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In this way chairs do have a lot of "power" in decorating when used in groups and with creative arrangements. I hope this article has shown you the importance of chairs as a design element in living rooms.

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In fact this may have been the first recorded instance of a recliner. Edward Knabusch and Edwin Shoemaker in 1928 came up with what they thought was a great new idea for a reclining chair. Their earliest models reclined whenever you leaned back in them. However these gentlemen were not the only ones who know people liked to relax.

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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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Today the chaise lounge is nearly as common as the sofa or coffee table. They can be found in just about every furniture store in America and are available in an ever-widening array of sizes and styles. Furthermore these chairs are not just for the living room anymore as many manufacturers also create versions intended for outdoor use as well. They can commonly be seen on backyard patios or positioned around a swimming pool and such designs are often built to withstand the weather regardless of the season. But whether you choose to lounge inside or out there is little doubt that the chaise lounge is the way to do it.

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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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Break away from older ideas for decorating remove the glass from old window frames and suspend the window from the ceiling for a room divider with a shabby chic element.

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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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