The Best Daybeds from Pottery Barn for Lounging in Style

published Jan 5, 2023
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Multi-purpose spaces are more than a trend: they’re a key consideration to the ways we lay out our homes. A dining area isn’t just for dining, and a living room is, as its name suggests, a place to do just about everything (except cooking and showering, we hope). Daybeds have long been a clever way to add multi-functionality to all kinds of spaces, from bedrooms and living rooms to home offices and even hallways. Also, because daybeds don’t have to play by the same rules as chairs and sofas, they’re perfect for any spot in your home that needs to be many different things to many different people.

Pottery Barn makes some of our favorite daybeds, and because they come in a variety of styles, you can easily find one that fits your needs. Whether you want high arms or open ends, generous back support or no back support at all, Pottery Barn’s collection will help you make the best use of your multi-purpose spaces. Plus, you can snag a deal on a few of them — one as much as 40-percent off — so now is the perfect time to browse.

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Take your pick of 45 fabric options to customize this upholstered daybed to your exact style. Similar colors are available across different fabric types, so whether you're particular to rich hues of green, navy, and black or soft neutrals in oatmeal and ivory, you can get your favorite color in linen, boucle, chenille, and more. Plush padding along all the edges and corners makes this daybed extra cozy and safe for kids.

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was $1599.00

Get an incredibly pared-down design and some of the most interesting features you'll find in any daybed. Its striking wooden frame has a rich, complex finish that makes it seem like a cherished family heirloom. Constructing the support from handsome woven leather straps is a win-win because it adds intrigue and also means that you don't have to add a mattress or cushions on top. (Plus, it's 40-percent off right now!)

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Caning at both the foot and head of this daybed gives it a more light and airy feeling than any other option in Pottery Barn's collection. A wire brushing technique done by hand across the entire wooden frame, achieves a warm antique look that makes this piece stand out. If you don't have much other all-wood furniture in your home, don't worry! A single piece adds a welcome point of contrast with upholstered furniture.

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We like how this daybed puts a subtle, modern twist on a traditional L-shaped frame simply by adding slender metal legs underneath. The open design lets you access it from both sides, which means you can position it just about anywhere. And as with Pottery Barn's other upholstered models, you can pick between dozens of fabric options to make this daybed feel right at home in your space.

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The Elliot has a noticeably minimalist profile that lets you take advantage of underbed storage space (and brings down the price point considerably). Having a simple, straightforward design helps this blend into any room easily, which makes this an especially versatile piece. And because it's fully upholstered, you can find the perfect fabric color and texture to match your decor scheme.

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Metal isn't such a common material choice for bed bed frames today, but it will always be a classic for daybeds. The scroll-shaped ends and minimal design add a touch of elegance to any room. Plus, the frame has a dark brass finish that achieves a pleasant mixture of antique and modern.

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While the high back gives off distinct sofa vibes, the lack of dedicated cushions lets you decide where you want this to lie on the couch to bed spectrum. Style it with plenty of plush pillows to create a cozy nook that can be all yours. Or take a minimal approach to decorating and leave room to stretch your legs out and get comfortable with a good book (or TV show).

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If you're having trouble choosing between a daybed with back support and one without, give yourself a break and choose both. This convertible model transitions from sofa to bed to support whatever kind of lounging you want to do, whenever you want to do it. It makes a great guest bed in small spaces, and of course, the fabric choice is up to you.