Similar to a regular chaise lounge, a lounge chair for your bedroom should measure between 40-50 inches tall. This will give you enough support and room to sit up or stretch out when you're lounging. Nick Olsen recommends buying a lounge chair with a relatively tall back, as this is what will give your chair a vintage-inspired lounge look. Another good option is a curved, sloped back, which will bring modern flair to your bedroom. A chair that has a typical back and long seat rather than being angled on the side will give off a more contemporary vibe, too. However, lounge chairs come in all shapes and sizes -- some chairs even go up at either side of the chaise part in the center.
A lounge chair for a bedroom should stay true to your style, but Rita Konig says sticking to a neutral color is the best option. Though bright colors may be appealingly eye-catching, they are a statement piece on their own. This is fine if the rest of your bedroom is pared down, but if you already have a statement piece like your bed, a statement lounge chair will clutter up a room. Because of this, carefully chosen Scandinavian-inspired colors like terracotta, pale gray, and greige will always go well whilst bringing gentle color into a space. Pale green and blue are additionally great choices for coastal décor schemes.
The frame of a lounge chair is typically made of metal, solid wood, manufactured wood, or a mix of the latter two. Out of these options, Darryl Carter recommends solid wood for sturdiness (though note that solid wood is also the most expensive material choice). As for seat material, polyester is the most common choice. Polyester is sturdy, durable, and will hold up well against marks and stains, especially if you use a protective spray for maintenance. Polyester can be made to look like several other materials, including linen. Linen will lend a cool and sophisticated look to your lounge chair, but it is also difficult to maintain and won't wear as well as polyester. In this case, we recommend a polyester-linen or a polyester-cotton blend.
A large part of a lounge chair's appeal is that it can be modern, traditional, or something in-between. For a modern look, Virginia Tupker states to look for short, slim legs and a clean-lined sharp curve on the back of the chair. Alternatively, a lounge chair is ideal for creating an antique or vintage vibe. You can do this by looking for an elongated shape reminiscent of 1920s and 1930s chaise lounges. Moreover, tufting is a major part of antique lounge chairs, particularly diamond or button tufting. Though tufting can be modern, channel tufting instead of the above two is more commonly seen in contemporary designs.
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If an accent pillow or two is included, this can also help to define the style of your lounge chair. A roll cushion is perfect for an antique vibe, and originates from the 1920s once again, whereas a wider rectangular cushion is suited to a contemporary living room. Sometimes, cushions are patterned, in which case you can take inspiration from the included pattern. Anything from floral to stripes can bring a new aura into a room and help your lounge chair to fit in straight away.