Bean Bags Sized for the In-Be-tweens
Tween bean bag sizes are best described as medium. Most of them have a diameter of 28 to 34 inches. But because they're designed to accommodate the relentless growth spurts of children aged eight to 12, our tween sizes also take height into consideration. The average height of our tween bean bag chairs is about 20 inches, though some are shorter, particularly our horizontal pillow loungers. Our chair-shaped tween bags are often in the 25- to 30-inch height range, a good size for laidback (or lean-back) relaxation.
More Chairs, More Choices
Tweens are at an age where they're often forming a strong sense of personal style. That's a big reason why our bean bag chairs for tweens broaden out - literally, in some cases - into a bigger range of chair styles and shapes. For chair- shaped bags, you and your tween can choose from both classic loungers and teardrop-shaped loungers:
Pillows With a Penchant for Fashion
Tween pillow loungers are among our most fashionable accessories for style-conscious tweens and versatile bedroom decors. Unlike standard bean bags, for example, pillow loungers are shape-shifting seats that can be set up horizontally or vertically.
Our pillow lounger brands also put a strong focus on modern design and contemporary colors. THE BULL fashion bags are among our most popular tween bean bags for girls, thanks to their vibrant colors and tween/teen-friendly patterns. Fatboy pillow loungers have rich colors and a cool Euro style that will catch the eye of budding young designers and artists.
Fun Bean Bag Patterns and Prints
In addition to our contemporary pillow lounger prints, stylish tweens will also find a fine selection of patterned bean bags in retro and animal print designs. These bags are a fun choice for themed bedrooms and rec rooms, and include classic zebra and leopard prints, as well as spider-web motifs for the tween- aged comic book lover (or tarantula owner). Floral, tie dye, and polka dot themes offer bright colors that will liven up any bedroom.
Think Outside the Bean
Between polystyrene beans and seated tweens lies a fabric bag. The material that bag is made from will affect not only the style of your tween's bean bag, but also its performance. As with our kids bean bags, twill and vinyl are popular, easy-clean materials for teens. But our tween section includes a wide variety of other fabrics, including denim and corduroy, and textures that range from fuzzy and comfy chenille to soft, furniture-quality microsuede (aka faux suede).
Bean bags with synthetic and proprietary fabrics offer superior performance and wear-resistance for tween rooms with "active furniture." Some of our high-performance material options include machine-washable polytex, water- resistant PVC-coated nylon fabric, and Comfort Research's tear-, water-, and stain- resistant SmartMax fabric.
Getting a Bead on Fillings
Almost every bean bag chair we carry has a polystyrene bead filling rather than a foam filling. There are several good reasons why beads are better for tweens: