Decorating a room with fainting couches gives it an old-fashioned or Victorian appeal, depending on the other decor in the room. It may also be covered in leather or other materials for use with traditional or contemporary styles. A fainting couch is a piece of furniture that approaches a work of sculpture. A fainting couch is a backless couch that typically has one end raised, against which a person can recline. The use and design of fainting couches have been around for ages but acquired the name in the 1800s. The style of a reclining chaise or chair has been around since ancient Egyptian times. The different types of fainting couch styles can add distinct sophistication to your décor. They also offer comfort as you can half sit and lie down. You can purchase modern versions or go antique hunting and restore an old one to fit your style.