…I have to go to bed by day.” That is one of my favorite lines from “Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is also very fitting for my post today on Daybeds. I am starting to get back in my routine- I love a routine. I like being scheduled, organized, and having a mental map of my day. Unfortunately, I have this strange urge to nap that I usually never get, but something tells me it has to do with my non-stop summer of travel. Basically, I need a vacation from vacation!
I don’t like breaking into a freshly made bed until the evening hours, so I feel a daybed could cure my dilemma. It is perfectly acceptable to read a book and nap on a daybed in the middle of the day, but to smudge the morning’s makeup on my evening sheets by noon just doesn’t go well with my regimented mind (crazy I know, my friends nap like there is no tomorrow!). What I also love about daybeds is that they can be focal points in a room, they can go in the middle of a room or against the wall. They can be used in place of a sofa, or as a twin bed. I personally love it when a canopy of fabric is swung from above. Day by day, a daybed is a sure way to make me a dedicated napper. Judging by the fact that it is the first Monday in August, I think we can all use a nap! Happy Day!
My grandmother’s daybed that became our summer project. It was a great project!
Floral daybeds in the Lorenzo Castillo’s Madrid home. Fantastically beautiful. Via Elle Decor
A sweet and serene caned daybed. Via Homebunch
Robert Passal possesses chic, and his design of this room is no exception. I love the daybed as the sofa. Via Trad Home
Phoebe Howard creates a blue and white beautiful daybed. I love the carpet and the British colonial ambience of this room. Via Phoebe Howard
A nursery daybed is a must, especially considering all the times that parents have to spend with the little ones in the wee hours of the morning. How ideal is this set up!? Via Style Me Pretty
Moody hues of blues in the Connecticut home of Emma Jane Pilkington. Via Elle Decor
Bold moves and a classic daybed in this L.A. living area by Daniel Romualdez. He is quite the visionary of style. Via AD
A palette of whites and neutrals. The perfect daybed to keep warm by the fire. Via Elle Decor
A clean and sophisticated Manhattan apartment, just like the owner, Nina Garcia. I love the daybed smack in the middle. Via AD
Carolina Herrera Baez’s daybed is chic simplicity. Via Elle Decor
In Patrick Dempsey’s L.A. home, a daybed can even go in the entry. It creates a softer feeling with the high walls and windows. Via AD
Blues and whites and a sense of calm. The canopy of this daybed is just ideal. Via Elle Decor
How perfect is this for summer?! A hanging daybed for the most fabulous outdoor oasis. Via Dust Jacket Attic
A daybed worthy of a Paris apartment. The perfect nook for reading and feeling feminine. Via AD