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Our daybed ideas for small spaces prove that this versatile piece of furniture can beautifully integrate into homes of all shapes and sizes. Daybed ideas are not typically something you would think could fit into homes with more compact, smaller rooms, however, there are many designs that can help bring style, comfort and functionality to your small spaces.

Daybeds can come in a variety of styles and sizes, from flat, Roman designs, to larger, more dramatic and ornate structures that feature beautiful upholstery, canopies and cushions, so there are options to suit all interior tastes and practical requirements.

In this bright living room, the gray, asymmetrical daybed has been elegantly styled so that it feels effortlessly integrated into the space.

Instead of using larger lounge chairs or sofas to create a seating area in a bedroom, a sleek daybed can be a good option. In this Hampstead home in London by Cherie Lee Interiors (opens in new tab), she explains the decision for using a daybed in this master bedroom, rather than bigger pieces of furniture.

We designed the bespoke daybed to allow the client to take in views of the garden, also creating a place to read in the mornings or evenings. Interior designer Kate Guinness states, 'space challenged rooms are often the perfect places to make the boldest design choices, plus you will need far less wallpaper to cover a small downstairs loo or guest bedroom than a whole sitting room, so you can afford to spend more on something really fantastic.'

As shown in this beautiful blue living room, designed by Paolo Moschino (opens in new tab) for Nicholas Haslam (opens in new tab), the large, floral patterned daybed design commands the space, working wonderfully with the vivid, blue painted walls to create a cozy and cocooning environment that feels elegant and sophisticated.

In this rustic, Scandi-inspired living room, the low, gray Air daybed by Danish brand Broste Copenhagen (opens in new tab) perfectly coordinates with the relaxed style and laid-back atmosphere in the space. Sumptuous and stylish, the sculptural daybed adds subtle shape and beautiful texture to the room, upholstered in a soft Opio bouclé wool fabric. Reminiscent of a classic Roman daybed design, with raised sections at each end, the seat is tactile and inviting; enhancing the feeling of comfort and tranquility in the room.

A daybed is not only an item that create a comforting seating area, but it can be used as a design tool to establish an eye-catching focal point and feature in a room; adding contrast, texture, pattern and color to the space. Tom Bartlett, interior designer at Waldo Works (opens in new tab) states, 'in a small space it’s best for things to feel generous. Sometimes the best way to enhance a small room is to pick an oversized piece of furniture, filling the space to make a striking statement. In this eclectic hallway, the low daybed from Mind The Gap (opens in new tab), featuring a detailed red patterned design, works in harmony with the vibrant, uplifting color palette and use of texture and shape throughout the space, establishing a truly unique design. A snug daybed that doesn't take up too much space when pushed up against the wall, this design greets you with inviting texture, comfort and style as your step foot into this home. Whether you opt for an uncomplicated, flat design that neatly fits up against a wall, create a more striking, statement look in a small room with a colorful, large design, or choose a practical daybed that doubles up as fold out bed, there are so many options to choose from to best suit your small space.

Perfect for adaptable, modern day living, a daybed is a versatile, multipurpose piece that can serve many functions in homes both large and small.

Gray daybed in front of tall white window, white low hanging pendant, geometric white stool, dark wooden flooring with patterned neutral rug
Gray daybed in front of tall white window, white low hanging pendant, geometric white stool, dark wooden flooring with patterned neutral rug
Cozy living room with daybed with light wooden frame, cream upholstered cushion, dressed with colorful cushions, window between two arch alcoves, pink painted walls, wooden flooring, textured natural rug
Cozy living room with daybed with light wooden frame, cream upholstered cushion, dressed with colorful cushions, window between two arch alcoves, pink painted walls, wooden flooring, textured natural rug
Blue kids playroom with alcove white book shelves, bench seat beneath window with patterned colorful blind, blue and red patterned upholstered daybed with cushions and duvet
Blue kids playroom with alcove white book shelves, bench seat beneath window with patterned colorful blind, blue and red patterned upholstered daybed with cushions and duvet
Modern, minimalist bedroom with gray painted walls, extended black upholstered headboard, gray bedding, gray daybed at foot of bed, dark wooden flooring, gold pendant light
Modern, minimalist bedroom with gray painted walls, extended black upholstered headboard, gray bedding, gray daybed at foot of bed, dark wooden flooring, gold pendant light
Fitted bookshelves with cupboards below, wooden flooring and rug, blue patterned daybed and drawings of horses on a blue wall.
Fitted bookshelves with cupboards below, wooden flooring and rug, blue patterned daybed and drawings of horses on a blue wall.
Gray daybed dressed with cushions and throw, large plant in pot, textured industrial walls, light wooden flooring
Gray daybed dressed with cushions and throw, large plant in pot, textured industrial walls, light wooden flooring
Neutral contemporary bedroom, gray painted walls, dark wood flooring with rug, large bed with black upholstered headboard, cream bedding and cushions, boucle upholstered daybed at foot of bed
Neutral contemporary bedroom, gray painted walls, dark wood flooring with rug, large bed with black upholstered headboard, cream bedding and cushions, boucle upholstered daybed at foot of bed
Green living room with red patterned daybed, wall lamp with shade on paneled painted wall, green cabinet
Green living room with red patterned daybed, wall lamp with shade on paneled painted wall, green cabinet
Guest room with light turquoise velvet square sofa bed with diagonal seams, and pleated curtain around the walls
Guest room with light turquoise velvet square sofa bed with diagonal seams, and pleated curtain around the walls
Colorful and vibrant red hallway with low patterned daybed and patterned wallpaper, wooden flooring
Colorful and vibrant red hallway with low patterned daybed and patterned wallpaper, wooden flooring

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