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A chaise lounge or to give it its proper French name "chaise longue" is the ideal piece of furniture for either your patio deck pool area or more likely an indoor setting like the bedroom or sitting room. A fully upholstered lounger is a very plush and comfortable item of furniture adding that touch of royalty to your bedroom. Outdoor loungers are usually not so heavily upholstered because of their setting but with some cushioning can be just as comfortable as their indoor counter-parts.

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For the ultimate iconic Dining Room chair look no further than the Emeco Navy Side Chair. The chair was commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1944 for use on warships. They required the chair to withstand a torpedo blast - something Emeco founder Bud Dinges proved when he threw the chair out of a sixth story window and it survived the fall undamaged. To this day the Navy Side Chair is still made in Hanover PA with a proprietary welding process that gives the sleek aluminum frame its superior strength.

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Many tend to associate shabby chic decorating with femininity yet I disagree. To me shabby chic is a decorating style that expresses pride in history by using furniture sofas and pieces of art from earlier periods the vintage pieces ideally look a little worn to create a beautifully aged design scheme.

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Moon chairs are typically round shaped chairs that you can curl up in if you get a nice cushion. The frame can vary from rattan to steel to wicker and can give a great tropical feeling to your room. Moon chairs are unique furniture that can really show case your tastes when you are trying to differentiate your room from everyone else´s room. These will be great if you make good choices of cushions. If you are aiming for a kid´s room you should get darker colored cushions so you won´t be stuck doing the laundry every weekend. You can also get great cushions in your child´s favorite characters. The possibilities are limitless if you are crafty.

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Recliners Gains Wide Popularity. When the 1950´s rolled around most American homes had a recliner or two. There function and style had grown as well. Although during this time the recliner was viewed as a "Man´s" chair. Being able to put your feet up at the end of a long work day was sought after. Recliners became central to family rooms as TV´s grew in popularity.

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Recliner chairs that come with a separate ottoman are best used as design accents alongside other living room furniture given their unique look that sets it apart from plush sofas and armchairs. While you can choose to select one that matches the other sofas or loveseats choosing a recliner that mildly contrasts with the other furniture can serve to turn the piece into the room´s focal point. For example if your sofa set is all white choose a recliner and ottoman done in a bright splash of color to make it stand out and draw guests eyes towards the space.

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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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In this way chairs do have a lot of "power" in decorating when used in groups and with creative arrangements. I hope this article has shown you the importance of chairs as a design element in living rooms.

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The chaise lounge should actually come with a warning; whilst most people will buy one for their good looks and classy appearance they will tend to make you spend a lot more time lounging than actually doing boring housework.

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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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