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Home Improvements - Daybeds Trundle - A New Luxury for the Spare Bedroom

Updated on November 16, 2013

In today's world a daybed simply makes sense. Families are smaller and yet you can always use that extra comfortable bed for a guest. Years ago the rage was for sofa beds and later for futons - the adjustable sofa like piece of furniture that converted to a bed. Yet, throughout the years, the tried and true day bed remains the best alternative. A day bed fits comfortably either as a twin bed or a full size bed - it is the bedding that determines it's daytime look not the size.

The decorating options for both the bed frame and the linens are simply limitless. The bed frames could be a romantic Victorian or a modern piece of leather furniture any male would be proud to own. You can make the daybed look like a bedroom or a study or even add in a nautical feel.

Journey with us as we explore various types of bed frames including the trundle bed (sorry - no bunk beds here) and various linens that can readily change your décor. Learn the various terms from trundle bed to futon to high-riser - yes a high-riser is a day bed - I had never heard that term before but it makes sense - a couch with a frame concealed to house a mattress.

A fitness client of mine confided that she changes here bed linens every season. For the holiday season, the color scheme changes and then Spring and so on. I thought that was a fun and yet frugal way to quickly spice up your living space. As the day bed linens showcase, you can do the very same thing with your day bed. Change the linens and the accessories to match your mood or season.

Trundle: A low bed on casters that can be rolled under another bed for storage

Day Bed: A couch or sofa that is convertible into a bed.

High-Riser:  A couch or single bed with a frame that conceals a mattress - when pulled out all the way, the upper cushion locks in place to form a double bed.


Trundle Bed - Another Option

Unlike a bunk bed, a trundle tucks neatly out of sight and out the way. A trundle bed is often a more expensive option than a bunk bed but the versatility will pay over the years. Trundle beds are always in demand - you are ready for that unexpected guest any time.

Yes, there are inflatable mattresses and quite frankly our family has owned half a dozen of these. The investment in the trundle bed simply makes long term sense. A trundle is a permanent bed that rolls under your bed. You can use a twin trundle underneath a twin or full bed - it simply rolls out.

The more expensive trundle beds have the look of a drawer. The decorating options for the day bed are simply unbelievable - leather, bamboo, Victorian, wrought iron - you name it - there is a style for anyone.

Why a Day Bed?

Throughout the years, we have tried everything - the expensive full out sofa sleeper, the fold up cot, the inflatable mattresses - nothing is more versatile and comfortable for your guests than a day bed.

When staying at a hotel, a fold up cot may be an option to consider when space is particularly tight - however, it is never recommended - simply a last option.


Day Bed Framing Options - Classic to Contemporary to Cinderella

Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas
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Daybed frame option with trundle and beadboard design details Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas
Daybed frame option with trundle and beadboard design details Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas | Source
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Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas | Source
Daybed option in shabby chic - classic white Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas
Daybed option in shabby chic - classic white Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas | Source
Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas
Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas | Source
Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas
Daybed Frame Option - Spare Bedroom Ideas | Source
Daybed frame option in transitional wicker
Daybed frame option in transitional wicker | Source
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Daybed frame option in classic metal
Daybed frame option in classic metal | Source

Day Bed Linens - Various Options and Styles for Your Design Ideas

Nautical style daybed linen options
Nautical style daybed linen options | Source
Nautical linen options
Nautical linen options | Source
Daybed linen options - classic and transitional style
Daybed linen options - classic and transitional style
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Daybed linen options | Source
Daybed linen options in blue
Daybed linen options in blue | Source
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Day beds are a home improvement that pays you and your family dividends with each and every guest at your home. Perhaps even better yet, day beds and the linens that accompany them are items that you take with you. Invest in a quality day bed frame, take the time to match your décor - your personality to the style of the linens and invite your family and friends to retreat for a couple of days at your home.


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    • GmaGoldie profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Nan,

      You are right, they are a great space saver. I thrive on things that serve multiple purposes and like to have a room complete.

      We have a smaller vintage home and yet I strive to keep room so that it hugs you and you wish to stay. I spare bedroom is a hard room to decorate and hard to accomplish.

      One of my greatest joys in life is having company. I adore visitors especially having family visit. I want them comfortable so that they want to return. A daybed is a great option.

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