Is there anything better than a fashionable, on-trend living room that you can feel good about showing off to your guests? Yes, in fact, there is. A fashionable, on-trend living room where you can lounge in comfort. Going back to the basics, that is what a living room should be all about. Living. Style and look is important, but most of all you want a room that you can feel good about spending time in. Take a look at these five iconic, trendy chairs and upgrade your space from just ‘living room’ to ‘lounge‘.
The pika style chair is a sleek, slick contraption that’s form builds on the curves of the human body. Its swooping shape is less formal than a straight-backed chair, and also less hard on the spine. Held up on two strong but slender legs, it allows for slight movement and adjustment. Pika chairs might look fragile but they are actually surprisingly hardy. Like the iconic Barcelona chair, it is cool and contemporary, reminiscent of the comforts of modern living.
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As much as this might look like a trendy piece of modern installation art, the ball chair is was created by a Finnish designer in 1963. Famous for its unusual shape, it is the perfect retro throwback. The interior is typically cushioned, for maximum lounging mileage.What I like best about the ball chair is that it goes both ways–funky and fun, or sleek and stylish. The model in the picture above–leather and polished aluminum–would fit right into a contemporary lounge, but these chairs are available in a range of colors and materials. So if you are more a hot pink or turquoise type, the ball chair has got your back.
Probably one of the most iconic pieces of furniture of all time, the chaise-lounge has existed, to some degree, for millennia. There are pictures of people luxuriating on day-beds all the way back to ancient Egypt, although this particular couch is most commonly associated with the elegance of 19th-century salons and sumptuous boudoirs. Whether you plan on doing a lot of swooning, or just want something swank to lie around on, there are countless styles of chaise lounge, from leather, to velvet, to covered all over in rococo swirls.
Another timeless piece of furniture, the armchair is probably the most common type of chair out there. There are so many different kinds–wingback chairs, throne chairs, even rocking chairs. Though if you are really looking for the ideal lounge chair, the overstuffed is really the way to go. The one in the picture above is leather, but they come in basically every size, shape, and color, and no living room built around comfort is really complete without one. I did the majority of my college coursework curled up in one particular overstuffed chair.
Alright, this may not be a living room chair per se, but show me the rule that says your lounge can’t spread out into the great outdoors? Especially this time of year. Whether they are by the pool, the lake, or just a patio, outdoor lounge chairs turn a yard into an extension of your home. Some are built for sunbathing, and some are adjustable between flat and upright. Many outdoor chairs are made from weather-resistant materials, so you never have to worry about leaving them outside in the elements.
There are so many great ways to upgrade your living room to classy and comfy, and a lot of great manufacturers to choose from. Fine Mod Imports and Bellini Modern Living both have an extensive lounge-friendly section.
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