The Top 10 Best Daybeds for 2020

Last updated on May 28, 2020

Looking for the best daybed for your home lounge area? Here are the top-rated and our favorite picks for the best. Read on!

A daybed is a piece of modern furniture that is commonly versatile as it can be used for different purposes whether it’s for relaxing, sleeping, or gaming. So we made a list of the best daybeds that you can choose perfectly for your home.

Combining bed and a sofa, daybeds are also known for their portability and looks. Some of them have headboards while others can fit a trundle underneath.

But before you go out there and choose, here are some of the things you need to consider before buying one.

The goods:

  • Versatility probably is the first feature to look at because even though most of them have storage underneath, not all of them can take in a trundle.
  • Durability because most daybeds are small, it might not accommodate bigger people.
  • Height because some are really low on the ground which is perfect for toddlers while some are higher than normal couches.
  • The looks because believe it or not, a beautiful looking daybed in a room makes a difference.

The bads to watch out for:

  • Assembly time as some look easy to build but are actually more complicated.
  • You might want to avoid smaller daybeds if you’re a tall person.
  • Not good value – some are expensive yet not comfortable to use.

What's Inside?

Modern Daybed

modern daybed
Carwile Metal Mid Century Daybed

Tall people might not fit on this bed as it is smaller than it looks. Nevertheless, you can assure a good rest on this daybed because it doesn’t move, it’s sturdy and doesn’t squeak. It also has an open space beneath in case you need some storage.

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Pros: Noise-free; doesn’t wobble; sturdy; quick to assemble; open space underneath.

Cons: A bit high for some people; smaller than regular size.

Twin Daybed

twin daybed
Gilmore Twin Daybed

If elegance is what you’re looking for, then look no more as this couch can cover elegance with its looks along with its perfect height that provides ultra comfort to whoever uses it. It comes with a price though and it takes a while to build it.

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Pros: Really comfortable; sturdy; elegant looking; perfect height.

Cons: Takes time to assemble; a bit pricey.

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Daybed Sofa

Daybed Sofa
DHP Sophia Upholstered Daybed/Sofa Bed with Trundle

This furniture might be hard to assemble and is not recommended for heavier people as it might not last long. But it is affordable as 2 mattresses can be used on it. It can also be used as a bed or as a couch due to its built in trundle.

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Pros: Can be used as a room divider; accommodates 2 mattresses; versatile; affordable.

Cons: Flimsy; not for heavy people; hard to assemble.

Daybed with Mattress

Daybed With Mattress
Milliard Daybed Sofa Couch Bed Queen to Twin Folding Mattress

When it comes to versatility, this daybed has it all. It can turn from a floor sofa into a twin or queen mattress in seconds that fits even in small rooms. It is low to the ground which makes it perfect for toddlers.

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Pros: Quick 3-in-1 versatility; space saver; value for money; perfect for kids; easy to clean.

Cons: Low to the ground; thin fabric; the couch is too small.

Narrow Daybed

Narrow Daybed
Zinus Joseph Metal Platforma Bed Frame

Whatever type of mattress you have, this daybed can accommodate them all. It is fairly cheap though it is noisy and might not last long if not taken care of properly. It’s not compact but it can be used with or without a box spring.

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Pros: supports many types of mattresses; compatible with our without box spring; extra storage underneath; easy to build; affordable.

Cons: Really high; not durable; heavy; squeaks.

Leather Daybed

Leather Daybed
Homelegance Arin Synthetic Leather Upholstered Daybed

Don’t be excited about the small space underneath it as it can’t fit a trundle. It may seem overprice but it’s made of great quality materials and can really last long. It can carry up to 300 lbs and assembling it is a breeze.

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Pros: Can carry up to 300 lbs; good quality; easy to assemble; small storage underneath.

Cons: Overprice; no space for trundle.

Small Daybed

Small Daybed
Kodiak Furniture Small Daybed

This might look like your ordinary daybed but it’s actually versatile because it can turn from a thin couch into a comfortable bed with adjustable arms. It may have a slight odor upon opening but it’s easy to install.

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Pros: Multifunctional; back support; easy to install; adjustable arms; affordable.

Cons: Couch is thin; slight odor; lower than expected; flimsy.

Wooden Daybed

Wooden Daybed
Dorel Living Kayden Daybed Solid Wood

It takes time to build this furniture and it’s not that durable so extra care is recommended. However, it is portable making it perfect for any small rooms with extra space for storage or a trundle. Comfortable for sitting and sleeping.

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Pros: Multifunction; space underneath for trundle or storage; compact; affordable.

Cons: Too short; flimsy even for children; not easy to build.

Backless Daybed

Backless Daybed
Jennifer Taylor Home Eliza Sofa Bed with with Bolster Pillows

This daybed is backless so it’s not really ideal for sitting but it can take in 3 people at the same time. Extra storage is present but won’t fit a trundle and its best feature is its elegance that will surprise your guests.

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Pros: Beautiful; storage underneath; sits up to 3 people; firm.

Cons: Backless; difficult to assemble; too low to some people.

Convertible Daybed

Convertible Daybed
DHP Paxson Convertible Futon Couch Bed with Linen Upholstery and Wood Legs

It looks like an ordinary couch but it’s actually multi-functional both good for lounge, sitting or sleeping though it might be too small for sleepers. It protects your floors from scratches and you don’t have to worry about your pets damaging it. Easy to clean and can take in up to 600 lbs of a person.

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Pros: Extra storage; versatile; floor protection; weight limit up to 600 lbs; pet safe; easy to clean.

Cons: Not long-lasting; not recommended for sleeping; doesn’t cooperate when assembling.

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