Daybeds are generally used for sleeping during the daytime (as the name suggests). However, daybeds also differ from standard beds in that daybeds are commonly used as a sofa, making them ideal for use in living rooms, family rooms, dens, and bedrooms. However, because of this rather thin definition, many may still confuse a daybed with a Futon. Daybeds generally do not transform from couch to bed like a futon, and are more decorative than a futon as well, utilizing accessories such as covers, skirts, throw pillows, and comforters.
While daybed bedding is designed for the twin size mattress, there are some significant differences, the most noticeable being the daybed comforter. A daybed comforter is 52" wide x 99" long while a standard twin comforter is 62" wide x 86" long. If you would like to use a regular twin sized comforter on your daybed, keep in mind that you will have a 10-inch overhang (width) to contend with and it will be 13" shorter than a comforter designed for a daybed. A daybed comforter is intended to hang parallel to the daybed`s back rather than a standard twin comforter that is parallel to the headboard.
It`s multi-purpose in the sense that it could work as a settee and a bed based on the individual needs. Daybeds typically includes an architectural framework with 2 arms along with a back rest similar to a couch. As opposed to obtaining cushions for the seating area, a collapsed mattress is utilized to cushion the daybed. It is actually because of this mattress that the daybed conveniently converts into a bed when needed rendering it the best chosen furnishings for any guest`s bedroom.
Standard Daybeds are available in a number of styles, and can feature trundle bed additions. Even though they do not convert from a couch to a sleeper like a futon, the one thing all standard daybeds have in common is that they are adaptable. They can be made to appear like a couch while functioning as a primary or additional sleeping space. Canopy daybeds are usually easy to spot from the four posts it has on its corners. This is a popular choice for children or teens because of the charming and romantic feel it exudes.
Alongside these variations, the styles of today`s daybeds are often accented with wooden finals, brass, and other matching furniture. There are those that come with coordinated mirrors and dressers too. You can definitely choose the design of the daybed which you think suits your taste best.
Most of the daybeds though require the use of twin sized mattresses and there are likewise those which come together with the pop up trundles. This feature nonetheless converts a single bed into somewhat a king-sized bed. But if your room has a very minimal space, then you may go for the daybed with drawer trundles.
A daybed frame is quite different from that of a standard bed. Daybed frames usually are comprised of two arms and a back, imitating the basic structure of a sofa. There are two common types of frames; the link spring, and the platform. The link spring frame is a metal grid that acts as a box spring, and is attached to the frame to support the mattress. There is usually a gap between the frame and mattress to allow for bedding and making the bed. As for the Platform-style frame, the mattress is supported by either a Bunkie board or a slat rack. A Bunkie board, resembling a box spring without the coil work but thinner, fits inside the frame and is designed to support the mattress evenly.