I rounded up 13 rattan daybeds that we fell in love with on our search for the perfect bed for our guests! Also included are 4 different moodboards, showing various ways to style your a daybed!
With all the bedrooms in our home spoken for, the only spot for our guests to stay in is our playroom. I want to provide our guests with a bed, but where to put a bed when the room is created for kids’ play?
If you are short on space, daybeds are the answer. A daybed fits into little nooks, and can be shoved against a wall or in a corner while still looking aesthetically pleasing! You can’t do the same with a regular sofa. When a daybed is not in use, it serves dual purpose as a sofa or a chaise. It is an inviting spot to lounge on for a catnap, or where a child can sit to read a few books.
(UPDATE: Want to see how the guest room nook turned out? Take a tour!)
This makes a daybed the more practical choice for our guest bed that will only be used a few times out of the year. Whereas a regular bed would just get ignored when guests are not in town, our daybed can still get used as a sofa or a chaise, and work for us the other 90% of our days.
Rattan Daybeds: Which One To Pick?
Because of all the blues and whites already in our playroom, I was envisioning using rattan or wicker. Rattan is not only beautiful and on trend, but it adds a casual and upscale look to furniture. Those two qualities are ideal for a bed that needs to look refined 10% of the time for our guests, but will live 90% of the time with our kids! Of course nothing formal or fancy could go in a playroom- but I also needed it to look upscale when it was in use.
I was pleasantly surprised when I began my search. There are SO many beautiful options, and plenty of them are in the $500-$1000 range. I made this round up clickable – so just click on each bed you like to be taken to the direct source!
All these daybeds run from $500-$2000. There also is a stylish outdoor option that would be so cute on my porch…. maybe next Spring! I could have been happy with any of these beds.
The two daybeds that are not clickable on the above image are the Lounger from Article:
(The Lounger will run you around $700. The mattress is included as it is suitable for indoor or outdoor! Because the cover on the mattress is dark it should hold up fairly well. I can envision outdoor daybed on a large patio or an extended porch, where there are multiple seating options.)
The other daybed that is not clickable is the Fern Daybed designed by Burke Decor:
At over $1600, the Fern daybed is a splurge but a true beauty! Cant you see this being used in a girls’ bedroom?
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Which One Did We Choose?
This is our playroom where our daybed will be going. The space is almost 500 square feet with a separate staircase, and a cute private full bathroom attached. Our guests have always slept on our big comfy sectional in this room. (Seriously – so comfortable we got a second one and I wrote all about it – but not even the softest sofa can truly replace the comfort of a bed!)
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I really liked the look and price on the Honey Rattan Daybed from World Market– we ideally wanted to buy a bed under $1000 and this left extra spending room in our plan! We ended up buying that last weekend. At $545, it fit right in with our budget for this project. World Market was also having their once a year 30% off sale, and I had 2 small gift cards, so I ended up paying just under $400. Such a bargain! The World Market daybed is a great secondary option to my first choice, the Avalon bed from Serena & Lily. But at over double the price, it just didn’t make financial sense to splurge on the Avalon for this space.
Worried that this daybed will look cheap because of the price? So was I at first. But out of all the daybeds I looked at, this was one of the most affordable, but it really is one of the most beautiful beds. The rattan is a lovely, saturated color. The rattan looks a little washed out on World Market’s website, but it’s not like that in person.
How To Style Daybeds
Below is the space where our future guest room nook will be created around our new daybed. Our playroom is large and although it is well used, it had extra space- I just needed to find it! In this corner, the IKEA Expedit and all those cute storage baskets were not actually necessary here! We have a game closet attached to the playroom with floor to ceiling shelves made just for toy storage. So we moved the Expedit out, and relocated the striped baskets to the bookshelf where they are getting lots of use. Then we moved the daybed in. Making better use of our space already!
I picked this bed up from World Market to save on shipping costs, and my husband put it together while watching a game. It took him a little over an hour. Nothing too difficult.
Once I moved out the Expedit and had the daybed in this spot, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to style it. Everyone always loves moodboards, so I made a few. For you, but also for myself!
I highly recommend creating these when you are trying to envision a space. Seeing everything together on a moodboard really helps me narrow it down to a curated look. I can also immediately identify pieces that I thought I wanted to use in my mind, but won’t actually work once everything is in the space collected together. Colors are also easier to put together. My best spaces all started off as moodboards!
My goal is to use our new guest bed to create a mostly neutral, slightly coastal, and most of all relaxing corner for our guests.
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This West Elm rug came from our bedroom, so I am most likely going to reuse that up here. Its a beautiful color and not scratchy because the jute is mixed with wool. Don’t you love shopping the house?
Since our playroom is far from the main level and all the snacks, things generally have stayed clean up here! That is another bonus to being located far away form the main living spaces- no dirt from the yard to get tracked in or sticky hands.
The bedding and the mattress on the other hand, is where I wanted to spend most of my budget. I will work with Serena & Lily again on this project. I want the bedding to be extra nice, since they will be used by our guests, and Serena & Lily is the obvious choice for high quality bedding. The full length mirror is something I always appreciate having when I am away from home!
Get The Look:
Do you know what the problem is with these beautiful trio of Juju hats? Now I want them above my own bed! Seriously- how cute is this combination? There is always the option to use slightly different color Juju hats too, for some added interest. I think this might be a great option because I will forever love Juju hats- so if/when this room gets moved around in the future I can put those JuJu hats somewhere else.
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Love the pop of pink this artwork brings in. The cute sconce is a decent price and adds to the coastal feel of the room. This space could also work for a teen room- something about the art.
Get The Look:
More of a monochromatic look with all the grays and whites. The warmth of the rattan helps it from falling flat. Generally speaking I don’t love rooms that are decorated only in grays and whites- sometimes they can go too cold for my taste. I LOVE the fluffy white rug – I have seen one at Costco of all places as well during the winter months. Will have to keep my eye open for that!
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Picking out the right daybed was actually a lot of fun because of all the beautiful options for sale and in a good price range. Sometimes finding new furniture can be stressful if everything is beyond expensive. Othertimes I can’t find what I am envisioning anywhere. This was not one of those experiences, I am pleased to report! If you are looking for something similar, you are in luck.
Going into 2020, rattan is a trend with staying power, and I love the daybed for its versatility! They are so much fun to design a room around. They don’t take up much room, so you can get a powerful punch of style in a small space. I hope my moodboards inspired you with ideas for styling your rattan daybeds!