The indoors is over-rated. It's just a bunch of walls, doors, and unfolded laundry, and we promise that it will still be there after you've spent some quality time outdoors. If you haven't spent a few hours lounging under the sun on a daybed, we think that a quick realigning of your relaxation priorities might be in order. Whether you're sharing some down time in the sun with someone special, tuning up the tan, or just re-reading some Vonnegut under the canopy, there's no substitute for killing a few hours on a comfortable, all-weather daybed.
We didn't just drag the hide-a-bed into the backyard and call it a daybed. A quality outdoor daybed will be crafted from materials that are specifically designed to withstand the particular rigors of outdoor life while maintaining a fresh look and never leaving you hanging in the comfort department.
Some of the more common materials that you'll see are resin wicker, coated aluminum and outdoor fabrics. When used together, these can create outdoor furniture pieces that are just as comfortable and twice as durable as any indoor piece.
Resin wicker has the look and feel of traditional wicker, and a plastic component in its construction that helps to make it resistant to rotting, cracking, and fading. This lightweight material is easy to clean and dries quickly after rain.
Aluminum is the framing material of choice for outdoor furniture. Aluminum is not only lightweight and incredibly strong, but it's naturally corrosion-resistant, which means that it won't rust or stain if you leave it outdoors. Many manufacturers will further treat aluminum with weather-resistant finishes or possibly even a powder-coating, which adds a smooth, protective coating that can carry almost any color imaginable.
Fade-resistant outdoor fabrics are a must-have for daybed cushions, pillows, and canopies, and we've got more than a couple to choose from. These fabrics are designed to maintain a bright, clear color while being easy to clean, and in many cases, being water-proof if not at least moisture-resistant. Outdoor fabrics can cover deep-foam cushions and pillows, or create the canopies that keep the sun out of your eyes.
Modern or traditional, there's a daybed to meet your style and function, so don't deprive yourself of this unrivaled outdoor experience any longer.