Best Daybeds

Buy the best best daybeds selected and recommended by interior designers. By Eliza Bush.

There is no rule on the books that says you can't own a day bed. And since there's no rule maybe it's time to get you one. This selection of day beds will be a welcome sight to anyone who needs to crash at your house after a long night of poker, or if your kids have someone over for a sleepover. They are well made and very attractive. Take a look in our collection for more.

Contemporary Daybed

Contemporary Daybed

$253.99 $649

Contemporary Daybed

Mercer41

$253.99 $649

Description

What we like: Slim and streamlined design

What we don’t like: No storage or trundle

Not so great for: More traditionally-decorated spaces

Perfect for: Contemporary or minimalist spaces

Available in eight colors and finishes, including navy polyester and blue velvet, this daybed has a clean-lined silhouette. There are three sizes to pick from – twin, full, and queen. Inspired by the 1950s, this daybed also has a hint of mid-century modern design in its slim legs and rigid back.

The wooden slat base will keep your mattress fresher for longer, always a useful feature. However, the lack of storage along with no trundle bed means we would not recommend this bed if you have often have guests to stay. We do recommend this bed for an understated living room so the beauty of its simple silhouette can stand out. 

Twin Daybed with Removable Trundle

Twin Daybed with Removable Trundle

$323.99 $419.99

Twin Daybed with Removable Trundle

Red Barrel Studio®

$323.99 $419.99

Description

Perfect For: Multipurpose use as both a bed and a sofa

What We Like: Accommodating overnight guests with ease

This twin daybed offers a functional and stylish design that can double as a bed and a sofa to maximize your space. Made of high-quality pine and MDF and supported by wooden slats, it requires no box springs and is both strong and durable. The removable trundle accommodates family or overnight guests, while the three side rails provide safety during sleep. Please note that due to different photographic light sources or your monitor, the actual color may be slightly different.

Designer Advice

Place it in a cozy nook or living room to create a comfortable spot for daytime napping or overnight stays, accessorize with decorative pillows for added style and comfort.

Vintage Upholstered Daybed with Trundle

Vintage Upholstered Daybed with Trundle

$459 $1235

Vintage Upholstered Daybed with Trundle

Invite vintage vibe to your home with this elegant daybed with a trundle. Its soft velvety upholstery features a diamond-tufted pattern which will create a feeling of timeless luxury in your surroundings. The delicate wing back arms and Victorian-style legs enhance the antique look, and the dual-colour combination adds additional artistry. Surround it with raw metal and wood for a classic and authentic look.

Bright Pop Metal Twin Daybed with Trundle

Bright Pop Metal Twin Daybed with Trundle

$223.16 $502

Bright Pop Metal Twin Daybed with Trundle

This multifunctional piece is perfect for extra seating, sleeping and hosting unexpected overnight guests with its pull-out trundle. Its metal frame is sturdy and can easily hold up to 400lbs. The metal material is also easy to maintain—just wipe it clean with a damp cloth for a flawless look. It's designed to fit an 8" twin mattress to ensure a comfortable sleeping or resting arrangement. Minimal assembly is required, and all tools are included.

Elegant Daybed with Underneath Storage

Elegant Daybed with Underneath Storage

$255.99 $389.99

Elegant Daybed with Underneath Storage

Gracie Oaks

$255.99 $389.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing style and functionality in any home decor

What We Like: Sleek lines and a variety of color options

The Elegant Daybed boasts beautiful lines and elegant tones, making it suitable for any home decor style. Underneath the daybed, there is ample storage space for keeping items organized and hidden from view. Available in a variety of colors, users can select the perfect hue to match their personal preferences and existing decor. Please note that the actual color may vary slightly due to photographic lighting sources or monitor settings.

Designer Advice

Pair this daybed with neutral, patterned cushions, and cozy throws to create a welcoming ambiance. Suitable as a daytime seating area or an extra bed for overnight guests.

