Published at Wednesday, June 13th 2018. by Kurt in Daybeds.
Daybeds Have New Covers Adding Style to Any Room. Daybeds have made a come back in the world of furniture and style. Once, years ago, the best one could hope for was something that looked like a twin bed with an extra side rail. Not so today. In today`s world, one can expect to see this versatile piece of furniture in almost any room.
From the 900`s to the 1700`s long wooden chest and rope beds were popular. The construction of the rope bed was simple but they were dressed up by using cushions and draperies that were very expensive. In the 1600`s the folding daybed frame was designed and adorned with cushions and curtains to dress them up. The French resting bed designed with six to eight legs was popular in the late 16th century along with the "drop arm" sofa. In the 17th century the "William and Mary" long chair was getting lots of attention.
The contemporary daybeds have a new design with the side boards replaced by a metal frame mechanism. This mechanism is used to fold the mattress. So in just a few seconds you can transform the daybed into a regular bed, with no effort. This type of furniture is very functional because it can handle consistent usage. And you can use it to modify the design of the room where it is situated, because you can add some colorful cushions. The modern daybed is a better option than the classical sofa because it offers both comfort and functionality.
A daybed frame is quite different from that of a standard bed. Daybed frames usually are comprised of two arms and a back, imitating the basic structure of a sofa. There are two common types of frames; the link spring, and the platform. The link spring frame is a metal grid that acts as a box spring, and is attached to the frame to support the mattress. There is usually a gap between the frame and mattress to allow for bedding and making the bed. As for the Platform-style frame, the mattress is supported by either a Bunkie board or a slat rack. A Bunkie board, resembling a box spring without the coil work but thinner, fits inside the frame and is designed to support the mattress evenly.
Finally, there are 4 types of daybeds you can choose from: The Standard Daybed, Canopy Daybed, Chaise Daybed, and Sleigh Daybed. Standard Daybeds are available in a number of styles, and can feature trundle bed additions. Even though they do not convert from a couch to a sleeper like a futon, the one thing all standard daybeds have in common is that they are adaptable. They can be made to appear like a couch while functioning as a primary or additional sleeping space.
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