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Chaise lounges can also be adapted for both indoor and outdoor use and can make an iconic centrepiece for your garden party. They come in a variety of styles including the popular hammock style. This creates a feeling of floating as users are suspended as though on a swing allowing them to sway gently in the breeze as they relax and soak up the sunshine. Most of these come with umbrellas or canopies for shade and have plenty of padding for extra comfort. Some are even termed `day beds´ owed to how much they resemble the indoor bed; allowing for a luxurious and relaxing experience outside.

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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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Functional Uses. The beauty of chaise lounge furniture is that it is adaptable to just about any indoor and outdoor space. As a result it can be moved from the bedroom dining room and living room to the porch pool and even the outdoor deck. Of course most wooden chaise lounges have removable cushions.

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But things are different in a living room. the whole and sole purpose of chairs in the living room are to provide better comfort and maximum relaxation. But there is one more important aspect to this situation.

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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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One of the best things about a lounge is the number of seating options that it presents. In the lounge you can choose whether you would prefer to sit up lay down or just recline a bit. Versatility is the key when it comes to this piece of furniture!

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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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Once you have made the decision that you would like to purchase a lovely chaise lounge for your home you can decide whether you would like to buy a brand new piece from a furniture store in your local area or look for something to buy from second hand shop. Many used furniture stores have a wide range of gently used items that you can purchase for a low cost.

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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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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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