Published at Thursday, May 31st 2018. by Kurt in Daybeds.
Have Daybeds Always Brought Beauty to Your Bedroom? The daybed is an extraordinary piece of furniture with multi-purposes that has a long history dating back to the medieval times. This means that some form of the daybed frame has been around for centuries. However, they have gone through many changes throughout the years. The designs created by the ancient Greek, Roman and the Egyptian artisans and designs made during the Victorian Age were the foundation for all the designs that are available today. It seems that every culture has some form of daybed frame ranging from the very simple to the complex. It has always been an essential part of any home and still holds value today. To help you get an idea of just how popular daybeds have always been, below is an outline explaining what types of daybeds were popular during each era.
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.
Canopy daybeds are usually easy to spot from the four posts it has on its corners. This is a popular choice for children or teens because of the charming and romantic feel it exudes. A Chaise daybed is an ideal place to sit, or have a good night`s sleep, depending on the manufacturer, brand and type. They are available in a number of styles, designed as a place to stretch out for a nap, as a comfortable place to read or relax, as a place to sleep or as a lounger. Most Chaise daybeds use a modern or contemporary design.
In the 1600`s, a new type of bed was incorporated into many of the well to do homes. It features a fold up design which allowed it to be put away when it was not needed. The folding daybed frame had cushions and thicker fabrics used to dress it up. In the years to come, the French resting bed became popular. It featured between six and eight legs. Another option was the William and Mary long chair as well as the drop arm sofa. However, daybeds were still an important part of many homes.
Daybeds may also incorporate a trundle unit as well. Trundle units allow for an extra mattress to be stored underneath, to be pulled out for extra sleeping space when needed. You can choose a pop-up trundle unit, where the extra mattress can be rolled and elevated to the same height of the daybed, converting it into a king-sized sleeping area. The other option for trundle units is a pull-out, where the extra mattress is rolled out on wheels or a glider. However, these do not elevate to the daybeds height, forcing you to sleep much lower to the ground.
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