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All You Have To Know About Papasan Chair: A Strategy To Improve Your Home (DIY Guide Included)

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By Ysolt Yilmaz. Living Room. Published at Friday, October 20th, 2017 - 23:08:53 PM.

Looking for traditional furniture for your stylish room, you may wanna take a look at this. It’s called a Papasan chair. I made a list of the most unusual and traditional furniture, this chair is on the top of the list. Both functional yet so decorative. This article is special for you who want to know more detail about this chair design.

The Origin of Papasan Chair

Papasan chair is a large rounded bowl-shaped chair which has an adjustable angle. Some people are also called is a moon chair or bowl chair. Originally, the frame of Papasan chair is made of rattan, but now it’s also available in wood or sturdy wicker.

It also becomes one of the most trending chair design to have in the modern house. It gets popular because of its unique design and comfort. It can be placed anywhere you want, from the backyard to your living room.

red papasan chair

This chair design was first made in the 1950s and it had a great success in the late 1970s.So, bringing back Papasan chairs in this era of interior design might be mind-blowing. It’s like bringing back the past into the present.

The unique and classic look of this chair would give a perfect impression of the whole interior atmosphere. There are some reasons why people love to put Papasan chairs in the middle of their room.

Papasan Chair Ikea

As we know, Papasan chair is rich in designs. There are various of designs you can choose for your Papasan chair. All of them are flexible in your room. This simple chair can get along with a variety of decors. It could be a comfortable seat for your living room, bedroom, or even backyard.

If you want one of these chairs, IKEA is the place to be. IKEA has a lot of Papasan chair collection. You can pick the design or style that can be brought into the line of your other furniture. This trusted home improvement store would give you their high-quality furniture for your very best house design. There are many reason to choose IKEA for your home improvement.

Papasan Chair in A Living Room

Green Papasan Chair in Living Room

This iconic chair would be a lovely addition to your living room. MyDomaine has a special place for Papasan Chair in their hearts. This website recommends Papasan chair to be in every living room.

Papasan Chair is just what every living room needs. You might’ve been seeing this classic chair in the living room of your grandma’s house. But now, having such traditional furniture would be impressive for your stylish living room.

The chair can be a classic twist in your modern house. You can start to dust off your old Papasan chair from the storage unit. Or, you can visit the nearby home improvement store to find new and better ones.

Just in case, rustic is not your style, and contemporary suits you more so don't you worry. We have a plentiful contemporary guide to pick up your best.

The Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

Why Papasan Chair?

Versatile
The first answer to that question is the versatility. The frame of this chair is comprised of two circles. The big one on the floor and the smaller one at the top.

Both of them are connected with some vertical supports. The open circles allow me to shift the position of the cushion and frame. You can use the Papasan according to your most comfortable place.

Comfortable
The most comforting reason for this Papasan chair is the cushion. It has a large size and circular shape which fits me in a curled-up position.

The thickness is perfect for the frame, it doesn’t give you any discomfort. The first time I saw this chair design, it seems not comfortable because it was designed purely for novelty, but I was wrong.

Why Not Papasan Chair?

Low stability Papasan chair
Low Stability
The Papasan chair’s framed is already positioned, the stability will be compromised as a result. When you set it on sitting position, do not move much. If you twist it or lean it to the side, it could throw off the balance. The frame tip will off the base.

If you position the frame to get it centered on the base, it will give you more stability, but you need to get in it first.

Difficult to stand up
Another reason why not having Papasan chair is the difficulty of standing up for some people. Sitting on Papasan chair is just like sitting in a nest. You will put your bottom in the middle of the chair which is the cavity of the frame.

It results, the feet wouldn’t be touching the ground. This position would give you a sore leg. The real deal is when you need to stand up, it can be pretty challenging.

As I already told you before, the frame is essential for a papasan chair, so knowing how to create a Papasan Chair frame would be very useful for you who wants to make your own frame. Doing the DIY projects for the frame and cushion can help you manage your budget. Instead of purchasing it from the store, DIY frame sounds better.

How The Papasan Chair Frame and Cushion are Made

black papasan chair in living-room
“It’s a large dish-shaped chair that can sit in some different structures”, says Ryan Voss from Hunker.com. The most common frame shape is the semi-conical. Generally, this short, stool-like wooden stand is made of rattan or bamboo.

