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The history of these chairs can be traced back several hundred years to 16th century Europe and the term "chaise lounge" is derived from the French term "chaise longue" which translates to "long chair". For most of their history these chairs were usually reserved for the wealthy for two primary reasons. Chairs especially those that well designed were almost always reserved for authority figures during this period of history with crude wooden benches and stools being used by everyone else. However this reason was often secondary as money was often a bigger factor. The average person living in Europe during the 16th and 17th century simply couldn´t afford such extravagant furniture and as such these chairs were far more common in upper income households.

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What furniture do you normally find in a living room? You probably answered a sofa and a few chairs. Why do we have to have the sofa? Is there a law that every living room must have a sofa? Here is a completely different way to organize your living room.

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Chaise Lounge - Let me try to give you a visual on this chair. Think of an upholstered chair with an extended seat/base or imagine a chair with an ottoman attached to it and that´s what a chaise looks like. Chaises can be made with different designs in mind. Some are very traditional looking to the more modern curved designs. Another option available with a chaise is the addition of an arm on one side. For those looking to buy this type of chair keep in mind majority are very large and take up a good amount of space.

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The recliner industry has grown into a billion dollar phenomenon and continues to grow with the changing needs of the populace. Recliners are also used in office and health care settings as well. Just take a look at the modern computer chair as an example of a simple recliner. Most office chair do recline today. This allows you to lean back to rest your back and shoulders while typing or talking on the phone.

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Large pieces of furniture may begin to feel old very quickly. With chairs if you get tired of some just move them to the attic for a while. You will find that it is cheap enough to replace it with another.

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Recliner chairs with built-in footrests look like standard armchairs except with the added comfort you can enjoy while you watch a good movie. As they look like your everyday armchair they´ll easily fit into the rest of your living room set if you want to keep the furniture coordinated.

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Also designed by Le Corbusier and Perriand in 1928 is the LC4 Chaise Lounge a sculptural bold statement in any Bedroom. The LC4 Chaise features an angular chromed-steel frame that cradles the shape of the body. The curved steel base support allows the user to customize the seating angle and makes the chaise appear as if it´s floating above its linear base. The leather sling seat and bolster headrest are sleek and stylized adding to the beautiful modern silhouette of the piece.

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Arranging the chairs in the room is a very important thing. Do not space chairs a great distance away from each other; keep a distance of six to eight feet in distance between them. This is to allow for easier conversation. The worst thing is to for your guests or family to have to yell because the chairs are too far away from each other. Make sure that there is also a lighting source by the seating area so it will not be so dim. Coffee tables should be anywhere from 14 to 18 inches from seats and accessible to all the seating areas. Side tables should be as tall as the arms of chairs of the sofa. Also make sure not to make the space too cluttered so there will still be ample room to walk and move around the living room.

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