A Daybed is a fabulous addition to any Outdoor Living Space….who doesn’t want to laze around, maybe have a little snooze or read a book and really take the time to enjoy what nature has to offer. Daybeds can really make a backyard look and feel like a resort and provide a stylish and relaxing space to enjoy.
Daybeds are not only an enjoyable and an aesthetically pleasing addition to your garden design but they can also have a practical use for around your home. A good example of this is our deck area……it is often cluttered with kids toys, gardening tools and exercise equipment to name a few! A very practical solution to this dilemma is to have a simple closed in seat with a lift up lid which allows easy access to place any unused items out of sight. These particular seats can be made out of timber which can incorporate a gas strut lid but an easier option is to purchase a readymade one which you can pick up at your local hardware store.
Following on with some more practical uses for the Daybed– One which we often use in our designs is incorporating a Daybed into the pool area to cover an unsightly pool pump and of course hiding the pool toys away is another bonus!
One of my favourite types of Daybeds would have to be the Asian or balinese styles. They are generally made out of teak timber and have a very classic look. Introducing some soft furnishings to these Daybeds by ways of cushions and throw rugs is a great way to jazz up the design and make it more inviting.
Custom made Daybeds
Another great option is to custom make a Daybed to suit a particular area in your Landscape design. I have already mentioned Daybeds around a pool area which would have to be the most common types that we construct for our clients. If you are short on space using a floating style Daybed is a unique way to add an extra seat to your Outdoor Living area without needing too much space to do so. They can also be built into an Outdoor Kitchen or BBQ area creating more seating for when you are entertaining. Or by situating a Daybed in your garden in such a way that it captures the views can be a really great way to allure you to your Outside Living space.