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Difference between loungers

There are so many different kinds of loungers in the market nowadays. To a majority of the population, they sound like the same style of loungers. But there are slight differences between each type of lounger. Here are the differences between each lounger.

1. Settee

A settee or a sofa is a long upholstered seat. It is a classic piece of furniture for seating two or more people, typically with a backrest and armrests, in a sitting or reclining position. They are often fitted with springs and tailored cushions. Customised settees can stretch to as long as 10 seaters.

2. Daybed

Daybeds are designed to double as both a sofa and a bed. They are an excellent choice for study rooms which can also be converted to additional sleeping space for guests. Most daybeds look aesthetically different from typical standard beds as the headboard extends along one side or both sides of the daybed, creating the armrest portion. This unique look gives the daybed both the sofa and bed look.

They typically come in the size of a twin bed, but can be customised to other mattress sizes as well. If the daybed will be heavily used, it makes sense to invest in a good-quality mattress.

There are many extensions to the daybed where it can be a storage daybed or a trundle bed can be added to the daybed to have extra sleeping space in the living room. Trundle beds are beds that have a bed on wheels that fits underneath the regular bed frame.

3. Futon couch

Futon couch is a space saving and versatile piece to own. They are not fully upholstered and some models do not have armrests. The basics of a futon couch is that the seat and backing of a futon can be flattened to form a sleeping space. In the sitting position, the mattress is folded up to form the backing and the seating area.

To turn the futon into a bed, simply push on the backing of the futon and flatten it.

4. Convertible bed or Sofa bed

As the name suggests, it's a bed that can be converted into a sofa. It typically looks and feels like a traditional sofa in its sofa form. They are fully upholstered and usually come with armrests.

To turn a convertible bed into a sofa, depending on the design of the sofa bed, the cushions can be pulled or unfolded out to flatten to form the mattress and the hidden frame can be extended to sustain the weight.

5. Chaise

A chaise lounge is an upholstered sofa with a backrest at only one end. While sitting upright, it is able to provide comfort for one to two people. It is designed for the perfect comfort of one person to stretch out to relax, or nap. In French the term, chaise lounge refers to any long reclining chair. A literal translation in English is "long chair".


Catch the slight differences between them? Make your considerations and choices clear before purchasing one.

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