For practicality and versatility bean bags are hard to beat. You can pick them up for a just few pounds and there are some great designs on the market nowadays too.
A couple of things to consider are where the bag is going to be used (indoors and/or outdoors) and what’s the likelihood of it needing to be cleaned.
For outdoor use you’ll want a bag with a cover that isn’t going to damaged if it gets wet. In other words, nylon.
As far as keeping clean goes, the old fashioned kind with a removable cover are great but there are plenty of fabric options with a water resistant surface that are easy enough to wipe over once in awhile.
Small Cotton Bean Bag – a versatile, round beanbag with carry-handle and pure cotton cover. Available in fuschia, blue, pink, grey or red. W50 × D50 × H50 cm. £19 from very.co.uk
Patchwork Owl Beanbag – featuring pastel prints of gingham, polka dots and floral patterns embellished with bird prints. The cover is 100% cotton. W50 × D50 × H60 cm. £15 from very.co.uk
Space Rockets Beanbag – featuring an outer space backdrop emblazoned with rockets and satellites. W50 × D50 × H60 cm. £15 from very.co.uk
Pear-Shaped Bean Bag – features an integral carry-handle and water-resistant polyester cover. Available in pink or yellow. W40 × D40 × H65 cm. £21 from vertbaudet.co.uk
KAIKOO Wipe Clean Bean Bag – these easy-clean bean bags come in aqua, black, green, pink and red with a polystyrene bead filling. W45 × D45 × H60 cm. £29.99 from very.co.uk
Shark Bean Seat – a fun, shark’s jaws themed bean bag seat. W60 × D85 × H85 cm. £35 from very.co.uk
KAIKOO Sneaker Bean Seat – another fun design fashioned to look like a trainer. W45 × D95 × H55 cm. £49 from very.co.uk
Bean Bag Chairs – want something more supportive, then these armchair style bean bags are for you…