Extremely popular during the 1960's and 1970's, papasan chairs have
made a comeback. Cozy, comfortable and stylish, papasan chair
cushions are available in many shapes, styles, fabrics and colors.
Like any type of upholstered furniture, papasan chair cushions are
available in various different levels of quality and comfort.
The typical papasan chair features a rattan or bamboo frame and a
papasan cushion or pad. Papasan chair styles vary from single seat
to cozy loveseats. Another very popular papasan is the swivel
rocking chair which often includes a rattan ottoman topped off with
a matching cushion.
Single seat papasan chairs are typical round and can range in size
from small to large. Most often seen in a bowl shape, single seat
papasan chairs and cushions make a great place to curl up and
relax. Double papasan chairs are sometimes referred to as papasan
loveseats. Designed for two people, these comfortable chairs are
perfect for sharing space with a favorite friend.
Another popular papasan style is the rocker recliner which combines
a rattan or bamboo frame and a papasan style cushion. When combined
with a papasan ottoman or footrest, papasan rocking chairs offer
great comfort and style. The frames for papasan rocking chairs are
most often made from the same materials as papasan chairs.
Papasan chair cushions can be found in a wide variety of fabrics.
When selecting a papasan chair cushion, durability and comfort are
important considerations. Materials used for batting can include
cotton, down, polyester fiber and other types of synthetic
materials. Cover materials for papasan chair cushions include
cotton, cotton duck and cotton polyester blends.
Synthetic blend fabrics, usually a combination of cotton and
polyester, are long wearing, stain resistant and available in a
veritable rainbow of colors and patterns. Chenille fabrics are
soft, comfortable and stylish.
Microfiber fabrics have become popular choices for a variety of
upholstered furniture and this includes papasan chair cushions.
Microfiber fabrics are tightly woven and are considered more wear
and stain resistant than other types of fabrics with a more open
weave. Micro suede fabrics have the look and feel of leather suede.
When choosing a quality papasan chair cushion, there are several
things to look for to make you are getting good value for your
money. Fabric colors and patterns for papasan cushions are almost
endless but the proof is in the quality of the cover material and
inner batting. Thicker is usually better when it comes to papasan
chair cushions so look for cushions that are at least five to six
inches thick. Thinner papasan chair cushions may be less expensive
but not nearly as comfortable.