag that is too small for your comfort. Before heading out to the furniture store to buy a beanbag, make sure you know the exact size that is required for your identified space. That way you will not regret your choice of chair.


The material of the beanbag you choose matters for one main reason, safety. You want to buy a beanbag that is made of approved materials. If the beanbag filling presents a possible health hazard, you want to ensure that it is properly secured with a childproof safety zipper. The last thing you want is to find your child or pet playing with the hazardous filling exposed to the risk of choking. Additionally, the beanbag should be made of material that is not con-sidered a fire risk.

Ease of Cleaning

Since you are purchasing the beanbag for outdoor use, you will be better off buying one that is easy to clean. You have two main options when it comes to buying a beanbag that is easy to clean; it should come with a removable beanbag cover and/or have a nylon or polyester cover. The removable cover is very easy to take off, wash and then return, and you can easily wipe down a nylon or polyester-made beanbag. Cotton may be very comfortable to sit on but cleaning it can be very difficult. Vinyl on the other hand is quite easy to clean but it gets warm and sticky in warmer weathers, so it’s best to steer clear of it.


You should buy a beanbag that will serve you well for years to come. Generally, beanbags are durable if they are made of quality materials. Often, the price of the beanbag will indi-cate the kind of material used to make it. The more expensive the chair is, the higher the quality of materials used to make it. If you intend to put the beanbag to heavy use, its best to go with the higher quality material. They will prove to be worth every single dollar you spend on them.


Finally, you want to buy a beanbag that is visually appealing. You want the bag to be an ac-cessory to your outdoor setting, rather than detract from the surroundings. Choose a colour that accentuates your outdoor environment and you will not regret your choice.


With the proper information, finding the right outdoor beanbag should not be much of a problem. Be sure to follow the tips shared above to make sure you buy the beanbag that best suits your needs.