Linen Upholstered Daybed with Trundle

Linen Upholstered Daybed with Trundle

$405 $658

Linen Upholstered Daybed with Trundle

Red Barrel Studio®

$405 $658

Description

Perfect For: Sleepover parties and small living spaces

What We Like: Button-tufted detailing and roll-out trundle bed

This elegant daybed is beautifully upholstered in skin-friendly linen fabric, featuring button-tufted detailing on the back and arms. The scrolled arms with nailhead accents add a touch of sophistication to the design. Ideal for sleepovers and those with limited living spaces, the daybed includes a roll-out trundle bed that accommodates a twin mattress. Available in light grey, warm grey, and charcoal grey, the bed doesn't require a box spring, as a slat kit is provided for your convenience.

Designer Advice

Consider placing some decorative throw pillows on the daybed for added style and comfort, and choose a cozy twin mattress for the trundle to ensure guests have a comfortable night's sleep.

Versatile Daybed with Elegant Design

Versatile Daybed with Elegant Design

$549.99 $833

Versatile Daybed with Elegant Design

House of Hampton®

$549.99 $833

Description

Perfect For: Maximizing space in living rooms or bedrooms

What We Like: Combines the functionality of a sofa and bed

This versatile daybed elegantly fuses the functions of a sofa and bed into one compact piece, making it ideal for small living spaces. Its sophisticated design adds style to any room, whether it's placed in a living room or a bedroom. The daybed provides an excellent solution for accommodating guests or relaxing during the day while maintaining a clutter-free and organized living space.

Designer Advice

To enhance its appeal, pair with stylish and cozy throw pillows and blankets for additional comfort during the day, and accessorize with a chic side table for added functionality.

Elegant Daybed with Trundle

Elegant Daybed with Trundle

$579.99 $843

Elegant Daybed with Trundle

Alcott Hill®

$579.99 $843

Description

Perfect For: Maximizing comfort and space in guest rooms or living areas

What We Like: The luxurious design and convenient roll-out trundle

This elegant daybed is a gorgeous blend of classic details and a contemporary neutral color, featuring comfy foam padding and soothing beige fabric upholstery. The all-over, luxe look is achieved through its deep button-tufting design, while rolled arms and silver-finished nailhead trim make it easy to integrate into any space. As a practical addition, the daybed includes a roll-out trundle, making hosting guests and sleepovers a breeze.

Designer Advice

Pair the daybed with cozy neutral or pastel-colored bedding and accent pillows for a balanced and welcoming look that suits any interior design style.

Seraphine Twin Daybed with Trundle

Seraphine Twin Daybed with Trundle

$280 $297

Seraphine Twin Daybed with Trundle

This twin daybed with trundle showcases a traditional look with a contemporary twist. Its most captivating features are the button enhancements and the meticulous detail stitchings proven to capture any perfectionist's attention. The natural shades of cream and grey are easy to match with any colour palette but will look particularly chic if combined with charcoal grey, ivory, navy, burgundy or deep ruby. Pair it with a glass side table and torchiere lamp for a sophisticated look.

Davian Daybed with Trundle

Davian Daybed with Trundle

$509.99 $780

Davian Daybed with Trundle

If you fancy mid-century style combined with softness and durability, this low back wood daybed will meet your needs. It's designed for both style and function, featuring a roll-out twin size trundle bed hidden underneath a beautifully-constructed curved frame. The fine details of tufted backrest and silver nail heads add a touch of glam to this multi-functional seating/sleeper while the resilient polyester upholstery assures years of satisfying usage.

Elegant Daybed

Elegant Daybed

$255.99 $459

Elegant Daybed

Fleur De Lis Living

$255.99 $459

Description

What we like: Easy to clean

What we don’t like: No comfortable headrest

Not so great for: Darker or more narrow rooms

Perfect for: Rooms with lots of light

This daybed showcases traditional appeal, has a trundle beneath and is available in black or white. Decorated with intricate scrollwork accents and fleur-de-lis inspired details, it will add a touch of classic elegance to any space. The arched silhouette is what really stands out. Let the detail shine by placing it in a room that gets lots of natural light for an open and airy effect.

Plus, you can choose from two bed sizes – either twin or full depending on how big your room is. Made from metal, this daybed will also be super easy to clean, making it a great choice if you hate mess.

