Why a Bouncy Chair Might Be Your Perfect Seating Option

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Can you believe finals are right around the corner? I’ve been ramping up my study time, and today, I’m introducing you to the one thing I’ve been sitting on at my desk: my spherical, upholstered chair from Venn Design. A round chair…not exactly your typical seating option, right? After a few months of experimenting, I am so excited to finally share my thoughts with you about this unconventional seating option and why I think it’s worth it to make the switch to a bouncy chair.

I was first introduced to the idea of sitting on an exercise ball instead of a typical chair when I was around 10 years old. It seemed like such a fun idea at the time, and I kept it in the back of my mind all these years. If you’re anything like me, you are super fidgety and you have a hard time paying attention in class. In the past, I’ve read up about the benefits of sitting in something non-traditional like an exercise ball instead. When I came across @venndesign on Instagram, I thought to myself how cool their idea was to create an upgraded version of what I saw a decade ago. Venn Design kindly gifted a chair to me, and after a few months of experimenting, I’ve been able to form a few opinions of my own on the whole bouncy chair situation.

There are lots of case studies and medical studies about the benefits of sitting on a bouncy ball instead of a regular chair. I can speak from my own experience that this chair has so many surprising advantages. When this seat arrived in its box, I was immediately thrilled to sit on it. I had to resist the urge to keep bouncing up and down! After a few months of use, I’ve realized this chair allows me to bounce up and down while I read or review notes, which means built-in exercise/calorie burner. I can stretch out my back without getting up by leaning backwards on the chair. I also get super fidgety when I sit for too long, so this chair is exactly what I need to keep myself moving – especially when a good song comes on and I want to jam out! Plus, the beautiful fabric makes this chair as pleasant to look at as it is to sit on.
I realized there are a few things I had to get adjusted with to feel comfortable using this chair for extended periods of time. To get comfortable, Tyler Benner, founder of Venn Designs, recommends it’s best to try sitting with good posture, incorporating a few backbends into your routine, and changing up your leg position while sitting. Though it takes some time getting used to it, this chair is super helpful for active, kinesthetic learners like myself.
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SEAT stone venn design seat c/o | RUG vibrant floral pink turkish rug JEANS paige verdugo jeans | TOP yellow floral tank (old, similar linked) | CARDIGAN light blue button front cardi (old, similar linked)
I think this chair would make a fabulous graduation gift for an interior design enthusiast or incoming college student in your life! The seat comes in two sizes based on your height (under 5′ 4″ or over 5′ 4″) with lots of amazing fabric choices to choose from and even an option to design a custom chair. Venn Design was kind enough to provide a 10% off any order with the code THEBELLAINSIDER for your purchase.

Have you ever tried a bouncy chair at work or home? What were your thoughts on it? Thanks so much for following along today. The school season has been so busy, but there has been lots going on behind the scenes here at The Bella Insider. I can’t wait to share some fun graduation posts soon!

Photography by Brandon Hill

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  1. 5.2.17
    Anonymous said:

    Venn looks beautiful in your dorm and you look like you're having a lot of fun! Great photos!