Furniture Bargain Barn
The friendly furniture
store with the BIG discounts!
Pasadena Furniture Bargain Barn
What are the differences
between sofa sleepers and daybeds?
that we have discussed the differences
in various styles of sleeper sofas, let's contrast
them to a daybed.
The two furniture concepts are frequently confused. While a
sleeper sofa/futon/adjustable sofa can create a full, queen
or king size sleeping surface, daybeds are, by design, a
single size (or twin) bed. They actually use traditional
mattresses that sit on what is called a "top deck". To
overcome this size limitation, many daybeds feature trundles
to add additional sleeping space. Sometimes,
these trundles can "pop up" to the same height as the main
surface of the daybed to form what is, essentially, a short
king. Most of the time, they simply roll out another twin
from underneath the main surface.
This allows two people to have sleeping
spaces. Along with trundle options, some daybeds offer
storage drawers under the main sleeping surface. Daybeds also have a sitting space. However, to
accommodate a twin mattress, this space is deep from front
to back, making it an awkward sitting area. Daybeds use a top deck style mattress support.
Much of the time, these are trampoline, or
link spring style support systems
for sleeping, not so much for sitting. When not using a
flexible mattress support, they use a foundation style
support that has no give. Again, not optimum for
sitting. Daybeds can range in price from around $250 to as
much as $1000, depending on design. The sofas give you a
very good sitting space, when not in use for sleeping.
Cosmetically, daybeds can be quite attractive. They can add
a statement to a room. But if you need a space to sit, they
may not be the best choice.
There is a a larger version called a "lounge"
bed. These are full or queen size beds designed to look like
a daybed. While giving the
"feel" of a daybed, they are really not designed as sitting
surfaces. Deciding whether to get a
sleeper/futon/adjustable sofa, or a daybed, really depends
on your situation and room design. While traditional
mattresses can be used on daybeds, daybed
designed mattresses provide additional edge
reenforcement to compensate for the fact that the edge of
the mattress is used for sitting.
Like Us on Facebook!
in Deer Park