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.
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.
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One frequent feature in the contemporary item is a padded headrest to allow the user to really lie back in comfort. Other stylistic touches include removable cushions which allow you to instantly makeover the appearance of your lounger.
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Did you know that there are even lounges that are made for outdoor living areas? This is a great way to create a welcoming environment for yourself and your guests when relaxing outside. Be sure that you buy a lounge that is specially created to be placed outside. The harsh element of nature will have quite a negative effect on furniture pieces that have been designed to remain indoors.
Contemporary chaise lounges tend to differ from their ancestors in many ways. For one thing they´re often armless. This gives them that sleek modern minimalist look.
Chaise chairs are great chairs for relaxation and so you should always select the most comfortable chair you can find. Start by sitting on the chair in the store if possible so that you can get a feel for it. If the chair feels comfortable the moment you sit on it this is no guarantee that you will have the same feeling after extended hours of sitting on it. Remember that you can spend hours sitting on the chair so it must have adequate padding to protect your body from the hard surfaces of the chair.