Learn More About Daybeds
What is a daybed?
The incredibly versatile daybed is a piece of furniture that's a half-bed, half-sofa combo. Daybeds are used as beds as well as for lounging, reclining, and seating in common rooms. Their frames can be made out of wood, metal or a combination of wood and metal. They are a cross between a chaise longue, a couch, and a bed. Daybeds typically feature a back and sides and come in twin size.
What are the purposes of having a daybed?
Daybeds are often used in sparerooms and home offices that only need to be slept in ocassionally. They make for a great place to sit, read, and relax for everyday use. When someone spends the night, they are instantly a twin sized bed!
What is the size of a daybed?
Daybeds are traditionally the size of a twin bed, but can be ordered to fit other mattress sizes, including twin XL and full.
How is a daybed different from regular bed?
Standard beds are rectangular and have a headboard at one end. Daybeds, on the other hand, serve two purposes: a sitting place during the day and a place to sleep at night. They often have a frame around three sides of the bed.
How is a daybed different from a sleeper sofa?
They are both sleeping solutions that serve a similar purpose as a guest room, but they work in different ways. From the outside, a sleeper sofa looks like a traditional piece of living room furniture, but when their cushions are removed and the piece is unfolded, you have a cozy bed featuring the same upholstery and back as your sofa. Sleeper sofas expand, which means you need enough room to accommodate the mattress when it folds out for use. If you’re working with a small space, a daybed may be more practical because it stays the same size.
Is daybed more comfortable than a sleeper sofa?
Both are comfortable, but a daybed is only comfortable for one. A daybed will only comfortably fit one overnight guest because it will have a twin or full mattress. A sleeper sofa, on the other hand, can be purchased in a queen or even king size if you plan to have two people sleep on it.
Is a daybed better than a futon bed?
It depends on your personal preference. A futon must be laid flat and therefore expanded to turn into a bed. A daybed is better for smaller spaces because it stays the same size.
What kind of mattress do you use for a daybed?
Depending on the size of the daybed, you'll want a twin, twin XL, or full size mattress.
Do these daybeds come with the mattresses?
These daybeds doesn't come with a mattress, so you'll have to buy one separately, but any traditional mattress will fit as long as it's the right size.
How thick should a daybed mattress be?
The average mattress is between 8 and 12 inches thick, with 10 inches being the standard. When it comes to a daybed mattress, this amount of thickness will do just fine.
Do I need a boxspring for a daybed?
No, you do not. Daybeds don't usually have a box spring because the lower portion is used either as storage space or for an additional trundle. Daybeds typically use a link spring to support the mattress while leaving the lower half of the day bed clear for other uses.
Is daybed bedding different?
It depends if you want your daybed to look more like a bed or mor elike a seating area. Regular sheets will work just fine for the mattress itself. Daybed covers are an alternative to this type of bedding. The fabric lies directly on top of the mattress, and drops all the way from the mattress top to the floor on the front three sides. These covers give a daybed a more tailored and sleek look.