Your children, your visitors, or even you may simply drop your tiring bodies into these daybeds. Most households today prefer getting daybeds for their homes since they can be used as a couch in the morning and as a bed at nighttime. Now the frames of these daybeds can actually give the impression of being a bed while there are also some which are gifted with elegant covers that let it appear as a standard couch propped up in your living room.
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.
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.
Daybeds are either made up of iron, metal or a mixture of both, and wood. An affordable daybed coupled with a trundle mattress, is convenient and will allow for extra sleeping space. For the sake of easy storage, a trundle mattress normally remains underneath the daybed. Another good thing about these daybeds is that kids can access it easily by pulling out and pushing in when necessary.
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.
When considering choosing a full size daybed, you will discover that there are many other things to take into consideration, thereby making the decision process a more difficult one. Before you buy anything, you should make sure that the bed and the other items or furniture in the room blends together to give the room a befitting look. The bed should blend with the size and color of things, like carpet or hardwoods, wallpaper or paint, storage containers or custom shelving. But, your final choice on what daybed you get will all depend on the dimensions of the room, and sometimes you have to choose between traditional beds and daybeds. Note that daybeds are suitable for rooms with smaller spaces, unlike traditional beds that come in different styles and sizes.
If you prefer to transform the daybed into some comfortable couch so your family and your guests may sit in, you can add some cushions that will compliment the color of the daybed covering. You can go for the elegant touch given off by the tassels or employ brightly colored patterned cushions. The pillows may be added and they can be in various shapes and sizes.