Halfway between the bench and the extra bed, the daybed is one of those pieces of furniture that redefine the contemporary interior.
Daybeds have been around several centuries before Jesus Christ. The Romans and Greeks used meridians which were half-sofas on which one would lie down with elegance. Meridians were brought up to date a few centuries later under the Napoleonic era. In China, daybeds were popularized during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). They started as small platforms designed to elevate honored guests above the traditional floor mats.
In the 1930s, the Bauhaus movement rediscovered these benches and simplified them.
Now, daybeds offer all of the comfort of a sofa without taking up nearly as much room. Daybeds add charm to a bedroom, living room or a small room to maximize the space. You can use them to create a window seat in a living room or in a bedroom. Adding a daybed gives you another option on which to read, nap, lounge or watch TV. A rocking chair in a nursery can be replaced for a daybed: you'd be more comfortable when falling asleep with your little one. They're perfect to create a multifuncional extra room, office and playroom. They are a great addition for outdoors as well.
Most of them come in a twin size, they typically have one or two arm rests and either a partial or no back. You can even choose daybeds in full size. In addition, some daybeds come with storage or with a trundle. Trundles are a popular accessory for modern daybeds so they can be pulled out to accommodate a second person.
Go look through my selection of daybeds!
Avalon Channel Stitch Upholstered Full Daybed - Pottery Barn teen