Lattice Iron Daybed with Twin-Size Space

Lattice Iron Daybed with Twin-Size Space

$435 $579.99

Lattice Iron Daybed with Twin-Size Space

Indigo Safari

$435 $579.99

Description

Perfect For: Transforming small spaces into cozy guest or nap rooms

What We Like: Classic and fun lattice design on three sides

Create a comfortable spot for guests or relaxing with this Lattice Iron Daybed, designed to fit a twin-size mattress (not included). Made from iron metal tubes, this daybed offers a classic yet playful lattice design on three sides, adding a decorative touch to your space. Measuring 44.1'' H x 80.3'' L x 40.6'' W, it's perfect for a small spare room, a nap nook in the living room, or just whenever you want to lay down and read a book.

Designer Advice

Pair this daybed with plush cushions and throw pillows that complement your existing color scheme to create a cozy spot for both lounging and accommodating out-of-town guests.

Multi-functional Canopy Daybed with Drawers

Multi-functional Canopy Daybed with Drawers

$379.99 $569.99

Multi-functional Canopy Daybed with Drawers

Winston Porter

$379.99 $569.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing your guest bedroom with style and functionality

What We Like: Luxurious canopy design featuring notched backrest and slide-out 3-row drawer

Add an elegant touch to your guest bedroom with this multi-functional canopy daybed, boasting a notched backrest and a canopy frame. Crafted from a blend of solid and manufactured wood, it flaunts classic smoothed surfaces and slightly arched panel arms that double as headboard and footboards, or as arms for lounging. The slide-out 3-row drawer ensures quick access to bedroom or lounging essentials. Customize your space by attaching your favorite canopy bed curtain drapes (not included).

Designer Advice

To elevate its luxurious appeal, use soft and flowy canopy curtains and complement with plush bedding in sophisticated colors, creating a comfortable haven for your guests.

Elegant Brass Daybed with Cushion

Elegant Brass Daybed with Cushion

$3700

Elegant Brass Daybed with Cushion

Jonathan Adler

$3700

Description

Perfect For: Adding a touch of glamour to living rooms or neglected corners

What We Like: The gleaming brass frame and soft upholstered cushion

This elegant daybed features a sinuous, sculptural design with a gleaming brass frame that cradles a soft cushion upholstered in a Palermo Dove basketweave. Arrow sabots and shiny brass buttons add an extra touch of glamour to the piece. Ideal for overnight guests, socializing, or the occasional sneaky snooze, this daybed serves as a versatile and stylish addition to any room.

Designer Advice

Place the daybed opposite a sofa in the living room or in a cozy corner, and accessorize with a plush throw and decorative pillows for maximum comfort and visual appeal.

Her Majesty Twin Daybed with Trundle

Her Majesty Twin Daybed with Trundle

$386.03 $969

Her Majesty Twin Daybed with Trundle

For ultimate comfort lovers, this bed comes with a unique bentwood slat system that provides superior back support with excellent pressure distribution. Furthermore, the slats allow air to pass freely beneath your mattress, keeping it cool and fresh. The main bed can hold up to 400lbs and the trundle addition can hold up to 250lbs. The trundle separates completely from the bed so you can be in full control of its location and orientation.

Guizar Back Twin Daybed

Guizar Back Twin Daybed

Guizar Back Twin Daybed

Secure an extra sleeping space in your home with this comfortable daybed designed specifically for less spacious apartments. The solid poplar wood slats are included and fit a twin size mattress of any thickness. The under-bed clearance is 8 inches, providing you with extra storage room as well as allowing effortless cleaning with your regular or Roomba vacuum cleaner. No box spring is required.

Metal Sofa Bed Frame with Storage

Metal Sofa Bed Frame with Storage

Metal Sofa Bed Frame with Storage

Winston Porter

Description

Perfect For: Versatile seating and sleeping solutions in limited spaces

What We Like: Classic decorative design that complements various home decor styles

This metal sofa bed frame showcases a timeless decorative look, perfect for blending in with multiple home decor styles. The multi-functional design allows it to be used as a daybed, extra seating, or a sofa. The sturdy metal construction and slats ensure stability and support without requiring a box spring. The space underneath can be utilized by placing storage boxes or shoes, maximizing your room's functionality. The easy-to-follow instructions and included parts make assembly a breeze.

Designer Advice

Pair this sofa bed frame with colorful cushions and throws, turning the daybed into a cozy reading nook or comfortable extra seating for guests.

