We often refrain from inviting guests for a sleepover. The most common reason is the unavailability of space for the guests to sleep at night. If you are someone like us and love to welcome your loved ones to your house, you should consider getting a daybed that can be used regularly. With the advancements in the construction of daybeds, more and more companies have started launching daybeds that are comfortable, low-maintenance, and cost-friendly. The two-in-one day beds are really popular nowadays as they can be easily transformed into a sofa and bed for your bedroom, just by folding the legs. 

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What to Consider when Buying Day Beds

The versatile design of daybeds allows us to use one piece of furniture like a sofa and a full-size daybed. Therefore, it can quickly enhance the look of any room while providing extra sitting and sleeping space. The best part is that anyone can easily change the furniture from a sofa to a daybed with minimal effort. 

Due to limited space in our houses, people have started using daybeds as regular beds as well. But, whether it's the small daybeds or full-size daybeds, there are many options available in the market, which can often overwhelm the homeowners. So, how can you find the best daybeds for your house?

The most important factor that you should consider before buying a daybed is the sturdiness and durability of the furniture. You should choose a product that has durable frames and a high-quality mattress to offer the utmost comfort. In addition, if you are planning to use the daybed day and night, you need to make sure it is strong enough to withstand daily use. 

The next factor to consider is whether you want a backboard or not. Again, we recommend buying a daybed that has a strong backrest to offer you support while sitting. 

Last but not least, you need to check the quality of the mattress. Some of the full-size daybeds come with a free hanging and lightweight mattress. But, before you buy it, you need to ensure that the mattress is made of high-quality memory foam that won’t change its shape after regular use. In addition, we suggest you buy a mattress with a medium-firm, not too soft nor too hard. Also, avoid buying cheap daybeds that will only last a couple of weeks. 

Twin daybeds 

Typically, all the daybeds are designed with one mattress to offer enough space for one person to sleep at night. These daybeds are perfect for use when you have some guests over, and once they leave, you can fold them and style it as a sofa in your living room. Both full-size daybeds and small daybeds are available in wooden and metal material. Before you buy a daybed for your house, you need to determine the style of the space. The most commonly available daybed designs are Victorian and mission styles. We recommend buying the daybed that perfectly fits the design and style of your living room or bedroom. 

Daybeds with trundle

In addition to the single bed daybeds, some manufactures have launched daybeds with trundle, which means it comes with a roll-out bed that is in-built in the daybed to serve the purpose of storage. Trundles are perfect for accommodating small children. Generally, the height of the trundle would be floor level, but in some daybeds, you can raise the trundle to the level of the actual daybed. 

Points to Remember: 

  1. Consider using the small daybeds in your living room, as you can easily change the furniture to serve the purpose of a sofa and bed by simply adjusting the backrest and mattress. We recommend putting a comforter on top of the daybed mattress for added comfort at night. 

  2. To keep your daybeds neat and clean, you can cover them with a twin fitted sheet. 

  3. If you want to turn your cheap daybeds into expensive pieces of furniture, simply use decorative pillows. The large decorative pillows will help you to add a pop of color to your daybed.  

  4. If you want to use the daybeds to sleep at night, you should put them away from the windows. It will help you to stay away from the direct light falling onto your face while sleeping. We recommend putting the full-size daybeds in your bedrooms and creating a comfortable sleeping space for yourself. 

  5. If you plan to use small daybeds in your living room, you should look for a matching set of side tables to build a beautiful sitting area. The side tables will provide you with additional storage to store your items.