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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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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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You may think the phrase `contemporary chaise lounge´ is a contradiction in terms. After all aren´t these the items of furniture that French noblemen and Hollywood vamps sprawled on in the long gone past?

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In the living room decorators can use house hold furniture already in their home they can sand half of the paint off a piece to give it a worn look or add a light layer of paint to a wood piece. Decorators may also use several layers of different shades on top of one another so that the shabby chic piece appears to be from an earlier age the idea is to break up sets by painting each piece a different color. The paint treatment can also be used to create a cottage tile floor by painting the floor to resemble a blue and white checkerboard.

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A living room with no chairs offers great flexibility for your home. You can entertain friends in any number of ways. You are not stuck in a rut with large overstuffed pieces that cannot go anywhere else in the room. Instead you can rearrange the furniture according to the needs of the evening.

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One frequent feature in the contemporary item is a padded headrest to allow the user to really lie back in comfort. Other stylistic touches include removable cushions which allow you to instantly makeover the appearance of your lounger.

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Considerations. Things you need to think about before purchasing a lounge chair is the area where you plan to locate the chair as well as comfort and style.

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The classic indoor chaise lounge screams French decadence with its flowing lines and hardly a straight line or ninety degree angle in sight. French furniture makers are well renowned for their artistic flair and of being able to bring a touch of romance to their furniture and this is nowhere more obvious than in the classic chaise lounge. So if you´re looking for a classy but somehow romantic piece of furniture whether for the bedroom sitting room or even your study the chaise lounge is your only choice its like buying two pieces of furniture in one. Firstly there´s the comfort the long chair allows you to stretch out lie down or sit virtually in any position so it´s great for reading a book or for taking an afternoon nap. Secondly it´s extremely good looks make it very difficult for an ordinary chair or sofa to match its plush smooth lines.

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The LC3 Grand Modele Armchair is a stylish choice for any Living Room. Designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand the LC3 is a bold modern chair with a linear chrome-plated tubular steel frame and boxy cushions. Le Corbusier was a pioneer in the Modernist architecture movement of the 1920´s and 1930´s. The fundamental principles of this style were the expression of volume over mass balance over symmetry and the rejection of applied ornament. The LC3 is a beautiful expression of these Modernist elements combining soft inviting seating with strong linear elements.

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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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