Bean bag furniture is hugely popular again these days. Beanbags first gained popularity back in the 60s and 70s, but they've made a big comeback in recent years, partly thanks to the new extra soft fillings that are available, as well as the huge variety of bean bag cover styles that you can choose from. In this article we'll take a look at some of the most popular beanbag styles - all of which you can enjoy simply by buying a new cover for your existing beanbag!

1. Animal Print Bean Bags

Animal prints seem to find their way onto just about everything, are no exception. Zebra and leopardskin patterns are among the most popular, but you can find many others too. Many animal print covers are found on plain cotton or polyester, although if you want a super soft cover for your beanbag, it may be worth looking for a faux fur print.

2. Cotton Bean Bags

For pure simplicity it's hard to beat cotton, and cotton beanbag covers look great as well ss being easy to care for. For a minimalist look you might prefer a plain cover in a muted colour, although if you're feeling more adventurous there's an enormous range of prints to choose from, including stripes, polka dots, abstract patterns, flowers and many more.

3. Faux Fur Bean Bags

Faux fur beanbags are lots of fun, and feel extremely soft and snuggly. If you're looking for a faux fur cover for your beanbag, don't limit yourself to traditional animal print styles (unless that's what you want of course), because fake fur bean bag covers are available in a huge range of colours and patterns. Do be aware though, that beanbag covers made of this type of fabric might have special cleaning requirements.

4. Faux Suede Bean Bags

Suede is a popular fabric with many, and faux suede beanbag covers are in demand. While you can get covers that are made from real suede, these tend to be expensive, and they're also unsuitable for those who prefer not to use animal skins. Faux suede feels and looks just like the real thing, and is also easier to care for, making it a great choice for bean bags.

5. Velvet Bean Bags

Although bean bags are not traditionally known for their elegance, a velvet bean bag cover will add a touch of luxury to any room, and they feel wonderfully soft to curl up on. Most velvet covers are available in single colours, although you may be able to find prints if you look hard enough. Velvet is another of those fabrics which may require special care, so it might not be a good choice if you have sticky-fingered children.

6. Animal Character Bean Bags

Talking of children, they love beanbag chairs as well, and you'll find plenty of beanbag covers that are designed with kids in mind. Among the most popular of these are those which look like animals, such as turtles, lions or cute puppies. Add one of these covers to your child's bean bag, and it will double up as both a toy and a furry friend, rather than just being part of the furniture.

7. Plastic Bean Bags

Finally, many people seem to like plastic bean bag covers. These can actually be very soft, and one of their main advantages is that they're very easy to wipe clean, making them a good choice if you have kids or others in your household who are prone to spilling things.

If you're in the market for a new cover of your beanbag, it's worth shopping online, as you'll able to find the best prices and the widest variety. Whatever your taste, with so many different types to choose from, you're sure to find a beanbag cover to suit your needs.