To be honest, when my daughter moved out, I decided not to do much with her room, since we might be moving in a few years and when we downsize, I won’t need as much furniture. So I just moved some things into the room so that it was usable. I wasn’t going to put a bed in here, since we have a guest room above the garage, and when we move out of this house, we are not going to need all of the beds we already have. I thought it was a nice sitting room, and you can see it HERE.
After a few months, I realized the room wasn’t being used much. The problem? Pretty seating, but not super comfortable seating, and it had no bed so it couldn’t be used as a guest room. I admit that I like to flop on the sofa to look at my iPad or read a book, and the settee though pretty isn’t the best place to sprawl about.
So I decided to just add a mattress to the room on a cheap frame, because we may be downsizing soon. But when I looked at the cheap frames, I wasn’t really happy with them. Then I found a daybed that was gorgeous, and not super expensive. I thought why not get something good looking? I know where it could be used when we downsize, so it would not be a wasted purchase.
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Although I found it elsewhere, I found the exact same bed on Amazon, and you can find it HERE. We assembled it ourselves, and it was pretty easy to put together, however; it does take two people to put it together, because the pieces are very heavy.
I can report that’s it’s very comfortable for napping, sleeping, and flopping about. I think it’s pretty elegant for a daybed. I had lots of extra pillows and bedding, so I only had to buy the daybed and the mattress.
I would have added a lot of color to the room for fun, but since I was on a ‘go with what you have’ mission, I simply used what I already had. It’s always a good idea to check your stash before rushing off to the store.
And here’s the room from another angle. I’ve got the pillows set up to use the daybed as a sofa, so when it used as a bed, clearly most of the pillows come off the bed.
As you might have noticed, I’m not posting as much content on my blog as I used to, but our podcast has a new episode every week. We include lots of links to websites and products, so the shownotes are helpful too.
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Nancy Brantley says
Pretty daybed. I like how the room looks. I miss your emails! Don’t do any other sources.
Oh Nancy, that’s sweet. I appreciate the kindness.
Peggy Born says
I love this room!! So pretty – so you!
Amy Maclean says
Hi, Anita! I looked at this on the Amazon website to research the daybed’s dimensions. It is 44 inches deep, so can you sit on it comfortably and still have your legs touch the floor? Thanks for your input–
Yes if you have enough pillows on the bed, without the pillows, no. We use a daybed as a sofa at our farm, and I have about 3 pillows deep on that daybed, and it works great.
MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says
Anita, it is so nice to hear from you! You have been missed!
The daybed is a perfect fit for your sitting room. Love all your personal touches you have put in the room, Such a nice room to spend some quiet time in. Enjoy!
alda ellis says
just wanted you to know you have been missed ! I loved your photography of the Texas hills and your French easy styling was so elegant. Your talents have been missed!
Thank you Alda! I’m podcasting every week, but when I was doing blog posts, social media posts, and podcast episodes every week, I had no life. I’m enjoying my offline life, but I miss the blog interaction too!!