Know How: What Is a Chaise Sofa?

Ever wondered what is a chaise sofa? Sometimes called a ‘L-shaped sofa’, a chaise sofa is a normal sofa with an elongated end on one side. The chaise piece acts as a day bed, perfect for resting your tired legs. A corner sofa and a chaise sofa can also be mistaken for one another, but the two are different, so here are some of the typical features of our most popular chaise sofas.

Ferdinand pink chaise sofa

Types of Chaise Sofa

Traditional Chaise Sofa

A traditional chaise sofa has many of the same features as a traditional sofa; curved, scroll arms, with turned wooden legs and castors. An example of our traditional chaise sofas would be our Cartwright chaise sofa.

cartwright chaise sofa

Contemporary Chaise Sofa

With many of the same style elements as our range of contemporary sofas, our contemporary chaise sofas have clean lines, simple geometric shapes and angular arms. Some have bench style cushions, while others have individual seat cushions and like all our sofa, they come in a range of sizes. Our Henry and Harriet are perfect examples of our contemporary chaise sofas.

Harriet chaise sofa

Compact Chaise Sofa

It is often a misunderstanding that a chaise sofa has to take up more space than a regular sofa; however, this is not always the case. Within our compact sofa range, we have a variety of compact chaise sofas that have slimmer proportions, narrower seats and take up slightly less floor space. Our compact Ferdinand chaise sofa and Earnshaw chaise sofa are the perfect examples.

Earnshaw chaise sofa

Modular Chaise Sofa

Do you want a normal sofa with the option of a chaise sofa from time to time? There’s a sofa for that too. A modular sofa gives you the benefit of being able to change your sofa shape over time to suit your space.

Crawford chaise sofa

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