There’s nothing more elegant than a traditional chaise longue. This distinctive style of chair typically has one arm and a long seat, so you can sit and stretch at the same time – comfortable and relaxed yet still neat and tidy.
These days, however, the term chaise longue has come to mean any elongated form of seating that allows you to put your feet up and stretch out. Many sofas and armchairs have chaise ends – or you can even create your own by pushing up a footstool to the end of your sofa or armchair. Just make sure the footstool is more or less the same height as your sofa, and about the same width as the seat cushion.