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12 Trendy Daybeds to Transform Bedrooms and Outdoor Spaces

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Daybeds are wonderful bedroom furniture pieces that will look beautiful anywhere in your home — guest rooms, home offices, and even your living room. If you have a spare room in your home and just aren't sure what to do to it, a twin-size daybed sofa can transform the room.

Use your daybed as a place for relaxation to work from home, read a book, or watch a movie. Daybed features like roll-out trundles and storage areas are always a plus. If you're thinking about turning your extra room into an Airbnb getaway, a daybed with storage drawers is ideal. Give overnight guests an area to store their clothes and belongings. If you're going for a farmhouse style, wood daybeds are always a fabulous option.

Choosing a Daybed

Some daybeds look very similar to modern couches. I recommend those for a home office. The couch-style ones usually are built for twin-size mattresses. Metal daybeds are also popular among styles. If you're thinking about putting a daybed in your living room, I think a metal frame would look best.

Since most upholstered twin daybeds don't have a typical headboard at the top of the bed, you're able to place a daybed in small corners of rooms, like your living room. Don't think of a daybed as just an extra sleeping space you'll never use. Put a memory foam mattress on it, and you've got yourself a comfortable bed. My favorite part about daybeds is that they don't require a box spring most of the time.

They're already cheaper than most bed frames, and then you get to save money on not purchasing a box spring! If your spare bedroom has been a project you've been setting aside for a while, you know exactly what you need for it. Once you get a daybed, you can pick a color scheme for comforters and go from there for the rest of the room's decor.

Where to Put Your Daybed

Twin daybeds would work well in large and small spaces. (Yes, to space-saving living room furniture!) I even think they look amazing on backyard patio areas for lounging. You can get creative when you're using daybed frames for patio furniture. A solid wood frame would be an excellent choice for summertime home decor.

Full-size daybeds are great if you have enough space, but if you just plan on using them for naps in your home office or lounging space, a twin size should suffice. If your home is the go-to spot for sleepovers, twin daybeds would be perfect for the kids' rooms.

Whether you have a small apartment, farmhouse, or cottage-style home, a beautiful daybed is an excellent piece of furniture to have if you want to add some glam.

Best Daybeds Under $400

1. Dorel Living Kayden Daybed Solid Wood, Twin, Espresso

This twin trundle bed would work well as guest beds if you have multiple guests staying over. Grab some stylish throw pillows to make it comfy! (The twin mattress is sold separately.)

A customer gave it a five-star rating and said it was easy for her husband to put together. She said her 5'11'' son has been using it for two months now, and no complaints! If it can fit someone that tall, around 190 pounds, then it'll be comfy for plenty of guests of all shapes and sizes.

2. Dorel Living Kayden Daybed Solid Wood, Twin, White

I love a white finish on beds. They're simple and easy to decorate. This is Amazon's Choice for white daybeds, making this a reliable option for people looking for a durable bed for around $200.

Many customers are leaving rave reviews of how nice it looks in person, how sturdy it is, and how easy it was to put together. One customer said it took under two hours to build. She also said it's completely worth every star in her five-star review.

3. DHP Tokyo Daybed and Trundle with Metal Frame

This $200 twin bed has a steel frame and is perfect for small living spaces or guest rooms. You can set it up in minutes! Everything you need is included (except the mattresses, of course).

A customer gave it five stars and wrote, "The bed is really strong and very sturdy! All my 4 little ones are sleeping on both beds... What a great buy and I would recommend this bed to anyone! Setting up was a piece of cake and you cannot beat this price!"

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4. YAHEETECH Futon Sofa Bed Faux Leather Futon Couch

Amazon's Choice for faux leather futons is right under $229. The budget-friendly daybed would look fantastic in an office or guest bedroom. Recline the backrest for a nap during lunchtime! It has a weight capacity of 772 pounds, making it a great couch for guests to hang out on.

If you're not into the idea of building it yourself, you can add expert assembly for $126 per unit.

Best Daybeds Under $700

5. DHP Sophia Upholstered Daybed/Sofa Bed with Trundle

Contemporary and chic. This upholstered bed style is perfect for those who need a little more than metal frames. The Jordyn daybed is perfect for trendy condos especially.

It's only $444, making it reasonable for something of this style and quality. However, the expert assembly isn't that affordable. Luckily, customers are saying assembly is very easy.

6. Cambridge-Casual 071460 Como Daybed with Cushion, Brown

Outdoor furniture would be perfect for lounging during the summer. The daybed even comes with a 4-inch seat cushion for convenience. The cover is removable for washing, too!

It does look spacious. I'd say it could fit 2-3 people comfortably.

The upholstery is too cute. I love the velvet fabric on this daybed! The sturdy wooden slats make it perfect for nap time. Of course, you can use it as a loveseat, too.

The upper bed has a weight capacity of 250 pounds, and the bottom bed has a capacity of 175 pounds. Be sure to buy an 8-inch mattress for the upper bed and a 6-inch mattress for the lower bed.

8. YAHEETECH Faux Leather Chaise Lounge

Looking for a space-saving seat? Consider this lounger. It's under $200 and has wonderful reviews.

It's black, so it'll match just about any theme in your home. However, it does look like a fantastic piece for a home office or game room. It'll be so comfy to nap or read a book on.

Best Daybeds Under $900

9. Hillsdale Furniture Hillsdale 1525DBT Staci, White Daybed

This daybed is simple but cute! The cottage-style bed looks very farmhouse-ish to me! The style is pretty. I could see someone using this for years in their bedroom! It's perfect for teens or adults looking to add extra space in their rooms for guests (or just a place to scroll TikTok in peace).

10. CosmoLiving Nolita Upholstered Daybed and Trundle

If you have the creativity to make this green daybed sofa work with your decor, go for it. This stylish daybed is lovely. The color may not work for everyone, but it's a great furniture piece to add color to your living room or bedroom.

Like most daybeds, the mattresses are sold separately. However, pay attention to this five-star review. "CAUTION. An 8" mattress is too thick to use on the trundle. There's not enough clearance to push it under the daybed. I've ordered a 7" and hope that will work."

Try a 7-inch mattress to play it safe.

11. HOMES: Inside + Out IDF-1028F Handel Full Daybed Day Beds

Nailhead trims will never go out of style on daybed sofas.

Amazon customers say the beds do not come with a trundle. Be sure to buy one, or take advantage of the opportunity to use it as storage. I think guests would enjoy being able to store their luggage underneath!

If you have a large backyard and a pool, this is a must. I love the retractable canopy!

Imagine relaxing in the shade and on top of a comfy daybed sofa after a swim in the scorching heat. Or enjoying a nice book and a glass of wine on it. It'll also make for a great hangout spot for couples. Date night at home doesn't have to be boring!

This post was originally published on August 29, 2019.