Best Papasan Chair and Cushion Set of 2023

Papasan chairs originated in islands of Southeast Asia and were made popular in the western world after World War II. They have always been popular because of their unique style and incredible comfort. But lately, they seem to be gaining even more popularity and furniture makers around the world are storming the market with these chairs of all designs and styles.

The Papasan is also known as a moon chair or bowl chair for its obvious nest shape, usually stuffed with a plush and puffy futon-type cushion. They look funky, comfy and are versatile enough to suit most décor themes.

We went and looked for the most versatile styles available today and chose some of the best for you to have a look at.

Rattan Papasan Chair with Microsuede

Brookstone/International Caravan


Rattan Papasan Chair with Cushion

  • Papasan Chair Included!
  • Microsuede
  • Very Comfortable 8 Inch Papasan Cushion
  • Medium (42) Inches
  • Not Recommended for People Over 220 Pounds
  • 5 Muted “Earthy” Colors

The 8 inch thick microsuede is extraordinarily comfortable and doesn’t lose its puffiness thanks to the unique inner stuffing.

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Wicker Swivel Papasan Chair

OSP Designs

  • Papasan Chair Included!
  • Polyester
  • 8 Colors
  • Small (38) Inches
  • Unique Swivel Design
  • Not Recommended for People Over 200 Pounds

The Papasan chair cushion can be easily wiped down with a damp cloth if it collects dust or takes a spill.

The main difference with this styling is that the upper seat can swivel a full 360 degrees on top of the pedestal support, just adding a really awesome element of freedom.

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Polyester Papasan Cushion

Blazing Needles

  • Papasan Chair Cushion Only
  • 100% Polyester
  • 21 Cool Colors to Match Any Decor
  • 6 Inch Thickness
  • Medium (44), Large (48) andExtra Large (52) Inch Models
  • Great Quality and Made in the U.S.
  • Super Comfortable

It’s the ideal cradle for a baby to sleep in or for a toddler to chill out in.  Its decorative, classic looks will brighten any corner of the house and will be a real talking point for other young moms who visit your home.

The medium, large and extra large cushions fit perfectly into the seat frame, offering a very spacious seat to relax in.

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Cotton Cushion for Papasan Chair

Cotton Craft

  • Cushion Only
  • 100% Cotton
  • 4 Funky Madala-inspired Designs
  • +-5 Inch Thickness
  • Available in Medium (45) Inches Only
  • Easy to Clean& Designs Hide Stains

The unique designs not only look excellent but are also a great way to hide small stains and spills that are bound to occur.

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Papasan Chair with Backrest

Blazing Needles Rocker Papasan

  • Includes Chair
  • 100% Polyester
  • 23 Colors to From Bright to Muted
  • 6 Inch Thickness
  • Medium (48) Inches Only
  • The Backrest Lifts Seating Posture
  • Surprisingly Comfortable

A gently rocking motion helps you relax while you chill out in this unique design. The additional backrest gives you more upright support that a “laid back” a papasan.

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Folding Papasan (Faux Fur)

Urban Shop

  • Micro Mink Fabrication
  • 17 Funky Colors
  • Small (32) Inches
  • Strong and Lightweight
  • Easy to Set Up

The 32 inch seat is slightly smaller than the previous selections in the list, but is still spacious enough for the average adult and has a carrying capacity of 250 pounds.

It has a tubular framework similar to those seen on many camping Papasan chairs, allowing it to be folded flat for convenient storage or travel.

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Camping Papasan Chair

Urban Shop

  • 100% Polyester
  • Black and Khaki Colors
  • Medium (37) Inches
  • Great for Comfortable Camping
  • Very Easy to Set Up

Really great value for money makes the Urban Shop folding Papasan chair is perfect for camping, students and travelers.

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Double Papasan (Mamasan) Cushion

Blazing Needles

  • Cushion Only
  • 100% Polyester
  • 20 Colors Available
  • Large (65) and Extra Large (78) Inches
  • Exceptionally Comfortable Lounger
  • Very Easy to Clean

This double Papasan cushion makes it possible to put together a lounge suite with Papasan’s of different sizes.

This was the biggest two-seater we found, big enough as a place for a full grown adult to take a dreamy afternoon nap in.

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Papasan Style Ideas

Color It Up


Part of the new Boho Chic movement is the incredible bursts of colors that can be added to a room. The easiest way to do this is by including throw pillows to the area on top, and around it.

Don’t hold back. Sure, you can use complementary colors to keep it classic, but why not go with bursts of pink, blue, yellow, orange, purple and green. You could also make sure that the textures and patterns are wildly different to add to the boho feel. This is especially true if you have a plain pillow like beige or white.

You can instantly brighten up an area in minutes with this easy trick.

Layer It Up


Adding throw blankets with similar tones will add a feeling of luxury. It’s already the plushest seat you can find, so adding another layer of “plushness” will take it to a completely new level of style.

An old chair will look almost brand new instantly. Wool, cotton and fleece are great layering options while alternatives include faux minks and crocheted throws.

Buyers Guide


Which one is right for me?

This question depends really on what you want a Papasan for.

For kids, pets and all things messy, you’ll need to consider an easy-to-clean Polyester option whereas cotton and microsuede are a little harder to clean. Of course, you can always buy a darker color to hide any mishaps.

These designs are timeless and elegant, both having the quality and decorative appeal to make them permanent furnishings in the house. All are good value for money considering the quality and purpose of the furniture.

Don’t take the papasans outdoors and expose them to weather long term. The materials will take damage in the sun and moisture could get trapped in the cushions.

Why not make the kids happy by hanging one of these in the kid’s playroom or in the baby room for baby to sleep in during the day.

The folding style is in a league of its own and is clearly suited to campers and young people who want to take superb comfort with them, its light and portable and comes in at a budget price.

We hope that this list helps you to make an easy choice when it comes to selecting and buying the perfect match for your needs. We chose these 6 styles based on versatility, comfort, durability, great quality and last but not least, good value for money.

So get a Papasan or mamasan (double) for your living space and experience a whole new level of style and comfort, you won’t regret it!

Video – Shopping for a Papasan