Summer is just around the corner and for many people that means taking time to lounge out in the back yard or by the pool. For many people the back patio or deck is becoming an outdoor extension of the house and adding an outdoor daybed can make it a very comfortable place to relax after a hard day at work. Today much of the outdoor wicker furniture you buy is made from high quality synthetic fibers that are made to last a long time. Before the outdoor daybed became a fixture on many people's patios and decks its indoor cousin was a hit as far back as the royal Egyptian households. Daybeds appear throughout the world in many countries such as China, Greece and Africa. The Ancient Romans adorned their palaces with dozens of them for the various guests to recline on them at leisure.

They could be found in many Roman and Greek gardens made of stone as a place to relax and contemplate the intricacies of life. The more modern version of the daybed bears a striking resemblance to those introduced in France at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The outdoor daybed of today loosely resembles those of the royal courts of France, although without all of the fancy scrollwork and fancy silks that was a sign of the opulence of the time. Today the outdoor daybed is perfect to stretch out in the sun by the pool and enjoy a relaxing day in the sun. Several of the daybeds are designed with a roof or sunshade to keep you from getting sunburned while still enjoying the pleasure of being out in the fresh air. They can be a great place to lay back and dry off after a cool refreshing dip in the pool or sit back and read a book. Many people used to turn to a hammock for their summer snooze but hammocks are not the most comfortable or stable place to take a nap.

The chances of falling out of a hammock and getting hurt have made them lose popularity in the last few years. The outdoor daybed of today is made from a corrosion resistant aluminum frame and a synthetic wicker body that is designed for comfort, looks and longevity. The comfort comes from the thick heavy duty foam rubber cushions that are used. These cushions are fast made from a fast drying material that prohibits the growth of mold and mildew while being plush and comfortable. The foam is then covered with a soft absorbent cloth that is tough enough to last years without fading or tearing.

The use of synthetic wicker has become popular in the last few years as it is impervious to the weather and will stay looking like new. Other materials such as Rattan wicker have a limited life and require a lot of maintenance to keep them looking good and free of mold and mildew. If you are thinking about adding an outdoor daybed to your patio or deck Babmar has an extensive selection of daybeds manufactured in their own facilities. Babmar is a leader in the manufacture of synthetic wicker furniture and offers many different styles and items of outdoor furniture for your patio deck or backyard.