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Better Than Your Average Bean Bag

Bean bag chairs are a staple of rec rooms and college dorms. They're comfy, versatile, and even available in sports motifs to match your favorite team (please, just don't). But rarely has anyone accused a bean bag chair — particularly one shaped like a football — of being chic.

That's why I'm itching to sink down into one of these high-design interpretations of the good ol' vinyl bean bag. These three bags would sit attractively in the corner of any well-decorated room, ready to make an appearance anytime you needed some extra seating for guests.

The Fatboy Original ($229) would be great for movie-watching. It's basically a great big pillow that multi-tasks as a chair, a recliner, or a cushion. Available in 15 colors or three Marimekko patterns for $299.

Two more better-than-average bean bags, so

Uno Design Florence Broadhurst Bean Bag Chair ($239) is about as elegant as a bean bag chair is going to get, with its parlor-worthy floral pattern and cozy texture. (Thanks Another Shade of Grey.)

The Sumo Lounge Omni ($129) is a big nylon sack that can morph into a chair, a love seat, and a mattress and looks great whatever way you want to use it. Comes in seven colors.

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