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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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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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Did you know that there are even lounges that are made for outdoor living areas? This is a great way to create a welcoming environment for yourself and your guests when relaxing outside. Be sure that you buy a lounge that is specially created to be placed outside. The harsh element of nature will have quite a negative effect on furniture pieces that have been designed to remain indoors.

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Most times one piece of furniture which may be your favorite is highlighted to get the best arrangement. You really need to figure out what piece of furniture you want to highlight and be the focal point of the room before you began moving anything around. After that is done you will arrange the rest of you furniture around that focal piece. That focal piece can be any type of furniture that you want. It can range from an entertainment center fireplace window or even a wall painting.

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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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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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This arrangement without a sofa is actually a better use of symmetry. All that is needed is a color scheme and a fabric preference. Carry the paint chip and fabric clipping to the furniture store and start choosing the correct chairs for your home. You can choose complementary colors or you can choose chairs that do not match at all. The sharp contrasts may be exactly the look that you want.

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You can find contemporary chaise lounges for your patio or pool too. These are made from lightweight aluminum tubular steel plastic or natural wicker or rattan.

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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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