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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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A chaise is often considered a particularly elite or luxurious item of furniture that is not on the list of essential home furnishing items. However they have evolved for present day use from the typical image of opulence into a functional and versatile item of furniture that can be incorporated into almost any style of interior. Chaise might be used as recliners that come with footstalls double recliners which can accommodate two people or sofa-like pieces that can provide additional space and comfort to both residents and guests.

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Since these lounging chairs come in all sizes it is vital that you know the measurement of the chair you want to purchase. So take out your measuring tape and measure the section where the chair will be placed. Make sure that you have enough space to move around so the chair won´t crowd the room or corner.

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Tub Chairs - This chair has a semi-circular back with curved arms. To visualize think of half a bath tub that has been upholstered and given legs. The back and arms are one continuous piece with the seat cushion have the option of being attached or detachable. These also have the option of being made with a swivel base if someone wants that added luxury.

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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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What furniture do you normally find in a living room? You probably answered a sofa and a few chairs. Why do we have to have the sofa? Is there a law that every living room must have a sofa? Here is a completely different way to organize your living room.

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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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Indoor Chaise Lounges. Chaises are not only an outdoor furniture item but can also be utilized in different areas of your house like the living room or even your bedroom. They are also great for sitting in front of the fireplace during the long winter months. Adding scatter cushions and sofa cushions to your chaise lounge is also a unique way to make the feel of the room cozier. If you room lacks that warm and welcoming feeling adding a little luxury in the form of a chaise lounge chair will ultimately transform the look and atmosphere in your room.

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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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Two Position Recliner - This is a stationary recliner with two positions referred to as "Sitting" and "Reading." Sitting is just as it implies; you sit upright with your feet on the ground. The reading position is when you recline back in the chair and your feet are propped up. This chair recline using a handle that is located on the outside of the chair or sometimes hidden beneath the arm and next to the seat cushion.

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