Daybeds are wonderfully versatile and will fit into many different settings. They offer beautiful seating as well as a decorative bed or additional sleeping space when needed. You can increase the sleeping space even more with the addition of an optional trundle unit, which can be pulled out when you need an extra bed.
A daybed is made up of three major components: frame, mattress support, and optional trundle.
A link spring is the most common mattress support. The link spring is a metal grid-like structure with springs that substitutes for a box spring. The daybed link spring attaches to the two side panels of the daybed frame to create a strong, stable daybed. This is what the twin mattress rests on allowing room below for the optional trundle bed and additional mattress.
A slat system is the other less common mattress support. This system is very similar to many full size bed slat systems where wooden slats are attached to the front and back rails of the bed to support the mattress.
*All daybeds on KidsFurnitureMart.com come with a link spring unless they specifically note they use an included slat system.
Daybed Trundle - Pop-up or Drawer Trundle
A trundle is an extra mattress frame stored beneath the link spring of a daybed, and when needed slides out to provide additional sleeping space. There are two types of daybed trundles, a pop-up trundle or a drawer trundle.
Pop-up trundles are more popular because they can transform your twin size daybed into a king size bed. Pop-up trundles are made of metal. They can be left in the lowered position or elevated in the pop-up position to align with the primary daybed mattress.
Drawer trundles or slide out trundles are typically specific to a bed so the drawer dimensions are just the right fit for the daybed. Drawer trundles hold a twin size mattress, but do not elevate. Drawer Trundles can also be left empty and used for storage.
*All of the trundles in our Daybed Packages are Pop-up trundles unless otherwise noted.
Completing Your Daybed
A mattress and bedding complete the daybed, turning it into a versatile piece of furniture. All daybeds and trundles are made for a standard twin size mattress, 39 in. x 75 in. There will be a slight gap between the mattress and the sides of the daybed. This allows you to put daybed bedding on the mattress.
Daybed bedding consists of a comforter, and three shams, and in some cases a bed skirt. This choice makes the daybed look like a bed, so you get a multi-layered frilly look. The difference between a Daybed comforter and a Twin Comforter is: Daybed Comforter is- 52w x 99L Twin Comforter is- 62w x 86L.
Daybed covers are an alternative to daybed bedding. The fabric lies directly on top of the mattress, and drops all the way from the mattress top to the floor on the front three sides. The appearance of a daybed with a cover is more of a sofa than a bed. Covers give the daybed a more tailored, modern, sleek look.