ppsm. Daybeds. July 17th , 2018.
Defining the Daybed. Daybeds are intriguing pieces of furniture, yet many are not sure of how they differ from a standard bed or futon. This article will look at areas that distinguish a daybed from other pieces of furniture, so you will know exactly what to look for when shopping for a daybed.
With the introduction of daybed covers which are similar to a bedskirt but fitted to mattress, what once was a piece of furniture that was hidden away in a spare room covered with last year`s Christmas wrapping paper has become the focal point of many rooms.
Modern Daybeds - A Great Option For Every Room. As you can guess from its name, the daybed is a piece of furniture which is used for sleeping during the day. But daybeds are more similar to sofas that to normal beds. This is why you usually find the daybeds positioned in the living room. The modern daybed has the structure of a sofa: a back and 2 arms. But the contemporary daybeds have the advantage that they have a nice design. Because of the modern design, you can add a daybed as a piece of furniture in your new stylish living room. Of course, the daybed can be a great option if you are living in a studio. During the night you can use it as a bed and during the day it has the role of a sofa.
The daybed frame has undergone many changes throughout the ages but they never lost their appeal. Today they have many purposes. Some people use them as the main bed for homes that have tiny bedrooms. They are also used as beds for guest and as a decorative item.
From the beginning of the 1700`s to the middle part of the 1800`s the daybed frame began to take on a more elegant design. They were given names like "a duchesse brisee", "chair `a duchesse", "sofa da reposo" and the "kangaroo` day-bed". Some of these were adorned with beautiful drapes and made to look elegant while others were plain and simple. From the mid 1800`s to the first part of the nineteenth century daybeds were used mainly as a place to sit and rest or to lie down for a short period of time. They took on a variety of different styles throughout this era. They ranged from hard flat surfaces to daybed frames with cushions placed on top to increase the comfort level. By the end of the late nineteenth century, designers began experimenting even more and many unusual designs were made. Some were practical and useful while others were not.
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