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Brief History. The chaise lounge as it is also called originated from 16th-century France. It become popular in Europe and was later imported to the United States during the 1930s where it was primarily used an outdoor patio seat or an indoor recliner. Then and now the lounge furniture was designed to be versatile beautiful and functional on both sides of the ocean.

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Chaise chairs are great chairs for relaxation and so you should always select the most comfortable chair you can find. Start by sitting on the chair in the store if possible so that you can get a feel for it. If the chair feels comfortable the moment you sit on it this is no guarantee that you will have the same feeling after extended hours of sitting on it. Remember that you can spend hours sitting on the chair so it must have adequate padding to protect your body from the hard surfaces of the chair.

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The history of these chairs can be traced back several hundred years to 16th century Europe and the term "chaise lounge" is derived from the French term "chaise longue" which translates to "long chair". For most of their history these chairs were usually reserved for the wealthy for two primary reasons. Chairs especially those that well designed were almost always reserved for authority figures during this period of history with crude wooden benches and stools being used by everyone else. However this reason was often secondary as money was often a bigger factor. The average person living in Europe during the 16th and 17th century simply couldn´t afford such extravagant furniture and as such these chairs were far more common in upper income households.

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Indoor chaise lounges come upholstered in a variety of materials including leathers fabrics and microfibers for easy cleaning. Many include storage space beneath the lounger for added convenience great for those who are untidy or who often mislay their possessions. Chaise also come in a variety of designs that are best suited to a number of different locations. The French style lounge chair for example is best suited to a living room or bedroom interior while the more formal coaster design befits an office or showroom. Before investing in a chaise lounge it is recommended that you research the different options available to find one that best suits your space.

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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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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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This is when it became common place to have a recliner in a home. Whereas before the recliner was a luxury. Also around this time people began to see the health benefits of these chairs as well. With the nature of work during this period a recliner might have been the only way a man coulee set without back or leg pain.As soon as Father got home everyone knew to vacate the chair.

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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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As many can attest through personal experience these newer more compact models found their way in to the living room of the 1970´s. However these chairs tended to be in out of the way dens and not the formal living rooms. Some people just refused to get rid of these comfy chairs.

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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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