A person standing in front of a box, with Big Bertha Original

Big Bertha Original Beanbag Armchair

December 18, 2017

Roo is now at the stage where she often prefers to go upstairs and chill out in her bedroom. With access to Netflix, Spotify and all her bits and bobs, it is somewhere she likes to get away from it all. Closing the bedroom door on the noise from Tigger and Piglet screeching and giggling. Relaxing after school activities or inviting friends over to chat the hours away.

Whilst she has a day bed style bed in her room, she doesn’t always like to sit/lay on there when she wants to read, or even watch a film. Having thrown all the bedding and pillows on the floor in an attempt to make a cosy space to sit, I knew that I needed to find a solution for her. We’d previously looked at getting a large pillow style bean bag but she wasn’t keen on it. However, when she spotted the Big Bertha Original Bean Bag Armchair she loved the style and bold purple colour too. Although available in children’s size too, we opted for the larger adult size as Roo is only going to continue growing.

Big Bertha Original Beanbag Armchair

A close up of a purple bed

Designed for lounging out, the Big Bertha Original Bean Bag Armchair is much-loved for its ergonomic shape, low-cut arms, and neat lines. This bean bag makes an excellent addition to a student’s dorm room, teenager’s bedroom, kid’s playroom, or as garden furniture for all the family.

Made with SmartCanvas™ premium outdoor fabric and containing SupremeX™ filling, this bean bag will make a fantastic addition to any garden furniture collection. For maximum usability, why not use this bean bag in the home over the winter and take it out to lounge on when the sun comes out.

Some assembly required

Arriving in a rectangle box, I initially thought that it was a completely different delivery as I assumed the bean bag armchair would come ready assembled. It doesn’t. You need to unfold the cover and fill with beans via the two openings. This is somewhat of a difficult task especially if you are attempting to do it alone. Personally, I found using a jug to pour beans in helped, until the bag was half empty to make tipping the bag easier (and less likely to spill everywhere).

A person standing in front of a box, with Big Bertha Original

What’s yours is mine

Like any new purchase when you have siblings, both Tigger and Piglet decided to try out the bean bag armchair for size. It was my fault really as I had left it in the front room after filling so they came down in the morning and that became the must sit on chair for the day. They were a little disappointed to see it moved up into Roo’s bedroom. Although Roo has invited Tigger into her room to join her watching films and reading books so he does still manage to sneak a sit on it every now and again.

A young boy sitting on a table

Where Can I buy a bean bag armchair?

The Big Bertha Original Bean Bag Armchair is available to buy from Big Bertha Original, available in a selection of colours and textures.

Big Bertha Original Bean Bag Armchair Giveaway

Kickstart the New Year off with your very own Big Bertha Original Bean Bag Armchair. For your chance to win, simply complete the Gleam widget below (complete as many actions as you wish to gain additional entries into the draw):

SmartCanvas™ Bean Bag Armchair

Disclosure: We received Big Bertha Original Bean Bag Armchair FOC for the purpose of review

  • Susie Wilkinson December 18, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    It would be great in the bedroom for reading and watching TV

  • Kate Holmes December 18, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    In the lounge

  • Alica December 18, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I would have it in the living room for my hubby to game on! 🙂

  • Val Pownall December 18, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    It would be perfect in our girls room for their reading corner. It’s lovely!

  • Leila Benhamida December 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    In my bedroom. Would be a great seat to read a book and have time for myself.

  • Solange December 19, 2017 at 3:21 am

    In the living room.

  • Tracy Nixon December 19, 2017 at 3:55 am

    In the lounge x

  • Angela Boucher December 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I would love this for my sons bedroom.

  • Sarah Cooper December 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

    In my bedroom.

