When you’re a new parent, everyone tells you to “sleep when the baby sleeps.” And while this is good advice in theory, it can be very difficult to actually put into practice.
What I’ve found and what I’ve learned from much more seasoned parents is that it’s actually much more effective to sleep while your partner is “on duty.” Baby sleep is so fragile, and I had a really hard time getting restful sleep when I knew that I might have to be up in five to ten minutes.
But when your partner is handling everything, you have the peace of mind knowing you won’t have to pop back up as soon as you hear a wail.
Putting a daybed in the nursery is a great way to allow this situation to play out in a practical way. It also allows for the nursery to double as a guest room during the early months if baby is sleeping in your room. Let’s be honest, we could all use a bit more space.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite daybeds to add a chic yet functional touch to your nursery. The best part is that, unlike so many baby purchases, daybeds are versatile and can be repurposed for years to come in different ways throughout your home.
One Kings Lane
The spindle design on this daybed is perfect for adding traditional flare to a nursery without feeling dated.
Serena & Lily
This rattan design is super trendy at the moment but classic enough to stand the test of time and work in a guest room or sun room down the road.
The cane weave on this daybed offers a level of stylish sophistication while remaining approachable enough to feel appropriate in a nursery.
This metal frame brings a bit of a modern farmhouse feel without going overboard. We're sure Joanna Gaines would approve.
Crate & Kids
Olive green is the perfect way to incorporate a subtle splash of color without having to worry about it clashing with the rest of your decor.
Mid-century furniture always brings a vintage feel into any space. This daybed would be perfect for adding a modern touch to your nursery.
Pottery Barn Kids
Not only is slipcover furniture a classic and timeless option, it's also very kid friendly because it can be washed. With this daybed, you won't have to worry (as much) about the inevitable spills.
This daybed is a perfect statement piece for an over the top nursery. The channel stitch keeps the sophistication while the blush velvet brings all the fun.
Crate and Barrel
If you want to make a bold statement but still get something that will blend with a more classic decor style, this black spindle daybed will do the trick. The contrast of the black against a softer colored nursery is fun but still a safe design choice.
Joss & Main
This upholstered daybed with metal posts allows for a lot of creativity. Gather some decorative throw pillows to personalize it for your babe.
This rattan daybed is a perfect way to mix in bolder colors without feeling overwhelming. It would be a perfect way to offset a pale pink or light blue and balance out the room.