9 Best Daybeds (Review) In 2021
If you tend to have overnight guests on a regular basis - or frequently host sleepovers for your children - then you will know what a challenge it can be finding space for everyone to sleep comfortably. Of course, buying an extra bed seems to be the most obvious answer - but not many of us have room for one in our homes. So buying a daybed is the perfect solution! A daybed is a cross between a sofa and a regular bed - just add a few throw cushions and it looks like a regular sofa to use throughout the day. But when you have an overnight guest and need somewhere to accommodate them, the extra length of the daybed means it works perfectly for sleeping too!
In this guide, we take a look at some of the best daybeds on the market and the features that make them so useful. We discuss the design elements that you need to take into account when making your choice plus answer your questions about the difference in features between the different types of daybeds available.
Daybed with trundle
77.5 x 41.5 x 41.5 inches
Sturdy metal frame and slats
Durable and supportive
White, bronze, gold, or millennial pink finish
Victorian finial detailing
DHP Manila Metal Framed Daybed – Best Choice
Designed to fit one standard twin size mattress on the daybed and one standard twin size mattress on the trundle, this attractive piece has rounded Victorian finial detailing and is just what you need to accommodate your guests when you only have a limited amount of space. It is also perfect for kids’ sleepovers! This is a robust piece of furniture, with a metal daybed frame and slats on the trundle providing both support for your mattress and durability. The roll-out trundle is easy to move thanks to its four easy-glide casters, two of which lock and two of which are non-locking, so it is easy to have an additional bed ready for an unexpected guest in just minutes!.
Learn more about DHP Manila Metal Framed Daybed
Solid wood daybed
77.25 x 42.25 x 34 inches
Solid wood frame with a rich finish and simple design
Wooden slats for mattress support
Available in white or espresso
Can accommodate a twin size trundle (sold separately)
1-Year limited warranty
This high-quality day bed is made from beautiful solid wood, with clean lines, wooden slats, and a sturdy wood frame. Available in either a white or attractive espresso finish, it provides the perfect extra sleeping area for your overnight guests. Should you require even more space for guests to sleep, this model has enough room underneath to accommodate a trundle bed, which is sold separately. Alternatively, you can make use of all that extra space for storage, helping keep your home tidy and organized! Quick and simple to assemble, this stylish twin daybed looks just as good when used as a sofa, blending perfectly into your living room or any other room in the house.
Learn more about Dorel Living Kayden Daybed
Twin daybed frame
Steel slat support
39.7 x 76.5 x 25.5 Inches
Quick-lock easy assembly system
5 year warranty
This durable metal daybed has a black finish and is made from steel. It fits one standard twin-sized mattress (which you need to purchase separately) and has plenty of room underneath for storage, which can be very handy if you are short on space. It features a modern design that allows you to place it in any room in the house, where it will complement just about any decor and provide either extra sleeping space or seating as required. Whereas some metal frame beds can be tricky to assemble, this daybed features a patent-pending quick-lock easy assembly system, which allows you to just slide the parts in order to secure them tightly. What’s more, this metal daybed comes with a generous 5-year warranty.
Learn more about Zinus Brandi Quick Lock Day Bed
Metal frame daybed with trundle
40.5 x 76.5 x 39.5 inches
Available in black, teal, white, or yellow finish
Features a headboard, footboard, and side rails
Stylish design that looks good in any room
Easy to assemble
We love the curved frame and beautiful design of this metal daybed that adds a touch of style to your room! It is easy to match it to your current decor, as the Novogratz is available in either black, teal, white or yellow. With an attractive headboard and footboard, this daybed comes with a roll-out trundle bed, providing extra sleeping space for two guests. The trundle glides out smoothly thanks to its casters with built-in breaks. This is an attractive piece of furniture that looks great in the living room, whilst providing that much needed extra bed for when guests visit. Best of all, its metal construction means that it is durable, giving you plenty of use for years to come.