  • A.E. ADKINS December 19, 2017 at 11:28 am

    This would be perfect in the twins room

  • Kim Carberry December 19, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I think one of my girls would claim this for their bedrooms…

  • sandy December 19, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    in my little boy’s room

  • john prendergast December 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    In the backroom for gaming time

  • Ritchie Dee December 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    In the conservatory

  • Fiona King December 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    In my lounge by the window

  • Marycarol December 19, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Perfect for the living room in front of the tv xx

  • Chrissy Harris December 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Would use it in my sons room and also outside in the summer

  • Anna December 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    In a bedroom but it is light enough to be moved around

  • Angela Fitzjohn December 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    In the living room, both my daughters would love it.

  • Cherry Edwards December 19, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I think it would be very popular in the lounge in our house.

  • mia vine December 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    would have it in the living room, but hubby would probably nick it for his man cave 🙂

  • Keith Embleton December 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    My grand daughter would love this in her bed room

  • MM December 19, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    We have a very small room, with restricted height in our attic conversion. I think that this would fit very nicely there.
    Fingers crossed!

  • Kathleen marsden December 19, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    In the conservatory. They all sit playing games in there so this is ideal

  • amy bondoc December 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    in our spare room which we use as a office and reading rom/homework room;)

  • Ren Taylor December 19, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Chilling in my lounge under a standard lamp reading a good book!

  • Sheila Shepheard December 19, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    It would be perfect in my daughter’s bedroom – next to her book shelves. It looks so comfy and perfect for reading the new Philip Pullman Book of Dust.

  • Sidrah Ahmed December 19, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I would use this in the living room

  • Catherine Reynolds December 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    It will be in my reading corner! (aka where my book shift is!)

  • renae December 19, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I think it would be in the lounge room

  • ashleigh allan December 19, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    In my sons room

  • Louise Smith December 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    This would look fab in my daughters newly decorated bedroom

  • Jo Richards December 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I am intending on changing the use of the utility room into a gaming room for the kids so this would be perfect to go in there

  • Caroles December 19, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    In my sons bedroom.

  • Emma Gibson December 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    In my bedroom to watch movies.

  • Heather Hibbert December 19, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    In my oldest boys bedroom for his chill time away from the hyper little one!

  • Kerry Kilmister December 19, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    This would be perfect for my daughter’s bedroom, for her to relax in and read her books

  • Sarah Jane Mackay December 20, 2017 at 6:21 am

    I would use it in the kids bedroom

  • justine meyer December 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I would have this in my bedroom for some mum quiet time x

  • kRIS December 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    i’d give it to my daughter for her bed room

  • rebecca h December 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    In my lounge! perfect for curling up with a book while the hubby plays xbox!

  • Thomas Buchanan December 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    i would put it in the living room to play xbox on

  • Tina Hewitt December 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I would have this in the bedroom my granddaughter has decided is hers when she has a sleepover ( she still wants to sleep in nanans bed though)

  • Helen Tovell December 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    My daughters bedroom

  • Pauline Hill December 20, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    PERFECT for In the lounge

  • Lisa Wilkinson December 20, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    In my little girl’s bedroom

  • Ceril Roberts December 21, 2017 at 3:32 am

    In the lounge – my son would love it to watch television

  • EMMA WALTERS December 21, 2017 at 5:44 am

    would be great in the living room!

  • Emma H December 21, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I’d use the beanbag chain in the living room.

  • Michelle Ferguson December 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I would use this in the living room when relaxing in front of the TV

  • Rachel Arnup December 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I would use it in my bedroom, as a comfy seat to relax & read a book in!

  • Emma CHAPMAN December 21, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I think I would have to have sneaky sit !

  • Lynn Neal December 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I think it would deserve a place in the living room where everyone can have a sit!

  • claire woods December 21, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I’d put it in the living room but I think my son would love it most.

  • Jules Eley December 21, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    In my daughters bedroom for reading!

