Outdoor daybeds have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for many good reasons. But what actually is an outdoor daybed? It’s more of a mix between a bed and a sofa. Day beds play a double role, so to speak. Firstly they are a breathtaking eye-catcher on the terrace or in the garden and secondly they also have a high degree of functionality. Day beds are perfect when you are looking for a comfortable place to relax. Maybe you need a quiet place to read a book or just unwind from a stressful day. Then an outdoor daybed is definitely the ideal solution for you.
White fabric as a canopy looks really good over such a bed
You can use an outdoor day bed in a variety of ways as such models come in a variety of shapes, materials and sizes. Depending on your personal preferences, furnishing style and personal taste, you can choose the right one. If you have a good hand, you can even build your own outdoor daybed.
Wooden boards, bamboo canes and pallets are among the most common materials you will need. Even old metal beds or disused wooden beds can be converted to transform your outdoor area into an enchanting oasis of relaxation with a vintage touch.
A DIY pallet table will definitely go with your outdoor metal bed
Where do you place your outdoor daybed?
The best location for a daybed is where you are most comfortable, such as in a bedroom. B. in your garden or on the roof terrace. What could be nicer than relaxing with a drink on your daybed as the sun goes down? Because of its flexibility, you can place daybeds anywhere in the sun or in partially shaded locations. The possibilities really are endless. When considering where to place your daybed, consider the surroundings and how you can create a feel-good ambiance in your chosen space.
Pure summer lightness
Some shade from trees helps as well, but also consider surrounding pots and plants, outdoor lighting after the sun has set. Matching decorative cushions, light blankets and throws provide the necessary lying comfort and are the best prerequisites for a little nap in the afternoon.
How to decorate an outdoor daybed?
Outdoor day beds are a perfect alternative to your standard outdoor setting. With a multitude of uses, the only limit to how a day bed can be used is your imagination. Below you will find other great examples of a cozy and relaxing outdoor daybed that you can implement as you wish.
How about a bamboo day bed decorated in an oriental style?
A standalone daybed can still be very comfortable, but when you add some potted plants, a side table, some bamboo fence panels and an outdoor rug, you suddenly have a tropical oasis and have completely transformed your garden space. Finally, the most important thing is your comfort level on the actual day bed and how it is presented. You need to make sure your seat cushions are adjustable for both sitting and lying down. Surely you also need a lot of small pillows and cushions. Consider our Bali pillowcases to complete your tropically inspired oasis.
Combine patterns and colors according to your own taste!
How to maintain outdoor day bed?
The most important thing to focus on when looking to take care of your outdoor daybed is protecting it from the elements. This means covering your daybed when not in use or on display. Constant exposure to the sun and rain will shorten the life of your daybed. So consider storing it under a canopy or using a protective tarp. Depending on the material your daybed is made of, you may also need to do other ongoing maintenance. However, recommendations are on a product basis and you should contact the manufacturer for specific information.
Be responsible for your outdoor daybed and care for and decorate it with attention to detail. Spend many valuable and relaxed moments in it and simply let yourself go.
We wish you an incredibly beautiful summer!