During the Victorian Era, women used these couches in their fainting rooms. This allowed a level of comfort whenever they felt dizzy and light-headed as a result of their overtightened corsets. Now, you can drape yourself graciously across a stylishly grand fainting couch whenever you wish – no need to wait until you feel dizzy.
Fainting couches should be plushly covered, and well stuffed. Often designed with a sweeping, tufted back and curved legs, they add a touch of decadence and luxury to any interior.
Ideal for relaxing with your favorite book, our fainting couches have all been evaluated for a number of crucial elements, including:
- Quality – a high-quality material, and construction components will ensure your couch lasts a long time
- Durability – durable workmanship will keep your couch looking good for years and years
- Value – we bring you the best possible prices without sacrificing quality
- Comfort – our couches must offer a superior level of comfort
- Fire retardancy – the couch must comply with the latest regulations
Only if the couch has passed these tests do we include it on our site, thus ensuring a consistent level of excellence throughout, enabling you to browse with complete confidence.
Here, then, are our top 3 fainting couches in May, 2021:
1) Ave Tufted Chaise Lounge
If you want to bring a bit of luxury into your life, this is a perfect addition for your home. This beautifully designed fainting couch, or chaise lounge – both terms are often interchanged, possesses stunning barley-twist legs, and is covered in rich, but durable velvet. With a gorgeous French country charm, beautiful chocolate-colored fabric, and a top-of-the-line kiln-dried hardwood frame – this gorgeous fainting couch by OSP Home Furnishings will definitely make your home look and feel more complete. Apart from its timelessly beautiful aesthetics, it is supremely comfortable and solidly durable, so it’s perfect for relaxing with a good book after a long day.
2 used from $165.39
2) Christopher Knight Chaise Lounge
This chaise lounge chair easily stands out with its combination of classical and modern stylings. Deep, sumptuous, and super stylish, this dark teal velvet fainting couch is exquisitely finished by carved birch wood legs that astoundingly support the weight of both the fainting couch and the person sitting in it. The couch comes with a lovely matching pillow in the same incredibly soft velvet material. The inclusion of said pillow is a lovely touch and completes the look perfectly. The velvet is made of 100% polyester that resists stains and feels super soft to the touch. This gorgeous chaise lounge will make you feel like you are royalty in your own home.
3) Rosevera TeofilaTufted Chaise Lounge
With the most sensuous of curves, from the beautifully shaped legs to its additional cylindrical cushion, everything about this lounge chair by Rosavera screams style. The brass stud detailing, the hand tufting and the perfectly designed scrolls at the head and footer, are all stunning in their quality and attention to detail. The outer covering is made of stain-resistant polyester, making it a piece that will stand the test of time within your home. The curve is meant to accommodate your legs while supporting your lumbar area as you lay back and relax on this wonderful piece of furniture design.
What is a fainting couch?
A fainting couch has a sweeping back, generally covering one end and tapering down the back of the couch.
Why is it called a fainting couch?
It is believed that this style of couch was designed for ladies to recover on after fainting due to the wearing of tight corsets during the Victorian era.
What is the difference between a fainting couch and a chaise lounge?
While fainting couch and chaise lounge are often used synonymously, typically the raised back of a fainting couch reaches further along the piece than that of a chaise lounge.