Borrowed from the French language, the term “chaise” lounge translates to “long chair” in English. A chaise lounge is an upholstered sofa in the shape of a chair that is long enough to support the legs of the sitter. Although the term can also be used to refer to outdoor furniture like a reclining deck chair.
When it comes to comfort, the chaise lounge is the next best thing besides your bed. As a piece of furniture that’s designed for laying down or resting, it’s one of the most ideal styles chosen for the living room sofa. So, can a chaise lounge be used in the living room? In our opinion, that’s its most common use!
Can a chaise lounge be used in the bedroom? What about a living room? While the chaise lounge sofa sitting in a living room or family room is the most popular choice for the design, they’re incredibly versatile throughout the home. Whether you prefer a bedroom chaise lounge or a chaise lounge sleeper for a children’s room, guest room, or home office, these pieces of furniture work great for leisure while also exhibiting an elegant, modern fit to any room in the house.
If you wish to use your chaise lounge as a sleeper or sofa, it’s best to place it up against the wall on the chaise side for ultimate comfort. However, if your chaise lounge is being used in a bedroom, guest room, or children’s room it should sit in the center of the room, backed up on one wall, and flushed for the best viewing experience.
While there is no one-size-fits-all way to place your chaise lounger, there are some things to consider:
The only difference between a right-hand facing (RHF) or right arm chaise lounge and a left-hand facing (LHF) or left arm chaise lounge is the arm is on the side mentioned when you face the sofa. Some options on the market are reversible allowing the owner to choose which side the chaise lounger will sit on.
While it’s always best to use a protective covering or blanket on your chaise lounge, you can clean the cushions by using a soft-bristled brush and a mild soap water solution. Simply wipe or gently scrub the entire cushion surface and allow it to air dry after.
The right chaise lounge sofa is a comfortable chaise lounge. Once you’ve decided that the “perfect” sofa for you is one where you have the space for a chaise, we invite you to shop our vibrant collection of chaise lounge sofas. With access to a designer product without the hefty price tag, Digs Showroom is your one-stop shop for comfort and chaise lounges.