How Does A Daybed Work

Daybed Basics

A daybed frame reminds you of a couch. The headboard of the daybed is very much like the back of a sofa or couch. Some compare them to futons but this is actually not correct. A futon mattress actually makes up the back of a couch and when laid flat becomes part of the sleeping sofa. A day bed mattress doesn’t fold and is nothing more thana conventional twin size mattress. Want to learn more basics?

How Does A Daybed Work

How Does A Daybed Work

How Does A Daybed Work?

Daybeds are an interesting bed because they can convert with the correct accessories into a complete full sized bed. By full size bed we actually are saying you can take the 2 twin mattresses and position them side by side for a make shift king. The second twin mattress is stowed under the daybed bed frame on a trundle which can either roll out or both roll out and pop up even with the sofa portion looking part of the bed. This makes for a perfect guest bed for couples or can be separated for those times when separate twin beds may be needed. The best part is daybeds use regular size sheets since the mattresses are standard twin 38 x 75 sized.

How Does A Daybed Work?

A daybed has a left and right side arm that works much like a headboard and footboard but rather than being connected by a frame. They are connected by a linked spring which is often a series of grid like wires forming a grid to support the mattress. Around the perimeter are springs that attach to a steel rectangular frame with mounting brackets. These brackets bolt up to the left and right daybed arms. Across the daybed back is the headboard if you will which bolts to the back of the left and right arms and secures the daybed design.

Day Bed Trundle Design

The trundle portion is like another linked spring and has large rollers allowing them to pull out and put away in a simple manner. Mattresses set upon this rolling linked spring are typically thinner in order to fit properly under the upper daybed frame and linked spring. Today these beds while popular for guest rooms are most utilized in kid’s rooms teen, tweens, and the little ones too. They are great when friends come to stay making the floor a thing of the past and its healthier sleep.

Popup trundles are spring loaded to rise up making lifting a breeze. Once the trundle is pulled out, a safety lever or latch is released allowing the linked to rise to the same height as the daybed which sits at a reasonable height that most adults would have no problem getting in and out of. The trundle is then locked into place so that is doesn’t accidently lower when being slept on. When use is complete the popup trundle can be lowered and stowed back under the day bed, just reverse the process and slide back under the bed and it will be out of sight.

Daybed Styles

Daybeds are available in a variety of styles to fit any bedroom design. Wood in any stain you can imagine. Some are traditional while others are more modernly designed. Iron, metal, and painted finishes are all the rage because again the styles can be modern or traditional, but most importantly they come in a variety of colors and painted finishes black and white being the most popular. Metal daybeds tend to be the most flexible to match up to existing furniture and bedroom decors that are already in place.



Doug Belleville and his father Dave own and run STLBeds - a specialty sleep store located in Arnold, MO. The staff at STLBeds is highly educated about sleep, comfort and their special sleep products. STLBeds only carries high quality mattresses and bed-related products. You won't find the brand names here - just call and ask us why!

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