Put a bean bag on your seating area and you can bet that everybody wants to sit on it!
Why? Because they are so welcoming and comfortable. They have a Wow! factor that most of us can’t resist! Great for chilling out on your patio or deck, whether you are entertaining, having a romantic get-together, sunbathing or reading a book. They can be put to so many uses. A big bonus is that you can mould them into many different shapes, depending on what you are doing. And they are portable!
Mix them with more conventional garden furniture. For instance, have an area for dining and a more informal area for relaxing. The two go well together, especially on a deck, patio, or under a pergola.
Some bean bags are made especially for indoor and outdoor use, being PU coated to give durability and water resistance (even though they are listed as water resistant, I've found that they are waterproof, as no water seeps into the fabric). They can also be washed. And their uses are endless!
Do make sure that if you choose one of the giant or extra large beanbags you have room to store it. I leave mine outside all year!
So, where can you buy them?
Amazon have an absolutely huge range of colours and styles...
The 'Classic Sit On Bean Bag' is probably my favourite (shown in pink, black, grey and purple), as it is very large and can be shaped into a several positions. It can be found in a variety of colours too, which for me is important if I am trying to work to a colour scheme, matching with planting and accessories.
There are a range of sizes, styles, and lots of colours, to suit all needs.
So if you are thinking about colours, consider what is going to be in the area - plants, furniture and accessories. Either choose complimentary colours to give the biggest impact or harmonizing colours to give sublety.
Contrasting colours are opposites, for example green and red, purple and orange.
Harmonizing colours are those that are near in tone, for example pink, purple, mauve and violet. But then these colours look very good with a shot of acid green to show them off...
If you want total relaxation to be a part of your outdoor living space, an outdoor bean bag may be just the job!
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