If you have a daybed hiding in a spare room, it might be time to do a little rearranging. A daybed can be a great addition to your living room, whether you tuck it under a window or squeeze it into a nook; use it in place of a second sofa; or smother it in throw pillows and call it "couch." In fact, each of these 11 daybed in the living room ideas might even make you want to ditch your sofa so you can slip into something a little more comfortable (the daybed, that is).
1. Under a Window
Copy Victoria Smith from SF Girl by Bay's daybed in the living room idea and create a bright and airy seating or reading area (as well as an extra place for guests to sleep) by putting your new fave piece of furniture under a big window. Change out your throw pillows every season to keep your living room daybed looking and feeling fresh.
2. Dark Monochrome
3. Dual Daybeds
4. Room Divider
5. Modern Reading Nook
6. Awkward Entryway Solution
7. In Place of a Second Sofa
8. BE the Couch
Whether you have space constraints or just like the look and versatility of a daybed, it doesn't have to be relegated to secondary living room seating. With enough throw pillows, this midcentury daybed from West Elm ($800) could play the part of a great centerpiece couch.
9. Fancy Pants
10. Big and Bohemian
Don't you just want to fall into this beautiful blue daybed from Jungalow designer Justina Blakeney? The deep-set base makes it a perfect place to display your growing throw pillow collection. If you want to try this look with a smaller piece before you go full daybed, check out the Hopper Daybed from Urban Outfitters ($249).
Daybeds are versatile from both a utilitarian and design perspective. And this Scandi-chic rocking beauty is no exception. The light wood frame and clean design works exceptionally well in a minimalist space, and we love the punch of contrast courtesy of sleek black decor and bold black-and-white art work and patterned textiles from Danish brand OYOY. Swoon!