The difference between a bland, boring room and one filled with style and vibrancy often boils down to the smallest of details. Bean bag cubes can add that bit of colour and style necessary to turn a lifeless room into a bright, airy place where you and your family actually want to spend time.
Bean cubes are a medium sized soft furnishing piece that is typically between 40 and 50 centimetres in matching height and width. The material is traditionally a faux leather or a head wearing upholstery fabric such as chenille. The cube is then tightly filled with flame retardant polystyrene beans. These beans help maintain the form of the cube, whilst also providing enough support to sit on. This similar concept is also used in bean bag footstools, which are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Bean cubes often fulfil a similar role to bean bags in that they are commonly used as additional seating or footrest. Despite being loosely filled, bean bags are quite large and can be very cumbersome to store or move around. Cubes, on the other hand, are much firmer and tightly packed. They are especially useful when space is at a premium and large furniture would take up far too much space. Their firm shape opens up many new possibilities.
Just as scatter cushions are a fantastic low-cost interior design accessory, bean cubes are another great option. In fact, you could quite easily use them both together! You can use them to add a new colour or even continue the interior design theme of your room. They also have the added benefit of looking like an actual piece of furniture, which is something bean bags lack.
Children are notoriously hard on furniture. Ideally, furniture used in child's play room or bedroom needs to be durable, colourful and have no sharp edges. Bean cubes fit into this base criteria perfectly and their light weight is an added and welcomed plus.
Cubes make great seating or even as a surface to rest a colouring book on in your child’s room. They are also versatile enough to also be used as building blocks for castles or other fantastical structures children delight in building. Even better, the flexible nature of the cubes means there are no sharp edges on which your children can hurt themselves while playing.
You can buy bean cubes from the high street for relatively little cost. These, however, tend to be made from inferior materials and craftsmanship due to being mass produced in bulk. Zips often break and children very quickly find the chunky zip opening on the underside. It isn't long before the little terrors redesign your home with the polystyrene beans.
Bean cubes aren't child proof, but then again, nothing much really is. At Selby Soft Furnishings we've come up with ways to reduce the above outcome. Firstly we don't use any of those large chunky zip heads, which little fingers have no trouble in finding. Instead, smaller zip heads are used. Secondly, we use a double concealed zip opening system. This makes it harder for children to not only open but also find the zips in the first place.
Bean bag cubes from Selby Soft Furnishings are different. We use quality upholstery fabric and faux leather in all of our cubes. These fabrics are designed for heavy upholstery uses and as such will stand wear and tear far greater than the cheaper alternatives. We've been in the upholstery and sewing trade for well over 30 years and meticulously handcraft each and every one in the UK.