  • Charlene Merrall December 21, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I’d use it in the front room! I think me and my 8 year old would fight over it though haha

  • Lyndsey Cooksey December 21, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    This looks so comfortable! If I had to find a perfect place for this it would be in my daughters bedroom. Her room is purple and she also has a reading corner with a hard chair lol. This would be lovely for her to sit on and relax with a book!

  • Kelly White December 22, 2017 at 1:26 am

    I’d use it in a bedroom

  • Louise Reeks December 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    I would put it in spare room where my niece and nephews sleep when they come to visit

  • Violet Phillippo December 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I would use it in the conservatory to watch tv.

  • Sarah Forster December 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    We only have one small sofa so it would go in the living room for guests to sit on!

  • Juli Savage December 23, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Use it in the living room for one of the teenagers

  • Alana Walker December 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    It would be for my son’s bedroom.x

  • Simon C December 23, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I think this would be great in my daughter’s room. She’ll love chilling out with it.

  • Claire w December 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    In our daughters bedroom so they have somewhere to sit, relax and read 🙂 Thank you for the chance!

  • lynn savage December 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    This would be in my living room, a great chair for the grandkids

  • Annette Oliver December 25, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    In my conservatory

  • Dean T December 26, 2017 at 1:38 am

    I would pop it in the corner of the kids room for maximum effect!! It would get the most use I am comfy in my own chair (even has the bum imprints to prove it!)

  • Stephanie Keill December 26, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I’d put it on my sons room for him to use when he plays his computer.

  • Lisa King December 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    We would use it in the living room for the kids

  • Annmarie Crawford December 26, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I would use it in the front room so my son can snuggle and watch films

  • Hali Kinson December 26, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I would have it sons bedroom

  • Laura Williams December 26, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    My four sons would love to fight over this to sit and play on their Xbox I am sure! ha!

  • Katrina Adams December 26, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I would use it as an extra seat in our front room but like that I could move it anywhere 🙂

  • leanne weir December 26, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    In the living room.

  • Karen Barrett December 27, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Perfect for the conservatory

  • Kelly Hirst December 27, 2017 at 8:15 am

    It would be perfect for my daughters bedroom for relaxing & reading

  • Eve Ogden December 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Spare room for the nephew

  • Anneka Avery December 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    This would be for my bedroom so when I’m unwell -(I have Fibromyalgia) my daughter can sit comfortably with me and read

  • Lynne OConnor December 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    In my office for chill out time

  • Rachel Craig December 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm


  • Kat Allinson December 27, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I would put it in our living room

  • hannah wood December 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    In our living room

  • Cath Joyce December 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I would use it in the playroom

  • DAWN HULL December 27, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    It would definitely be ideal for relaxing in our living room.

  • Gemma Aktekin December 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    My 2 little girls have a reading corner with some quite outdated beanbags with no beans left in… this would be great to replace them.

  • Susan B December 28, 2017 at 3:27 am

    We currently have no chairs in either of our bedrooms. This looks so comfy and would be so useful.

  • Fiona Martin December 28, 2017 at 10:53 am

    My kids would love this, they would use it in the front room so we can get our sofa back! lol

  • Patricia Avery December 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    In the lounge or grandchildren’s bedroom when they come to stay. They would love it 🙂

  • sharon stanley December 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Definitely the livingroom. My fiance takes over the sofa with his feet after stroking the dog with them while she’s malting depositing said dog fur all over the place. That way he could sit in the dog fur he’s transfered while I get a foot and fur free place to sit lol.

  • amanda greensmith December 28, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    i’d have it in the lounge for extra seating x

  • Margaret Gallagher December 28, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    In my bedroom for reading

  • Vivien Baird December 28, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I would gift it to my Grandson for his room at Uni.

  • amanda dunn December 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I would put it in the reading corner of my sons bedroom 🙂

  • Saran Benjamin December 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I think if it was not being used in the living room that I would use it to lounge on in the garden while catching some sun.

