Q & A: Multi-tasking Daybeds

Stratton Daybed from Pottery Barn

What’s a daybed? When should one be used and where can I find one?

A daybed is a twin size bed with a back and sides that also functions as a sofa. The “headboard” is the “back of the sofa” and can be loaded up with pillows during the day. At night, the bed is turned down and used like any other twin bed. Finishes can be in metal, wood, wicker or even upholstery. Usually, daybeds do not require box springs (only mattresses) and have space underneath for storage bins or trundles.

These are extremely versatile beds for smaller spaces like  studio apartments, guest rooms or offices that might serve dual purposes. A daybed is also an excellent solution for tweens or teens who need a sleeping space but crave a lounging place. Because daybeds run parallel  to the wall and don’t stick out into a room, they are ideal for younger kids who need to free play space for Thomas Train sets and Barbie mansions.

The mattress is the most important thing. Sure, looks and interior design matter, but comfort must come first. Have you ever heard the saying that a mattress is a worthy investment? It is. When looking for mattresses, make sure that you find one that is really comfortable, and from a well-established brand as well as store, so that you can be sure your purchase will be good for years to come. Even so, you should replace your mattress every few years depending on a few things, so don’t expect it to last forever. A great mattress is nothing without a quality weighted blanket  – Get your hush blanket at Gotta Sleep today. Your back and body will thank you.

Here’s some of our picks that cover different styles and price ranges. . .

Casey Daybed in Black

Porto Daybed from Crate and Barrel

Lilac Daybed from Pottery Barn Teen

Riley Daybed and Storage from Pottery Barn Kids

Also see the Asher Daybed from JC Penney and the Hemnes Daybed from Ikea for two very affordable options. Ballard Design features (at a little higher price point) a variety of custom upholstered daybeds, as well as an antiqued brass bed and a black French style wicker bed.

One Response to “Q & A: Multi-tasking Daybeds”

  1. John Smith says:

    Nice blog. Keep posting!

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