You can buy the base or frame from the store, but it would be less fun if you purchased the frame instead of building it your own. You can actually create your own Papasan chair frame using the standard materials and woodworking methods you know.

How to Build The Frame

Here are some simple steps you need to follow to make your own Papasan chair frame according to Hunker.com:

There you have it, your own Papasan Chair Frame. Now, all you need to do to complete your DIY Papasan Chair project is the cushion. On the next section, you will see the steps of creating your own pillow for Papasan chair.

How to Create The Cushion

After you have your own frame, you need a cushion to make it become the real Papasan chair. The cushion is the key of this chair. It’s also the key in any furniture with the similar design concept. Well, here are the steps of making Papasan Chair cushion according to Wikihow.com :

By following these easy steps, you will have your own Papasan Chair. Well, you want the cushion to be more colorful and decorative. There are a bunch of fabric you can choose from the cushion covers.

Finally, you are ready to do your weekend DIY projects. With your own Papasan chair, you can turn your ordinary living room into the best place to comfort yourself. You can enjoy your books, and any kind of entertainment directly from your perfectly comfortable Papasan chair frame and cushion.

If you want to gather more ideas about DIY, you can check this one.

How about Some Outdoor Activities?

An outdoor Papasan chair is one of the most recommended chairs you must have in your backyard, especially when your home have a vast backyard to explore with. The outdoor furniture needs to support your outdoor activity. The furniture design that meets your outdoor need would fulfill your experience.

Having a Papasan chair in the middle of your outdoor space might be a pretty good solution for your outdoor comfort. Whether it’s a standalone or hanging chair, Papasan chair design would never let you down.

Instead of having on ordinary living room furniture, you can have a simple yet unique chair for your backyard or patio. There are so many ideas of Papasan chair you can place outdoors. You just have to choose which one meets your outdoor style.

You can actually create a hanging Papasan chair by yourself with a little DIY project for the weekend. By following some easy steps, you will have your own hanging Papasan chair for your outdoor space. You can be the savior of your own budget.

The products from IKEA or Pier 1 might be the best in quality and design, but when it comes to the price, the winner will be the DIY ones. Why? You already know the answer.

Steps of Making Hanging Outdoor Papasan Chair

There are five things you need to do to make your own hanging Papasan chair according to Red Brown in his Blog. Here is the list:

1. Measuring The Space

The first thing you need to do is making sure that you have enough space to install your hanging Papasan chair. You need to measure the space and the chair. Make sure they are fit the surroundings.

Usually, the diameter across of the Papasan is 45 inches. Besides the flooring space, this chair will take a lot of visual space. If you put it on your patio, you might need to do the measurement carefully. It is the key to a comfortable area.

2. Preparing The Materials

After measuring the space, the second step is to prepare the materials. You need to make a list of materials you will need in the project, here they are:

The box cutter is needed for cutting the rope. The lighter is required to seal the ends of the line after that. The amount of the hitching ring would be based on your project design. The nail will help you see the spot on the ceiling to install the screw eyes. For rope management, there’s a tape.

3. Learning to Knot

Why the step three is “learning”? Well, if you do not know how to knot, you won’t be able to create a big hanging chair. The perfect knot is required in this project. So, make sure you understand the right way to knot the ropes.

There are two types of knot you will use to give stability to the structure. You have to get it correctly because it’s the essential part of the installation. The types of knot are the Sailor’s knot and the Blood knot.

The Sailor’s knot is used to give the chair areas the most active support. The Blood knows will be used on the hitching ring based to support the proper balance. You may need to learn those knot from other sources such as animatedknots.com.

4.Installing The Chair

After having the right knot, you can start installing it on the ceiling or any other spot that you will hang your chair. First, if you are about to hang it on the ceiling, you need to find the joist. It will help you to secure the hanging system.

Then, you can hammer a small nail into the ceiling to give a mark to the spot. The hitching ring will be located there. Make sure there’s enough space between the hanging chair and the wall before you give your ceiling a hole.

Next, after you install the hitching ring, do the Blood knot to the hitching ring. There you have it, your own Hanging outdoor Papasan chair.

5. Decorating The Chair

Well, you already have it set and ready to sit on. If you want to add something to make it more decorative, you may wanna start with the cushion. Choose the cushion that meets your style with the right fabric types and accessories.

