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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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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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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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If you take pride in preserving old furniture you´ll be amazed at the opportunities this style of decorating offers. Restore a worn deck chair for living room furniture fix up old wood using a transparent blue stain paint. Bring in a garden arbor to make your scheme distinctive use garden statues such as angels or combine pieces from your grandmother´s home with pieces you have chosen. If you take pride in preserving old furniture these ideas will make you a proud decorator

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Looking for modern furniture pieces that will make a bold statement in your home? Here are five iconic chairs that will give any room a "Wow Factor" with timeless designs that won´t go out of style.

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You do not however have to make your family´s home look like great grandma´s house. Your living room need not look like every other living room in that photo album. It can be yours and comfortable just for you.

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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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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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Now that recliners come in more versatile designs homeowners can choose to deck out their living rooms both with comfort and style. If you´re looking at getting one or two of these for your home you can start off by choosing between two styles: one with a built-in footrest and one with a separate ottoman.

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