A key reason for investing in a daybed is the functionality and versatility it offers. It can be your sofa as well as your bed, a comfy place to nap or read, or a spare bed that incorporates storage for your spare room. Like any other bed, daybeds come in a range of styles, sizes and materials, meaning there’s a lot to consider when purchasing one.

Here, we take a look at the various aspects of buying a daybed to help you make the right decision to meet your needs.

First, you’ll need to consider what the primary use for the daybed is. If it’s going to be a seat or sofa first and foremost, you may want to look at styles that have a back so that you’re well supported when using it. If it’s mainly going to function as a bed, you can get away with a backless option but might want a trundle so that it can be made into a double when necessary.

If you want some space to keep clutter out of the way, a daybed with storage could be the best option. These tend to have drawers or compartments that will fit items such as spare linen inside, meaning you have what you need at hand but out of sight.


Daybeds come in a range of materials, from wood and metal to fabric covered options. The material you choose will be partly dependent on the function – a metal daybed is normally used more for sleeping, while wooden ones are generally perceived to be more like sofas and are geared towards sitting or lounging. The material you pick will also depend on what fits with the décor of your room and your personal preferences.


Daybeds can often prove cost effective, especially if you are using them as both a sofa and a bed. They are typically more affordable than sofa beds while still supplying the same functions. That said, cost always reflects quality, so choosing the best bed you can afford will pay dividends when it comes to longevity. Remember, it’s not just about the frame, it’s also about the mattress comfort too.


Size is key when choosing your daybed. If you mostly have children or single adults to stay, a single daybed is absolutely fine, but if you’re more used to putting up couples then you’ll probably want an option with a trundle that can turn it into a double. Bear in mind that if this is the case, you may have to forgo a daybed with storage in order to put couples up, as the trundle is often stored under the main mattress area.

If you’re struggling to choose the right day bed, take a look at the options available at Bed Kings. We have a selection of day beds to suit different requirements, all at affordable prices.