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Trend Alert: Dashing Daybeds

JUNE 13, 2018
Photo credit: Space Exploration

It’s not often that a type of furniture becomes trendy, but it happens—hello, bar carts of 2013! At this moment, daybeds are riding the trend wave, and we’re loving every moment of it. Daybeds are a cross between a chaise, a couch, and a bed, designed for lounging, reclining, and seating in common rooms. Some have a head and a foot, much like a twin bed, and on others, a single bolster pillow acts as a head.

Wondering how you might use this trendy furnishing in your home? Continue reading to see some of our favorite daybed installations we’ve come across.

Emily Henderson Nursery With Daybed

Photo credit: Tessa Neustadt for Emily Henderson

Designer Emily Henderson used a rattan daybed in her former nursery, facing off a crib with the lounge seat—a great option for additional seating in a little one’s space.


Italian Modern Room With Palm Wallpaper and Daybed

Photo credit: Francis Amiand for Humbert & Poyet

In this tropical Italian modern space, a teal and rust–colored daybed acts as lounge seating and a place to rest.


Photo credit: Simon Upton for ELLE Decor

In Spanish designer Lorenzo Castillo’s home, a pair of 1960s Jansen rattan daybeds upholstered in Madeleine Castaing fabric float in a lush courtyard, creating a quiet place to relax and inhale the greenery.


Photo credit: A+B Kasha

In a European–style living room with an intricate ceiling medallion and fireplace surround, a Knoll Barcelona couch is a relaxing (and modern) place to kick back or sit and socialize.


Whitney Port Outdoor Daybed

Photo credit: Julie Soefer Photography for Architectural Digest

At fashion designer Whitney Port’s LA home, a rattan daybed by Serena & Lily is the perfect spot for some al fresco shuteye.


Living Room With Daybed by Betsy Burnham

Photo credit: Chris Patey, Design by Decorist designer Betsy Burnham

In a living room designed by Decorist Celebrity designer Betsy Burnham, a patterned upholstered daybed floats in the middle of a living room, framed by two sets of coffee tables and sofas. For a family that loves to entertain, it’s a clever way to add more seating in front of a fireplace.


Want some advice from a Decorist design on where a daybed might work in your home? Visit our Design Bar to ask a quick question or start a room design project for as little as $299/room.

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