10 Cozy Daybeds That’ll Make Midday Naps a Reality
I love daybeds, and even though I don’t have the space in my tiny New York City apartment for one, I have dreams of someday having one of my own. There’s just something kind of romantic about them — you can curl up and take a catnap, but you can also lounge lazily when you have pals come over.
They’re a highly versatile piece of furniture, too. Plus, they’re not the same level of commitment as buying an entire sofa, but they can be just as comfortable and super-stylish. Best of all? If you don’t have the room for a traditional guest bed, this works just as well and you can use it even when you don’t have overnight guests. Multitasking, space-saving, and stylish? Count me in!
So, what is a daybed?
You can think of a daybed as the child of a bed, sofa, and futon. Usually, daybeds are about the size of a twin-sized bed — the size makes it perfect for a kids’ room, as a place for overnight guests, or just a spot to curl up and read or watch TV.
You’ll also find that they’re typically sold without a cushion, which is something to keep in mind when considering your budget. In some ways it’s nice that they don’t usually come with one so you can choose one that fits your style — there are tufted, patterned, velvet options, and more. You can also get a twin-sized mattress for extra comfort; just put a bottom sheet on it, then tuck in a decorative blanket or quilt to cover up the sheet.
Ready for a nap? Here are some of the best daybeds for all the lounging around.