Most daybeds are available in twin size but it is possible to find some styles in full size or even queen size. A full or queen size daybed is perfect for a large guest room or studio apartment while a single or twin size daybed is great for your kids bedroom. If you have the luxury of space, it's pretty safe to go for a larger size. However, since many people don't, choosing a twin size daybed means that you will be able to easily more your daybed from space to space or reuse it in a new home in the future.
Most daybed mattresses are a regular innerspring mattresses. Some daybeds require both a mattress and boxspring while others are designed to be used with a linkspring or bunky board. Purchasing a boxspring for a daybed that doesn't require one, means that you will be obscuring part (or most) of the headboard with your mattress – not a good look. Always be sure to double check the dimensions of your daybed before purchase. A fail-safe option is to purchase a daybed and mattress set.
While daybeds are available in every style from traditional to contemporary, they are an especially popular choice for the shabby chic look. An antique white daybed with a metal frame looks old-fashioned and fits perfectly into this slightly distressed look.
Wood daybeds are another option that can be either country chic or downtown cool. Try a classic wooden finish like oak or cherry for good looks that will last for years to come. Wooden daybeds are also widely available in cross-over styles like sleigh or canopy styles.
Looking for something more masculine? An upholstered daybed in a luxurious finish like leather or ultrasuede is perfect for downtown apartment living. These styles, which are usually available in espresso or black, are a modern take on the traditional daybed design.
Daybeds with Trundles
If your daybed is going to furnish a small space, it makes sense to get the most bang for your buck by purchasing a daybed with trundle. Trundles are a way to store two beds in the space of one. They are easy-to-use and offer a convenient way to sleep an extra person. Daybeds with pop up trundles are an especially handy feature for kids bedrooms and guest bedrooms. Sleepovers become a breeze with the addition of a daybed.
Daybeds with Storage
Many daybeds offer storage possibilities in addition to seating and sleeping space. Under the bed storage drawers are a wonderful way to maximize storage, especially where space is at a premium. They offer the perfect spot to store away clothing, extra blankets or anything else you need to