A day bed can work as both a sofa and a bed, and it’s this dual functionality that makes them so appealing. The sofa bed can be placed in the spare room or living area to accommodate guests. In a child’s room, it’s great for hosting sleepovers. It can also function much like a chaise lounge for people who like to recline, read and relax. Many of them come with trundles that pull out, for extra storage or an additional sleeping surface. This makes them ideal in apartments or homes where space is limited.
The day bed sofa comes in a range of materials and configurations, including traditional wood or modern-looking metal. Go with your aesthetic preference as well as the dictates of the room and surrounds. Are the rest of your pieces classic furniture items? Go for one that resembles a deep sofa, with a backrest that matches your other pieces – whether wooden, upholstered or metallic.
For the ultimate inside-outside lifestyle, an outdoor day bed is such a treat. It’ll add charm to a porch or yard, and a place to rest after a long, lavish al fresco lunch.
Make sure your outdoor day bed is made from durable materials and be sure to use weather-resistant cushions and covers. For the best effect, make sure your outdoor dining chairs don’t clash with the style of the sleeper sofa.
When it comes to choosing bed linen, think about the primary purpose of your day bed sofa. Will it mainly be used for sitting? A fitted sheet that won’t easily come undone may be best. If it’ll most likely be for guests to stay over, conventional twin-size sheets and pillows will usually work. Take measurements of your day bed to ensure the fit is right.