Single or Double Papasan Chair: Which Is the Better Choice?

A lot of people already know what a papasan chair is – after all, they have been quite popular in the United States and Europe ever since World War II ended. Those who are not familiar with the name may know the papasan as the moon chair or the bowl chair. In any case, it is a fairly large round chair that is typically composed of a separate base and bowl frame and is topped with a very comfortable cushion of the same shape.

Traditionally, papasan chairs are handcrafted from rattan or wicker – most of them are still actually created in this manner, particularly those that are imported from Asian Countries like the Philippines and Indonesia. However, for customers who have a more modern preference in terms of furniture design, there are also newer designs of papasan chairs that are made of lightweight steel or even plastic.

If you are considering buying a papasan for your home, one of the most important decisions you would have to make is whether you are going to choose the single papasan chair that can fit only one person, or the double chair that can accommodate two individuals, just like a loveseat.

Both the single and double chairs come with their own set of advantages and the choice of which one to pick would mostly be a matter of personal preference. However, to give you an idea of which type would be better for you, following are some of the perks that you can enjoy with each type:

Single Papasan Chairs

The most obvious advantage of single papasan over double ones is the smaller space that they would occupy, which can still be a considerable amount of floor space compared to other kinds of chairs. Of course, this would only be an issue for homeowners who have limited space in the house.

Single papasans are also much cozier for someone who plans to use it solo. Curling up all by yourself in the larger double chair may not make you feel as snug as you would like because there would be too much space to occupy. Some double papasan chairs may even feel like a small bed for a person of a rather diminutive frame.

Of course, single papasans are also much easier to move around and are lighter to carry when you need to move. Cushion replacements will also be cheaper because of the smaller size.

Double Papasan Chairs

If you have a romantic partner and would like to use the papasan chair for cuddling in front of the fire or the television with your loved one, then it would make more sense to buy a double papasan that can comfortably accommodate two people.

Some single papasan chairs are actually large enough to seat two people but the weight capacity of these single chairs may not be enough for two individuals. Double papasans, on the other hand, are not only larger but are usually also sturdier and able to carry much more weight without you worrying that you might fall or break the chair.

Double papasan chairs, which are also commonly called mamasan chairs, are also a popular choice for families with children who like to climb onto the chairs all at once. They are also perfect for a guest room where they can function both as a couch and a bed.

At the end of the day, it really depends on you whether you want a single or a double chair. But no matter which one you pick, the important thing is to choose one that is made with a high level of craftsmanship so that it can stay with you and your family for a long time to come.

One of the most important elements you have to inspect when buying a papasan is the kind of material used in the frames. It has to be a durable material that can withstand the test of time. In fact, this is the reason why papasan chairs made of rattan have remained popular all throughout the years – rattan ages very well and barely shows signs of wear and tear of extended usage.

Another important element is the size of the cushion. Whether you choose a single or double chair, it would be advisable to pick one that comes with a standard-sized seat for easy replacement of the cushions in the future. Even if your papasan chair frame is strong enough to last a lifetime, it is very likely that you would have to replace the cushions after a few years. This would be much easier if you have a standard-sized cushion so that you won’t have to pay for customization of the cushions, which can be quite expensive.

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