The beanbag chair has been around for quite some time and has become a staple of kids' rooms and dorm rooms.
In fact, however, there are many iterations of the standard beanbag and some are designed specifically for more adult spaces.
Classic Moroccan pouf, updated
The classic Moroccan Pouf has been around for a very long time and while not traditionally considered "beanbag" chairs, they do fit the description. Stitched together from leather, the pouf is filled with beans and can be used as extra seating or table space, or as a footstool.
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Many hip designers, including John Derian ($295 each, www. johnderian. com), are creating their own poufs in an bright, contemporary colors and patterns.
Target Adult Cocoon Beanbag
Target offers the Adult Cocoon beanbag ($194.99 to $207.99, target.com) which is basically a bag built for two. A great choice for relaxing in front of a fire.
The Buggle Up Beanbag from FatBoy
The Buggle Up bean bag from FatBoy ($359, www.fatboyusa.com) is made from a tough material that is resistant to water or UV-ray damage. A stylish chair that looks more like an oversize pillow than a standard beanbag, this would be great for camping trips, bonfires or other outdoor activities.
Cabela's Camo Beanbag
The Camo bean bag ($79.99, www.cabelas.com) comes in several camouflage patterns, from natural elements such as grass and leaves to a more fanciful pink army camo. They would be perfect for a hunting lodge.
The Jaxx Marine bean bag chairs
The Jaxx Marine bean bag ($513.76, http://beanbagchair furniture.com) comes with its own footstool and can be used by the pool or ocean. The fabric, which comes in royal blue or taupe, is made of Sunbrella, which is resistant to stains, seawater and is both chlorine- and fade-resistant. The design features a snappy contrast welt.
CB2 Knitted Pouf
Chunky knits are in this season, for both clothing and furnishings. These poufs ($89.95 each, cb2.com) are stout and sturdy mini-beanbags stuffed densely with pellets. They do double duty as seating and side tables.
* Linda Merrill is a Networx writer.
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