Could something like this work as a day bed on the porch? Creating a Useful Room From Attic Spaces (I love this window seat with a trundle bed). 3 other photo ideas included. @Stephanie Close Close westergren#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#
or something like this in the dining room? obviously you don't have a window like that but you could have a backrest to the bench and hang photos, etc above the bench... plus look at all the storage on each side. awesome.