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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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red chaise lounge sofared chaise lounge sofa

The classic indoor chaise lounge screams French decadence with its flowing lines and hardly a straight line or ninety degree angle in sight. French furniture makers are well renowned for their artistic flair and of being able to bring a touch of romance to their furniture and this is nowhere more obvious than in the classic chaise lounge. So if you´re looking for a classy but somehow romantic piece of furniture whether for the bedroom sitting room or even your study the chaise lounge is your only choice its like buying two pieces of furniture in one. Firstly there´s the comfort the long chair allows you to stretch out lie down or sit virtually in any position so it´s great for reading a book or for taking an afternoon nap. Secondly it´s extremely good looks make it very difficult for an ordinary chair or sofa to match its plush smooth lines.

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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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let´s see a small experiment. If you have been given a choice in a living room to watch a good movie and provided with two different types of seating arrangement. First a big stuffed leather sofa and a small chair with fair amount of seating space a person should have which one would you choose to sit. Of course most people will unconsciously choose to sit on a large sofa and ignore the chair altogether.

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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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modern wingback dining chairmodern wingback dining chair

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 pride of creating shabby chic furniture belongs to everyone even if you don´t have any old or antique furniture in your home. From thrift shops and garage sales look for pieces of furniture that have some antique lines or furniture with a lot of curves. There is no need to spend on expensive beds large closets or huge sofas nothing has to be purchased. Many decorators do shabby chic painting using old suitcases stools pieces of broken glasses broken vases and lamps with a little bit of reason and a sense of freedom home decorators can find pride in shabby chic decor.

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In the living room decorators can use house hold furniture already in their home they can sand half of the paint off a piece to give it a worn look or add a light layer of paint to a wood piece. Decorators may also use several layers of different shades on top of one another so that the shabby chic piece appears to be from an earlier age the idea is to break up sets by painting each piece a different color. The paint treatment can also be used to create a cottage tile floor by painting the floor to resemble a blue and white checkerboard.

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