Flexible Furnishings: Great Ways With Daybeds
Daybeds Give You the Comfort of a Couch or Bed in Any Room
When most people think of daybeds, they picture a twin bed with a back and sides, outfitted with lots of pillows to make them comfortable for seating. There are lots of other styles available that look more like pieces of furniture, and many are still suitable for sleeping. Let's take a look at some stylishly versatile daybeds that work well in many living spaces:
Here is a modern icon, the Barcelona Daybed, by Mies Van der Rohe. Made of leather with chrome legs, it stands alone like a great piece of art.
This straight lined and low armed piece provides seating in a contemporary Asian living room.
Tip: Backless daysbeds do not take up much visual space, so they are an excellent choice if you need extra seating but don't want a crowded look.
Backless daybeds are welcoming because they can be accessed from both sides. This one has flared arms and does not obstruct the view through the window.
Here is a petite daybed of soft cut velvet in the living room of a Houston estate. According to designer Shelly Riehl David of Riehl Designs, the homeowner's favorite colors are pale avocado and fuchsia!
A Chinese canopy daybed stands out in blue.
The X-framed sides make these daybeds light and airy, perfect for this tropical sitting room. Remove the pillows and you could sleep here quite comfortably.
This sleek tailored piece invites you to lounge with your favorite book.
His and Hers modern daybeds with an ocean view in Naples, Florida. Now this is outdoor living!
Where would you love to have a day bed?
Ideabook updated on Dec. 13, 2010.
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