If you’re only prepared to invest in the one piece of outdoor furniture this year, then for the love of summer please make it an outdoor daybed. Summer is after all just made for leisurely afternoons spent lounging in the sun. Whether your lazy day activity of choice involves getting your nose stuck in a book, or a simple nap, outdoor daybeds are the perfect partner in crime. Here are a few of my favorites.
Swingrest Hanging Lounger
Inspired by the high ceilings of the villas on Dedon Island, this swing daybed is both elegant and fun. The basket detail in particular is fantastic for amping up those summer vibes. Make sure to add a breezy canopy to protect yourself from the harshest sun rays.
The whole Finn collection is inspired by tactility in design, so you can be sure that the Finn Chaise is built to last. With a sleek teak frame which takes its cue from the Danish mid-century aesthetic, this is the perfect daybed for any fans of the Scandi look. As an added bonus, the covers are crafted from SurLast – a durable all-weather polyester created especially for outdoor use.
Paris Day Bed
Think of rattan as your one way ticket to summer. Rattan furniture is a mainstay in the tropical regions of Africa, Australasia and Asia, so it’s no wonder they immediately conjure images of a tropical island paradise. Incorporate this daybed into your patio or veranda setup for instant vacation vibes.
If you’re looking to inject a little luxe into your aesthetic, look no further than the Riviera Chaise by Dimore Studio.
The slim metal frame is classically chic, and elevated by the addition of rustic brass wheels. This one belongs poolside, with an elegant parasol for shade.
Nozib Sun Lounger
The Nozib Sun Lounger takes the outdoor daybed back to basics – to stunning effect.
With its sleek graceful lines, the Nozib Sun Lounger could pass for a work of art. Don’t think that means it’s not made to last however. From the screws that hold the end grain away from the ground, to the curved wood slats that are sealed with an adhesive that was originally developed for making boats, this outdoor daybed is fully equipped to withstand all manner of inclement conditions.
Capistrano Outdoor Daybed
The curved silhouette, piped edges and button tufting hark back to the classic French chaise longue. The soft neutral tones and hand-wrapped resin however ensures this outdoor daybed is thoroughly modern. Complete the look with a scattering of cushions to create the dreamiest afternoon nap spot.
Which outdoor daybed is your favorite?
Looking for more summer-inspired stories? Check out our guide to transforming your home into a tropical island paradise. Also have a read of our tips on how to keep your home cool without turning on the AC.