Truly one of the most unique pieces of furniture ever put in a house, it has a couch like resemblance and can be used like one yet it has mattresses and can be used as a bed. People argue over its spelling “day bed” or “daybed” and agree that it may be the most versatile piece of furniture ever created. It utilizes either one or two mattresses one of which is stored underneath and allows the bed to convert into a shortened king size bed. Its design is perfect for smaller rooms and is regularly used in kids bedrooms or offices where space is limited. So we’re going to learn more About the Daybed or Day Beds.
Day Bed Details
The back of the “couch like” twin size bed is called a back chair rail and serves as the headboard for the bed. The headboard or chair rail runs the bed’s length which is very different from traditional twin size beds and is connected by two ends called daybed arms that are all tied together by a supporting linked spring upon which a mattress lies. This bed should not be confused with a futon which does not have a headboard and is built differently. The futon back is also “couch like” and in fact is cushioned by the mattress and folds to the shape of a couch and must be converted by unfolding it and laid flat to utilize the entire mattress portion. The couch like back of the daybed is a hard frame usually made of wood or metal and the daybed mattress does not fold when not in use.
What are Daybeds made out of?
Made from a variety of building materials the majority are built from iron, metal, and many different kinds of wood including everything from oak to pine. Daybeds also come in a variety of styles ranging from traditional to modern and contemporary to rustic. These space saving pieces of furniture come in a vast array of colors as well including painted finishes and wrought iron which are the most popular these days.
How do Daybeds Work?
Daybed mattresses rest upon a linked spring support offering just the right amount of give and support. Daybed mattresses are really no different from any other twin size mattress and measure 38 x 75. In order to convert the bed system to a shortened king size bed one must purchase an optional trundle unit which also comes in twin size and stows nicely underneath the bed. There are two types of trundles. A roll out variety with wheels which merely rolls out anywhere you would like and a pop up trundle which does the same; however the popup the version can be pushed up against daybed frame which contains the other mattress making for a bigger bed or left as two separate twin beds, either way it is perfect for guests to sleep on.
Is a Daybed Right for me?
If you are limited on space the answer is yes. If you are looking for a unique bed the answer is yes. If you need to kill two birds with one stone the answer is yes. If you are looking for a cheap bed we recommend taking a pass good daybeds cannot be purchased for $99.00 with everything we talked about they typically range from 399.00 and up.
Parts of a Daybed
Twin Mattress or Mattresses