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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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The fact that these chairs were mainly the domain of the rich and fabulous they eventually became very much associated with luxury and wealth. This image was further magnified during the early days of Hollywood as they were a commonly seen in film with the era´s starlets draped seductively across their upholstered frames. However the early 20th century also served to make these furniture designs more accessible to the masses due to the industrialized process of furniture making in general. Being mass-produced had the effect of making them much less expensive and soon they could be found in middle class homes around the world.

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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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It was in the 1980s when Rachel Ashwell began the use of this term then an inexpensive line of furniture became popular for shabby chic decorating. The furniture associates with a number of historical designs from different periods the pieces are created to look as if they´re older worn and from an earlier period for instance the 18oo´s country French Shaker designs plus many others.

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We can easily use this method with chairs as well. An arrangement of chairs in a large living room will definitely be used to balance the attention elsewhere and create another focal point. For example if

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Many tend to associate shabby chic decorating with femininity yet I disagree. To me shabby chic is a decorating style that expresses pride in history by using furniture sofas and pieces of art from earlier periods the vintage pieces ideally look a little worn to create a beautifully aged design scheme.

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Day bed chaise lounges are designed for an upright sitting instead of a reclining position. Its design may not be as body-friendly as the other types but it has its purpose namely as a bench-cum-lounger.

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If you observe the furniture arrangement in any living room you will notice that sofa sets are arranged in living rooms that overlook some object of interest such as a fireplace TV outdoor patio backyard etc. So such kind of arrangement is used to create a focus in the living room. Go right now to images.google.com and search for "living room" images. View at least 10 images and you will see that all attention has been focused around this furniture arrangement.

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Why does this happen? It´s simple a sofa has a much different psychological impact on the human mind because of its sheer volume and form. Because of his a chair in a living room is always considered as a "option" for seating arrangement. If your more friends join the movie viewing with you then you might consider getting a few "chairs" to sit around the TV and fulfill the need of emergency occupancy.

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Living without a sofa is not a traditional move. Traditions are fine and should be kept in many ways. If you have begun a tradition around Christmas then you are not being ask to stop the tradition. If you have photo albums showing a family tradition that has gone on in your family for years that is wonderful. Great memories are made from these things of the past.

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