What to Consider when Buying a Chaise Lounge

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Coaster Chaise Lounge in Cream Fabric

 

With the beginning of a new year, many people are looking for ways to refresh. We want to refresh our lifestyle through diet and exercise or giving up bad habits. Or maybe we have vowed to refresh our minds by learning a new skill or picking up a new hobby. Another way to refresh is by sprucing up your home surroundings. Why not give your living room a new look by adding an unexpected focal point? A chaise lounge is great way to refresh your décor. Chaise lounges provide the ultimate in form and functionality; they come in many different styles and are made for stretching out and relaxing.

Type

For most people, when they hear the words ‘chaise lounge’, the first image that comes to mind is a more formal, traditional style for use in a living or sitting room. However, chaise lounges come in a variety of styles for both indoor and outdoor use.

Indoor chaise lounges can be used in a family room, living room, study, or bedroom for a variety of purposes from serving as a stately accent piece or to be a place to relax and read the Sunday paper with a cup of coffee. 

With spring right around the corner, now is a great time to look for an outdoor chaise lounge to spruce up the look of your patio or add more lounging options for around the pool.

Style

Chaise lounges do not have to be formal – there are a range of options to fit many different looks and match the current furnishings in your home. There are those that can add a more chic, vintage feel or ones that are sleek and modern. Chaise lounges also come in a variety of fabrics from leather to plush microfibers and can be found in a mix of colors or patterns. Check out The Chaise Lounge Store by Home Gallery Stores to see all the options and find one that fits your fancy.

Function

Once you have decided on the type and style think about what purpose your chaise lounge will serve. If you have decided on an indoor chaise lounge, what room will it be used in? Is it more for mid-day naps or to be additional seating for guests?

 If it will be placed in the family room, look for options that are going to be comfortable to stretch out on but also stand up to wear-and-tear. You want to find one that you are going to enjoy cozying up in, not one that will be just another piece of uncomfortable furniture. One great option is the Kylee style from Ashley Furniture with a plush pillow back and seat, http://homegallerystores.com/shop/58_chaise_lounges/kylee_goldenrod_chaise.html.

Or maybe you are looking for a chaise lounge to use as extra seating during entertaining? While this is not impossible to find, there are more features to take into account. Inherently, a chaise lounge is made for lounging and (depending on your company) many guests may feel a little awkward stretching out. Look for options that have a back and can function more like a sofa, such as the Melrose style from Fairmont Seating, http://homegallerystores.com/shop/58_chaise_lounges/melrose_laf_1_arm_chaise.html.

Size

Even though it is last on the list, size is arguably the main concern to consider once you have decided on the type of chaise lounge you are looking for. Once you have picked an area for your chaise lounge, think about the style that will best fit that space. Will it be sitting facing out and taking up more depth? Or will it be flush and taking up more length? Make sure to measure the area because many people are surprised to find the variety of sizes chaise lounges come in.   

Now that you are equipped with the knowledge to choose a chaise lounge, check out The Chaise Lounge Store by Home Gallery Stores to find one perfect for you at http://homegallerystores.com/shop/58_chaise_lounges