By Yvonne Winkel on Wednesday, August 08th 2018 21:31:39 PM
Daybeds are generally used for sleeping during the daytime (as the name suggests). However, daybeds also differ from standard beds in that daybeds are commonly used as a sofa, making them ideal for use in living rooms, family rooms, dens, and bedrooms. However, because of this rather thin definition, many may still confuse a daybed with a Futon. Daybeds generally do not transform from couch to bed like a futon, and are more decorative than a futon as well, utilizing accessories such as covers, skirts, throw pillows, and comforters.
The most important thing about a full daybed is its size. A normal daybed does not need to occupy a large space as, unlike that of a regular bed, that is of full size, which means that the space its going to occupy will have to be bigger than that if it were occupied by a mere daybed. One thing common amongst daybeds is that in the day, they are very comfortable to sit on, then in the night they can become very cozy to sleep in. There are also some beds that are very similar to daybeds; for example platform beds, which also save space.
A daybed frame is quite different from that of a standard bed. Daybed frames usually are comprised of two arms and a back, imitating the basic structure of a sofa. There are two common types of frames; the link spring, and the platform. The link spring frame is a metal grid that acts as a box spring, and is attached to the frame to support the mattress. There is usually a gap between the frame and mattress to allow for bedding and making the bed. As for the Platform-style frame, the mattress is supported by either a Bunkie board or a slat rack. A Bunkie board, resembling a box spring without the coil work but thinner, fits inside the frame and is designed to support the mattress evenly.
Most of the daybeds though require the use of twin sized mattresses and there are likewise those which come together with the pop up trundles. This feature nonetheless converts a single bed into somewhat a king-sized bed. But if your room has a very minimal space, then you may go for the daybed with drawer trundles.
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