The daybed with popup trundle has become an essential for most families. This is probably due the amazingly practical design, which uses space efficiently and still has a stylish look. However, most trundle and daybed combinations are not cheap, so how do you decide which one to choose and which will be the best value for money?
Firstly you need to consider what you actually have to buy with your budget. As with beds, when you buy a daybed set up you will find that the mattress is not included. So, from your budget you need to allocate the funds for two mattresses; one for the day bed and one for the trundle. Secondly you will need to ‘dress' the daybed. This will require a top cover, a trundle bed cover and also some throw cushions to decorate.
Once you have adjusted your budget to allow for the accessories you are ready to start your look for a daybed with popup trundle.
Daybeds come in three basic styles a metal frame, a wood frame or an upholstered frame. The upholstered frames tend to look more like sofas and less like beds, however, they also are less washable. So even though these look fabulous they may not be practical if you are planning to use them for kids.
The choice between the wood and metal frames is not an easy one; they both have advantages and disadvantages. Another way to choose between the metal or wood option is to consider the different styles. Daybed frames can be divided up into a further three sections; traditional, contemporary or ornate. The traditional tend to have a sturdy look which is easy to combine with other furniture in a room.
The contemporary look daybeds are very popular at the moment. They look streamlined and stylish and are often very reasonably priced. For this reason a lot of youngsters moving out of home are choosing these are a way to create a look for their living room which maximises the sleeping capacity.
Finally there are the more ornate daybeds. The metals ones of these are lovely to look at, but can be hard to match with other furniture as they will often dominate the room they are in. The wooden ones tend to have a heavier look, which can make small rooms seem a little over crowded. However, if you are looking to make a statement either of these are a great way to achieve a focal point to a room.
Then there is the trundle bed to choose. There are really only two things to consider with these. Firstly, it is essential that you get a popup trundle bed, otherwise one of your guests will feel like they are sleeping on the floor. The second thing to make sure of is that they are made by a reputable company and that the popup mechanism and the wheels are of good quality. If you buy a cheap popup you may find that mechanism which lifts the bed is awkward, this makes preparing the popup a nightmare and can easily cause fingers to be squashed. Equally important are the wheels, if these stick you may find that it is very difficult to pull out. With the weight of the mattress a trundle bed can get heavy, and since you are pulling along the ground, it is easy to strain you back if the wheels are not working properly.