Learn more about Novogratz Bright Pop Daybed with Trundle
Metal daybed made from durable steel
78.5 x 41.5 x 38 inches
Available in black, brown, or dark copper finish
Anti-scratch gaskets to protect flooring
Easy to assemble – no tools needed
Available in either a black, brown, or dark copper finish, this metal daybed is the perfect choice if you are looking for extra sleeping space for overnight guests, or to accommodate your children’s friends on sleepovers! It is designed with durability in mind and features heavy-duty headboards, steel cross bars and support legs, yet it has an attractive look that will blend seamlessly with the decor in your home. It also features gaskets on the legs to stop them from damaging your floor, which is great if you happen to have wooden flooring. It has room underneath for storage, making this a space-saving piece of furniture that is the perfect addition to your living room or wherever you require extra sleeping space or seating.
Learn more about Homerecommend Metal Daybed
Wood and metal daybed with wooden posts
41 x 75 x 41 inches
Rich cherry finish
Stylish metal scrolls
Durable tubular steel construction
Designed for a twin mattress (sold separately)
Hillsdale Furniture Madison Daybed – Best Value
This is one of the best daybeds in our review in terms of design, with a beautiful mix of contemporary and traditional features. It is composed of both wood and metal, with attractive wood posts with a rich cherry finish and a metal frame for durability and support. Designed to accommodate a twin mattress (sold separately) it makes a perfect extra bed for one person, whilst providing extra seating in your home when it is not required for sleeping.
Learn more about Hillsdale Furniture Madison Daybed
Upholstered daybed with trundle
43.5 x 82.5 x 38.5 inches
Available in blue, ivory, gray, light gray, or teal
Padded back and sides for comfort
Velvet diamond tufted detailing
Bentwood slat system to keep your mattress fresh and provide support
Little Seeds Tufted Upholstered Design Daybed – Premium Pick
This comfortable upholstered daybed with trundle is the perfect combination of luxury and practicality, providing additional places to sleep when needed or a stylish sofa when not in use for sleeping! You can easily find the right piece to match the decor in your home as it is available in five colors – blue, ivory, gray, light gray, or teal! This upholstered daybed features a plush design, with padded back and sides and velvet diamond tufted detailing. This daybed also features the Bentwood slat system which is perfect for allowing air to pass beneath the bed, helping keep your mattress fresh. The slats are also designed to adapt to the weight that is exerted on them, meaning they provide just the right amount of support and feel extremely comfortable. The roll-out trundle that comes with this twin daybed means that you can easily accommodate two guests, making it perfect for sleepovers.
Learn more about Little Seeds Tufted Upholstered Design Daybed
Twin sized metal frame daybed
79 x 39 x 42 inches
Elegant and classical design
12.6 inches of space underneath the daybed for storage
Easy assembly – no tools required
Durable construction with steel crossbars and support legs
Vecelo Daybed Frame Twin Size – Budget Pick
The perfect addition to your home, this is a gorgeous piece, with an elegant and classic looking metal headboard that looks beautiful when in use either as a daybed or a sofa, especially when adorned with a couple of throw pillows. But it is not just good to look at, it is practical too and features 12.6 inches of space underneath – plenty of room for extra storage! The sturdy metal frame provides strength, support, and durability, enhanced by the heavy-duty headboards, steel crossbars and support legs. Assembly is nice and easy, with no additional tools required.
Learn more about Vecelo Daybed Frame Twin Size
Twin size solid wood daybed
83 x 42 x 49.25 inches
Space-saving design with storage drawers and shelves
Pull out trundle for additional sleeping space
Comes with slat kit
Tested and certified to meet the ASTM 1427-07 regulations set forth by the CPSC
We just love the unique design and high-quality features of this bed, which has a honey-colored finish and is made from solid pine. It includes a headboard that incorporates shelves – a brilliant space-saving feature that gives you extra room to store items like books, an alarm clock, etc. But that’s not all – there are also three generously sized drawers underneath the mattress, plus a twin-sized pull-out trundle on wheels, able to accommodate a 6.5″ mattress. It comes with a slat kit, so all you need to do is add your mattress. We think this is a great, multi-purpose piece of furniture and is ideal for small spaces, providing your home with not just extra space for sleeping but plenty of additional storage too.
Learn more about Discovery World Furniture Twin Bookcase Daybed