Donald D. Dean. Daybeds. December 12th , 2017.
Throughout Victorian times, what we know of contemporary daybeds were nonexistent. Rather, these beds were often wood daybeds, with limited comfort to them. However, the look and charm of these beds, and all of the layers of cushions and fine fabrics is something that has remained present throughout history. You will find modern elements to them today, including eco friendly mattress options and even upholstered headboards. Still, the look of them is very much still Victorian in many cases.
In contrast to a Chaise daybed, a Sleigh daybed uses a more traditional design, inspired by the Victorian Era, utilizing classic lines, and decorative accents. This provides an impression of elegance and sophistication. The above are the main differences between a daybed, and standard beds or futons. Hopefully this article has given you clearer definition as to what a daybed really is. With this in mind, you should have all the necessary tools for you to make an informed decision the next time you are shopping for a daybed.
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.
Often bedding sets are sold that include the bedskirt, a comforter, and two or three pillow shams that can easily covert the sleep space into a fashionable settee. The colors and patterns allow for easy decorating to suit almost any room and any style. Whether you prefer the look of an English country cottage or a more modern style, there is an ensemble that will complement almost any room. For those who have limited space, such as a small apartment where the bedroom doubles for the living room, the transition is an easy fix. Small one room apartments can now have style that is welcoming under any circumstances.
No longer are we prisoners of our own tastes and styles, you can now find a daybed to suit us all. I am particularly fond of Modern daybeds. With their sleek lines and simple construction, a modern daybed could fit in just about any and every room of the house. These beds are not only functional and sometimes necessary pieces of furniture, they are focal points adding their own personal decorative touches to the room.
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