Indonesian daybeds are visually stunning and offer shaded relaxation at its best. Either of the beds above or below would be a luxurious addition to my homestead, but the style is a bit tropical for my digs. (I would like to provide photo credit for both, but these are from clippings that have been in my library for a while. Sorry.)
I am really attracted to the use of fabric curtains, and white sets a cool tone for any type of structure.
Here crisp, white sheers add a Caribbean vibe, so a rum drink with requisite umbrella cannot be far away. Images above from Stagetecture (left) and Better Homes and Gardens (right).
Pottery Barn has a great relaxation solution with their Priscilla daybed (above). I love the spa blue paint shade on this piece. Wouldn't this make a lovely spot to read (and nap) on a covered terrace?
Okay, so you're not in the mood to construct a overhead structure. You can still shade your favorite seating arrangement by adding a shade canopy. It's as easy as stretching a fabric (like canvas or nylon) from poles or eye bolts threaded into a stationary object. Photo above from House to Home.
Here's to the coming of summer ...