Design Inspiration Small Spaces

17 daybeds that don’t feel old fashioned

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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.

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

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

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

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.

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

A suspended daybed? We’re in.

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

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

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

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

Just further evidence daybeds can work across any aesthetic.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Alyssa Clough


Alyssa is a Brooklyn-based maximalist and vintage addict who is always on the hunt for something—a new piece of collage art, more plant babies, yet another ceramic vessel, you get the picture. Obsessions include bold accent walls, living a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle, and supporting female artists and makers. Find her on Instagram ignoring her phone’s screen time alerts.