Beanbag chairs: Who among us doesn’t have fond memories of these slouchy, oh-so-comfy seats from childhood? As perfect as they were for lounging after school, curling up with a good book , or discussing some drawn-out teen drama on the phone, they always left something to be desired when it came to aesthetics. Until, that is, the introduction of Zilalila ‘s hand-knit wool versions. The brand’s new take on this ’90s bedroom staple is giving us total hygge vibes.
With an understated, appealingly tactile feel that would easily meld with any modern home, Zilalila’s NEST beanbags ($772) are the chicer, more minimalist cousin of the chairs you remember. Each one is handmade from high-quality New Zealand wool spun into a delightfully chunky yarn, which is a definite plus for anyone who remembers the way typical beanbag chairs would stick to your body.
The updated shape is a major improvement too! Unlike the amorphous beanbags of yesteryear, the NEST styles are roughly wedge-shaped, creating an even comfier perch for both kids and adults.
Best of all, no two are exactly alike. Each piece is handmade in Nepal in accordance with fair trade practices, so there’s a homespun quality to the entire collection.
While we admit our first inclination was to scatter a few of these around the playroom, there’s a refined quality to the natural colors and rich textures of these seats. They wouldn’t look out of place next to the fireplace or nestled in a (grown-up) reading nook. So why hide them away? Adults deserve a cozy place to nestle too.
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