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Having a recliner to meet your needs is very important. Remember what type of living space you want when considering your purchase. Also keep in mind your own relaxation and therapeutic needs. The designs and types of chairs available now a days are almost unlimited. Today´s recliners are more affordable and made to last for years of comfortable seating. You and your new recliner will become relaxing buddies for a long time to come.

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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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It was not a given that these chair would come with a foot rest. Multi position reclining chairs began to be seen in the late 1800´s. These chairs could be manually adjusted to recline in various ways. One notable instance in history of these reclining chairs is Napoleon III who is rumored to have had a padded armed cot style recliner.

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Chaise Styles. Homeowners have many choices in chaise lounges including the following styles: One-arm chaise lounges obviously feature just one supporting arm either on the left or the right. This harks back to the Victorian times when the lounge was a place for a woman to appear relaxed and yet sophisticated. Armless chaise lounges are designed to conform to the natural body shape thus eliminating the need for the arms. The head and neck are supported by the back of the furniture while the body is supported by the seat itself.

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So chairs are always considered a fillers rather than core furniture elements in a living room. But this same principle can be very effectively used let´s see how.

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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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The eclectic look is a great choice for some people. You can choose eight or nine chairs that do not match. If you really want to throw people off let just two of the chairs match say two natural finished oak rockers. After that let anything go. Choose your furniture not based on whether it matches or fits the color scheme but based on what you like if it is comfortable. Visit second hand stores and yard sales. Just always be on the lookout for some new special find to add to your collection. As long as it is sturdy and comfortable you can always recover or repaint an item.

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If you want to get the most out of your room you have to properly arrange furniture pieces. With proper living room furniture arrangementyou will guarantee that the space is used to get the best look. Good furniture arrangement can be done with some simple planning and creativity. It may appear to be difficult but it is actually easier than it seems.

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Wingback Chairs - These are chairs that have been around for centuries and are associated with luxury and royalty. For a visual think of the chairs you´ve seen in movies that a kind and queen would sit in. This type of chair is generally upholstered in fabric but can be made in leather as well. It will have visible raised legs round padded arms well cushioned seats and of course the winged back. The wings are thought to help hide a person´s face while they are sitting should someone look in their direction from the side.

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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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