Voila!! With this hanging Papasan chair, you will get a fantastic experience of relaxation outdoors. The unique design will shine your outdoor space brighter. A hanging outdoor Papasan chair is comfortable, simple, and unique.

Types of Hanging Chairs For Your House

You already know how to make some DIY Papasan Chair, so next I will tell you 5 best hanging chairs you can have for your house as seen on BuildDirect.com:

1. Porch Swings

porch swing
We all agree when we were children, we fell in love with swings. Well, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy swings when you are grown-up. You can have it free standing or hang from the ceiling, it is the best seat to enjoy the outdoor views.

Actually, installing a porch swing is not a difficult task. It doesn’t require a lot of hands. You can do it with the help of your relatives. It can be an easy weekend project for anyone. The swing doesn’t have to be on the porch. You can also set it indoors.

2. The Hammock


the hammock
This hanging chair design is varied. You can suit it in any hanging space possible. You can actually just hanging it between two trees in your backyard. Then, you will have the most comfortable spot for you to enjoy outdoor.

A hammock is very flexible, you can put it in your living room whenever you need it. Just set some indoor hooks for the bed. You can move away from your table, and hang the hammock when you are ready to hang. You can always take the hammock down and push back the table when you’re done.

3. Egg Basket

egg basket style
This one is the most popular hanging chair that makes a great accent for your patio. It can also be a casual addition to your indoor rooms. This unique hanging chair is quite similar with Papasan chair. It suits in many styles which makes the room more cozy and sharper.

These days, you can find this Egg basket almost in all modern household because this chair is the most favorite hanging lounge space you’ve ever experience. The design is like the swinging bird’s nest which gets you in touch with nature.

4. Bubble Chairs

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Do you love bubbles? If you do, this chair might be for you. Take a look at its design. Sitting in this chair makes you look futuristic. It seems like this chair design is new, but actually, this bubble chair invented over 50 years ago. It was designed by Eero Aarnio in 1968.

Unlike other hanging chairs, in my opinion, this hanging chair is more suitable for indoor furniture. The design feels like it’s created for your home interior design. The clean looking chair looks so futuristic, even though it comes from the 70s.

5. Hanging Papasan Chair

This unique chair would turn your ordinary room into the special one. If you have coastal style in your home interior, you might want to have a Papasan chair with rattan frame.

The rattan frame Papasan chair will give a tropical atmosphere to your coastal style. As we know, coastal and tropical is the best buddy. If you want the chair to be fitted in luxurious style, the orange Mamasan chair will add a little more glam to the form.

Actually, hanging Papasan chair didn’t belong to the list because this chair is initially not a hanging chair. Turning it into a hanging chair would make Papasan chair more comfortable and accessible among others. So, if you need a spot to “Hang Out,” a swinging Papasan chair is the best solution.

Conclusion

Papasan chair is a classic choice for your living room. It is both functional and decorative. Despite all the pros and cons, this iconic chair will fulfill your need for relaxation and comfort.

So, if you want to have some of this large rounded bowl-shaped chair in your living room or bedroom, you may want to visit some home improvement store. I personally recommend the Papasan Chair IKEA which has the best quality and design.

Bibliography
1.Cameron, Steffani. "Hanging Out: 4 Kinds of Hanging Chairs for A Good Hang-Time." Builddirect.com. https://www.builddirect.com/blog/hanging-out-4-kinds-of-hanging-chairs-for-a-good-hang-time/. November 3rd, 2017. October 5th, 2017.
2.Brown, Red. "DIY: Hanging Papasan Chair."Foxtalesbrown.blogspot.co.id. August 17th, 2016. October 5th, 2017.
http://foxtalesbrown.blogspot.co.id/2016/08/diy-hanging-Papasan-chair.html
3."How to Make A Papasan Chair Cushion."Wikihow.com https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Papasan-Chair-Cushion. October 5th, 2017
4. Voss, Ryan."How to Make a Papasan Chair Base". Hunker.com. https://www.hunker.com/13403603/how-to-make-a-papasan-chair-base. Oktober 3rd 2017
5. Mendelsohn, Hadley. "The Papasan Chair Is Just What Your Living Room Is Missing." Mydomaine.com. January 3rd, 2017. October 5th, 2017. http://www.mydomaine.com/papasan-chair.
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