Friday, January 10, 2014

To Lounge or Not to Lounge...that is the question



We need one more seat in our library to make it complete.  It's something that's been missing since we moved in...an "I'll get to it," thing that is still looming 6yrs. later.

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This morning I had the news running on TV (seeing if school was in session, which it is, woohoo!) and I saw a chaise lounge sofa.  I've seen them before and they've mildly piqued my interest, but nothing more.  Today, I'm seriously considering one for purchase.  It looks like a piece of furniture you could really kick back in to read a book.  OR, it looks like it could be a complete waste of money because it's not at all conducive to sitting, or comfy for reading.

So...I'm torn.

Has anyone sat in one?  Lounged in one?  Are they dreamy? Or a waste of money?

Just looking for opinions.  Many thanks, and HAPPY FRIDAY!!

79 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

My parents have one and I have to say, that whenever the family goes over there for holidays or whatnot, we all fight over who gets to sit on it.

Anonymous said...

I have never sat on one before, but I have to say, the first one pictured, even though it looks BEAUTIFUL, would, I believe, not be all that comfortable to sit on, OR lounge on. The second one pictured (source), would look to me to be the ideal piece of furniture to stretch out on and read a book, or take one magnificent nap on! Just my personal opinion...

Janine Huldie said...

Never have had one, but always thought they looked so comfortable and think you should go for it!! :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

I've had the (sometimes dubious) pleasure of sitting or stretching out on several and have to say you want to make sure and try it out. Some are wonderful whilst others are, literally, a pain.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I have a lounge in my living room and love it. I wanted one done in material and not leather. When I sit on leather, I freeze my rear end off.... so I always go for fabric. We like ours, although I don't get to sit down a lot and use it.

Sandee said...

I've not a clue since I've not been on one either. I think you should go sit on on yourself and see what you think.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

Brian Miller said...

i think they are cool....we used to have one, well kinda one that was geared a bit more toward comfort...but i liked being able to put the feet up...ha.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I think it depends on the one you buy. Just like some couches are more comfy than others, so it is with chaises. I do like them though.

alissa apel said...

I think they looks so comfortable. You have to have the room for them though. That's the down side.

KeKe Allen said...

Im going with lounge, These things look so comfortable and stylish

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know which one you like better - but the second one looks wonderful! I want one too!

MikiHope said...

I would love one like the first one pictured above-bit in a fabric cover rather then leather. I can definitely see me relaxing with a book in that one!

Casey said...

My grandparents had a lounge like this when I was growing up. It actually worked really well for extra seating when they had a lot of people over, although I know one of my uncles used to complain it was bad for his back when used as a couch because there wasn't much to lean against. I think that if you have the room for it, it's a great addition to any home and looks great!

stevebethere said...

I have never sat on one so I don't know, but I am sure you will have fun trying some out heheh!

Have a loungetastic week ;-)

Pat Hatt said...

Never sat on one either, but that last one doesn't look like it would be very good posture wise as your feet may take a hit

Mommy's Heart said...

No , I don't have a lounge. But I would love to have one! Its so comfy and I can stay in there the whole day, not that my life will permit it haha- Vinma

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Although I have never sat in one, so I don't know if they are really comfortable or not. I just love the look of a lounger and so I really want one!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey .. Rudyard Kipling did all his writing on one, when they moved to Batemans near here in Sussex .... I imagine they could be quite comfortable and if I had a large enough place then I think I'd put one in .. I'd have the one with the back and sides .. if you do - enjoy! Hilary

Sonya M. Jones said...

I love the one in the 2nd pic! I have one in my bedroom. Really love it, but rarely get the chance to enjoy it because either my daughter or my hubby is occupying the space.

Angela Kinder said...

I do love a good chaise lounge sofa, though I don't have one of my own. I suggest getting one with a taller back for better lumbar support.

Cristina Ramirez said...

The lounge chairs i have all end up being places where laundry or something else accumulates rather than a place we actually sit with out feet up to read a book. Hope you get something you really like!

Lame Shrill Owl said...

OMG! I absolutely love these! The top one is my fave. We have an antique fainting couch that I rarely use but my daughter like to lay on it when she is on the ipad.

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

We have one of these, not so fancy though... and it's super comfy! My hubby wants one of these fancy one's though lol.

Sofia said...

To lounge, on the first one. Near a fire. Comfortable blanket, cup of coffee and my favorite book! :)

Lanaya | Raising Reagan said...

I own one and I LOVE it ... it's so freaking comfy! The funny thing is that I don't sit in it as much and every time I do I always wonder why I don't sit in it more. But it is awesome!!

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bxcrochet said...

I have a lounge connected to my sofa and we all fight for it too!

Michelle F.

Teresa Moody said...

I want a lounge chair now!! Those are so pretty!

~ Noelle said...

i like the top one...
the bottom looks cool- but not that comfy

Erinn Sluka said...

I can see that located by a bay window for a place to read a god book! Looks so comfy!

Cyndi Buchanan said...

I think you would just have to try it out to see if you like it. I will never buy furniture without trying out a showroom piece first.

Anonymous said...

can i take a nap in it now, please? :D

Karen Glatt said...

I have never sat in one of these, but this lounge chair would be the perfect chair for me because if I am sitting I have to put my legs up. I really like this chair, and you should get it! I bet you will love it!

Cindy Batchelor said...

I want one of these so bad for my home office! that chair is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

I love the looks of the second one! Beautiful picks!

