Despite all the revolutions in interior designs and aesthetics, nothing has yet come up to surpass the glamour and sophistication of a revitalized, good old chaise longue.

Imagine a movie star or supermodel wrapped in lavish silk dresses and reclined on a comfy sofa. The chances are the sofa you are seeing in your head isn’t a sofa, rather it’s a chaise lounge. After all, it is perhaps the most famous and most iconic long reclining chairs of them all; thanks in part to golden age movie stars who posed so frequently in such manners. However, the love for this comfy and timeless piece of furniture goes way beyond that. First known to be used by the Egyptian royalty, the chair made a grand entry to the European household by the 18th century. So much so that it can even be found in some famous paintings, especially in portraits.

Thanks to the comfy nature of chaise longue, it is also being widely used in psychotherapy; a method pioneered by Sigmund Freud. Today, it’s an integral part of many tasteful households for its blinding appeal, various functionalities, and its ability to change the appearance of a room immensely. So, let’s find out how you can also use one to make the interior more alluring and comforting from below.

Find a Perfect Placement

A chaise longue is so versatile that it can be placed in your living room, bedroom, by the window, or even in an empty corner. So, you have a few different things to think about. While it’s usually found in a spacious room, you can also utilize one to make your space feel bigger than it actually is. However, as there are three main different types of chaise lounge to choose from – Réclamier, Méidienne, and Duchess brisée – you should first make a decision on how you are going to use one. It’s pretty easy from then on.

Learn the Usual Rules

Like any other thing in interior design, there are quite a few different ways a chaise lounge can be placed. If your living room is spacious enough, you can easily fit one with other furniture. But make sure to make it the focal point with an accent color to direct attention to it. If placed on an empty corner, try to accessorize it with shelves, lamps, rugs, side tables, etc. If you have a window with a view, you can also use it as a standalone relaxing deck or reading chair; which can then be accompanied by a tea table and lamp. However, don’t be afraid to experiment and place it the way it works best for you.

Pay Attention to Accessories

While a chaise longue works perfectly on its own, you can adorn it with a cushion or two. However, be mindful of designing them to complement either your overall color pallets or with the curtains. Some also tend to put a stylish bedspread or thin blanket.