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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most times, when people are in the process of choosing the right type of bed for their rooms, they usually have to battle with the problem of indecision, especially as they make choices out of alternatives. A full size daybed is one of those beds that parents will try to consider for their children`s room. Because of their size, a full size daybed is most suitable for a large size room. If you want to consider it for your children`s room, then it means that you will have to ensure that the room in question is of capacity to contain the bed. These kinds of beds are used, at times, to change the entire nature of a room by giving it a face lift.