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Log Home Living | by: Clare Martin Ultrasuede Beanbag Chair Corduroy Floor Cushions Down Boyfriend Pillow If you've ever thought about throwing an impromptu movie night in your great room, but had to call it off because you just didn't have enough seating for all of your friends and family, I've got some good news […]
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Log Home Living | by: Clare Martin

Ultrasuede Beanbag Chair Corduroy Floor Cushions Down Boyfriend Pillow

If you've ever thought about throwing an impromptu movie night in your great room, but had to call it off because you just didn't have enough seating for all of your friends and family, I've got some good news for you—you can cancel that order for another couch. A few cushiony, comfy perches scattered around the floor are all you need to accommodate the extra bodies. My three picks are both lounge-worthy and portable, so you can pull them out during the previews and have everyone situated by the time the opening credits start to roll.

In the Bag
Anyone who lived through the '70s will immediately recognize the silhouette of the once-ubiquitous beanbag chair. The moldable seats may have lost their "hip" status around the time that lava lamps and black lights also fell out of fashion, but there's no escaping the fact that they still make for some pretty comfortable seating in a pinch. And this version comes with some key upgrades: It's totally eco-friendly, with 100-percent recycled fill material, and its plush ultrasuede cover (which comes in muted tones like burgundy and gray) is made from recycled soda bottles. Groovy, baby.

$99 each

Call 800-440-0680, or visit target.com.

Ultrasuede Beanbag Chair

Floor Score
More than a pillow but less than a seat, structured floor cushions are the ideal low-cost answer to a seating crunch—just toss a few around the coffee table, and you're ready to go. Floor cushions can be found in all shapes and sizes, but I like these basic corduroy ones from children's boutique Land of Nod. They come in three different sizes—perfect for seating everyone from kids to adults—and in primary colors that are bright without being over the top. Plus, the covers zip off easily, so you can throw them in the wash when they meet with that inevitable soda spill.

$29 to $49 each

Call 800-933-9904, or visit landofnod.com.

Corduroy Floor Cushions

Supporting Player
Long a favorite of college students logging long hours of studying in cramped dorm rooms, the boyfriend pillow is the perfect movie-watching companion—it lets you sprawl out on the floor, yet keeps your back propped up so you can still see the screen (and munch on popcorn!). The Company Store's down-filled version is comfortably cushy, yet, when propped up against the legs of a couch or chair, sturdy enough to provide support. Washable, 280-thread-count cotton covers come in a choice of 12 classic colors, making it a cinch to match your decor.

$59 (pillow), $42 (cover)

Call 800-323-8000, or visit thecompanystore.com.

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