ppsm. Daybeds. July 26th , 2018.
For a more modern look and perhaps one that gives you less of a soft look, go with a wrought iron daybed instead of the traditional polished metal. You can also use darker colors in the bedding for the daybed. Look at the movement in the framing and the structure of the daybed. Curves and swirls definitely add a level of softness to the space. Straight lines do this less. When selecting the bed, choose which works for your needs.
In the 1600`s, a new type of bed was incorporated into many of the well to do homes. It features a fold up design which allowed it to be put away when it was not needed. The folding daybed frame had cushions and thicker fabrics used to dress it up. In the years to come, the French resting bed became popular. It featured between six and eight legs. Another option was the William and Mary long chair as well as the drop arm sofa. However, daybeds were still an important part of many homes.
From the 900`s to the 1700`s long wooden chest and rope beds were popular. The construction of the rope bed was simple but they were dressed up by using cushions and draperies that were very expensive. In the 1600`s the folding daybed frame was designed and adorned with cushions and curtains to dress them up. The French resting bed designed with six to eight legs was popular in the late 16th century along with the "drop arm" sofa. In the 17th century the "William and Mary" long chair was getting lots of attention.
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.
Perhaps the most important feature to remember when buying daybeds for living rooms is to match it with the other decor within the space. Use color, texture and the overall size to help make the bed fit within the room properly. While traditional a type of bedroom furniture, daybeds can also work very well in most living rooms, especially if you are looking for a softer look to the space, but only if selected properly, too.
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