Lauren,
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Anonymous said...

I don't have one, but these are gorgeous! I've been wanting one for our Master Bedroom, though!

Kristin Sumner said...

We had a sectional that came with one. I actually LOVED it! It was perfect for reading, napping or relaxing.

Irene V. said...

I've never trued one of these... but I'm pretty sure it's a really handy - I vote Yes!
MammaNene @ SergerPepper.com

Launna said...

I have never sat in one but they do look comfy Rosey :)

V@ said...

I have never sat in one however they look super comfey! Especially to red a book or watch tv. It is very good looking as well.

Mistee Dawn said...

I actually have never sat in one, but now I think I want one. lol.

Joanna Sormunen said...

I love the second one. I would have one in my house if I had the space/money. I think you should try it out first. Everything depends on your bodyshape and the use you want to give it. So go have a run in furniture department and try out one with some comfy cushions. Then you'll know if it is the one :)

Elise said...

I've never sat in one, but I love the look of the one in the top pictures. It also looks like it's at least somewhat conducive to sitting on when you're not curled up with a book.

Joyce Lansky said...

I think it would be a great place to sit and read a book. Plus, it would be a conversation piece.

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Cascia Talbert said...

I've never sat in one of those before, but it sure looks comfy! We need to get a new sofa as soon as we can afford it. The one we are currently using is old and stained. Have a terrific weekend!

Lawna Noe said...

My grandfather had a soft cushioned one and it was so comfy. Plus it looked great too. I liked to lay on it while watching tv or reading a book.

Ckrusch said...

Love the chaise lounge sofa, it would look gorgeous in my home office!

Mom2sixCT said...

Both are stunning, comfy or not.

Heather Jones said...

I love chase lounges, but I'd be looking for something not leather or pleather for our family room. Need something good enough to nap on without the seat sticking to your thighs. But I love the design with these!

Pam said...

These are both gorgeous. I've never had one, so I can't vouch for their comfort, but they would LOOK great.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I don't think I've ever sat in one of those, but they do look comfy to me! And they are really stylish in my opinion. Let us know if you take the plunge!

M Clark said...

Yes, they are comfy. There are a lot of different makes and models so you'll have to do your research. I say go for it!!!

Theresa said...

I always admire how pretty they look, but I don't think I would ever purchase one for our home. I'd be interested to see how it looks in your house if you do purchase one!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Now that looks like a fab lounge to have a relaxing day after work. Go for it. I love the second one.

John DeBellis said...

Get the right one for you, some aren't great for the back

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That last one looks comfy

Anonymous said...

If you have any of these, the answer is obvious - lounge away. They look so comfy.

Binky said...

The love child of a bed and a sofa chair!

Growing Up Madison said...

My mother in law has one but I personally won't buy one. It all depends on your taste. I much prefer to have a sofa and lounge on that. :)

Lexie Lane said...

Oooh! These are both really nice. I have a tendency to drool though and I think I would mess up these pretty chairs. lol!

Melanie Salinas said...

I haven't but I would love to get one of those for our living room.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I have never sat on one like this, but I think it looks comfy!

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neoh42f said...

My son has one quite similar to the photo at the bottom. His is not leather, but same type of lounge. I really like it and it's quite comfy :) If you have the room for it, I would recommend for sure!

Tracy Speight said...

My husband parents had one like this not leather, but it was nice to have a est on but not much when used as couch

robin lorraine williamson said...

I've always wanted one for my future woman cave. I've sat in one that's like a giant wave and so comfortable go for it but try it out first to make sure its the one you want.

Dana said...

I've never sat in one, but it sure does look like a great place to read!

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

those are so comfy and elegant to look at - I definitely would want one in the future.

Veronica Lee said...

The second one is gorgeous! I would love to see how it looks in your house if you do purchase one!

Have a wonderful weekend, Rosey!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm kinda thinking that's a read a book chair too or heck, watch a movie or really anything! I just want to sit in it and see how it feels!

Colette S said...

I've never had one, but I can't remember if I've sat on one.

I agree it would be great for relax and read. Afterall I sleep on the couch! However for sitting, it might not be so good for the back, but that is why you have those little pillows for support right ? :)

I hope you get a really good one!

Teresa McCluskey said...

I have never sat on one but omg I want the second one. Cute and looks so comfy!

Anne said...

Years ago, I inherited a single-person lounge chair similar to the one in your second photo. It had been my grandfather's, and it was supposedly a therapeutic chair for him. I loved it, though. Really comfortable.

Fabulous Perks said...

These look so comfortable. They are both so beautiful. I wish I could have them both. I would lounge all day, If I could!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

These lounge chairs are really nice. I think they would dress up any living room or office.

RICHARD HICKS said...

I have never tried one but it certainly looks like it would be comfortable and I would not hesitate to get it!

Dianna said...

They are so comfy-- but for myself I don't believe I would go leather, tuck and roll for sure and they are pretty spendy almost as much as a good sofa-- but they sure are nice

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Rosey,
We have a chaise on our couch. We love it! It's where everyone wants to sit. I like it because it has two sides to it. I'm not a fan of the one with no "arm." I like to lean on something, but that's just me. Good luck with your decision.

Sincerely,
Karina

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

We have a chaise attached to our couch I hate it I lovely recliner would be more comfy

Monica said...

My mother in law used to have one in her bedroom and I LOVED it!