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Everything You Need to Know About Day Beds
An incredibly versatile piece of furniture, a day bed is a hybrid furniture between sofa and a bed. The functionality and space saving feature makes it a favorite buy for people looking to have the “living space” in your home office or guest room when the bed is not in use. The day beds with trundle bed underneath are an even more attractive option as it can accommodate multiple guests.
Day beds are best used as a chaise lounge in guest rooms or home offices. However, these are also preferred as kids beds.
Just like a sofa or any other furniture for that matter, measure the space where to intend to keep the daybed sofas. The half sofa half bed looking furniture, even though an hybrid does not require additional space, except when it has a trundle storage or bed, in which case you will have to factor in space for that additional area.
Things to look for while purchasing a daybed sofa:
A day bed is available in various materials- metal like- wrought iron, steel etc, wooden day beds and upholstered day bed. If it is intended to be used as a kids bed, upholstered ones are most advised as it provides additional comfort.
Storage or Additional Bed
Based on your needs you might be looking for a bed with additional storage or a daybed sofa which extends to accommodate a double mattress. Not all daybeds come with trundle or storage, these may come as extras at additional cost and increase the overall cost at the end. Noting this while comparing daybed sofas could help you save some unexpected pounds.
Most of the day beds come flat packed. Do check for online reviews and detailed instructions before placing the order as some might need 2 sets of hands to assemble or might need complicated tools. Depending on your DIY skills, you might have to include assembly services from the retailer and this may include hidden charges. Opting for a simpler frame, without trundle or storage might work well for someone who struggles with DIY.
Not all daybed sofas come with mattress and mattress protectors. Finding the right mattress for the daybed might prove to be difficult if the standard sized mattresses do not fit the daybed. Also, if you are intending to use the daybed as a sleep solution for the long term, having a permanent house guest or for your nursery, it might be well worth it to spend extra for more comfortable options available in the market.
Just like a sofa or a bed, you can make the space feel cozy with the daybed. Understand the decor theme of your space, throw in some cushions, a layer with few throws and your comfortable cozy space is ready. If using a kids bed, adding a canopy and neon light or fairy lights can make the space look elegant and dream-like.