Calantha Chaise Lounge November 08th, 2017 - 09:22:25
Aside from being a symbol of elegance and a piece that adds beauty to your home or bedroom a chaise lounge chair has also practical purposes. It can be another place where your whole body can rest aside from your bed. With it you can also comfortably read a book newspaper or magazine in a relaxed position. You can also listen to music relax and enjoy the sunlight while reclining to it.
In French it is chaise longue (long chair) but Americans altered it to chaise lounge because the user was expected to lounge in it. Basically the chaise lounger is an elongated chair resembling a couch except for two things - first the back support portion of the lounge slants toward the back thus making for a reclined position with the feet fully elongated possible; and second; the armrests may or may not be present in the chaise lounge.
The individual was expected to lie on his back while using the lounge furniture. In contrast the recliner chairs from ancient Greece had men and women lying on their sides. During its early years of development the lounge was made from natural materials like wood and rattan which were often carved with stylized designs. With the modern times also came the modern materials like plastic and metal although wood is still the most popular material mainly because of its beauty durability and versatility.
The head and neck are supported by the back of the furniture while the body is supported by the seat itself. 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. The homeowners choice in the chaise lounge furniture boils down to design preferences available space and allocated cost. In all other matters the lounge functions just as well.