  • ADEINNE TONNER December 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I think this would be great in the living room

  • Rachael O’brien December 28, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I’d have it in my living room and use it for reading ! Just received all my materials from university and have ALOT of reading to do 🙂

  • Katherine Lucas December 28, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    In the living room for my stepdaughter as she likes sitting on the floor

  • Jen Boucher December 28, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    I’d love this for my new bedroom

  • NICOLA TAIT December 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    this would look awesome in my daughters bedroom 🙂

  • Rich Tyler December 28, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    My little boys room

  • Sarah Wilson December 28, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    In the living room!

  • Carly Belsey December 29, 2017 at 5:25 am

    i would put this in my daughter’s room so there is someone for us to sit when we play in her room with her

  • Michaela Hannah December 29, 2017 at 6:52 am

    I would use it in the sitting room for my youngest

  • Allison Sherwood December 29, 2017 at 7:09 am

    I would have this in my living room, I only have a tiny living room so this would be perfect as an extra comfy seat without taking up too much space .

  • Jodi hill December 29, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I’d use it in the living room, as a little reading nook for me and Ava who absolutely adores me reading to her 🙂

  • June Lord December 29, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I would put it in our twins bedroom.

  • francis lee December 29, 2017 at 11:06 am

    we would have this sat right in front of the TV for me to use

  • Danielle Graves December 29, 2017 at 11:47 am

    This would be perfect in the living room, it would be ideal for J to get comfy and chill out on

  • Ray Becker December 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Gift it to our grandson

  • ellie spider December 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    this would be perfect for in the kids playroom 🙂

  • Sarah Robinson December 29, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Would love this for my lounge

  • Anni Ezmerelda December 29, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I’d use it in the kids bedroom next to their bookcase so they could have a little reading corner. 🙂

  • Rachel Atkinson December 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    In the lounge

  • Libby Noack December 29, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I would love to put it in my children’s bedroom near their bookshelf as a reading chair 🙂

  • Alison Johnson December 29, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I’d give it to my son to use in his bedroom. He keeps asking for a sofa but this would actually fit!

  • Emma Anderson December 29, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Under my sons bunk bed would be perfect!

  • Gill Mitchell December 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    This would be great in either of my kids rooms.

  • Deborah Clarke December 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    In the kitchen…..ill be sat there all week waiting for the Teenagers to clean up after themselves lol. Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner

  • Marrian December 29, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    In the front room as an extra seat.

  • antonia richardson December 29, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    i would love a armchair

  • Stacey Gahan December 29, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I’d use this in the living room

  • katrina walsh December 29, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    it would be great for a quiet reading area in the conservatory

  • Andi Gurney December 29, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I’d use it in the playroom for my two children to sit and read on

  • Christina Finlay December 30, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Perfect for my daughter it looks so comfy

  • paula cheadle December 30, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    perfect for watching the tellyand/or in the kids bedroom

  • gemma hendry December 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    i would give it to my daughter and put it in her room

  • Kim Neville December 30, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Would have in our lounge for everyone to use

  • Vincent Walker December 30, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I am pretty confident when I say my daughter will find a space in her bedroom for the beanbag chair.

  • Laura Avery December 30, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Sons bedroom, always need an extra chair!

  • ALEXANDER BEAVEN December 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    In lounge as a spare seat for when we have young visitors

  • Danielle Moore December 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    In my daughter’s bedroom so she can play her Xbox 🙂

  • Sallyanne Metcalfe December 30, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I need one of these but I think Bertie and I would fight over it! It would be a permanent fixture in the lounge

  • Michelle Jones December 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    In my daughter’s room so she has somewhere to lounge and extra places for her friends when they come over

  • George Wright December 30, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    We’d keep it in the living room but it’d probably be moved around!

