Chairs are present everywhere. From offices to bus stands, they are just everywhere. The ergonomic nature of chairs protects the users back from getting affected after long usage hours.


There are so many different types of chairs. Wing chairs, club chairs, rocking chairs, and that is just to name a few.

There is a chair to fit every need and every kind of space, so it is best to look at all the different options you have before deciding on one.

Inspiration-Chair_45-Bison-Iris.jpg - Photo (c) American Leather
Inspiration Chair. Photo (c) American Leather

1.  Chair and a Half

A chair and a half is a very useful piece of furniture, being slightly larger than a chair and smaller than a loveseat.

The width of a chair and half makes it an ideal piece of furniture for lounging. The chair featured here is modern in style, but you can find one in any style. It may have a tight back and a tight seat, or have loose cushions for the back and seat. It could also have a tight back with a loose seat.

This type of chair is versatile and can work in a number of settings, such as a small living room or a bedroom.


Photo (c) Norwalk Furniture
Calvin Chair, Norwalk Furniture. Photo (c) Norwalk Furniture

2.  Wing Chair

Although the wing chair is a very traditional kind of chair, it has been reinterpreted and given a more contemporary flavor by many modern designers.

Wing back chairs are distinguished by the side panels or “wings” on the back, which originally served the purpose of shielding from drafts in a room, or excessive heat from the fireplaces. While you hardly need them to protect you from drafts, the wings provide a comfortable surface to rest the head for taking naps.

Candice Olson designed this wing chair for Norwalk Furniture, and it is a very inviting chair, perfect for lounging or reading.

Sine Chaise, Thayer Coggin - Photo (c) Thayer Coggin
Sine Chaise. Photo (c) Thayer Coggin

3.  Chaise Longue

A chaise is essentially a long chair, one on which you can stretch your legs without having to use an ottoman. The back is usually at a semi reclining angle, and this is the chair you use for relaxing.

Chaise longue became chaise lounge in English usage, and that is what it is usually called when we allude to a long, narrow lounging chair. Since this chair is all about relaxation, you will often find this shape in outdoor furniture.

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