I have been contemplating on getting a chaise for our living room this past couple of months.
|What it looks now|
And although I can be impulsive with 'small' items for my home, I tend to procrastinate and end up thinking for months on end for large pieces, e.g. my chairs 6 months, my sofa, around 6 months too.
So when my husband agreed we could get a chaise for our living room, I started my search already since February! Mostly online and seeing things up close in the stores.
I'm planning to put the chaise right where my 2 patterned chairs are right now. And the 2 chairs will move to the other side like so...
As you probably know too, my media center is right across the sofa. And though I can easily raise my feet up using the matching ottoman of my chair, there's a big difference when there is no space underneath your legs and relaxing just comes easier I think.
Also, I wanted arms on both side or none at all and not just on one side, that way I can easily move it to the other side of the room, which I probably might, since you know how fickle minded I am.
I've looked at A LOT already ( PB, Crate& Barrel, Arhaus, Horchow, Z Gallerie, World Market, MGBW, Zincdoor, IKEA, Ethan Allen, Wayfair, Room& Board, TARGET, Pier1) and have ruled them out because of unavailability, wrong color or style.
So here are my options so far...
|West Elm's Bliss Chaise in Marled microfiber Fabric in Mink - $1049 + 180 delivery surcharge|
PROS: Love the contemporary look, down-filled, very wide hence ideal for snuggling (37"), fabric swatch sample perfectly goes well with my chairs in the living room
CONS: We tried it in the store over the weekend, and it wasn't as perfect as it looked. You see, the back is slanted so way back that you have to prop a pillow for the back and your head if your planning to do any TV viewing on this thing.
I was really close to getting this one but I'm glad I tried it out first since, like I said, it's not the most comfortable chaise really... :-(
|Abbyson Living Richmond Taupe Linen Chaise $659|
PROS: Like the clean look and swooping arms, price is very reasonable
CONS: One reviewer said it was too small at 31" wide ( I understand this because the arms are bulkier so seating might be compromised), I can't try it out and I cannot order fabric swatches, very risky
|RH Belgian Slope Arm Upholstered Chaise in Brushed Belgian Linen with standard filling - $3295++|
PROS: This is by far the most comfortable chaise we've actually tried.Simple and beautiful.
CONS: Did you see the price???? I could buy a whole new living room set with that price?! Maybe too wide too at 39"
|Oviedo Leather Chaise - $2395++|
PROS: MY hubs loves this chaise most of all! And I must admit is is quite comfy despite it's appearance
CONS: Staggering price, a bit narrow, maybe too 'musculine' for our living room, looks better at the office
|Mariah Chaise from Thomasville|
PROS: Love the classic look, customizable with so many fabric choices
CONS: We still need to see this up close and are planning to visit a store this week, also seems narrow at 31", price is unknown, but then again, I can go high or low depending on the fabric I choose, a bit curvy too for my taste
|Layla Grace Chamberlaine Slipcovered Chaise -$1758++|
PROS: Love that it's similar to the RH one with better price, seems comfy and wide enough at 33", customizable
CONS: Waiting on fabric swatches, price is still a bit steep, again, it will depend on the fabric I choose, but I'm really loving this one
|Layla Grace Gabby Kensington Chaise -$1748++|
PROS: Matches my existing chairs nailheads and all, customizable including legs
CONS: love this one the most, price still a bit steep, waiting on the fabric swatches
So friends, what do you think? Do you know of one that I should also consider or will any of these go with my living room right now?
By the way, I can't help but share this awesome news with you. A room in our home will be featured in "This Old House Magazine" hopefully, for the July issue! I'm keeping all my fingers crossed that all will go well since it's always been a dream of mine to have one of our spaces featured in a national magazine!!!!!
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