Written by Sierra Rein
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A daybed is a very versatile piece of bedroom furniture. The frame consists of one large back panel and two side panels. These panels are usually made of slatted wood or wrought iron, or are shaped like gently sloping sleighs. Daybeds are perfectly suited for guest rooms and kid's bedrooms, as they offer extra sleeping quarters at a moment's notice.

Daybeds are usually made of wood, metal or a combination of the two. Although there are queen- or king-sized versions, most daybeds are designed to fit twin mattresses. Most furniture stores carry daybeds, while some models can be purchased in pieces and assembled easily at home.

There are many different styles of daybeds, including mission, chateau, sleigh, colonial, and Victorian. For a classic look, a daybed can be also be fitted with four posts and a canopy. Most daybeds are raised up above the ground, allowing extra trunks, drawers, or a trundle mattress to be stored below.

Types of Daybeds with Trundles

When buying an extendable daybed, there are two main types of trundles to choose from. A pop-up trundle consists of a second mattress built into a frame of metal on a hinge. A drawer trundle is designed like a regular set of drawers. A pop-up trundle allows the lower mattress to become raised up to the level of the upper mattress, while a drawer trundle stays at the lower level and is better for an individual to sleep on.

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