The point of a day duvet cover set is to dress up a bed and turn it into a couch during the day. A ruff of dust hides every mechanism under the bed and makes the bed look like an ordinary couch. Quilted or simple pillowcases can be placed over large cushions that reduce the depth of the seat. Or the depth can be reserved, turning the daybed into a deep-seated couch. Even so, there are many variations in the style and type of duvet from which the daybed can be made.
Quilting is an ancient art, starting with the need to pad metal armor or add insulation in a coat. Quilted comforters were originally made from whole pieces of fabric that were sewn to hold down, or from bats made of wool or cotton between the layers. Of course, women of all walks of life have created patterns for the stitches over the years. Patchwork is designed to make use of any available fabric waste. The Victorian Crazy Quilt is probably the most famous patchwork style that used embroidery, buttons, braids, and more to create a bedspread that was amazing in color and ingenuity.
Pillow cases are covers that are placed over pillows. Often quilted, they coordinate with the spread. Three pillows on the back of the day bed are traditional, but of course you can add throw pillows and other decorative pillows if you wish.
A ruff of dust around the edge of the bed helps to hide rollaway beds or storage boxes under the bed. It can be puckered, or it can be a simple straight piece of fabric with a kick pleat or slit at the corners of the bed. With daybeds, it helps to disguise the texture of the furniture so that it looks more like a couch. Bedspreads help create the illusion that a daybed is really a couch. They can be formal, fun, or just plain casual. They usually include a spread, a puff, and at least two or three pillowcases coordinated with the puff and spread. They can be a clever way to turn an ordinary single bed into a deep-seated couch during the day and keep its function as a simple bed at night. The cover you choose depends on your tastes, living style, and the location and use of the daybed. Below are ten examples.
Reversible day bed set in beige and white
Turn any daybed into a comfortable couch with this reversible six-piece Alta day bed cover from Zipcode Design. On one side the set is beige with a white design and on the other hand it is white with a beige design. The main design is an interlocking fretwork. The coordinating throw pillows include solid fabric with an embroidery pattern. The set includes pillowcases, spreads and dust ruffles.
Cotton five-piece set
Dress up your day bed with a five-piece set made of fat cotton for your day bed. It features a burgundy-colored spread, three pillowcases, and a striped frill. The set is made of 150 thread count cotton and the duvet is filled with cotton filling so that it can breathe. All parts are machine washable.
Six-part day bed set
Alcott Hill has several six-piece day bed sets, including the Farnham day bed set. These sets are usually made of cotton and are either solid color or printed depending on your taste. Day beds are a lovely way to brighten up your bedroom. They transform a small bed into a day couch and make it a welcoming place to rest or read.
Six-part day bed set
Turn your guest room into a living room, sewing room or office and offer space for overnight guests. Install a day bed and make it up for it with this six-piece Lavallie day bed set from Alcott Hill. The skirt is simple – no frills, and the bedspread has a soft orange print. Also includes three pillow cases and a decorative pillow.
White, five-piece day bed set
Develop simple elegance with this white, five-section day bed by Felicity from Laura Ashley Home. The skirt is simple and without frills. The quilt is a white on white quilted cotton design. Three simple white pillowcases complete the set. It’s perfect for a young woman’s room or an inconspicuous guest room.
Bright patchwork day bed set
The colorful patchwork of this five-piece reversible day bed set from Camano Island can brighten up any room and create a welcoming place to rest or read. The ruffled, striped skirt is surmounted by a patchwork bedspread with alternating red plaid, white, brown and striped blocks. Includes two quilted bluffs and one standard bluff.
Formal burgundy daybed set
This kit is perfect for preparing an efficient apartment or dormitory for a day location. The striped skirt is plain – no frills, and the spread is a quilted, plain burgundy. Three solid burgundies trimmed with stripped cords are included.
Ivory five piece daybed set
Simple skirt without frills, crowned by a traditionally quilted ivory-colored spread and accompanied by three pillowcases. This Nassau day bed set is a sure winner for a formal room or as a wedding gift. Beautiful without attracting attention, it can easily become the perfect film for other room features. With the kind support of Tommy Bahama.
Ninepatch daybed set print
The five-part reversible day bed by Bauer Grove von Bauer presents a muted quilt block with nine patch prints, which is distributed over a coordinating sprint skirt. The pillowcases include one bill that matches the skirt and two that match the spread. A lovely set that is perfect for shabby chic or cottage decor.