More is More: The Side By Side Chaise

The first time I saw this look I thought it was weird— why not get two sofas or two settees...or two chairs? However, the concept has been growing on me, especially in casual rooms, such as sun rooms, with limited wall space. What about you?

Somewhere in between a sofa and a chair, a chaise has a visual profile that's low enough to look equally appealing in the middle of a room or anchored by a wall. In a room with a thousand windows— aka my dream room— as illustrated in the first three pictures, chaises provide ample seating without detracting from the great feature in the same way a full backed sofa would. Plus, there's the obvious comfort factor. Who doesn't like the idea of lounging after a long day?

However, while I'm warming up to the concept, I'm still stuck on it's practicality when it comes to company. I could see myself reclining on one on a daily basis, but I'm not sure that I'd expect the same from my guests, especially new friends who are visiting for the first time.

What's your take?

Images: 1: House Beautiful, 2: Coastal Living, 3: Cara McBroom, 4: via Apartment Therapy San Francisco