Beanbag refills for fun seating
Flexible, movable and fun, beanbags are a comfortable addition to any room in the home. Taking care of your beanbag and making sure it lasts includes refilling it from time to time. Beans can escape through the lining and may simply need freshening up to give you that just-new feel. Choosing products that are fire retardant is important, so always check out safety credentials before you buy. Depending on the time of beanbag, oversized cushion or toy, you may consider different types of beads.
There's a range of polystyrene bead refills on eBay. Designed to be lightweight but strong enough to retain its shape, it'll keep your beanbags looking and feeling plump. You can find virgin beads, which are brand new, or recycled options. These beans are also heat and moisture resistant, which adds to their lifespan. You can buy polystyrene beads in a variety of sizes, from 1 cubic foot right up to 10 cubic foot to fill beanbags of any size.
Often used in more rigid bean chairs and leather bean bags, foam beads typically hold their shape better than polystyrene and contain less air. This makes them less cushioned in terms of sinking into the bag, but ideal for seats that need better support. Ultimately, they work just like a memory foam cushion. Often from the offcuts from memory foam products, you can easily find larger packets of foam beanbag fillers for your cushions at home.
Pellets and granules
Other beanbag refills are specially designed for smaller items, and even for toys. These micro pellets tend to be smaller in size than usual beanbag fillers and work better in hand-sized items. Used for things like neck pillows, dolls and mini beanbags, they are easier to handle and mould than larger sized beanbag beads.