Beanbag chairs have long defined days in our youth, from endless hours lounging around in them to simply existing as novelty seating in our homes. However, as we've circled through different eras within interiors, you'll be pleased to know that beanbags are making a comeback – although they look a little different to how we've previously known them. They go by the name of 'unstructured armchairs' now.
While living room trends have undergone a series of changes throughout the years, one thing that remains a cornerstone in this space's furniture setup is the inclusion of a living room accent chair. We've long seen cocktail chairs, mid-century armchairs, and boucle seating take centre stage. However, we predict that unstructured armchairs (aka, the grown-up spin on beanbag chairs) are the next to take the spotlight.
Sofa.com's newly launched Ramona Beanbag Chair, alongside some other equally stylish options that have caught our eye, are a testament to this rising trend.
The 'unstructured armchair' trend
Patricia Gibbons, head of buying at Sofa.com explains that for so long, living room furniture and upholstery have traditionally featured sharp, elegant silhouettes. However, she notes that contemporary design has begun to soften these lines to create softer, more welcoming spaces.
Quiet luxury bedroom ideas have a huge focus on curves that not only make a space feel expensive but equally inviting. We think the use of this motif is exactly what has made the fashion-born trend so popular within the interior stratosphere. Therefore, it's no surprise that 'unstructured armchairs' have been so well received.
Patricia notes that Sofa.com's new Ramona Beanbag Chair, which is perfectly aligned with this rising seating trend, is a stylish and flexible way to add that laidback look to any room.
'Fusing the comfort of a beanbag with a form that's akin to an armchair creates a curvaceous silhouette that's perfect for sinking into,' she adds.
The ultimate answer to laidback lounging. The Ramona Bean Chair fuses the comfort of a beanbag with a form that's similar to an armchair. It's the indulgence of a beanbag... elevated.
The beanbag chair also has an added handle, making it easy to manoeuvre, lending itself as a versatile piece to complement existing living room sofa ideas or sit as a stylish stand-alone addition to any room in your home.
Better yet, this unstructured armchair style is something we've also spotted at a couple of our other favourite retailers, making it a must-have buy suitable for any budget.
Shop the 'unstructured armchair' trend
I personally loved beanbag chairs when I was younger, so knowing that they're being reimagined in a more elevated manner is definitely something I can get behind.
Move aside, cocktail chairs. Here's to the ongoing success of the unstructured armchair.
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Jullia Joson is Ideal Home’s Junior Writer. She’s always loved all things homes and interiors, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2022. Previously, she was an Intern Editor for ArchDaily. Now focused on news stories, Jullia can be found down the TikTok and Pinterest rabbit hole scrolling through any new and upcoming trends, hacks, and home inspiration.
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