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.
You can find contemporary chaise lounges for your patio or pool too. These are made from lightweight aluminum tubular steel plastic or natural wicker or rattan.
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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.
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One of the best things about a lounge is the number of seating options that it presents. In the lounge you can choose whether you would prefer to sit up lay down or just recline a bit. Versatility is the key when it comes to this piece of furniture!
What is a Chaise Lounge? This type of chair allows you to be in a reclining position without necessarily laying down. As you assume this position you are able to rest while still being able to see the surroundings. This is why this type of is so popular for outdoors as they allow you to enjoy the nice and relaxing view outside.
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.