Lounge chair: what is it? How to choose the right model for your type of furniture?
The Lounge chair is a type of armchair with an elongated shape that, unlike traditional armchairs, allows you to lie down comfortably, resting your back and legs.
The term comes from French and the literal translation of its name means ‘long chair’. This product has been used as a piece of furniture since antiquity and is often associated with luxurious, noble and exclusive environments. So let’s get to know it better, with the guide that Il Piccolo has created for you!
What are the distinctive characteristics of a Lounge chair?
The Lounge chair is distinguished from other armchairs by its sinuous and ergonomic shape, which allows you to lie on it and stretch your legs over a surface that is padded. Compared to a standard armchair, this piece of furniture has a wider and more comfortable seat that invites relaxation.
Besides being one of the most attractive pieces of furniture that one can use to enrich the interior design of one’s home, one must also consider that the Lounge chair is a very versatile piece of furniture. It is not a simple armchair, but can be a weapon at the disposal of interior designers to transform an unused corner of a room into a sophisticated relaxation area, which moreover has a distinctive style.
Over the course of time, ‘long sefie’ have been proposed in the most diverse shapes, with high or low backrests, with or without a headboard, with one armrest or two. Or models have even been created without armrests. In addition, some modern models are equipped with automatic mechanisms, which allow the inclination of the backrest and seat to be adjusted to the desired position.
Lounge chairs come in many different materials, offering different characteristics and advantages. They range from classic wood, elegant and timeless, to metal, modern and versatile. In a design environment, one can also find a plastic or glass Lounge chair, which is undoubtedly an original and surprising solution. With regard to the materials used for the upholstery of this special armchair, in most cases fabric, leather or imitation leather is used. The cover can be fixed or removable. The latter is preferable if you want to be able to easily clean the armchair or change the style of your furniture with little effort.
How to adapt your Lounge chair to your décor?
As mentioned, this particular armchair is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture. In fact, it can be placed in different rooms of the house. For example, it can be used as a complement to a sofa to create a relaxing corner in the living or dining room. At the same time, it can also be placed in the bedroom, to be used as additional seating or as a decorative element that complements other furniture.
Other rooms in the home where one might choose to place a Lounge chair? We can mention the study, when one wants to have a space in which to take time to relax, or the library, to have a comfortable seat on which to stretch out and read a bit.
A similar armchair can also furnish outdoor spaces in the home, such as terraces and gardens. In fact, this elongated armchair fits perfectly with the relaxing spirit of the outdoors and allows you to carve out some space for yourself, to dedicate to reading or resting.
Lounge chairs generally have great decorative power, allowing them to become protagonists of the room’s interior design. Depending on the stylistic choices made and the type of space in which these armchairs are placed, one may also decide to match the chairs with other furnishing elements, such as cushions, blankets, custom-made rugs , coffee tables, lamps or paintings.
How to choose the ideal Lounge chair for your furniture?
To choose the Chaise longue that best suits your needs, you must take into account both the characteristics of the space to be furnished as well as the style of the chosen furniture and the functions you want the chair to perform.
The search for the perfect “long chair” starts with an analysis of the available space. One must first take into account the size and shape of the types of Chaise longue that best suit the space.
Having made this consideration, one can then move on to consider the style of furniture that characterises the room. This has a direct influence on the choice of design, colour and material of the Lounge chair. For it to fit naturally into the room, it must be in harmony with the rest of the furniture and accessories. This does not mean that one cannot be daring, for example with contrasting solutions, but it does mean that one must know how to balance the different elements present.
Finally, one must consider what role one wants to entrust to the Chaise longue. If the armchair must first and foremost be comfortable, priority must be given to the choice of padding and upholstery materials. If, on the other hand, you want to focus on the design of the chair, it may be useful to concentrate more on aesthetics, looking for a solution that is original and unusual.
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