Ah, it’s that time of year again. The A-level results are fast approaching, and another batch of fledglings are preparing to face the big bad world… Or university, as it’s more commonly known. It’s an exciting – and potentially expensive – time. And whether you’ve got a fresher heading off to dorms, or a second year preparing for their first house share, your shopping list will be growing. But there’s one important item you’ve probably overlooked. A bean bag! And here’s why the student in your life needs one.
Why Every Student Needs a Bean Bag
Somewhere to relax
Being a student can be pretty hard these days. Kids are under a lot of (often self-imposed) pressure to perform. And with finances tight, many have to work as well as study. That means downtime is precious. And having somewhere comfortable to really relax is integral. Whether it’s a classic slouchy bean bag, or a shaped bubble bean bag chair, it’s the perfect place to curl up in with a book, or chat to friends after an evening out.
Somewhere to study
Sure, every student needs a desk. But if you’re pulling an all-nighter to meet a project deadline, or looking for a more comfortable way to research and revise, a bean bag gaming lounger provides both comfort and physical support. With the beans moulding to your body, you don’t need to worry about maintaining your posture. While the dropped sides give you plenty of room to move, whether for typing, juggling textbooks, or procrastinating with your favourite games.
Bean bags are easy to move
While comfortable seating is a must for any student, the ability to easily move it is also essential. When you’re likely to have three homes in three years, you don’t want to have to lug heavy furniture around with you. Unless you go for something super-sized, the beauty of bean bag furniture is that you can just sling it in the back of a car when it comes to relocating. It’s light. You’re not going to need four burly blokes to get it up and down stairs. And with a design like the teardrop bean bag lounger, it will simply mould itself around the rest of your belongings in the back of Mum or Dad’s car.
Bean bags are durable
OK, so it’s not fair to make generalities, but on the whole, students are not known for being careful. And bean bags can really take a beating. They are there to be flomped down upon. If you choose well, the fabric can be easily cleaned. And if you choose an outdoor style, like the braced bean bag, they’re even waterproof. Making them ideal for dragging down to the beach or park on sunny days, as well as withstanding dropped drinks and other eventualities.
Stamping your style
There’s no two ways about it, the bean bag is a style icon! And if you are looking for a way to make your room your own, a mini mammoth bean bag is a fantastic place to start! Combining retro chic with contemporary cool, in a wide range of colours, there’s a bean bag for every style of student. And they will always be considered epic!
Starting uni is both ultra-exciting and a little bit daunting. Having a safe, comfortable space to call your own is essential, whether you’re finding your feet or knuckling down for the final year. And we think a bean bag can help to make that difference.
Check out the full range of bean bag furniture from Big Bertha Original.