Vanwinkle Twin Daybed

Vanwinkle Twin Daybed

Vanwinkle Twin Daybed

If you're an enthusiast of minimalistic industrial design, this bed is your best pick. Its design proves that beauty lies in the simplicity with its simple steel frame and solid pine wood elements dressed with metal rivets. The organic tones of dark grey and deep brown will look great against stark white walls and wooden floors but will also complement more vivid spaces with accent walls, decorative rugs, and decor. Perfect for a teenager's room or a loft studio flat.

Elegant Daybed with Pull-Out Trundle

Elegant Daybed with Pull-Out Trundle

Elegant Daybed with Pull-Out Trundle

Lark Manor™

Description

Perfect For: Creating extra sleeping space in any room setup

What We Like: Handy pull-out trundle and timeless design

This elegant daybed comes with a convenient pull-out trundle, providing extra sleeping space for sleepovers or unexpected guests. Upholstered in carefully-selected linen fabric, the daybed features a backrest and two armrests adorned with rivets, making it a timeless addition to any home décor. The high-quality legs and durable frame ensure stability and longevity, while the included slat kit eliminates the need for box springs. This versatile piece suits all interior design styles and complements any bedroom.

Designer Advice

To enhance the elegant look, accessorize the daybed with decorative throw pillows and a cozy blanket, creating a comfortable and stylish reading nook or lounging area.

Slatted Daybed with Trundle

Slatted Daybed with Trundle

Slatted Daybed with Trundle

Zinus

Description

What we like: Open frame will make a room look bigger

What we don’t like: Frame may rust over time

Not so great for: Wooden floor due to wheels

Perfect for: Studio apartments

Featuring an open frame slat design, this daybed also has a trundle that can be easily hidden away underneath. The minimalist design with an open frame would really suit a contemporary living room. Crafted from alloy steel in a black finish, you won’t have to worry about durability, although as with all metals it may rust over time. It will fit two twin mattresses.

An added bonus of this daybed is that it is on wheels, making it easy to move around. We think it’s a great option for studio apartments - it will look sleek and stylish whilst providing a place for overnight guests to stay. 

Barrett Twin Daybed with Trundle

Barrett Twin Daybed with Trundle

Barrett Twin Daybed with Trundle

This enduring traditional design brings a built-to-last elegant centrepiece together while offering a comfortable solution for hosting guests or indulging in day-naps or reading marathons. It's fitted with a pull-out trundle to provide convenient accommodation for overnight visitors. This daybed features charming cut-out panels enhanced by inset detailing and topped with metal ring pulls making it an ideal fit for your cottage or lake house.

Vintage Daybed

Vintage Daybed

Vintage Daybed

Description

What we like: Gorgeous vintage-inspired silhouette

What we don’t like: Back is not finished

Not so great for: An ultra-modern living room

Perfect for: Families staying over

The epitome of casual chic, this daybed has an elegant vintage silhouette and classic button tufting. Additionally, the trundle bed underneath means friends or family don’t have to be separated. This is an especially useful feature if you have young family who stay over often. Available in blue, gray, or pink, there’s a color option for each preference.

Moreover, the sturdy wood frame will offer long-lasting durability throughout the years. The bentwood slat system is designed to keep your mattress looking fresh, although you do have to purchase a mattresses separately. Upholstered in velvet, this daybed will feel luxuriously soft whether you use it as a sofa or a bed. 

Velvet Daybed with Storage Drawers

Velvet Daybed with Storage Drawers

Velvet Daybed with Storage Drawers

Rosdorf Park

Description

Perfect For: Unwinding after a long day and maximizing storage space

What We Like: The elegant appearance and convenient storage drawers

Immerse yourself in blissful relaxation with this velvet daybed, perfect for unwinding after a long day. The soft, wide cushions provide exceptional comfort while the velvet touch soothes your senses. Classic shaping and timeless rivet detailing bring charm and sophistication to any living room or bedroom. Sturdy wooden slats ensure long-lasting stability and safety, and the two bottom storage drawers with smooth casters offer ample space for magazines, game consoles, or TV remote controls, making your leisure time even more enjoyable.

Designer Advice

Enhance the elegance of this daybed by surrounding it with neutral tones and accenting with cozy textured throws and plush decorative pillows for a serene and inviting atmosphere.

