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Daybed Design That Brings the Lounge Look Home

The daybed has made a comeback! An essential for small spaces, this unique furnishing is also a great way to add a big dose of lounge style at home. More than a mere alternative to the guest bed, the daybed can be used to create a special space for napping, relaxing and taking a break from a busy day. Because moments of rest are often few and far between, design lovers delight in decorating their daybeds with pillows and seamlessly blending them into their spaces. Houseplants and side tables are two accessories you can often find next to a living room daybed! Greenery adds a breath of fresh air, and a small table is a great place to set your cup of tea, after all.

Some daybeds even feature a hidden trundle mattress that creates additional room for sleeping once lounging has wrapped up for the day. Whether you’re a big fan of modern design or you’re looking for something that can thrive in eclectic spaces, there’s a daybed for every price point and style. Enjoy browsing the featured finds below… [Eclipse Sleeper Daybed from Crate & Barrel]

Sleeper daybed with modern style

Sleek Daybeds

We begin with power of a sleek and modern daybed. When clean lines rule, an uncluttered look prevails. Let the relaxation begin! CB2’s Lubi Silver Grey Sleeper Daybed is a lounger by day and a guest bed by night. A stacked double mattress is the perfect twin, or you can un-stack it for a side-by-side queen mattress setup! Note how well a chunky blanket warms up the contemporary form of this daybed in the image below:

Grey daybed with a cylinder pillow

For more daybed design featuring bolsters, check out Anthropologie’s Darcy Daybed. The bolsters are removable, making it easy to transition this piece from sofa duty to sleeping duty. Maple legs and golden velvet fabric create a look that’s perfectly on trend. Also note that the piece is available with blue fabric, and there’s even a version with a vibrant print for the cushions!

Mustard daybed from Anthropologie

Urban Outfitters’ Alessa Daybed, Cushion and Pillow Set oozes Midcentury-modern style, thanks to tapered legs and clean lines. The detachable bolster pillow makes a great center divider that creates two clear seating options for daytime use. Or you can leave the bolster at the end of the piece, as shown. By night, this daybed can become a modern resting spot. Sweet dreams!

Midcentury-style daybed with wooden legs

Another sleek find from CB2, the Lawndale Black Leather Daybed with Chrome Base looks welcoming when lined with a comfy pillow. Don’t resist the power of a fuzzy accent! Not to mention, this daybed boasts a feature that many do not: a back cushion.

Leather daybed with a chrome base

For the ultimate in sleek Scandinavian style, ferm LIVING’s Turn Daybed features powder coated metal legs, leather belts for a modern feel, and a reversible dual-colored cushion. The leather belts are a stylish touch, as well as a functional one. After all, they hold everything together! A work of art with the potential to be subtle or bold:

Scandinavian daybed from ferm LIVING

Note that the Turn Daybed is available in several color options, including the rich Bordeaux fabric of Fiord, shown below. The leather belts really pop against the dark tone of the fabric. Add more color with an array of cushions! ferm LIVING offers a variety of decorative pillows for your browsing enjoyment.

Wine-colored fabric on a Scandinavian daybed

A budget-friendly option for modern design lovers, IKEA’s FYRESDAL features a powder coated steel frame and the ability to serve as a double bed for sleeping purposes. Two twin mattresses (stacked during the day) get the job done, thanks to a pull-out bed that’s cleverly concealed. Mattresses are sold separately. Note the potential for under-bed storage in the photo below:

Metal daybed from IKEA


Daybeds with Eclectic Potential

If bold and modern isn’t your design preference, perhaps you’d prefer a daybed that can complement traditional, eclectic, boho, or retro-style spaces. Keep reading for some compelling selections with the power to add a chill vibe to your interior! For starters, CB2’s Boho Daybed brings an eclectic look to your space, thanks to handwoven rattan cane panels. The perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing afternoon nap! Don’t forget to pile on the pillows:

Boho daybed from CB2

If you’re a fan of rattan, check out Serena & Lily’s Avalon Daybed, inspired by a French sofa from the 1940s. An ideal location for napping and sitting, this piece also does beautifully when styled as a bed:

Rattan daybed from Serena & Lily

Diagonal lines and rattan construction give Anthropologie’s Peacock Daybed a vintage feel. Yet the uniquely designed frame offers a fresh perspective, serving as a creative update. This piece has the power to work as well outdoors as it does inside. Pink cushion sold separately:

Rattan daybed wih diagonal lines

Also from Anthropologie, this Handcarved Lotus Daybed is inspired by the flora of Myanmar. Achieving a lush look without any greenery is the piece’s claim to fame! Natural teak wood is the material of choice for this daybed designed for outdoor use. A weather-resistant mattress is recommended:

Handcarved wooden daybed from Anthropologie

Urban Outfitters’ Calliope Daybed takes woven wicker to new heights. With latticed panels that channel a retro vibe, this piece also includes the cushion and two end pillows. It’s refreshing to hear “mattress included”, isn’t it?! Add throw pillows to seamlessly blend this furnishing into your aesthetic of choice:

Rattan daybed with a retro vibe

Don’t forget the potential of a daybed to serve as extra sleeping space in kids’ rooms! Not to mention, it makes a comfy spot for reading and relaxing. Crate & Kids’ Hampshire Spindle White Daybed features a classic design that beautifully complements any decorative style on display. Traditional decor? No problem. The timeless form can also take center stage in modern kids’ rooms:

Spindle daybed for a child's room

We hope today’s roundup has inspired you to add a daybed to your interior. Whether you’re looking for a sofa alternative or you really need some extra sleeping space, a daybed is a stylish solution. Precisely because a daybed isn’t a sofa, the furnishing is quick to turn heads. Let it enjoy its moment in the design spotlight! Happy shopping, and thanks for reading!

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