Yes indeed and these classically styled antique chaise lounge are still popular and a delight to the eye. But the fact is that the chaise lounger is such an endearing (and enduring) piece of furniture that it constantly keeps reappearing in a dazzling set of modern designs.
Chaise Styles. Homeowners have many choices in chaise lounges including the following styles: One-arm chaise lounges obviously feature just one supporting arm either on the left or the right. This harks back to the Victorian times when the lounge was a place for a woman to appear relaxed and yet sophisticated. Armless chaise lounges are designed to conform to the natural body shape thus eliminating the need for the arms. The head and neck are supported by the back of the furniture while the body is supported by the seat itself.
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The outdoor loungers come in a variety of different finishes such as; wood metal plastic or the all time favorite wicker. The many colors you can choose from makes it very easy to get a chaise lounge that will blend in with its surroundings.
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This French inspired romantic piece of fine furniture adds a feeling of warmth to a sitting room and can be dressed up with just a few small scatter cushions. One thing that seems to surprise a lot of people is that today´s chaise lounge has such a wide range from which to choose from. The first image that comes to mind for most people is something that´s all white and tinged with gold edging whilst this style is still available and would fit in comfortably with a formal living room; the modern and contemporary designs with their clean looking sleek designs are proving to be very popular. They come with a complete line of fabrics to choose from that will add a modern feel to a very classic design.
First let´s look at what they are exactly. A chaise lounge is a reworking of the French phrase chaise longue which means `long chair´. It´s essentially an item of furniture about the size of a day bed but with a raised back to sprawl back on. It´s the perfect piece for someone who needs to relax totally.
Basic Design. Basically the chaise lounger is an elongated chair resembling a couch except for two things - first the back support portion of the lounge slants toward the back thus making for a reclined position with the feet fully elongated possible; and second; the armrests may or may not be present in the chaise lounge. The individual was expected to lie on his back while using the lounge furniture. In contrast the recliner chairs from ancient Greece had men and women lying on their sides.