Daybed with Storage and Guardrails

Daybed with Storage and Guardrails

Daybed with Storage and Guardrails

Description

Perfect For: Space-conscious bedrooms or guest rooms

What We Like: Ample storage space in removable drawers

This versatile daybed is perfect for rooms with limited space, featuring a clean design and small footprint. Crafted from high-quality solid pine and plywood, it is supported by sturdy wooden slats, ensuring stability and durability. The daybed includes protective rails on three sides for safety, and two removable drawers underneath provide abundant storage space for everyday items. Keep your room clutter-free and organized with this practical and stylish daybed. Please note that the actual color may vary slightly due to photographic lighting sources or monitor settings.

Designer Advice

Pair this daybed with neutral-colored bedding and throw pillows to create a cozy, inviting space, and consider adding a floor-standing mirror to make the room appear more spacious.

Mixed-Material Twin Bed with Rivet Accents

Mixed-Material Twin Bed with Rivet Accents

Mixed-Material Twin Bed with Rivet Accents

Steelside™

Description

Perfect For: Elevating the industrial style in bedroom or guest room

What We Like: Versatile under-bed storage space

This mixed-material twin bed boasts a blend of metal and wood with a weathered chestnut finish to enhance the industrial style in your bedroom or guest room. The straight black metal legs and square wooden panels exhibit a subtle, slatted pattern, adding a modern touch. Its rivet accents and metal grid design complement the slat system, providing support for the mattress of your choice (not included). The generous space underneath allows you to discreetly store boxes and storage bins for a clutter-free room.

Designer Advice

Pair this bed with a simple, neutral-toned mattress and bedding to accentuate the mixed-material design, and consider adding metal and wood accent pieces to create a cohesive, industrial-themed space.

House-Shaped Bed with Storage Drawers

House-Shaped Bed with Storage Drawers

House-Shaped Bed with Storage Drawers

Harper Orchard

Description

Perfect For: Cozy bedrooms and versatile living spaces

What We Like: Dual-function design with ample storage

This whimsical house-shaped bed combines comfort and functionality, perfect for small spaces. Made of high-quality pine and MDF, it is strong, durable, and doesn't require a box spring. The two removable drawers provide ample storage for clothing, bedding, and more. Its unique design allows it to work as a cozy bed in the bedroom or a stylish resting seat in the living room, making it suitable for various room layouts and decor preferences.

Designer Advice

Pair it with soft, neutral-toned bedding to enhance its elegant tones, and add a few vibrant cushions or throws to create a cozy, inviting space.

Farmhouse Daybed

Farmhouse Daybed

Farmhouse Daybed

Description

What we like: Storage is included

What we don’t like: Arms aren’t comfortable to rest head on

Not so great for: A smaller bedroom or living room

Perfect for: A farmhouse or country-style home

We love the charming rustic vibe of this farmhouse chic daybed. Inset wainscot panels and wire-brushed surfaces make a stunning rough-hewn effect that recreates the coziness of a mountain lodge. Plus, the X-detail at the back and sides is very on-trend right now.

Able to accommodate a twin-sized mattress, not included, this bed also features two large drawers. These drawers can be used for storing extra bedding, but we think they could be utilized as a place for overnight guests to store their clothes and belongings. However, the solid and manufactured wood frame won’t be the most comfortable to lounge against. 

Towcester Twin Daybed with Trundle

Towcester Twin Daybed with Trundle

Towcester Twin Daybed with Trundle

If you're looking for a high-quality bed that will withstand the test of time, look no further. It's crafted from solid rubberwood and manufactured wood which set a foundation for lasting durability. It's upholstered with 100% tear-resistant polyester, making it a perfect fit for your kid's bedroom. This sustainable fabric is also supple to touch and breathable, as well as cool in the summer and insulating in cold temperatures.

Best Daybeds

Buying Guide

Daybeds offer a purposeful yet stylish option for those looking for an alternative to the standard bed or sofa. These hardworking pieces have become a must-have for small homes and apartments where multi-function is desired.

Due to their popularity, daybeds come in a myriad of types, styles, and designs to fit your home and taste. If all the exciting possibilities overwhelm you, we are here to help. Below you’ll find all the details on how to choose the perfect daybed for you.

