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Although the health benefits have not always been clear in some critics minds. Rather they viewed as these chairs as a means to just relax. This being said the recliner has been used through history and have come in a wide variety of styles from the very ornate to the downright plain. The first recliners where seen in the 1700´s and 1800´s and were non-motorized. There were models of these recliners that permanently reclined.

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We can easily use this method with chairs as well. An arrangement of chairs in a large living room will definitely be used to balance the attention elsewhere and create another focal point. For example if

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It was in the 1980s when Rachel Ashwell began the use of this term then an inexpensive line of furniture became popular for shabby chic decorating. The furniture associates with a number of historical designs from different periods the pieces are created to look as if they´re older worn and from an earlier period for instance the 18oo´s country French Shaker designs plus many others.

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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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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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The Herman Miller Company was one of the first American manufacturers to produce modern furniture in America and is considered an influential pioneer in the modernist furniture movement of the mid-century. An iconic chair designed in 1958 that is still embraced by consumers today is the Eames Aluminum Management Chair a modern yet classic choice for any Home Office. It features a sleek aluminum frame and rolling base with a simple streamlined leather sling seat that conforms to the body.

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navy blue reclining sofanavy blue reclining sofa

Your living room can quickly become a game room a fine dining room or even a home theater. Bring out the card tables and move the chairs around so that you have a great game room for friends to bring their favorite games for a game night. Cover those same tables with tablecloths and serve your best gourmet meal and you have fine dining in your own home. Invite friends over for a movie night and arrange those chairs like stadium seating for the movie night. Just add soda popcorn and a DVD.

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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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