Frequently Asked Styling Questions
My Living Room is Furnished in Victorian Style. Is There a Chaise Lounge Style That Will Go With It?
There certainly is! Any of the classic, upholstered modern chaise lounge styles could be adapted, especially if they are upholstered in a quiet fabric such as linen.
Leather upholstery also goes well with Victorian styles. A classic Victorian chaise lounge might be upholstered with velvet and have gold braid added as trim.
Is There a Chaise Lounge Style to Go with a Seashore Retreat Living Room?
A wicker/rattan chaise lounge is amazingly comfortable. Usually made with a bamboo framework, then finished with classic rattan using a wicker weave, a wicker chaise lounge will probably include a thick upholstery pad over the rolled arm and across the seat and lounging area.
Light-weight and charming, wicker furniture tends to be more comfortable for lounging in warm climates than heavy, overstuffed furnishings that are upholstered with heavy fabric or leather.
I Like Sitting or Lounging on the Floor. Is There a Suitable Chaise Lounge for Me?
Futon-style chaise lounges are available. They feature a thick, cushiony pad for sitting, and stretching out, but also have a well-supported back to facilitate watching television, reading or even using a laptop computer. They go very well with low, Japanese style tables or with lap desks.
What's the Most Comfortable Chaise Lounge for the Deck Beside My Swimming Pool?
There are plastic chaise lounges made specifically for use as lawn chairs or poolside seating. With minimal metal or wooden parts, they are waterproof, easy to wipe clean, and resistant to damage from chlorine, salt or sun.
They don’t last as well as chaise lounges made for indoor use, and you will probably want to place a beach towel or throw over the plastic before sitting on it, but they are designed to provide comfort in an outdoor setting that includes water.
Is There a Chaise Lounge For Small Spaces?
Gravity chair loungers, which are usually a plastic mesh or canvas over a tubular steel frame, are ideal for the occasional lounger. They fold up flat, similar to any folding chair, so they don’t take a lot of room to store.
They can even be taken camping and, in a pinch, can act as a spare bed. They are shaped to the curve of the human body, and can be positioned as an ordinary chair, a recliner, or tipped all the way back to become a lounger.
Is There a Difference Between a Classic Chaise Lounge and the Other Seats Described Here?
To some degree, yes. The classic chaise lounge is a chair with an elongated seat suitable to allow the legs to be stretched out on it. The Recamier, Meridienne and fainting couch all have a back that is positioned toward the sitting end of the lounge, and more of a rolled arm at the end rather than a back.
Regardless of the style of the lounger you select, it can be a welcoming place where you can relax and enjoy a cup of your favorite beverage while you put your feet up. Ranging in style from the truly elegant to simple and basic, you are sure to be able to find a chaise lounge that goes not only with your household style but with your personal lifestyle.