Published at Friday, June 01st 2018. by Kurt in Daybeds.
Can a Daybed Soften the Look of Your Living Room? What would adding contemporary daybeds do for your living room? Although it is not uncommon to use these beds in this area of the home, many people wonder what the overall style consequences would be of placing this type of furniture in the living room. It is a highly functional solution. If you have a small living space and need a bed that can serve both as a couch and a bed for guests, this option works well. It is affordable, too. But, what does it do to the style of the room?
The daybed frame has undergone many changes throughout the ages but they never lost their appeal. Today they have many purposes. Some people use them as the main bed for homes that have tiny bedrooms. They are also used as beds for guest and as a decorative item.
Daybeds Have New Covers Adding Style to Any Room. Daybeds have made a come back in the world of furniture and style. Once, years ago, the best one could hope for was something that looked like a twin bed with an extra side rail. Not so today. In today`s world, one can expect to see this versatile piece of furniture in almost any room.
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.
From the 900`s to the 1700`s long wooden chest and rope beds were popular. The construction of the rope bed was simple but they were dressed up by using cushions and draperies that were very expensive. In the 1600`s the folding daybed frame was designed and adorned with cushions and curtains to dress them up. The French resting bed designed with six to eight legs was popular in the late 16th century along with the "drop arm" sofa. In the 17th century the "William and Mary" long chair was getting lots of attention.
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