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.
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.
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.
If you really are after the beauty of your home, then maximize the potential of your daybeds. It has to do with choosing properly the bed skirts and the covering of the mattress. The well-kept blankets and other cloth can be transformed to become attractive daybed coverings. If in the morning, you prefer to convert the daybed into a couch, then you may use a slipcover for the mattress.
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.
The most important thing about a full daybed is its size. A normal daybed does not need to occupy a large space as, unlike that of a regular bed, that is of full size, which means that the space its going to occupy will have to be bigger than that if it were occupied by a mere daybed. One thing common amongst daybeds is that in the day, they are very comfortable to sit on, then in the night they can become very cozy to sleep in. There are also some beds that are very similar to daybeds; for example platform beds, which also save space.
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.