Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Daybeds and Cushions in Living rooms

A daybed is the ultimate indulgence, but it also remains a versatile piece for resolving design dilemmas..

In fact, daybeds can be traced back to ancient Greece, Rome, and China and have endured in numerous forms throughout the ages. Whether iron, wooden, upholstered, wicker, foam, canopied, or backless, this hybrid functions in many ways -- even as a spot for serious slumbering when the moon's aglow.As seating, the daybserves as a settee or little sofa. 

In a small room, it can replace a sofa entirely, freeing up additional floor space. If the room is large, a daybed can anchor a secondary seating group that complements th
e main pieces. "With a couple of chairs, it can create an auxiliary space in the living area, tying the space down but providing another visual accent,"Although expansive living spaces might lend themselves nicely to a freestanding daybed, backless pieces are best resting against a wall and adorned with cushy pillows

Given below are some images from magazines and some from our home..

Daybed and cushions at our home,changing its colors during seasons.Season transitions do affect them too,according to our lovely isnt it?

During summers,bright colors add to the summer cheer at home
During monsoons,the mood changes into pastel greens and blue

A dash of pink and white in the winter
Hope the day bed post relaxes all of you and brings you all into the world of decor inspirations...
Image courtesy:Elle decor,Better interiors,Flickr,apartment therapy,Lakshmi Arvind


  1. Oh wow.. I've always loved day beds.. I have one at home.. but sometimes feel that bcoz there is no back rest.. people are not comfortable sitting for a long time. Do you feel the same??

    But I love it... specially coz the cushion colours change depending on season & celebration..

    Lovely post... Lakshmi.. I now have this urge to redo my home.. :-)

  2. I have been eyeing the West elm day bed for a long time now.. :)

  3. I love the concept of divans and daybeds too! You've compiled a great collection of them here Lakshmi, but I love the one in your home...especially with the soft light filtering in through the door.

  4. Day beds....such an interesting can do it up in so many varied ways...the cushions and pillows can give the place a colourful and cozy look...your post is so informative and i loved the photographs....honestly.they bring about the urge to do up my place with a nice piece...


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