Oh man, bean bags are here!! I love my bean bags. I cannot believe I have wasted half my life sitting on ridiculous chairs, couches and other rubbish.
Once you are seated/reclined on one, you just DO NOT want to get off.
Often people are put off by their previous bad experiences with bean bags such as:
Not being able to get off a bean bag. Rolling off.
Unkempt, casual appearance of space.
Sweating, slipping off.
The reason for most of these problems is the quality of the beans and bean bag material. Find a good bean bag with high density beans. Don't go to walmart or sears. Get the real thing and you will notice the difference.
As for casual appearance, that is up to your individual taste. I always choose comfort over outward appearance. Its the sneakers versus high heels debate all over again. If you can get away with wearing sneakers then why would you deliberately torture yourself?
I will most likely get a couch at one point for "visitors". After all you can only sit one person per bean bag and I could only afford two!
But seriously, I am not going clutter my limited living space with furniture for appearances.
My back is so happy right now.