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Daybeds: Five Ways

The humble daybed was my dream bed as a girl, which is why I’d like my daughter’s first big-girl bed to be a daybed. I’m sure she’ll despise it because the grass is always greener, meaning she’ll dream of a lovely wooden platform bed or a sleigh bed or perhaps even a round hanging bed if she peruses the Manolo for the Home archives. A daybed can be thought of as a cross between chaise lounge, couch, and a bed, and may come with a trundle bed that stows away underneath so two can find a night’s rest.

I still love them, I’ll readily admit, which is why I went looking for pictorial daybed inspiration. Here are five daybeds done five ways…

For the sunroom, where guests can sit on it year round or sleep on it in the summertime:

daybed 4

For the home office, where one can lounge between frantic sessions of productivity:

daybed 5

For the living room, where it doubles as the couch:

daybed 6

For kids’ rooms, whether it is a seating space or a bed for sleepovers or both:


For a cozy, out-of-the-way guest bedroom (otherwise known as the room your dog thinks of as his own):

daybed 2

2 Responses to “Daybeds: Five Ways”

  1. Margaret October 24, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    I LOVE daybeds. I keep trying to figure out where to put one in my house, but unfortunately I think I only have space for a chaise longue under the stairs. Darn.

  2. Never teh Bride October 24, 2009 at 11:37 am #

    Margaret: You and me both! My daughter will probably get one if only because it’s not like I have oodles of free space in which to incorporate large-ish furniture. Maybe someday when we’re ready to change out our current couches for something else…