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While Louis XV reclined on an ornately brocaded chaise lounge today´s style-conscious homeowners can choose modern creations in chrome or steel and suede or leather that would be at home on the Starship Enterprise.

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A chaise is often considered a particularly elite or luxurious item of furniture that is not on the list of essential home furnishing items. However they have evolved for present day use from the typical image of opulence into a functional and versatile item of furniture that can be incorporated into almost any style of interior. Chaise might be used as recliners that come with footstalls double recliners which can accommodate two people or sofa-like pieces that can provide additional space and comfort to both residents and guests.

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The fact that these chairs were mainly the domain of the rich and fabulous they eventually became very much associated with luxury and wealth. This image was further magnified during the early days of Hollywood as they were a commonly seen in film with the era´s starlets draped seductively across their upholstered frames. However the early 20th century also served to make these furniture designs more accessible to the masses due to the industrialized process of furniture making in general. Being mass-produced had the effect of making them much less expensive and soon they could be found in middle class homes around the world.

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Turn your light fixtures into chandeliers with paints for shabby chic decorating using cream or butter yellow color hang crystals from the room´s light fixtures. Incorporate various sizes and shapes of crystals to stimulate curiosity and to break away from conventional decor. Also decoupage a floral pattern to show charter onto the outside of light shades.

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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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Create an interesting effect even with a simple arrangement by doing the same to recliners with built-in footrests. Some chairs today come in eye-catching upholstery patterns that are sure to contrast well with a solid colored sofa set.

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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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Taste Changes in Family and Living Rooms. Recliners of this era were typically heavy and overstuffed. When changes in decor style changes so did the chairs. At this point quite a few individuals decided not to have these types of recliners. By the 1970´ these comfy relics found their way to basements and garages. In fact this may have been the birth of the "Man Cave" concept widely known today. Changes in taste seemed to lean toward saving space.

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In the present recliners can be found in many settings such as homes hospitals medical clinics and treatment centers. This is due in part to their therapeutic qualities. Reclining seating has been widely used and seen throughout the ages. Some of the earlier incarnations of the recliner have been in the lounging chairs popular in fancy parlor. These chairs allowed the sitter to sit with their feet off the floor.

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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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