Having evolved to this day since ancient Egyptian times, a daybed is neither sofa nor bed, but a clever combination of both. Today, they are made to be space-saving for use in dual-purpose spaces such as guest room/office or studio living room/bedroom.

Daybeds are used for lounging, sitting, and sleeping. Typically, they take on the same shape as a standard sofa with a long back and short sides with an open front. They are most often found in the size of a standard twin bed (38” x 75”) but can come in other standard bed sizes of full (54” x 75”), queen (60” x 80”), and king (76” x 80”).

While the most common type of daybed is the three-sided variety that looks like a cross between a twin bed and a sofa, other types warrant mentioning.

All-Purpose Daybed

This is your typical go-to type great for use in a studio apartment, teen’s room, or guest room/study with a long back, two sides, and an open front. The all-purpose daybed is fitted with a twin mattress that is supported by slats or spring suspension with an open space underneath. The open space can be used for a trundle bed or for tucking away storage boxes behind a bed skirt.

Storage Daybed

Daybeds with drawers built in underneath provide an extra space-saving feature. Storage daybeds are most often made of wood with a single or double row of drawers built-in under the mattress. These units offer storage for clothing in a kid’s rooms or a college student’s dorm.

Outdoor Daybed

Made for lounging, an outdoor daybed comes in a variety of versions with or without a canopy. The mattress of these daybeds is upholstered in UV and mold resistant fabrics made for outdoor applications. You will also find a fun outdoor daybed that hangs and swings. They can be outfitted with toss pillows for extra comfort.

As with a regular bed or sofa, daybeds come in all décor styles, including traditional, transitional, contemporary, modern, eclectic, country, rustic, vintage, bohemian, and more. As you’ll discover, there are specific features of daybeds that are more common than others.

The materials, design, and finish of the daybed correlate with its décor style, for instance:

  • Raw iron with sharp edges – industrial
  • High polished steel with scrolled design – transitional
  • Fabric upholstered with button tufting, scalloped edges – traditional or contemporary
  • Leather upholstered with button tufting, straight lines – contemporary
  • Rough-hewn wood, raw finish – rustic or country

A trundle is a low bed frame on wheels that can hold a twin mattress. It slides under a daybed when not in use and can be easily rolled out to allow for use as an additional bed.

Some trundles have a mechanism to raise it to the level of the other daybed mattress, or it can be rolled away from the daybed altogether for more privacy. Some trundles have a solid front that fits perfectly into the frame of the daybed for a smooth look, while others will need a bed skirt to be hidden.

If you plan to entertain and require extra sleeping space, a trundle is ideal. Additionally, if you live in a small apartment with multiple children in one room, a trundle can provide room for activity during the day and sleep at night.

The most common mattress for a daybed is twin size (38” x 75”). Besides a crib mattress, a twin is the smallest size mattress made and allows the typical daybed to fit in small spaces advantageously. Twin mattresses are sold in various ranges of firmness to suit your comfort. If you will be using the bed as a sofa and a bed, consider getting a mattress on the firmer side to offer more support for sitting and getting up from a seated position.

Some daybed models do come with a mattress, and some don’t. It depends on the manufacturer. For those that don’t, you’ll easily be able to find a mattress for your daybed.

Yes, you will need bedding explicitly made for daybeds. Daybeds have rails to accommodate on the back, and sides so require bedding with strategically placed slits and overhanging fabric. You can find daybed bedding sets easily both online and in-store.

To make your daybed look like a couch when not being used for sleep, get some plump bolster pillows for each end to stand in for the “arms” of the sofa, then line the back with large accent pillows.

There are many pluses to having a daybed or daybeds in your home. Just a few of the top ones are:

  • Great for use in small spaces.
  • Doubles as a sofa.
  • It doesn’t require as much space as a full or queen bed.
  • Makes a great guest bed in the study or office.
  • Offers many options in style, materials, and colors.

  • Daybeds are great for use as both a sofa and bed.
  • Use a daybed in a college dorm as a sofa bed.
  • The most common daybed is the size of a twin bed (38” x 75”)
  • A trundle provides a second bed that tucks under the daybed when not in use.
  • You will need special bedding for your daybed, so it fits properly.
  • Get bolster pillows and big accent pillows to make your daybed look like a sofa.
  • Choose a firm mattress to support sitting if you plan to use your daybed as a couch most of the time.

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