If you’re searching for the perfect spot to snooze or read a good book, a chaise lounge is a fantastic—though often overlooked—option. “A chaise lounge is a luxurious piece of furniture that offers the best parts of a sofa and a bed,” says Mia Weber of Kathy Kuo Home. “They’re a wonderful option for taking a cozy nap and for adding a visual variety in your living room design.”
To help you find the right chaise lounge for your own home, we evaluated the top-rated options on the market for quality, comfort, durability, and overall value. Our favorite, the Sand & Stable Theron Chaise Lounge, is soft, roomy, durable, and manufactured with a washable slipcover—and that’s not to mention the classic aesthetic that’ll suit any space.
Sand & Stable Theron Chaise Lounge
Filled with down
33 fabric options
Some fabrics are itchier than others
Sand & Stable’s Theron Chaise Lounge earns top honors because of its overall value and fit-anywhere style. While it’s not the most budget-friendly option, it’s certainly not the most expensive, either. And for the price, you’ll get one high-quality piece of furniture.
This chaise is filled with down, so it’s extra-soft—perfect for sinking into with a book or a cup of coffee, or for a nap. It’s also nice and roomy, so you can spread out as much as you want. It’s even sizable enough for two kids to sit together and watch TV.
The fabric selection is vast, too, so the traditional-style chaise will suit any room you select it for. Choose from 33 different fabrics in varying colors. All of these materials are slipcovered for convenient washing, which is fantastic for families with kids and pets. Just note: Reviewers say the fabric quality varies among options—some are itchier than others.
Price at time of publish: $1,240
Dimensions: 29 x 50 x 65 inches | Material and Fabric: Wood, manufactured wood, cotton | Weight: 128 pounds | Color: 33 available colors | Style: Traditional
Rosevera Teofila Chaise Tufted Lounge Chair
Attractive, contoured design
Thick foam cushions
Pillow isn’t comfortable
The Rosevera Teofila Chaise is a contoured spot to lounge atop that proves you don’t have to spend a pretty penny to get an attractive accent piece for your living room—especially if you’re looking for something more design-forward. With elegant sloping lines and classic tufting across its surface, it’s attractive and a standout wherever it might be placed.
However, this particular chaise isn’t the most comfortable if you intend to truly relax, although it’s well-cushioned, with thick foam underneath its linen-blend upholstery (which comes in three color choices). The lumbar pillow is much more decorative than functional. What’s more, the item itself is a little lightweight, which may cause it to move slightly when you sit—especially if it’s not anchored with a rug underneath.
The subdued color options and the classic, contoured design of this chaise do a lot to elevate a space, and at this kind of price point, you don’t have a lot to lose by giving it a try.
Price at time of publish: $371
Dimensions: 29 x 64 x 34 inches | Material and Fabric: Wood, fabric | Weight: 53 pounds | Color: Beige, gray, charcoal | Style: Traditional
Restoration Hardware Cloud Chaise
158 fabric choices
Restoration Hardware is one of the best places to go for quality furniture—something that will be immediately apparent once you set eyes on the Cloud Chaise lounge chair. Its minimalistic design is incredibly attractive, and the chair itself is also supremely comfortable. You won’t ever want to get out of the plush seat, which is roomy enough to fit more than one person comfortably.
The chair is highly customizable, too. You won’t want for anything, since there are 158 special-order fabrics to choose from. You can find everything from velvet to flax linen to boucle in a complete rainbow of shades, including muted taupe or a more bold indigo.
The chaise is undeniably expensive—a definite downside—but think of this as an investment piece. Restoration Hardware’s furniture is incredibly durable and lasts for years and years. You can also save over $1,000 by becoming a member, a move that would immediately pay for itself in savings.
Price at time of publish: $6,895
Dimensions: 54 x 70 x 31.5 inches | Material and Fabric: Wood, fabric | Weight: Not listed | Color: 158 choices | Style: Traditional
Range 2-Piece Lounger
Three leg finishes
Not as cozy as other options
A modular chaise lounge is a great option for small-space dwellers, since it affords the opportunity to customize furniture on a whim. This particular chaise, the Range 2-Piece Lounger, comes in two parts. You can place them together for a full chaise or use them separately to instantly get more seating in your living room. They click together effortlessly, and if you decide that you want to add to the set, you can even add additional components to turn the whole thing into a sofa, complete with a chaise.
We love the contemporary aesthetic of this choice, plus the fact that it comes in four different fabric colors and your choice of three leg finishes. You’ll have no trouble picking the perfect combination to match your existing decor. And no matter what material you choose, you can rest easy knowing that it’s stain-resistant—a real bonus for families.
If there’s any downside, it’s that this more modern chaise lounge isn’t quite as plush and cozy as some of the more traditional options. Still, it’s a great place to perch, especially if you like to entertain and need additional seating.
