Daybeds remind me of long summer days on the porch drenched in warm sunshine reading an amazing book. Sinking into one is like that first sip of coffee when you wake up in the morning. It’s comforting, makes you happy and you never want the feeling to end. Everything about that just sounds so lovely and relaxing, doesn't it? Now, toss in a few kids running around and although it may no longer be relaxing, daybeds still make me really really happy and invite any little one to grab a book and hop on. Anything that is both lovely AND functional resonates in a kids' space and daybeds are exactly that.
Given the number of options available, I am specifying daybeds for clients more and more often. For some reason, they don't get the attention they deserve as most people don't think of them as their first choice. The great thing about a daybed is you can put it in the middle of a wall and still have the comfort of having three sides on the bed, particularly great when a little one is transitioning from crib to bed (just flip it around for a couple of months to mimic a toddler rail!).
Once the bed isn't used in the children's room, you can simply move it anywhere else in your home! Today, I've rounded up my top picks of white daybeds; ones that would transition from kid room to playroom to living space without missing a beat. Tell me what you think...would you consider a daybed instead of a standard twin?