Furniture with Personality
Sumptuous sofas with overstuffed cushions and plush upholstery consistently create a warm, inviting impression that make our living rooms more livable, but it's usually that one extraordinary piece that makes a room stand out. More than that, the right piece of furniture will impart a little of your personality. For my sister, undoubtedly, this defining personal piece is her chaise lounge.
Over the years, I have helped her move that serpentine beauty from place to place at least a half dozen times. Whether it was into her latest rental in for the new college year, or into her first house after she got married, crossing the threshold with her black velvet chaise lounge always made it official: That unfamiliar place suddenly became her home.
Pair some fine wine and chocolate with a lushly upholstered Victorian chaise, and you've got a romantic setting that will make St. Valentine swoon.
Go with opulent leather, and a chaise lounge adds the kind of sophistication and luxury that we associate with royalty. The most relaxed, rejuvenating bathroom I've ever chanced upon featured an expansive terrycloth chaise near the bath. Now that is bathing.
In the Bedroom
They're not likely to assume the place of the bed as the defining piece of a bedroom, but bedroom chaise lounges have their place. With endless upholstery and design options, bedroom chaises can provide the punctuation on your decor.
After a long day or a great party, a bedroom chaise lounge provides a transitional place for those reflective moments when you want relaxation, but aren't quite ready for sleep. In fact, indoor chaise lounges are designed explicitly for relaxation, which makes them an obvious choice for completing the ideal bedroom.
Choose a chaise lounge for its versatility. Any room can benefit from extra seating and welcoming design. Choose a chaise lounge for its unique style. It can add a surprising, softening touch to virtually any room. Or, like my sister, choose a chaise lounge because it can be so much more than just another piece of furniture. Because it can add a hint of personality to help make any place home.