Cover Sancal Diwan by PerezOchando, from Grafunkt (Image: Sancal)

A perfect blend of style and function, daybeds are clever multifunctional pieces that can also contribute to the cosy ambience of a space

Additional reporting by Hong Xinying.


Daybeds are incredibly versatile pieces of furniture made for lounging. Unlike convertible sofa beds, daybeds are static in form but can feature beautiful designs that look perfect nearly anywhere in an abode, from the living room to bedrooms. Some daybeds are also upholstered in weather-resistant or waterproof fabrics that make them ideal for outdoor use. 

Here, we’ve picked out a selection of daybeds that will help up the style ante of your space. 

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1. Tacchini Five to Nine daybed by Studiopepe

Conceptualised by Studiopepe, the Tacchini Five to Nine daybed is a perfect accent piece, whether in the living area or bedroom. This statement maker comprises a solid ash timber base and a series of cylindrical cushions that can be upholstered in either leather or fabric; choose from a dark grey or walnut-stained finish for the structure. Optional accessories include backrests in two sizes as well as a round coffee table with either a metal or concrete top. 

Available at Stylecraft

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2. Nicoline Italia Cairoli daybed

Voluminous yet compact, the Cairoli daybed from Nicoline Italia will add a contemporary appeal to your home with its boxy silhouette. Made from eco-friendly open cell polyurethane foam with different densities, the plush padding is covered with a mixed feather layer to offer additional comfort. The daybed is manufactured in Italy, with leather and fabric upholstery options available.

Available at Nicoline Italia

3. Sancal Diwan by PerezOchando

Boasting a chic and romantic charm, the stylish Diwan daybed by Valencia-based design studio PerezOchando injects an artistic flair to any room. Presented in a range of different shades and forms, the textural seats are designed with gentle curves that bring an air of lightness to the design. The collection also includes bench options that can be used separately or combined to create longer compositions.

Lumbar cushions increase the comfort level of the coquettish piece, and the cylindrical roll cushions function as armrests when the daybed is used as a seat. The formal simplicity of the legs help add structure; choose between a natural or stained wood finish for a modern look.

Available at Grafunkt

4. Flexform Hamptons daybed by Antonio Citterio

Designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio, the Hamptons daybed is crafted from solid iroko wood and features generously-padded cushions with elegant grosgrain piping that can be stitched tone-on-tone or in a contrasting shade.

For homes with earthy schemes, stick to the natural finish for the wood base, or opt for the stained grey or lacquered white finish for a stylish touch to your space. Aluminum feet at the bottom of the base help protect the wood from direct contact with the ground to prevent humidity issues. 

Available at Flexform Singapore

5. Dedon Mbrace daybed by Sebastian Herkner

The Mbrace outdoor daybed conceived by German designer Sebastian Herkner consists of a modern material mix featuring teak and woven fibre. Resting on a base of premium teak wood, the open triaxial woven shell is cushioned with a soft quilted seat that makes it perfect for late afternoons in the sunshine. While the lining comes in a taupe hue as a default, other colours can be easily ordered upon request.

Available at Xtra 

6. Arflex Sigmund daybed by Studio Asai

Lounge in style on the Sigmund daybed designed by French design practice Studio Asai for Arflex. The elegant piece is made up of rounded seats padded with shaped polyurethane and polyester fibre, and can be covered in fabric or leather of your choice. The cushions are suspended on a light metal structure that can be lacquered in a selection of hues within Arflex’s colour library. Don’t underestimate its size—the daybed measures to the width of a twin bed if you wish to lie upon it for a nap.

Available at Space Furniture  

7. Jab Anstoetz Campus daybed by Assmann & Kleene

Designed as an “absolute commitment to modernity”, the Campus daybed from Jab Anstoetz is innovatively designed with an industrial aesthetic appeal. Envisioned by design duo Assmann & Kleene as a dynamic furnishing that’s ideal for sitting, lying or lounging, the daybed is designed with a pneumatic spring system that allows the headrest and footrest to be entirely adjustable. Chromium-plated round steel tubes form a sturdy base, and you can opt for your daybed to come with or without a backrest, which also doubles as a shelf.  

Available at P5 

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