Fainting Couch. Chaise. Day Bed. Backless Settee. Whatever you want to call it, I've noticed this piece of furniture becoming increasingly popular in both large scale and diminutive designs. Truly versatile, they can be a helpful way to bridge two spaces in a long salon-like living room, used in a corner of a bedroom to create a reading nook or provide a comfortable retreat for parents in their child's nursery.