That TikTok-Famous Reading Chair Is Sold Out, But This Walmart Version Is $100 Cheaper

published May 1, 2024
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Reading chairs are all the rage on TikTok right now, and I’m here for it. Any bookworm will tell you that a cozy setup can make or break your reading experience, so perfect seating is definitely worth investing in. While “perfect” might look different for everyone, many social media users (thousands of them, actually) seem to agree that one particular chair might be just that.

Even if you haven’t seen them on TikTok before, you’ll probably recognize the ‘70s-esque look and bowl-shaped silhouette of the papasan chair. (Considering their recent social media popularity, It’s no wonder why they were one of the most searched-for side chairs on Google last fall and winter.) Most notably, a double version of the boho-style chair went mega-viral last winter on multiple occasions. In one video, which now has over 700,000 likes, @against.all.dodds calls it their “dream reading chair.” In another with over a million likes, a user demonstrates how they use it for “cozy reading time.”

Like so many others in the comments, I was instantly obsessed. Fortunately, neither creator gatekept where they bought their double papasan chair from; unfortunately, it’s been sold out from World Market ever since. However, I recently found a similar option from Walmart for over $100 less than the one in the original videos. Only one color is still in stock, so you’ll want to grab the Better Homes & Gardens Double Papasan Chair ASAP before it’s gone.

What is the Better Homes & Gardens Double Papasan Chair?

While most retailers sell the papasan chair frame and cushion separately — like World Marketthis version includes both for under $300. After a quick search, we found that many chair cushions alone go for about $200, so this is a total steal. Plus, this version is even more sturdy than the rattan most brands use for the base since it’s made of steel with faux wicker accents. Translation: You’ll get that classic boho look in a style that will actually hold up. The 4.5-inch thick cushion attaches to the base securely and is seriously soft, thanks to its velvet-like upholstery. Two people can sit in it at once, or you can lay in it sideways while you read — it’s a little over five feet long and almost four feet wide, so it’ll cradle you comfortably.

Credit: Walmart

What Walmart Shoppers are Saying

Average Rating: 3.9/5

“I love the chair! Easy to put together and very comfortable. I put mine on my covered porch. Now I don’t want to move.” — Stacy

“Amazing chair. Not hard to put together. I did it myself in about a half hour. Just keep all bolts loose till the end. I’m so glad I bought this.” — Kelsey

“Perfect! I bought this because of the steel base…which unlike wicker… won’t break. The cushion is very comfortable and now my cats think its a giant cat bed. Well worth the money!”— Patricia

The light gray and navy colorways are already sold out, so I recommend scoring the charcoal one before that disappears, too. If you have yet to design your reading space or want to give it a facelift, this is a great budget-friendly way to do so.

Buy: Better Homes & Gardens Double Papasan Chair, $276.98