Retreat to Your Outdoor Daybed

Ever considered the possibility of leaving the wet towel by the pool and just crashing on your outdoor daybed to dry off? Imagine your very own outdoor living area,with not only seating, but an outdoor daybed on which to nap! Heaven!

You could get one for yourself, and one for your pet. Some outdoor daybeds come equipped with a form of shade, most are elevated off the ground, and all of them are weatherproof. Not only do they look comfortable, they can be the perfect size for two people to recline leisurely. The style variation is amazing. If one had a beach theme going in the personal outdoor space, the outdoor daybeds that look like clam shells would fit in perfectly. Really most styles for indoor beds can be found in some form for outdoor ones. outdoor daybed

Most have steel frame construction with a resin or wicker weave that would definitely survive the elements. The construction appears heavy enough to withstand wind storms and moisture. In fact, sailcloth seems to be a prevalent fabric used for the covers. The outdoor day beds would be durable by the pool, minus the wind and wave action of a yacht.

Although you may possibly think indoors is the place for a bedroom, the way to utilize your backyard as a private retreat is to recreate all the primary indoor living areas.

With our current economy, the new thinking is to refine our own backyards, rather than taking expensive vacations elsewhere. A lot of the population already has in ground or above ground pools, landscaped spaces, outdoor kitchen facilities to some degree, and at the very minimum a picnic table. The addition of an outdoor daybed adds another “room” to the private retreat.

Sure, hammocks were the outdoor “bedroom” of the past, but getting in or out of one, was a challenge. An advantage to an outdoor day bed is that they are stationary. They are also at a reasonable height for any age to gain access. They can be sighted anywhere in the outdoor space and most are unique enough in appearance to be a focal point. An added bonus is that they provide additional seating to the “living room” of the yard.

There are multiple uses for the daybeds, depending on style. A cabana daybed is useful in the pool area. Small pet-sized ones are perfect for elderly dogs. A rectangular full or single width is ideal against a wall as a couch or bed. A “spa room” with privacy curtains over a round outdoor daybed offers the ultimate in luxury.

Nothing is more appealing than the thought of sinking into the cushions of an outdoor day bed on a hot, lazy summer afternoon, while the spouse is cooking on the grill, of course. Another vision is reclining on one with a spectacular sunset in front of you. Ok, back to reality, it is a treat to dream of outdoor daybeds when there is a foot of snow outside.


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