ppsm. Daybeds. July 15th , 2018.
The daybed frame has become more lightweight and flexible throughout the years to make them easier to move from one location to another. Being able to transport these beds easily along with the beautiful and elegant styles they have to offer is one of the reasons they are still so popular today. Most modern daybeds are made from both a wood or metal frame and the mattress sits on top of a linked spring. They come in many different designs and prices so there is sure to be one that suits your taste and needs.
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.
Daybeds are generally used for sleeping during the daytime (as the name suggests). However, daybeds also differ from standard beds in that daybeds are commonly used as a sofa, making them ideal for use in living rooms, family rooms, dens, and bedrooms. However, because of this rather thin definition, many may still confuse a daybed with a Futon. Daybeds generally do not transform from couch to bed like a futon, and are more decorative than a futon as well, utilizing accessories such as covers, skirts, throw pillows, and comforters.
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.
All platform beds range in size from Twin to King, some even come in California King. Usually not hard to find a bed in the size your need. There is also many different styles in contemporary or modern Beds. To save space the offer a very convenient drawer system underneath. Which is great for those who have a small space.
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