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.
Daybeds come to be made by materials of metal, wicker, wood, or the combination of these. The wood variations come in the forms of honey oak, natural oak, mahogany, walnut, rustic white, toffee, medium, expresso wicker, fruit wood, autumn brown, and cherry. On the other hand, the metal variations usually are in the forms of mocha frost, flint, antique white, antique bronze, black walnut, antique cocoa, powdered sugar, dusky bronze, bronze sugar, matte black, and pewter walnut.
In many homes, a day bed is a great solution for adding extra sleeping space because, while they don`t actually convert into one, they can be used as a sofa during the day and a bed at night. So, day bed bedding must be comfortable, versatile and durable. Daybeds are essentially defined by the daybed bedding. Also, daybed bedding sets typically include items like daybed covers, accent pillows and matching shams and/or pillowcases that are not included in standard bedding sets. Before shopping for daybed bedding designed to perfectly fit daybed mattresses, it`s good to know what to look for.
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.
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.