Selecting chaise lounges can be a challenge. If your thinking about choosing a wicker chaise lounge for a special room in your home, patio, or pool, there are some things you need to consider before you buy. A little background knowledge will help you make your final choice easier with no regrets.
Chaise Lounge Chair Frame Designs
Depending on your application, you can consider a stationary chaise lounge or an adjustable one. Both types are available in different sizes and shapes. Whether you choose a natural, loom, or resin material, color choices vary by supplier.
Stationary chaise lounges mean exactly that; no parts of the chaise lounge move. They are all fixed in position. Alternatively, an adjustable chaise lounge chair can move the backrest in various positions, from sitting straight up to down to a flat laying position.
Chaise Lounge Cushion and Fabric Choices
Some chaise lounges require deep seating cushions, which are foam seats and fiber-filled back cushions; some chaises are sold with no cushions but can be used with cushions if you want them. And finally, there are sling chaises that you would not use cushions at all with. The different varieties allow choosing one type of chaise that best fits your situation.
Two basic cushion choice styles prevail in the market, tufted and foam cushions. Tufted cushions are more economical than foam cushions. But don’t let that sway your decision if you’re looking for a cushion with superior support and longevity. Tufted cushions do an adequate job in comfort and decor. Foam cushions take both comfort and decor up a few more levels.
Stationary chaise lounges use two cushions, one for the back cushion and one for the seat. Adjustable chaises use a single cushion that has built into it the ability to bend at the hinge where the back moves.
Selecting a Wicker Chaise
Depending on how you want to use a chaise lounge, you will probably favor one style frame over the other. If you’re primarily going to use a chaise for relaxing, reading, socializing, and watching the TV, a stationary chaise lounge is probably your best choice. The chaise is ready to go when you are. You sit in it and use it. Lloyd Flanders offers several wonderful chaise lounges that will meet your requirements.
On the other hand, if you use your chaise by the pool or are a sun worshipper and do a lot of outdoor tanning and sleeping on the chaise, then an adjustable chaise lounge is the model that will suit your needs better. Adjustables are best used around the pool or as an economical move to have a versatile chaise that can be used for sunning and reading. The adjustable back makes all that possible.
Some other things to consider while shopping are:
- Are cushion ties supplied to hold the seat cushion in place ( These are Not always necessary).
- Fabric type and pattern to use (indoor or Outdoor).
- Color finish.
- Arm style.
- Arm Height.
- Are the armrests comfortable?
- Backrest height.
- Can the frame and fabric be used outdoors?
- The length of the chaise seat. The average length is usually between 52 and 55 inches. If you have long legs, ensure you don’t get one of those short ones available at the local box stores.
Chaise lounge chairs are versatile pieces of furniture to use in many different situations around your home, both inside and on the patio. Choosing the right chaise lounge frame and cushions will ensure you get the most out of your furniture and enjoy it for many years.
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