If you think you’ve been seeing more daybeds recently, you’re right. Daybeds have been off the trend radar since the 1970s, but now these transforming upholstered pieces are making a comeback. They can be found in a range of styles, from traditional to casual and from transitional to contemporary. Fabrics range from solids to prints and woven. Pick a look you love and you’re sure to find a daybed to fit your décor.
What’s to love about a daybed? To begin with, daybeds can be used divide space without making rooms feel smaller. Next, daybeds allow conversations to face more than one direction (this feature is also one of the driving forces behind the rise in popularity of swivel chairs). Finally, a daybed is also a bed. Throw a set of twin sheets on it in small houses and apartments, and you have a bed to offer an overnight guest. For families, it’s a perfect place for sick children to rest under their parent’s watchful eyes. And for the many, many adults who fall asleep each night watching television, just grab a throw and you have a comfy place to curl up.
Here are some of the newest pieces shown at the High Point Furniture Market. Click on each image to see a larger view.