Decorating

Daybed on the Porch

Porch sitting is the best! And there is something cozy about having a daybed on the porch! I change and rearrange the furniture on the porch every year, but one constant is the daybed. Today I am sharing the details.

Love when I can get the daybed on the porch!

Our daybed is one from Ikea. This was our daughters bed when she was in University. Now, every Spring it lives on the porch! To keep the mattress and box spring dry, I enclose them in plastic mattress covers. These are very inexpensive. Our porch is 8 feet deep, so the bed stays pretty dry. But we do get storms with lots of wind and rain, so I only use linens and pillow covers from the Thrift Store.

plastic mattress covers keep them dry

For the dust ruffle, I used 2. Dust ruffles have one side (that is supposed to be at the head of the bed) that doesn’t have a ruffle. So by laying 2 on the bed, in opposite directions, I have a ruffle that goes all the way around the bed. (hope that makes sense)

2 different dust ruffles

My husband put a hook on the ceiling above the bed so I could hang an inexpensive mosquito net. I just love the romantic feel it gives draping down over it.

Daybed on the porch

Because of winds, I secured the net to the frame with binder clips. I bought them at the Dollar Store. They don’t really match, but that’s ok.

binder clips to secure
daybed in the evening

It’s so cozy to stretch out there with a magazine (and a kitty curled up at my feet of course) And the hydrangeas will be blooming in the next month, so that makes it even more heavenly! Happy Porch Sitting!

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12 Comments

  1. Julie says:

    I would never leave Tracey….so inviting 💖

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Julie! I love having this on my porch 💗💗

  2. Aunt Barb says:

    I knew it.. I knew it!!! I told you I wanted a sleepover.. And.. there you go.. a bed appears.
    Start brewing the vanilla matcha green tea .. I.m on my way with my warm pj.s ..

    1. Tracey says:

      Ok! Kettles on!!! 😘💗🤣

  3. houseonwren says:

    When I open my computer in the morning to start my work day, the best days are when there is a post in my inbox. I go to your blog and get lost in the loveliness! Thank you for the short reprieve before I have to get to work!

    1. Tracey says:

      Oh Lori!! What a kind thing to say! I appreciate you so much my friend xo

  4. Marilyn Moore says:

    Soooo cozy. Would be a great place for a nap. After tea, and a few chapters from a good book!!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Mom! XO💗

  5. Kim says:

    I love this!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Kim!💗

  6. Jan McNicholas says:

    How do you keep the copwebs and spidernests off and the everyday dust life brings?

    1. Tracey says:

      Hi Jan! I wash the blankets and pillow covers throughout the summer. I like to change them up too. The netting does get the odd bee or bug caught in it…We just untangle them from it. When we stretch out on it, we are never under the blankets…just lying on top. If its a little dusty, we just brush it off with our hands, or shake the blanket a bit! Thanks for stopping by!

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