* Prices may differ from that shown
I have had one of these bean cubes for many years, it was purchased after I had admired one at a friends house and I thought it would be a great addition to the lounge for use as occasional seating or as something to put my feet up on.
My bean cube is a cream colour; probably not the best choice in a house with children and a dog but it seems to of worn well. The faux suede or suedette material is relatively easy to keep clean. It can be wiped over with a damp cloth to remove minor marks and to give it a quick freshen up or all the beans can be removed via the double zipped cover fastening.
When I occasionally remove the beans so I can machine clean the cover I attempt to guide them all into a large bin liner, this is made slightly easier as the bean cube can be unzipped and then the lining partially pulled out to make a funnel, in my cube the lining is also zipped up, the beans can then be poured out. Due to the synthetic nature of the beans, bean cube cover and the plastic bin liner being used static usually comes into effect causing some of the beans to go rogue and stick to me, the bin liner and the bean cube as well as occasionally escaping onto the floor. Once the bean cube cover has been washed and dried the beans can be funnelled back into the cube and the cube will return back to its cube shape. This zipped aspect of the bean cube is also great for adding more beans to the cube, the cube does start to go flat after a couple of months use so adding more beans extends the life of the cube.
The bean cube measures 18 inches on all sides, making this a nice cube shaped cube, I have seen some slightly rectangular bean cubes before so this is worth mentioning. Our bean cube was used mainly in the lounge as a foot rest and occasional seating when we had a lot of visitors. Children seem to have an unhealthy fascination with jumping on and off the cube, the cube has stood up to this abuse with ease, all the seams are intact.
After the purchase of a gaming bean bag the bean cube has been relegated to the childrens lounge and is still going strong, my eldest son (18) sits on this while gaming and claims that it is comfortable.
After many years of use and abuse the cube still looks and feels good, it is easy to wash and the life of it is extended by occasionally topping up with more beans.
I can't remember how much it cost but they are currently available on Amazon.co.uk for £16.99.
Thank you for reading.
When we rented our flat, it comes furnished with almost everything we would need for day to day living. It has a lovely corner sofa, which has been well sat in so the actuall fillings of the sofa are getting a bit saggy. This is not a problem usually but it is not very comfortable to sit when I'm playing video games. Because of the strange layout of the living room, there's not comfortable way to sit on the sofa so that my eyes facing in line with the television. Therefore, in order to lessen the strain on my neck and eye muscles, I decided to invest in a bean bag.
From researching the various website on the internet, I finally decided to purchase the faux suede foot stool cube bean bag from Amazon.co.uk. The one I purchased looks just like the faux suede cube foot stool shown in the picture above, but I bought the light lilac colour one because it lightens up the living space. I paid about £ 13.00 for my lilac cube bean bag, which comes with free delivery from the seller Bean Bag Warehouse. When I received the item, it was in very good condition so there's no problems with dispatch and delivery.
This bean bag comes filled with polystyrene beads and the actual bean bag is lot sturdier than I thought it'd be. When I sit on the bean bag, it doesn't slouch as much as I had imagine and it is comfortable for sit for a few hours playing games. The faux suede material is of good quality and it feels soft to touch, I prefer faux suede over faux leather because I personally feels that faux suede keeps me warmer in the winter.
This foot stool bean bang has the dimensions of 43 x 43 cm and it fits perfectly in front of the sofa in our living room. I mostly use this as a bean bag seat while I play video games but it is also useful as a foot stool when I was movies or as an extra seat when my friends come around. The faux suede outer cover also has a zip sewn in for easy access inside. The polystyrene beads filling can be taken out for cleaning, but I have never done this before since it would be too fiddly. In the product description, it does mention that the faux suede outer cover can be sponge cleaned.
As for the durability, well nothing lasts forever and this is true for this faux suede foot stool bean bag. I have had this for more than a year now and it has served me well. Since it's been well-used, the bean bag is getting slouchy over time so it is resembling a proper bean bag rather than a footstool. However, this is quite useful when it comes to my needs because I can just drape myself on the bean bag and relax while playing games.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed using this faux suede bean bag. I'd imagine this would function better as a bean bag rather than a footstool. for a little over £ 10.00, I think it is worth the price. The only drawback is that the material gets worn out from constant use. I would give it 3 and a half stars if I could.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x
For many years I've been the proud owner of a homemade footstool. I made it from a sturdy cardboard box covered with foam and with material which matched my curtains. Some twenty years on and after a couple of cover changes, a good deal of rough treatment from two children and a cat, the poor old cardboard box gave up the ghost, though it did outlive the cat by a month or two. It was with a heavy heart that I set about looking for a replacement.
My main requirements for my new footstool were the material and the dimensions which eliminated a great many of those on offer because so many of them were either too small for my purpose or made from faux leather which I was afraid would just look too plastic to fit well in my living room. I eventually plumped for this larger sized one made from faux suede.
I purchased my beanbag footstool from Bean Bag Warehouse, an Amazon reseller, who offered the best price at just over £15 and with free delivery and initially I was delighted with it which is what prompted me to put forward the product suggestion back at the beginning of the year. Some four months after purchase, I'm not quite so enamoured of it.
There's no denying the dimensions are perfect for my purposes which was to use it as a footstool when watching TV and also to raise my legs high enough to be level with the sofa so I could use my laptop comfortably. The beanbag is 43cm square and I chose the Caramel Beige colourway which I thought would tone with my light beige sofa. The beanbag is available in a wide range of colours from pale cream to black so there should be somethssing suitable for most decors.
The faux suede material is of a very good quality and actually looks and feels like genuine suede unless examined more closely. The cube has a concealed opening in the base which prevents the metal zip from unintentionally scratching solid floors but the beanbag has been filled with polystyrene beads by pouring them into an inner lining which is attached to the outer lining. This means that although the beanbag cover is fully washable at 40 degrees, it's necessary to empty all the polystyrene beads into another container such as a bin bag before washing. The material is spongeable, however, and I've so far found that is fine for dealing with little marks though I'm not sure that would be the case with the much lighter shades.
My main problem with this footstool, however, is that due to a combination of two design defects the footstool looks less good now than it did a mere four months ago. The beanbag doesn't have sufficient filling, in my opinion, and because the faux suede material is soft and of a woven construction, it's stretched on the top surface leaving quite a bit of bagginess and the beanbag now needs constant plumping up. This may seem a very petty reason for my dissatisfaction but it makes the footstool look less than attractive and it always appears squashed, baggy and slightly lopsided. This wouldn't be such a problem if I'd wanted this as a seat but when using it as a footstool my personal preference is for more firmness.
Although this beanbag cube isn't a total bad buy, if you're looking for a footstool rather than an occasional seat, I'd opt for one made from firmer material. In fact, I've since bought a faux leather cube in the same size and colour which serves this purpose much better and actually doesn't look anywhere near as cheap as I'd expected.