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5 Fainting Couches to Bring Some Victorian Flair

The Best Fainting Sofas You Never Knew You Wanted

5 Fainting Couches to Bring Some Victorian Flair
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Maybe it's because we just finished the most recent season of "Bridgerton" or maybe it's because we're in the mood for something new, but furniture with a Victorian flair has been catching our eye recently. That's why when we were recently sofa shopping online, we couldn't help but investigate one trend people are into right now: a fainting couch. What exactly is a fainting couch? It's a vintage-looking, Victorian-inspired piece from the 19th century, when women often fainted from wearing too tight of corsets. They would have these lounge-like chaises in their rooms as a place to recover after dressing or undressing.

Most of these styles feature a curved back, tufted cushions, and cool unique legs to finish them off. But these days, they come in a number of more modern silhouettes you can shop. If you're inspired to add a fainting sofa to your home, we made shopping for one easy. We curated a list of options, so all you have to do is think about your needs.

What to Look For When Buying a Fainting Couch

First and foremost — and this goes for any furniture-piece investment — measure your space. Depending on your room size, you can then determine the inches and shape you're looking for. Then think about the material: do you want something durable like polyester, or are you committing to the vintage look with a velvet piece? Lastly, the price always plays a key role. We found a number of choices ranging from designer finds to chic finds on Wayfair.

Our personal favorite is the Sarvis Tufted Chaise Lounge ($560) for its traditional look.

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