Dual-Purpose Daybeds

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With people scaling back their living quarters in this new economy, many rooms need to have several functions in order to fulfill the spatial needs of apartment dwellers. We've seen a resurgence in the often-overlooked daybed.

There are many fresh designs out there that don't look like the bastard children of sofas and beds, but rather stylish pieces of furniture on their own. For those lucky enough to have a combination office, studio, guest room, gym, closet, or any number of these functions, a daybed can provide the necessary lounging and sleeping areas in one footprint. And because daybeds are often lower to the ground than regular beds, they work well for TV-viewing and feel like modern platform beds when used for sleeping.

Check out our favorite daybeds and share your own finds!

Images: 1. Good Questions: Source for this fab daybed?; 2. DIY Inspiration: Daybeds; 3. Daybeds for Double-Duty Guest Rooms; 4. AT Email: New Caravane Sofas at Calypso Home - 2.8.08; 5. Daybed in Real Living; 6. Outdoor Style Daybeds; 7. Scavenger: West Elm Daybed for $375 ; 8. Good Questions: Daybed Budget Suggestions?; 9. Inspiration: Full Size Daybed!; 10. DIY Project: Pallet Daybed.

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