Brief History. The chaise lounge as it is also called originated from 16th-century France. It become popular in Europe and was later imported to the United States during the 1930s where it was primarily used an outdoor patio seat or an indoor recliner. Then and now the lounge furniture was designed to be versatile beautiful and functional on both sides of the ocean.
After a long stressful day at work we always look forward to go home and relax. At home we always have this special area where we loosen up. It could be the patio the living room or the bedroom. It is essential that you have furniture which will provide the utmost comfort to give you that relaxing feeling. A chaise lounge chair is a great piece of furniture that will aid in relaxation.
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Considerations. Things you need to think about before purchasing a lounge chair is the area where you plan to locate the chair as well as comfort and style.
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While Louis XV reclined on an ornately brocaded chaise lounge today´s style-conscious homeowners can choose modern creations in chrome or steel and suede or leather that would be at home on the Starship Enterprise.
Emphasis must be placed on the fact that the American spelling for the furniture differs from its French counterpart. In French it is "chaise longue" (long chair) but Americans altered it to "chaise lounge" because the user was expected to lounge in it.
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.