What is a rattan daybed?
If you haven’t come across a daybed before the term may seem a little confusing. While it may sound like a bed you lounge around in during the day that is not strictly true. In fact, there are different designs that blur the line between sofa and bed.
For example, the traditional daybed used indoors features head ends and foot ends to create a hybrid style that is a cross between a sofa and a standard bed. On the other hand, day beds used outdoors in the garden are often a bit more luxurious and resemble a bed more than a sofa. They can be round and wide in size, and come with a retractable canopy that provides shade when relaxing in the sun. Rattan day beds offer the ideal way to unwind and make the most of your personal down time. One thing both styles have in common is that you can enjoy the space all to yourself, or share with others as you all relax in complete style.
Why are rattan daybeds so great?
Daybeds look great in the garden
One thing that is undeniable about rattan daybeds is how charming and stylish they look in any garden. It certainly helps that there are so many different shapes, designs and colours to choose from, making it easy to find the right one that matches your tastes. Like all our garden furniture, an outdoor daybed is made from the very best PE rattan, which adds to the comfort levels and makes it feel even more luxurious as you lay back and unwind. So if a rattan sofa isn’t quite your thing, this could tick all the right boxes.
We’re all more aware than ever about the need to be careful about the things we consume and our carbon footprints. That applies to everything – from the car you drive to the patio furniture you have in your garden. So it helps that the steel frame used in our garden day beds can be recycled, and if at any point in the future you want to update your furniture you can rest easy that a large part of your existing furniture can be reused. And when you factor in that rattan is a plant that regrows in its natural habitat, it makes for a great ecological choice.
Low care and maintenance
People love rattan garden furniture for a variety of reasons – and the low care and maintenance requirements are definitely high on the list for many. Rattan outdoor garden furniture already comes with its own natural weatherproof qualities, and whether you own garden chairs, a coffee table or a side table, cleaning couldn’t be easier. Using a soft sponge with warm, soapy water to wipe down the furniture is usually all you need to do to keep it in good condition. And when you’re done, simply leave it outdoors to naturally dry in the sun.
Daybeds are for indoor and outdoor settings
A rattan garden day bed can be used as outdoor furniture and indoor furniture, giving you the best of both worlds. When the weather is good you can use it as a sun lounger to unwind without a care in the world, lounging and taking it easy. And when you enter the autumn and winter months, if you have room indoors, you can bring it into the house to continue making the most of this wonderful lifestyle investment.
When you spend money on high-quality rattan garden furniture sets, it’s good to know you can use it for more than just one purpose. At Furniture Maxi we want you to make the most of your outdoor living lifestyle and our day beds not only double up as a great place to enjoy some ‘you time’ but can also be used as a garden sofa set when needed. The modular design gives you more flexibility, so depending on the size, you may be able to accommodate several people at once. Some even come with storage space for extra cushions and cushions covers, as well as footstools, coffee tables and more. Ultimately, it means you have more control over where your day beds and furniture pieces are positioned and used.
All year round usage
Whether you to buy a small or large day bed, they are built for year-round usage, so you can get more for your money 12 months of the year. As we mentioned above, you can bring the furniture indoors when the temperature starts to dip (providing you have the space) so you don’t miss out on your new favourite spot to relax. Alternatively, if you don’t have the room indoors and you do have to leave it until next spring, it’s a good idea to invest in a furniture cover. It will protect your day bed and any other rattan furniture you have outdoors (from garden sofa sets to bistro and dining sets, hammocks, patio sets, loveseats and more), from the weather until you are ready to use them again.
Retractable canopy covers
When you are shopping around for a bed sofa you’ll notice that the majority come with an in-built retractable canopy or roof cover. This feature is important as it helps keep you in the shade during the peak of summer as you relax. While it’s great to be outdoors, it’s also important to take care of yourself and the dangers posed by long-term exposure to UV rays. The retractable canopy means you get the best of both worlds, so when you need to take a break from the heat, it has quite literally got you covered.
Sometimes you just want to get away from everything and enjoy your own time alone, especially if your work or personal life is busy. As soon as you lay back on a daybed you can relax into your own world entirely and put aside your worries or stresses for a while. A day bed works as your own personal nook and cosy corner, and it’s one that has been well-earned after all your hard work. Your garden should be your own private space and a place that you have full control over – and a day bed is great way to set the right mood and feeling.
Kids love daybeds
While daybeds are often used outdoors for lounging and relaxing, they also make for great furniture in a child’s bedroom. Some designs feature three high sides – along the back and on both sides, which gives extra reassurance to kids as they play. You can also buy daybeds that have added storage, so you can keep bed linen, clothes, toys etc. stashed away if space is at a premium in their room. If you want to put a daybed in your child’s room be sure to look for styles that are intended for everyday use rather than only on occasion. The mattress will be the determining factor here, so look for one with sprung interiors rather than a foam design.
Taking care of your order
At Furniture Maxi we know that when you place an order you want your items sent to you quickly so you can start to enjoy them. We work hard to ensure that orders are processed as soon as they are received so we can begin the process of sending your furniture to your designated address.
All deliveries are completely free of charge, with no hidden fees added at a later date. It’s important to save money wherever you can, so as long as you provide a mainland UK address we’ll get your order out to you as quickly as possible. You can check the product page to verify the order timeframe so you know when to expect the delivery. And, depending on the courier company delivering to your location, Saturday deliveries may also be possible, so if you want to make the most of your downtime it could arrive just when you need it.
And to make the ordering process even better we offer the Klarna payment system, that enables you to spread the cost. Over 100,000 online stores provide it across the world, and to date, over 60 million customers have tried it out. The full cost of your order is spread over 3 instalments – the first once we confirm the order, the second 30 days later and the third and final payment 60 days later. There are no delays in receiving your item, so you still get to enjoy your favourite rattan daybed furniture without any delays.