Leg Types

Leg Types

What type of legs should I choose?

by Lewis Simpson


No piece of furniture is complete without the perfect set of legs. Here at The Chaise Longue Company, we offer a fantastic selection to help you create your perfect bespoke piece. Not only is our leg collection wide and varied, but we also offer a fantastic selection of wood finishes to complete the perfect look for your new unique piece.

If you’re struggling to pick legs for your new piece, we have put together a quick guide to help you decide, running down what each leg is best suited to and, in some cases, noting the history of the legs design. Whether you’re looking for something modern, something timeless or something antique, we have the perfect option for you.


Ball & Claw

The ball & claw is a decorative leg fashioned to represent a bird’s claw gripping a ball. This leg type has been continuously popular since it was introduced to Europe from China in the 1700s, largely thanks to its timeless design.

Historically the leg has come in many varieties, such as a metal claw and glass ball, but the design that has stayed popular and in fashion since its introduction is one carved entirely of wood. The Chaise Longue Company offers this elegant leg in a solid carved wood design in any finish of your choice.

Choose this leg if you are looking to create a timeless, elegant piece of furniture. Ball & claw suits all types of chaises, sofas, chairs and ottomans; however, they work beautifully well on any classic design.


The cabriole leg is identifiable by its distinctive curves. From the top, the leg first curves outwards before bowing inwards to create a unique second curve. It is believed to be inspired by the physiology of many four-legged animals. Variants of the cabriole leg came into fashion in the 1600’s as English, Dutch, and French furniture makers broke away from their medieval roots and developed curvier styles.

We at The Chaise Longue Company offer cabriole legs in many sizes, long and short, to give you the freedom to choose your desired style and height. Choose this leg if you are looking for a beautiful, elegant design. Our 8 and 9”” offering perfectly suits any chaise, sofa or chair, whilst our shorter 4” option are perfect for stools and ottomans.


A tapered leg is recognisable thanks to the technique in how they are designed. Tapering is the gradual thinning of thickness as the legs get further down. This a very distinctive and strong design that visually reduces the impact that furniture has on a room, allowing more floor space to be seen. The tapered leg often evokes memories of furniture from the 1950s and 60s due to the popularity of its use during that important period of furniture design.

The tapered legs we offer are reminiscent of mid-century design and are available in both round and square styles. Tapered legs are perfect for stylish and modern designs and suit any chaises, sofas, chairs and ottomans, however they suit modern and linear pieces perfectly.


Splayed legs are, by definition, wider out at the bottom than they are at the top. This creates a wider leg stance at a compound angle whilst remaining within the dimensions of the piece.

The Chaise Longue Company offers two sizes of splayed legs, one 6” and one 8”, both with a stylish curved design. Splayed legs are a fantastic fit for any chaise, sofa, ottoman and even some chair designs thanks to their effortlessly clean, modern and simplistic design.


Our sofa legs come in many different styles to give you a variety of choice and to allow you to achieve the perfect look for your bespoke piece. The three options shown below are expertly hand-crafted into beautiful unique designs to make your piece stand out. Each piece comes in a specific size, ranging from 5”, 6” and 8” and is available in any finish you desire. The sofa leg is perfect for achieving a beautifully classic look and is suitable for any piece, especially chaises and sofas.

Bun Foot

A bun foot is one of the earliest leg styles that consists of a simple spherical disk-like shape and dates back to the early 1600’s. The popularity of this style was at its highest in the 1800’s and is very commonly seen on various pieces of Victorian furniture.

At The Chaise Longue Company, we offer this simple yet fashionable leg type in two size options, 2” and 3”. The bun foot is a fantastic option for any bespoke piece, but is a perfect fit for chaises, sofas and ottomans, especially antique and classic varieties.


A castor is an assembly that contains both a wheel and a bracket for it. This allows your piece to be moveable. The castors we offer come attached to a stylish hard-wood sofa leg to allow for sturdiness and style as well as function.

We offer castors in two unique varieties to best suit your bespoke furniture. Our chrome option is perfect for any piece, but especially suits modern or classic chaises, sofas and ottomans. Our brass option is also perfect for any piece; however, it perfectly suits antique pieces thanks to its antique look.

Chrome Legs

Are you looking for a sturdy and durable leg that will last the test of time? If so, our selection of chrome legs is what you are looking for. Our stylish chrome legs expertly merge the modern with the traditional. As the newest offering in our range, these chrome legs beautifully mix an elegant appearance and extremely robust quality, giving you access the best of both worlds! They are available in three varieties, allowing for more customisability when creating your perfect piece.

Posted on 3rd Jun 2021 07:57:55 by chaiseAdmin

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What is the point of a chaise longue?

What is the point of a chaise longue?

What is the point of a chaise longue?

by Lewis Simpson 


Comfortable, stylish seating is the backbone of any living or reading room. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult deciding on what sort of furniture is going to work best for your home. While the first choice for many might be a basic, comes-in-a-box sofa, it’s worth considering the other options that are out there to make for a more beautiful and comfortable space.
When you think of France, what comes to mind? The world knows it for its art, food and romance, but one of its most prominent contributions to the world is beautiful classical furniture. The French have mastered style and comfort, with the most beautiful and comfortable sofas, chairs and beds to name a few. However, one piece that holds great importance to many homes is the chaise longue.
A chaise longue is a long, upholstered chair that is typically designed with a single arm. The name ‘chaise longue’ is actually a direct French translation of ‘long chair’, so the clue really is in the name!
A chaise longue has two primary purposes. Firstly, it is an ideal place to recline and relax, for example whilst reading your favourite book. Secondly, they are beautiful pieces of classical furniture with a visual appeal not found anywhere else and is an extraordinary addition to any room and any space.
Along with these primary purposes, there are a multitude of benefits to choosing a chaise:

1) A chaise can make a small space appear larger

If you’ve only got a small space to work with, a chaise longue can make the room seem bigger. We at The Chaise Longue Company can build your chaise in any size, allowing you to put one in any space in your home.

2) Chaise longues are incredibly versatile

Chaise lounges are also incredibly versatile and if you’ve got a space with an unusual shape, finding furniture that fits can very much be a puzzle. With us you can request a custom frame and can effortlessly solve this puzzle while still retaining serious style.

3) Great for more seating space

Placing a chaise longue in your room will create an extra cosy space for you or guests to sit on when the house gets busy, rather than stuffing everyone onto the same two-seater or on the floor. With a chaise you get amazing comfort for everyone and more free space!

4) It won’t interrupt your view

Chaise lounges are generally quite close to the ground. This means that they can be used in front of focal points, such as windows, fireplaces, archways and even beds without detracting from the other features in the room.

5) Adds depth to your space

If your living room is made up of rectangles and straight lines, a chaise could be perfect for breaking up the monotony of all those right angles. With a chaise you can throw some curves into the mix with a stylish chaise lounge and create an interesting discussion point for your visitors while also gaining somewhere practical to rest, relax and unwind.

Posted on 25th May 2021 09:21:27 by chaiseAdmin

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