Price at time of publish: $725
Dimensions: 29.5 x 60.5 x 28 inches | Material and Fabric: Wood, fabric | Weight: Not listed | Color: 4 choices | Style: Modern
Best Chaise and Sofa Combo
Crate & Barrel Avondale Wood Leg 2-Piece Sectional Sofa
Over 200 fabric colors and types
Multiple chaise configuration options
Simple, clean lines
Includes throw pillows
Cushions may be too soft for some
Elegant in style, welcoming in its cushioned comfort, and roomy enough to seat a family, Crate & Barrel’s Avondale Sectional Sofa offers up a chaise for lounging as well as the traditional seating you’d get from a sectional. With generous cushions and deep seats, it’s the perfect place to spend a weekend relaxing in comfort. Built with a durable kiln-dried wood frame and soft chenille-like fabric, you can choose from one of four different chaise configurations to suit your space.
Reviewers note that not only is this sectional sofa and chaise well built, it’s also hardy in the face of everyday wear and tear. Pets, kids, and frequent daily use won’t harm this piece. Plus, with a selection of 211 different upholstery fabrics, you can opt for performance blends that are extra-durable and suitable for rough wear if needed.
The only downside to this chaise and sofa combo? If you’re someone who prefers a firmer couch or chair cushion, this sectional’s plush and downy cushions may be too soft for your liking.
Price at time of publish: starts at $3,248
Dimensions: 120 x 63 x 29 inches | Material and Fabric: Wood, foam, fabric | Weight: Not listed | Color: 211 choices | Style: Modern
CB2 Turn Chaise Lounge
12 color/fabric choices
Transitional style is highly versatile
Contoured for comfort
If you’re hoping to strike a happy medium between style and comfort, the CB2 Turn Chaise Lounge is your best bet. It is sleek and minimalistic, which lends a really beautiful transitional style. You’ll find that it looks just as good in a modern space as it does in a more classic space. There are also 12 gorgeous color and fabric options, so you can pick the right one for your own home.
If there’s any downside to the sleek design of this chair, it’s that there aren’t any arms, which can affect overall comfort. The good news: The cushion itself is contoured in a way that hugs your body, and the pillows are nice and soft, so you’ll sink right in.
Price at time of publish: $1,999
Dimensions: 32 x 66.25 x 30 inches | Material and Fabric: Wood, cotton, linen | Weight: Not listed | Color: 12 choices | Style: Transitional
Best Mid-Century Modern
Wade Logan Messinger Upholstered Chaise Lounge
Variety of color/fabric choices
Right or left orientation available
If you’re drawn to mid-century modern style, you’ll certainly appreciate the aesthetic of the Wade Logan Messinger Chaise Lounge. It has all of the hallmark characteristics of the design style—crisp lines, exposed wooden legs, and tightly woven cushions with a slight tuft.
This particular chaise works in just about any space, too, thanks to the fact that it’s available in a right and a left orientation. It also comes in eight different color and fabric options, ranging from a muted oatmeal to a fun, vibrant teal that’s perfect for statement-makers.
The cushions themselves are nice and comfortable. You’ll be happy to sit there with a book, but it’s not the most nap-friendly option. The back is relatively short and meets the lounge portion at a sharp 90-degree angle that’s more suited to sitting than to laying down.
Price at time of publish: $820
Dimensions: 33.5 x 37.5 x 69.5 inches | Material and Fabric: Wood, fabric | Weight: 73 pounds | Color: 8 choices | Style: Mid-century modern
Etta Avenue Minerva Slipcovered Chaise Lounge
Slipcover for easy cleaning
Not as cozy as other options
The Etta Avenue Minerva Chaise Lounge has the same appeal as a sofa but with a smaller footprint that suits apartment living. Not to mention, it comes at a budget-friendly price point, so you can try out the style without investing too much in your decor.
What this chaise lacks, however, is the same comfort as other choices. While the silhouette is ripe for lounging, the cushions are more structured and firmer than some other chaise lounges. Still, the velvet makes it a nice, relatively soft place to perch for short periods of time.
The piece is also a nice option for families with kids and pets, since the gray velvet is a slipcover. You can remove it for easy cleaning.
Price at time of publish: $286
Dimensions: 28.3 x 59.5 x 23.6 inches | Material and Fabric: Wood, velvet | Weight: 63 pounds | Color: Gray | Style: Traditional
Pottery Barn Carlisle English Arm Upholstered Chaise Lounge
140 colors and fabrics
Orientation isn’t important
Though you’ll pay a bit more for Pottery Barn’s Carlisle Chaise Lounge, the traditional look is one that transcends design styles, so you won’t have to worry about ever outgrowing it. Plus, because of the way it’s designed with two arms, the orientation isn’t important. You can place this chaise lounge just about anywhere—ideal if you haven’t yet settled into your forever home.
You’ll have no trouble finding the right fabric and color to suit your design preferences, either. The lounge comes in 140 different color and fabric options. Choose from options like cream twill or a navy weave; the choices feel endless.
The chair is also exceptionally comfortable. The cushions are plush, and the whole thing has a slight contour, so you’ll sink right in.
