Tips For Caring for Your Bean Bag Chair

So you’re going to get a giant bean bag chair. How do you take care of it to make sure it lasts as long as possible?

Start Right

To make sure your giant bean bag chair lasts a lifetime, you need to start by getting a quality bean chair in the first place. A nice bean bag chair can be made of different fillings. Some fillings will last longer than others (like shredded foam) and the filler and the outer material are both important to consider when it comes to taking care of your giant bean bag chair.

Outer Materials

To keep the outside of your bean bag chair in good condition, here’s what you need to do:


If you have a cotton cover on your giant bean bag chair, take it off and wash it in a machine. Don’t use water that’s too hot and don’t dry it on high heat. You don’t want to risk the cover shrinking.


If you have a big bean bag chair covered in suede, the best way to keep it looking nice is to brush it regularly. You can get special brushes made for cleaning suede that will make this job easier. You can also spray the cover with a protective suede spray that will help it repel water and stains.


All it takes is some mild, soapy water and a sponge or cloth to clean off vinyl. If you do get a stain, try using a soft toothbrush to get it off.


The best way to keep your comfy bean bag chair with the plush cover clean is to regularly vacuum it. Use a plastic hairbrush to occasionally brush it against the nap and get rid of extra dust.


Your luxurious leather bean bag chair needs to be occasionally wiped down with a damp cloth. If you add a leather conditioner to it once in a while, you can expect your leather to last a long time.

Fluff Your Bag

In addition to caring for the outside of your bag, you also need to care for the inside. You’ll eventually need to refill nearly any bag, but you can postpone that day by fluffing up your chair once in a while. If your bag can be opened, do so. Hold the opening towards the sky and shake it for a few minutes. This should restore some of the fluffiness you love in your giant bean bag chair.


These days you can refill your bag yourself or take it to be refilled by someone else. You can use natural fillers, such as dried beans or rice, which will be heavy but eco-friendly. Shredded foam is another popular choice, but the shredding has to be done just right if you want your chair to be supportive.

Recycled or new EPS beads are the most popular choice for bean bag chairs. They also provide the most ergonomic qualities. While they are less environmentally friendly than other types of fillers, they also have to be replaced less often, which means that in the end they aren’t all that bad.

Your giant bean bag chair supports when you need it most. Return the favor and take good care of yours!

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