By Alyssa Clough

Published on March 16, 2016

Photography by CURBLY.COM

With our spaces seemingly getting smaller and smaller, daybeds are becoming an increasingly popular design choice. But don’t worry—they’re not all your grandma’s daybed in the guest room. Just look at this minimalist, modern example for proof.

Photography by AMBERINTERIORDESIGN.COM

Building a daybed into your ledge is a great way to make the most of your space and enjoy the natural light.

Photography by BOLIGLIV.DK

Add a custom-built daybed to your corner to create the cutest nook—side table included. 

Photography by LAURA MOSS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

This is the most stylish and chill daybed we’ve seen yet. 

Photography by RIADMENAANDBEYOND.COM

Remember, a little upholstery goes a long way. The modern shape of this daybed paired with the fabric used on the bottom platform and the pillows placed on top creates a natural oasis that really works in the space.

Photography by ARIADNEATHOME.NL

This raw wood frame and blue and white patterned cushions, throws, and pillows nail the equation for the perfect shabby chic daybed.

Photography by ATLANTA INTERIOR DESIGNERS & DECORATORS LINDSEY HENE INTERIORS VIA TOWN-N-COUNTRY-LIVING.COM

A suspended daybed? We’re in.

Photography by WESTELM.COM

All white everything! The minimalist design and devoted use of whites creates a chic but comfy space.

Photography by URBANOUTFITTERS.COM

See, daybeds aren’t old fashioned—they blend seamlessly in a bohemian space.

Photography by ELLE FRANCE

Yep, your daybed can be a real bed, too. We’re also digging the platform, custom-built wood details.

Photography by FINDERSKEEPERSMARKETINC.BLOGSPOT.COM

Out of ideas? Try totally glam. This sophisticated daybed and color scheme have us wishing this was our bedroom. 

Photography by THEVINTAGEROUNDTOP.COM

Just further evidence daybeds can work across any aesthetic. 

Photography by GRAVITYHOME.TUMBLR.COM

We love to think of a daybed as a reading nook turned bed—if necessary. This sleek, modern, black-cushioned one especially.

Photography by LUSHOME.COM VIA ELLE FRANCE

It doesn’t get more modern than this. See, small space solutions can be really chic, not just function-first. 

Photography by MYSCANDINAVIANHOME.COM

Daybeds aren’t just for adults. This smaller version is totally kid friendly, too.

Photography by FREEPEOPLE.COM

This daybed feels like a bohemian chaise, but just by looking at it, we can tell it would be a comfortable nap spot as well.

Photography by MYSCANDINAVIANHOME.COM

What a nook! This built-in, small space saver is again, perfect for a child. The fort-like nature of the drapes adds to the fun.