Price at time of publish: starts at $1,499
Dimensions: 35 x 68 x 34 inches | Material and Fabric: Wood, fabric | Weight: 135 pounds | Color: 140 choices | Style: Traditional
Burke Decor Augustine Chaise Lounge
Artful modern aesthetic
Easy to clean
More of a decor piece
The swooping lines on the fully-fabric Augustine Chaise Lounge by Burke Decor are incredibly artful, making it so much more than just another chair for your home. In fact, this particular piece is more of an art piece than an actual area for relaxing. Sure, you can relax here, but the seat is a little deep and arched to really settle in. Still, it can serve as a spot to perch briefly or as extra seating if you’re having company.
You’ll love the fact that even though the chaise is entirely fabric, it’s liquid- and odor-repellent. Even those with kids and pets can feel good about their investment in such a sophisticated piece of furniture.
Price at time of publish: $1,999
Dimensions: 26.5 x 74 x 33 inches | Material and Fabric: Polyester | Weight: 114.64 pounds | Color: Dover Crescent, Orly Natural | Style: Modern
Article Sol Chaise Lounge
Safe for use outdoors
Supportive fiber-filled cushion
More of a decor piece
Your outdoor space is one of the best places for a chaise lounge, but if you plan to put your chair outdoors, you need to choose carefully. Article’s Sol Chaise Lounge is a rattan option that makes a great choice, since it’s safe for use in the elements and has a boho design that’s just right for this kind of location.
Each one of these rattan loungers is slightly unique, thanks to the material’s natural color and pattern variations. Although the rattan is undeniably attractive, you may want to add throw pillows to either end to make the piece more comfortable for lounging. As is, it’s better suited for sitting or as a defining decor piece for your patio. And don’t forget to cover it for protection from the elements. Over the long term, exposure to weather, sun, and other outdoor conditions can lead to wear.
Price at time of publish: $999
Dimensions: 31 x 75 x 31.5 inches | Material and Fabric: Rattan, fabric | Weight: Not listed | Color: Tan, black | Style: Boho
What to Look for in a Chaise Lounge Chair
Type and style
Chaise lounge chairs come in many different styles. Though traditionally a classic French chair, today you can find more traditional designs, as well as more modern designs—and everything in between. They also come in many different shapes. More traditional chaise lounges are rectangular, but there are also oval options to choose from.
Most chaise lounges are constructed of both wood and fabric. Typically, the frame of the item is wood, while the cushions are made of fabric. Some chaise lounges are made of other materials, though. More budget-friendly options may be constructed of manufactured wood and fabric, while more decorative options may be entirely fabric or may have unique bases made of materials like rattan.
Like other furniture, exact dimensions vary from piece to piece. You can generally expect chaise lounges to be about 30 inches wide and 80 inches long. That size allows for a single person to recline comfortably. Some roomier options may be close to double the width—they can comfortably accommodate one person spread out or even two people together.
If comfort is your main concern, shop for a chaise lounge in the same way you might shop for a sofa. Look for thick, soft cushions; many are plush with foam and fibers, and some are even filled with down. For the most comfortable option, you’ll want a more substantial chaise—a heavy-duty piece of furniture with enough room to settle in.
When it comes to chaise lounge chairs, weight is one of the most important indicators of quality. A heavier chaise is a more substantial piece of furniture that won’t move when you sit on it. These heavy-duty options tend to have thicker, plusher cushions you can comfortably settle into. For quality, you’ll also want to look at material—opt for real wood options and stain-resistant fabrics.
What is a chaise lounge chair, and what is it used for?
The literal translation of the French term chaise lounge is “long chair,” says interior designer Peyton Robinson of Foter Magazine. “A chaise lounge chair can be any long reclining chair that allows you to rest your back comfortably and stretch your legs out.” Many people use these chairs not only as decor pieces but also for napping, reading, and watching TV.
How do you arrange a chaise lounge in a living room?
A chaise lounge is usually a second seating arrangement and can be placed in several positions, depending on how it’s constructed. In some cases, a chaise has a particular right or left orientation, which will affect how it's placed in a room. “Ideally, it will accentuate the living room and stand out,” says Robinson. “If you have a large window, an excellent place to place a chaise lounge chair is near it, so that the person laying down on it can enjoy the natural light coming in and embrace the warmth.”
What is the average size of a chaise lounge?
The size and shape of a chaise lounge chair will vary, but in general they are approximately 30 inches wide and roughly 80 inches long to allow for full leg support, says interior designer Jennifer Davis.
Which side should the chaise be on?
“A helpful guiding principle is to place your chaise lounge on the side of your living room that receives the least amount of through traffic,” says Weber, but let your instincts guide you. “If you love the way it looks on either side of your living room, embrace that, and arrange the rest of your furniture around it.”
Why Trust The Spruce
This roundup was written by Brigitt Earley, who has written and edited hundreds of buying guides, particularly in the home space, for various publications over the last 15 years. Her own home is filled with finds from many retailers on this list, including West Elm, Pottery Barn, and Wayfair. To curate this list, she leaned on her own purchasing experience and scoured dozens of retailers to find the top-rated chaise lounges. She then evaluated each one for style, durability, and overall value. Brigitt also interviewed interior designers like Jennifer Davis, Peyton Robinson of Foter Magazine, and Mia Weber of Kathy Kuo Home.