How full should a bean bag chair be? Most of the time, when you buy a bean bag chair, it comes with the “full” guarantee. That means the manufacturer guarantees that you will be able to use the chair for at least six months, if not a year. If they don’t say it’s a full-sized bean bag chair, that is what you are getting. But how full should it be?
When you first get your bean bag chair, there will be some padding in the bottom and sides. It is not meant to be full like a real sofa. Bean bags do not have springs in them and because they are not intended to be comfortable most people do not sit on them for very long. They are designed to be tossed around and sat on, with the occasional “thank you” offered from the owner. If you are lucky, you will get to sit on one and two persons at once, if not, just give the person running the store a big ole kiss and they will be happy to return your items.
Full size bags generally vary from eight to ten inches wide and twenty-four to thirty-six inches deep. Some smaller bags can be found that are only seven inches wide. For a full sitting area, that’s about one and a half feet by two feet, or just over three feet by three feet. So yes, you should get a bag chair that is at least that big. And no, don’t expect the superstore varieties to do any better.
Some smaller bags can be found that are almost three feet by five feet, which will give you a seating area of about two and a half feet by three feet. So, again, you should be getting at least a size larger than you would find in a superstore. Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “If I get one of these, will I have enough room to sit down in it comfortably?” The answer to that question is no. All bags have specific cushioning compartments to make sure you have a nice comfortable place to sit, but the average bag chair usually has even more padding, so it will feel much more like you are sitting in a large sofa than a bag chair.
What’s more, the additional padding is going to allow you to get much more use out of the bag chair, as it will last longer before needing to be refilled. It is also a good idea to make sure the bag is machine washable, as there are many fabrics that can stain very easily. You may be asking yourself, “How full should a bean bag chair be? “, and if you have kids or pets, you may want to consider a smaller size for them, since they may use it more often.
Another factor to consider is whether you want adjustable features on the bean bag chair. Many models come with a padded head support, which is definitely something to look for when shopping for this particular type of product. Another feature to look for is whether or not the bag has armrests, or if it’s simply a flat, comfortable seat. Bean bag chairs are designed to provide you with an easy way to sit, relax and enjoy your favorite book or magazine while you read it!