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 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.
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.
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.
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.
In case the daybed is at guests` bedroom and is anticipated to be utilized modestly for sleeping motive, then utilizing daybed cover rather than daybed bedding would be more economical and hassle-free. Bed skirts can even be omitted since these covers protect the whole mattress of the daybed all the way to the ground.
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.