A yellow chaise in a bedroom

Chaise Lounge

Originally contributed by • last updated 2/25/2021


Nowadays, if you’re looking for furniture to fill your house with, you’ll soon realize that there are more options than you know what to do with. However, if you’re looking for something with a classic style that sticks out as one of a kid, you may want to consider a chaise lounge. The beautiful lounging chairs can be an excellent addition to just about any living room or family room, ensemble. However, as with any furniture purchase, there are plenty of things to consider before getting too comfortable.


The term chaise lounge can refer to just about any long chair or reclining chair that’s typically meant for lounging or laying on. More traditionally, these lounge chairs usually consisted of an arm or backing at one end and a back support typically running partially or wholly across the backside. Although, some chaises have arms or backing at both ends and look more like a chaise sofa. Sometimes, these comfortable recliners are referred to as a fainting couch or a Victorian couch, and are iconically associated with psychoanalysis as popularized by Sigmund Freud. Today, a sectional sofa with a leather chaise lounge is a popular furniture choice, even coming in a double version for more room.

What Is A Chaise Lounge Used For?

A chaise lounge can fit into just about any room in your home whether it acts as a lounge chair in your living room or as a comfortable bench/couch combo in your office. But before you go adding one to your home decor, you may want to take into consideration a few important details:

  • A traditional style chaise lounge can be an elegant and sophisticated design choice, especially in a study or an office. However, you may want to find one that’s as equally comfortable, as many vintage and repop models are more decorative than functional.
  • If you’re considering a modern sectional sofa with chaise, you may want to double check your measurements. A sectional sofa with chaise can be quite large, especially when put in a smaller space with additional furniture. Also, they are notoriously difficult to arrange and move due to their shape.