A few nights ago I was out for drinks with one of my dearest friends, one who happens to be moving away this summer. If there was any chance of success, I would have spent the time begging her to stay, but knowing there wasn’t, we talked instead about the benefits of her move. Namely, more space! A bigger apartment! As any aesthetically inclined friend would do, I immediately began planning the setup of her hypothetically large apartment in a city that is not New York. When discussing her potential guest room we hit upon the age old question. If the room is going to be used as an office AND guest bedroom should she go for a daybed?
She wondered, “Aren’t daybeds kind of awkward? Not quite a couch and not quite a bed?”
My response, “They certainly can be awkward. If done properly though, they can look pretty great.”
I now offer Exhibits A-G of my point.
Exhibit A: Daybeds can be totally glammed up.
Exhibit B: Daybeds can be rustic chic
Exhibit C: Daybeds can be modern and spare
Exhibit D: Daybeds can be comfy cool
Exhibit E: Daybeds can be country casual
Exhibit F: Daybeds can look like real beds!
Exhibit G: Daybeds can look traditional and tailored
I may have only scratched the surface on this, but I think I can rest my case. Daybeds are definitely versatile, and wouldn’t be a bad choice for a hypothetical guest room (especially if I get to stay in said guest room!).