Blog/Why you Should have a Chaise Sofa in your Living Room

Why you Should have a Chaise Sofa in your Living Room

Castlery   |   Oct 18, 2022

After a week of work and study, the long awaited weekend has finally arrived for you to relax in the house with your loved ones. While the living room is an often used indoors space for bonding and family time, not many furnitures provide the option of accommodating the entire family all at once. Of course most sofas are wide enough to fit a family of around 2-3 people, bigger families with children may find it a tighter squeeze.

Introducing the chaise sofa, your one stop solution to provide ample space for the whole family on one singular sofa. Many chaise sofas are able to comfortably fit groups of up to 3 or more people, making it the perfect sofa if you have guests or children coming around the living room. As the living room is also an area for first impressions, our chaise sofas are also versatile in design and easy to style making it an optimal choice for the essential living room sofa. Read on to find out more about the chaise sofa and why it is a must have in your living room.

What is a chaise sofa?

The word “chaise” literally means “long chair” in French, and a chaise sofa is exactly as described - a long chair-sofa. More specifically, a chaise sofa is an extended sofa to rest your legs when lounging, hence also referred to as a chaise lounge. While available in many designs, a classic chaise sofa like the Pebble Chaise Sectional Sofa always features a sofa backing of uniformed height, ensuring you can rest on it comfortably either lying down, or sitting up with back support. The Pebble Chaise Sofa also comes with an ottoman, providing additional leg-rest space and doubling as a coffee table for when you have guests over.

Basically, if you are looking for a sofa that you can use as both bed, chair and sofa, you are looking for a chaise sofa. For those who may frequently host guests, this is also a great option to go for especially if your guests are looking to spend the night.

Gray side chaise extended sofa in a modern living room on a rug, with cushions, a throw and abstract coffee table Make your chaise couch the living room’s focal point by dressing it up with accessories for a pop of colour - the mustard Griffin Lumbar Cushion brings out the best in the Pebble Chaise Sectional Sofa. An abstract coffee table like Cupid can also provide tasteful storage.

Easily style any chaise sofas

Other than fulfilling its role as an essential living room element, chaise sofas also provide the second most important aspect a furniture can bring to the home - aesthetic. As with any other furniture, you should always opt for a colour and style that suits your current home interior design. Luckily, Castlery’s chaise sofas are available in easy to pair neutral tones and both classic and unique designs for any form of interior design. Regardless of whether your home is a more mid-century modern style, or bohemian chic, you are bound to find a chaise sofa that fits into your home aesthetic.

A white chaise sofa in a living room with wooden flooring and rattan furniture The Dawson Chaise Sectional Sofa’s cloud-like softness and versatile neutral hue fit right into @amy.fritz’s dreamy chic lounge.

The Dawson Chaise Sectional Sofa is available in a soft neutral beach tone, ensuring it blends easily into any home, complementing both darker and lighter colours. Dawson’s soft cushions invite you to sink into it on a lazy weekend afternoon just by yourself or with your loved ones, especially since its large size can accommodate the whole family. Dawson goes well with a Jaxon Round Coffee Table, matching its wooden texture with its light-coloured material.

With its powder-like texture and gentle curves, the Marlow Bouclé Chaise Sectional Sofa is an attention grabber. One of Castlery’s unique chaise sofa designs, Marlow comes in separate modules that can be configured to fit your living room size and shape. Easy to clean and pair with other furniture, Marlow is a top choice for lighter themed Scandinavian or modern households.

Filling out living room space

Living rooms usually have an essential sofa not only for ease of usage but also to fill up the big space that is the room itself. As sofas usually only come in a maximum size of a 2-3 seater, that leaves much of the space unused and has to be filled up with other furniture, meaning even more interior design planning for your family. With a chaise sofa, you can choose from smaller 2-3 seaters to large sectional sofas for the whole family that can fill up more room space and save you time and cost in buying other furniture. A well-designed chaise sofa can also provide the room with more depth despite using up more space than smaller sofas, for example,giving the illusion of a bigger room with a L-shaped chaise that “stretches out” the sofa and therefore the room.

A white boucle sofa on a black jute rug against a floor-length window in a modern home Create the illusion of a bigger room with the Marlow Bouclé Chaise Sectional Sofa contrasted with the regal Odessa Jute Area Rug.

Give the room more depth by going for sofas that are slightly lifted off the ground, such as the Hamilton Round Chaise Sectional Sofa. The increased space between the sofa and the ground gives an impression of space and depth, and Hamilton’s unconventional round seat design not only covers more space in the room but also provides more space on the sofa.

Pair Hamilton with a Peri Coffee Table to really bring out the 80s American concept of the room, or contrast its colours with an Odessa rug to bring out each furniture's unique shade.

Opting for a chaise sofa when choosing your living room sofa is going to be an amazing choice, especially when you are aiming for aesthetic, functionality, and size all in one sofa.

What is a chaise sofa?

A chaise sofa is a long lounge sofa, big enough for you to put your legs up on when lounging and usually sports a sofa backing of uniformed height across the whole sofa.

How do I choose the size of my chaise sofa?

A chaise sofa comes in various dimensions, and you should always measure your living room area before choosing a chaise sofa. Dimensions are also available under the product descriptions of the chaise sofa.

How do I pair my chaise sofa with my other furniture?

A chaise sofa usually comes in neutral, light tones that compliment lighter living rooms, and contrasts dark living rooms. Depending on the style your home has, you may prefer different designs or colours of a chaise sofa.