Orange Daybeds5 items starting at $595
A daybed is a type of sofa shaped in such a way that it can be used to both sleep in and lounge on. Daybeds don’t ‘convert’ or ‘transform.’ If you want to go from sitting on a daybed to sleeping on a daybed, no pulling, pushing or any sort of physical effort is required to turn the ‘sofa’ part of a daybed into the ‘bed’ part of a daybed; the only ‘physical effort’ involved is the ‘effort’ it takes to position yourself! Sit back and relax on a daybed to lounge on a cozy sofa – and lie down on a daybed to sleep for the night on a cozy bed!
- Panel daybeds: Just as the name implies, panel daybeds feature panels built into the sides of the daybed frame, usually along the backrest and two armrests, to form a unique design that will keep you snug and cozy, whether you use it to lounge in or sleep on – or both!
- Upholstered daybeds: Daybeds covered in a plush fabric upholstery, frame and all, will soften up any space – and prove that the coziest part of your daybed doesn’t have to be restricted to the mattress.
- Metal daybeds: Metal daybeds, or daybeds made with a metal frame, bring a chic industrial charm to the living room or bedroom.
- Adjustable daybeds: Adjustable daybeds let you customize the way you lounge – often in more ways than one. With designs featuring adjustable headrests, ratchet armrests and even reclining backrests, finding your most comfortable lounging or sleeping position is easier than ever.
- Daybeds with storage: With organizational features such as spacious pull-out drawers to keep and compartmentalize your belongings, daybeds with storage are one of the easiest ways to keep a room feeling tidy and spacious.
- Wood daybeds: Look for daybeds that feature back and side paneling made from warm wood to bring a special vintage charm.
- Daybeds with casters: Daybeds with casters, or ‘daybeds on wheels,’ marry convenient portability with a sleek daybed design. Use the casters to rearrange your room layout when you want to effortlessly refresh your style or need to make extra space.
A Note on Daybed Sizes
While it comes in a range of sizes (from the common Twin to the rarer King), the most popular daybed is the Twin size daybed. Since daybeds are often used as an occasional bed and more for seating in living rooms, guest rooms and playrooms, the Twin size (the smallest size of bed available) makes the most sense for efficient use of space in smaller rooms. Twin size daybeds with roll-out trundles are also popular – especially in a child’s bedroom for overnight friends.
When choosing a daybed size, think about what purpose you hope it will provide. The larger the daybed, the more comfortable it will be for two to three people to sit on and one couple to sleep in – Full and Queen sizes are great for large spaces and guest bedrooms; the Twin size, on the other hand, offers just the right amount of sitting space for approximately two people and sleeping space for one person, making it the popular choice for kids’ bedrooms.
Daybeds with Trundle
Taking ‘efficient style’ to another level, daybeds with trundles feature a sleek trundle bed stored underneath the main daybed frame and which can be pulled out at any time for an instant ‘second’ place to sleep.
Multifunctional Daybeds for Home Office, Bedroom Furniture + More
Full size daybeds are designed for any room of the house. Thanks to their versatile size and shape, they can be used as an extra bed frame in guest rooms or as a place to sit in a home office or living room. While the Full size is the most popular size, daybeds also come in Twin and Queen.
When selecting a daybed, you may want to consider one with storage. Storage drawers are convenient features that allow you to place blankets, bedding and anything else you could want to store. While less common than drawers, bookcase headboards is another storage feature that can also be found in some daybed designs. Bed storage in daybeds is also a great replacement for a nightstand – as you have the storage already built into the daybed and won’t need to bring in an additional furniture piece; as such, storage helps save space in small rooms!
Because of their versatility in size, shape and style, daybeds continue to be bestsellers in home furnishings; designers love the wonderful options daybeds provide! Whether decorated with accent pillows and throw blankets to look like a sofa – or with bedding (sheets, bed pillows, quilts) to look like a bed, daybeds can transform into whatever you need them to. Choose a daybed for its simple, elegant look . . . and keep it for its versatility!
One common question that gets asked a lot is whether or not daybeds require box springs; the answer is that most do not – and once you get a sense of the quality of a daybed frame, it’s easy to see why. Because the serve more than one purpose (designed for use as a sofa, bed, storage unit, general seating), daybed frames are among the sturdiest of all types of furniture pieces. This makes shopping for daybeds even easier, as the quality is built right into the design you see . . . and all you’ll have to think about is the whether or not the color or fabric matches your personal preference.
Closing Thoughts on Daybeds
Not as bulky as a bed frame and not as small as a chair, daybeds provide a solution for small spaces that require seating and/or sleeping. Even if you don’t host guests that much or don’t intend to get much use out of a daybed, the daybed still performs as a style piece: when placed along a window, in the center of a room or next to a sofa, daybeds add a touch of luxury and style – making them the perfect accent pieces.
Daybeds aren’t just comfortable – they’re also functional for storage. Whether you choose one with storage drawers built underneath the bed design or simply plan on using the surface of the daybed to place folded throw blankets, organization becomes easy. (And keeping organized isn’t just good for finding and keeping track of your things; it also creates a space that feels lighter and more elegant, which in turn allows the daybed to truly shine!)
Shopping for Daybeds
In need of a new daybed or looking to shop for a daybed for the first time? You’ve got options – choose to experience a selection of daybeds in store or from the comfort of your own home; while each method offers its own experience with a unique set of benefits, in either way, you’re sure to find exactly what you need.
The best way to choose the best daybed for you is to feel it in store. Run your hands over the different textures (daybeds come in fabrics, leathers and wood), seat yourself upon the different cushions, play around with the different storage compartments and compare the different color swatches. When up close and personal, seeing the perfect daybed for your space is easy – and fun!
(Of course, visiting in store isn’t always an option, but the good news is that the online experience of shopping for daybeds is just as convenient; browse by categories such as color and material; sort by your price range; and take advantage of the live chat feature, which can help you to get answers to your style and specs questions.)