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If you’re looking for a way to sneak in stylish sophistication to your home’s décor, consider a chaise lounge chair, divan or daybed. Whether you’re outfitting a reading nook or adding extra seating to your living room, they’re sure to be a chic accessory that will complete any look. Since it will likely be an investment piece, be sure to make the right decision when purchasing by understanding what to look for and deciding what chaise or daybed is right for your home. More 
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What’s the difference between day beds and a chaise lounges?
There isn’t a big one, and they essentially function in the same fashion. A chaise lounge (meaning “long chair” in French) is a one-armed sofa featuring a low back, half back or no back at all. Day beds tend to be a bit larger, and while Victorian era daybeds often had arms or even a small back, today’s modernized day bed usually does away with arms and backs.

Which one should I buy?
This depends a lot on the style you’re looking for: many have become more trendy as well, so often the two styles appear very similar. However, in general, daybeds are usually more functional than a traditional chaise lounge sofa, but the latter can add an elegant touch to a living room or bedroom. In the end, it comes down to function and aesthetics: determine where and in what way you want to use it, and how you want it to look in your home.

Where should I put a chaise lounge or divan?
These pieces of furniture are actually useful in a wide variety of spots throughout the home. Want to create a cozy reading nook in your bedroom? Outfit it with a comfortable chaise lounge sofa and enjoy a book into the wee hours. Want a chic sleeping solution for a small guest bedroom? A daybed will do just the trick. Settees, divans and daybeds are also great for adding seating space to living rooms without creating a visually bulky set-up. Place an armless daybed across from a sofa with a coffee table in-between for ample entertaining.

What style day bed should I choose?
Determine where you’re going to place it, and then survey the room’s current décor. For a vintage look, scour flea markets or antique stores to score an affordable settee that will add instant charm to your space. If you’re looking to go modern, consider something sleek and plush. For contemporary appeal, find an armless lounge chair or divan and consider a bold or vibrant colored fabric.

What should I look for in upholstery?
Day beds and settees are usually meant for relaxation, so find a fabric that will suit that. Cotton, linen and polyester will provide a soft surface that’s durable to boot. If you want to go sleek and contemporary, choose ultrasuede for an eye-catching element. If you’re thinking more Victorian era, velvet will do the trick.
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