  • Laura Bryant December 31, 2017 at 12:13 am

    In the games room

  • Joanne Atkinson December 31, 2017 at 7:48 am

    My grandsons new bedroom

  • Kev Cannon December 31, 2017 at 10:33 am

    It would look great in my son’s room where he can use it to watch TV and play his video games

  • claire davey December 31, 2017 at 10:49 am

    we would use it in my son room in the book corner where we love reading and snuggling up together

  • Rebecca Mercer December 31, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I’d use it for when I’m reading sat at the French doors with views of the garden

  • sarah pearce December 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    My two daughters would love this in their bedroom x

  • Eva Trelfa December 31, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    i’d have it in my living room as an extra seat (FOR ME!)

  • Emma Mason December 31, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    My girls would love this!

  • Natalie Crossan December 31, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    In the living room, would look fab! Be great for an extra seat 🙂 xxx

  • Tracy Gladman December 31, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I would use this in my conservatory

  • Sheila Reeves December 31, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Would use this in the living room great for playing on the games console

  • Caroline Blaza December 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I would use it in the lounge

  • jackie curran December 31, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I would use it in the living room as an extra seat

  • Bev December 31, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    In the living room!

  • Helen Craigs December 31, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I would use it in my bedroom as a seat to snuggle into and read in peace!

  • iain maciver December 31, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    perfect for watching tv , on in the living room or in the kids bedroom

  • janine atkin December 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    this would be great for my sons bedroom

  • Chris Andrews December 31, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Leave a comment telling me where you would use the beanbag armchair? . . . . in the spare bedroom for when my grandsons come to stay

  • kayleigh white December 31, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    In the lounge! the kids are always taking up too much room, so having their own little chair would be fab.

  • Laura Pritchard December 31, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    In my son’s bedroom, he’d love it!

  • D Winfield December 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I would use it in my spare room where my work desk is, this will be comfier than the computer chair I have.

  • Katerina Economides December 31, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I would use it in the living room on film night. x

  • Angela Treadway December 31, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    In my sons bedroom x

  • Theresa Thomas December 31, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I would give it my son to use in his bedroom

  • Sarah December 31, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I would use it in the living room for the little ones to relax on.

  • IAN CHEYNE December 31, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    My granddaughters bedroom

  • Dom Ralf December 31, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I would love it in my front room for my little one to relax in.

  • pete c December 31, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    it would be kept for use in the lounge

  • becci cleary December 31, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    In my 2 year olds room for when we have stories before bed – If I keep trying to wedge my bum into her chair one of these days I’m going to get it stuck!

  • Tee Simpson December 31, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Id use it in my kids room

  • Martina Pichova December 31, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    In my son’s bedroom – but we could easily move it downstairs when we had too many guests and needed more chairs.

  • Angela Paull December 31, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I think it would split it’s time between our bedroom(s) and the lounge

  • Nancy Bradford December 31, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I would put this lovely chair in our conservatory.

  • Victoria Prince December 31, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I’d put it in the living room 🙂 great for watching tv!

  • tracy sinclair December 31, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I would have it in my Living Room, ideal for when my Grandkids come to visit x

  • Jessica Barber December 31, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    In the living room!

  • Hazel Rea December 31, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    It would be in the living room for general relaxation and for my son to play games.

  • Heli L December 31, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    I’d gift it to my teenage boys so they could do their gaming sitting comfortably in their room. They wouldn’t have to know that when they are at school I’d sit down on their Big Bertha, chill and watch reality TV!

  • SHIRLEY EVANS December 31, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Would use it in the living room

  • Lisa George December 31, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I’d use it for my daughter in our living room so she isn’t relegated to sitting on the floor at every family occasion 🙂

  • Adrian Bold December 31, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I would use this armchair in the living room. Thanks for the competition!

  • Kayleigh Watkins December 31, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    We would use it in our living room so all three of our children could enjoy it xxxx

  • Tammy Neal December 31, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    In my bedroom x

  • Christine Caple December 31, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    It would be for my son for his new flat

  • Carol Cliffe December 31, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    I’d let my son have it for playing his X-Box

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