Back to School Essentials: 5 Best Bean Bag Chairs

girl reading in a bean bag chair

As the back-to-school season approaches, college-bound students are busy preparing for the exciting journey that lies ahead. From selecting courses to planning their living arrangements, every detail contributes to the overall college experience. Among the various factors that significantly impact a student's well-being and productivity is the choice of furniture for their dorm room or apartment.


For college students, the importance of comfortable and functional furniture cannot be overstated. With hectic schedules, demanding academic commitments, and the need for ample rest, having the right furniture can make all the difference in creating a conducive and enjoyable living space. Among the many options available, one stands out as a popular and versatile choice: the beloved bean bag chair.


Bean bag chairs have been embraced by college students across the globe, and for good reason. These squishy, compact, and cozy seats provide more than just a place to sit; they offer a haven for relaxation, study, and socializing. We are here to offer the Ultimate Back to School Guide: Bean Bag Edition!

The Milano Collection

We will first introduce the Milano! The Milano is our perfectly structured, compact yet lightweight, and stylish bean bag chair. From cozy furs to smooth fabrics available in lots of colors to choose from, the fan-favorite Milano can fit your awesome style. Because of its shape, the Milano looks chic next to the rest of your furniture and it's easily the most comfortable. One happy customer, Jacqueline F. shared why she loves her Milano, “Best bean bag for comfort, appearance, versatility and value!” 

leopard print faux fur bean bag chair
Milano with snuggly faux leopard print

The Dorm Chair

Next up is the Dorm Chair. If you gotta cram, you might as well do it in comfort. The Dorm chair didn’t get this name for no reason! Designed with comfort and functionality in mind, this structured bean bag chair is a perfect fit for anyone looking for a space to unwind while staying organized. Fitted with a drink holder, side pocket, and handle makes studying sessions a breeze, oh and it’s comfy too!

Blue Bean Bag chair
Dorm Chair in Sapphire Smartmax

Aurora Chair

Embark on a celestial journey of comfort and style in the Big Joe Aurora Chair! Take a seat in this structured bean bag, while the cozy beans contour to your body like floating stardust. If you’re looking for a bean bag chair and can’t comprise space, the Aurora Chair is an excellent choice! Great for additional seating for when friends come over or relax after a long day of lectures. Available with the Aurora is its matching ottoman bundle. Big Joe Tip: the ottoman sits perfectly in the seat of the Aurora chair for perfect storage when not in use. 

Grey bean bag chair
Aurora Chair in Graphite Smartmax

Video Lounger

Calling all gamers! We know those big, fancy, costly, gaming chairs are pretty cool but Dorm Life likes to shut down those dreams. Not to worry, Big Joe is here to offer a compact, comfy, and economical solution. The unique structured back and bean filling provide personalized comfort and support while you play or watch movies. The Big Joe Video Lounger is lightweight and easy to move around, so you can switch up your setup and get ground-level cozy whenever you need a change of scenery.

Blue bean bag chair with black pocket
Video Lounger in Clear Sky Smartmax

Fuf Medium

If you’re looking for a cloud-like cozy experience, we definitely recommend our Fuf Medium. Fuf, (pronounced Foooooof) cozy foam filling makes it feel like you are sitting on a cloud! Students can sink into this Fuf to nap, binge TV, read, or relax. Our patented shredded foam filling never-goes flat and comes with a removable machine-washable cover, which means you can refresh and enjoy your Fuf for many semesters to come! We just recently introduced our newest covers, the Collegiate Collection, available in four new collegiate colors so you can rep your favorite team!


As you embark on your college journey, investing in your comfort and well-being should be a top priority. The choice of furniture in your dorm room or apartment plays a crucial role in creating an environment conducive to success and personal growth. Among the myriad options available, bean bag chairs emerge as a brilliant choice that strikes the perfect balance between style and functionality.


By opting for bean bag chairs, you're not just acquiring a piece of furniture but a versatile and cozy haven that supports various aspects of your college life. From long study sessions to much-needed relaxation and social gatherings, these squishy seats have got you covered.

A cozy and stylish dorm room setup can significantly impact your overall college experience, promoting a sense of belonging, comfort, and relaxation in the midst of your academic pursuits. As you surround yourself with a space that reflects your personality and caters to your needs, you'll find yourself better equipped to tackle challenges, stay focused, and maintain a positive outlook throughout the school year.


So, don't hesitate to take the leap and invest in the delightful charm of bean bag chairs. Elevate your living space, embrace the comfort they offer, and watch as your dorm room transforms into a haven of productivity and rejuvenation. With Big Joe bean bag chairs as your trusted companions, you're well on your way to a successful and memorable college journey. Here's to an awesome year ahead!


If you're looking for more options, explore our full Back to School picks! 

girl sitting in grey bean bag chair
Fuf Medium in Fog Lenox

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