Futons and Daybeds are great options for guest bedrooms, small living spaces, and children’s rooms. These types of beds are often confused with one another. Although they are both great for saving space, there are a few significant differences between the two. Learning more about the benefits and features of each might help you make the best decision for your specific needs.
Futon beds use a full-size mattress placed on a frame that can be adjusted to create an L-shape for sitting. These mattresses are made with a foam material that can easily fold in the center. Switching between functions can be done in one movement without much heavy lifting at all. Futons are perfect for guest rooms or studio apartments because they are flexible and easy to move.
Pros and Cons
The main advantages of futon beds have to do with the ease of use and opportunity to save space. They convert with little to no effort and require no assembly. When used as a couch, you almost can’t even tell it also doubles as a full-size bed.
The main complaint about futons is that the mattresses required for these beds are not the most comfortable. Be careful when buying a futon and make sure the mattress is still of good quality. Another disadvantage is that these beds are often on the expensive side.
A daybed uses a regular twin mattress as the couch’s seat and is often made with three railings along the bed’s sides and back. This kind of bed can be used as a couch by placing pillows or cushions on the backside railing. To switch the function from a sofa into a bed, just remove the pillows to give you a twin size mattress to sleep on. Daybeds are great options for creating more space in children’s rooms.
Pros and Cons
Daybeds are attractive to customers because you can use a regular twin mattress instead of having to buy a specific type of mattress for the futon. They also convert to a bed with ease by simply moving the pillows or cushions.
The disadvantage of a daybed is that you cannot have a bed larger than a twin, so it is usually only feasible for children or small adults. People also complain about the back support when used as a couch. Leaning back on only pillows may not be the most comfortable for lounging.
Take into consideration the pros and cons when deciding between a futon and a daybed. Decide which will better serve the needs of your space. Visit Siesta Sleepworks to browse our selection of futon frames and mattresses.