Stools can be found from basic rustic rural items to refined seats in the Literati taste. Seating was often used in a hierarchical matter, husband and wife in chairs and maybe eldest and favoured sons , the rest if allowed to sit were on stools. Today we use the stools for bedside tables and end tables.
Daybeds are raised platforms for more relaxed seating while reading, eating with friends or a snooze. Today they make great coffee tables, often the are cut down in size to fit into modern interiors.