Bean bag footstools are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The most common of these are cylinder and oblong footstools. Designs which are cubical in shape are typically referred to as bean bag cubes.
They are made in a similar way to bean bags. They are filled with the same lightweight, flame retardant polystyrene beans, unlike bean bags they are far more tightly filled, ensuring they maintain their shape.
Commonly made from faux leather, the thickness and quality of the fabrics are often dictated by the price. At the lower end of the price point, It isn't uncommon to see the polystyrene beans through the fabric! Fabric footstools are also fairly common but again aren't often made from quality fabrics. It's unlikely these will stand the test of time.
Bean bag footstools from Selby Soft Furnishings are all made from genuine upholstery fabric or upholstery faux leather. As these fabrics are designed for upholstery they will stand the test of time. Their ability to stand wear and tear is far greater. In some cases, you can even purchase the same upholstery fabric from our website. Our design also features a double zip opening, this helps ensure the polystyrene beans stay inside!
After a long day at the office, you come home and want nothing more than to relax on the sofa and watch the TV. A key part of the relaxation process is to get your tired or swollen feet up off the ground so the blood which has pooled in them during the day can be redistributed to the rest of your body. They are the perfect home furnishing for this purpose as they are sturdy but soft enough so they fit the unique shape of your feet.
Their ability to moved easily from room to room, simple storage makes them an ideal addition to your home. They're also ideal for use as an extra seat.
Whilst practically certainly has its place in the world, these footstools are unique enough that it can be used to enhance a room without being positioned next to a chair or sofa. Let’s consider a few options.
Using them to add a dash of colour to a bedroom is a great strategy. The end of the bed facing out into a room tends to be a “dead” area from an interior decorating perspective. Many people try placing chests there, but this has always seemed a bit odd since most living spaces in the UK are now outfitted with these new-fangled conveniences known as fitted wardrobes. By using a bean bag footstool which contrasts with the colour of the bed frame and bedding, otherwise bland space in a bedroom can be converted into an attractive focal point.
Another dead area in many residences is found under wall shelving since the space between the bottom shelf and the floor has no colour. By adding one or more bean bag footstools to the area, the vacant space can become a highlight of the room instead of an eyesore.