The 10 Best Day Beds
This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in March of 2020. Can't decide between purchasing a couch, a bed, or a chaise longue? Well, you don't have to. Daybeds provide the best of all worlds in one piece, giving you the ability to change their function based on your needs. Read, take a nap, or even provide a spot to sleep for a guest. Our list ranges from high-end designs to affordable options that will be sure to help you relax in no time. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
March 17, 2020:
Daybeds offer the versatility of a futon, but often provide more minimal and graceful designs. Whereas futons can be bulky, daybeds fit into corners and small spaces much more easily. It's important to note that many of our selections do not come with mattresses, so consider checking out our top ten mattresses or down pillows articles to complete your bed. I have also included beds like the Jaxx Alon Daybed, which does not require additional purchases.
Daybeds come in many forms, and the one you choose will likely be based upon how you seek to use it. The Milliard Sofa 3-in-1 is great for somewhere like a college dorm, as it has the most versatility of all listed, and in its couch position takes up the least space. For those college students or apartment dwellers who want to spend less, but still want to have friends over, the Zinus Twin Trundle is a wonderful option. It comes equipped with a pull-out on casters that eases the transformation from couch to bed.
If you are looking for something more stylish, then the Jennifer Taylor Home Lucy or the Homelegance Adra PU Upholstered Daybed are some options worth looking into. Both are high-end designs, while still offering the ability to become guests beds.
Always be fully prepared and take the proper precautions when assembling your daybed. Some come in very heavy boxes and do not arrive with all of the tools required.