People work hard, so homes and gardens must also work hard. Rooms are often called upon to do double or triple duty as guest rooms, offices, tv rooms, and more. So it really makes sense to decorate with multi-use furniture such as a daybed.
What is a daybed?
A daybed is a happy combination of a bed and a couch. Most often they incorporate a twin-sized mattress or cushion. However, full-sized and larger daybeds are sometimes seen. They are often used where a typical twin-sized bed would make the room feel limited in use. An indoor wicker daybed is an ideal spot for napping and relaxing. These also allow the room to serve as many other purposes as are needed.
A daybed mattress is usually covered with a sheet, and then the whole bed has a coverlet of soft but sturdy material. Often the cover is more fitted than what would typically be used on a bed. And rarely drapes all the way to the floor. Another possibility is for the daybed to have a cushion covered in material that invites relaxation and is removable for cleaning.
Must-haves for daybeds are accent pillows that can support your back while sitting up. They can support your head when it’s time to nod off. One can coordinate the pillow fabric with a nearby cushions of any indoor wicker chairs used in the room for appealing composition.
How to get the most out of a daybed
A daybed is an item that can travel with you from apartment to home to vacation home over the course of time. If you live in a studio apartment, a daybed may be all you need for sleeping and lounging. It also provides an appearance that is greatly superior to that of an average futon. Perhaps you have weekend kids who can use your home office as a bedroom when they stay over.
On the more indulgent end of the scale, maybe you have a sunroom that would benefit from the addition of a comfy sofa or daybed. Keep in mind when planning, wicker sofas may not always provide the same comfortability for sleeping.
What could be more relaxing than gazing out at the beach, pool, or backyard while lounging on your beautifully accessorized daybed? Once you bring one into your home, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it!