Out of Sight, Out of Mind
It seems that the human tendency to tidy up by storing things under the bed has been with us for as long as we've had bed frames. Trundle Beds may seem like a modern, space saving innovation, but the truth is, they've been around since the Middle Ages. Everyone from royalty to peasants took advantage of this clever innovation to accommodate overnight guests or to create discreet storage, which made perfect sense for a time when complete furnishings were hardly a common sight in the typical home.
For Kids and Adults Alike
Yet another appealing aspect of a trundle is that a twin mattress can easily be added or removed to suit your needs. If you don't need the extra bed, but storage is of the utmost priority in your child's room, simply use the trundle for convenient, easy access storage. There is typically a great deal of space beneath a twin bed that is waiting to be utilized, and a trundle is all you need to take advantage. To accommodate an overnight guest, simply slide the mattress back in to the trundle frame.
Trundles are made in all sorts of solid wood materials and wood veneers. Maximum density fiber is another option, though not as typical as solid wood or wood veneer. All of these are built with the lifestyle of your child in mind, so you can count on them to last. Typically, people choose a trundle constructed of the same material as the bed for an appealing balanced look.
Trundles provide a practical storage solution as much today as they did when they first came into use. You will find that adding a trundle to your child's bed will open up his or her space for a more spacious, more comfortable living environment.