Sleepers & More 101

Buying A Daybed? Here's What You Need to Consider

If you are going to make certain choices we would like to make sure you have all the knowledge you need going into it.

Can Adults Sleep On Daybeds?

Of course they can. No piece of furniture is exclusive. The question is SHOULD THEY? Well, like your Grandpappy always said, "If it's soft, I'm sleepin' on it!" Grandpappy went through the Great Depression so he didn't care how stupid he might have looked on a child's bed. There are many functional reasons why a daybed might be right for your home. Here are a few:

  • Versatility: Daybeds offer a dual purpose, functioning as seating during the day and a comfortable bed at night.
  • Space-saving: Ideal for smaller living spaces, daybeds maximize functionality without taking up excess room.
  • Guest accommodation: Daybeds provide a convenient sleeping solution for guests, ensuring a comfortable night's rest.
  • Stylish: Often a bit more stylish than your average futon sofa

Pros of Daybed Ownership

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Daybeds: the dynamic duo of furniture, offering stylish seating by day and cozy sleep by night. Elevate your space's versatility and charm with these functional, space-saving wonders. Here are some Pros from the pros.

  • Multipurpose: Daybeds serve as both seating and sleeping furniture, making them versatile additions to any room.
  • Storage potential: Some daybed models come with built-in storage drawers or shelves, providing extra space for stowing away items.
  • Stylish options: With various designs and styles available, daybeds offer aesthetic appeal while catering to functional needs. They're also smaller and often more sharp looking than a bulkier sleeper sofa.
  • Cost-effective: Compared to purchasing both a sofa and a bed, investing in a daybed can be a cost-effective way to fulfill multiple furniture needs.

Cons: Should I Be Embarrassed

While daybeds offer versatility, it's important to consider potential drawbacks that can be managed with proper planning. Here are some points to keep in mind:

  • Mattress comfort: The quality of the mattress on some daybeds might not be as comfortable for long-term use as a dedicated bed.
  • Bedding arrangements: Bedding a daybed can be more complex due to its unique size and shape, requiring custom or specially sized linens.
  • Room placement: The layout of the room needs to accommodate the daybed's dimensions, potentially limiting options for furniture arrangement.

So, you've got the room to spare and you're vibing with the whole daybed aesthetic? High-five to that! Can't beat creating a chill zone by day and a snooze-worthy nest by night. Daybeds are like the "sidekicks of furniture" – versatile, comfy, and oh-so-stylish. Go ahead, let your space rock that daybed groove!

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Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of the popular furniture brand, Apt2B, which was acquired by a large US retail furniture chain in 2018. He worked to integrate Apt2B, one of the very first online furniture retailers on the Shopify platform, into the operations of the 100 year old larger business entity and was deeply immersed in the business operations of both online and brick and mortar retail for 4 years before leaving in 2023 to start Working in various parts of the furniture industry since 2004, he has 20 years experience in retail sales, e-commerce, marketing, operations, logistics and wholesale manufacturing and distribution. He has worked extensively with partners such as Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon and his work has been highlighted in many publications such as Forbes, CNN and HGTV, among others. Alex is delighted to bring his experience and authority on couches and the furniture industry to this platform, along with many of his industry colleagues who are helping him keep the audience informed and engaged on a daily basis.
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