A daybed can be either a dedicated furniture piece for daytime rest or a convertible sofa that you can also use as a bed. Either way, a daybed is a great furniture piece to enjoy relaxation, to read, and to get some nap time. Your daybed will become more functional if it also has a dedicated storage unit. Although a daybed with storage is not considered standard, you can always have one by either buying it or making it yourself.
Daybed with Storage
The Structure of a Daybed with Storage
Most daybeds don’t have a dedicated storage unit because they are mostly treated as sofas and chairs. Some daybeds have a drawer under the mattress; however, this drawer is mostly used for a trundle bed, which you can pull out if you want to expand the mattress or if there are two people who will share the daybed. There are daybeds that do have a dedicated storage unit. The possible structures of a daybed with storage can be explained as follows.
Valuable Design High End Daybeds with storage
- Underbed Drawer
As mentioned above, a daybed may have a trundle bed underneath that is stored in a drawer. However, it is also possible that the location of the trundle bed is actually a real drawer, where you can store various things that you usually use when you are using the daybed, such as books, phones, and other leisure paraphernalia. An under-bed drawer is often considered the best storage unit for a daybed because of two reasons. Firstly, it is the largest possible storage unit a daybed can have because its size is the same with the size of the bed, which is the biggest part of the daybed. Secondly, an under-bed drawer is space-saving because it occupies the smallest possible area that the daybed needs.
Twin size Country Style White Wood Daybed with 3 Storage Drawers
- Underbed Storage
A daybed with under bed storage has almost the same structure with that of a daybed with an under-bed drawer because the location of the storage unit is right under the bed. However, unlike the drawer, the under-bed storage can be accessed only if the bed is folded. Therefore, this structure is suitable only for a foldable daybed. Just like an under-bed drawer, under-bed storage is also considered space-saving; however, the objects stored in an under-bed storage unit must be the lest frequently used objects because accessing them is almost impossible when you are using the daybed.
Twin Modern Metal Frame Daybed with storage
- Side Storage
Most daybeds have sides that can be used as armrests when you are reclining on their back or as a headrest when you put your head on one of them. These sides are cushioned to provide extra comfort; however, under the cushion, there is normally only a wooden frame that is a part of the daybed’s structure. If you want to have a daybed with storage, it is possible to build or to buy a daybed with side storage in the place of its side frames. With this storage unit, your side bed will take up more space laterally; however, the benefit of this structure is that you can have two side storage units on both ends of the daybed.
Twin Daybed With Storage
- Back Storage
It is also possible to have a storage unit added to the back of the daybed. This structure is very much similar to the headboard storage of a bed. With this arrangement, your daybed will need extra space longitudinally; however, because of the location of the storage unit, accessing all stored items are easier in this kind of storage compared with side storage or even under-bed storage. Besides, just like a daybed with a storage unit that is located on its sides, a daybed with back storage can use a trundle bed structure.
Stratton Storage Platform Daybed with storage Baskets
- Overhead Storage
One unusual way to add a storage unit to a daybed is by placing the storage unit above the daybed. Some daybeds use canopy structure that allows their users to use curtains for protection against bugs (when the daybed is located outside) and for privacy. The overhead storage of a daybed can be constructed like this canopy or built separately around and above the daybed. The latter structure allows you to have separate storage units on your daybed’s sides and above it.
There are many ways a daybed with storage can be constructed. If you plan to buy it, daybeds with the aforementioned peculiar structures can be found in many furniture shops, including online marketplaces. If you prefer to modify the daybed that you already have, the explanation about all possible daybed structures above should give you enough clues of how to do the construction job yourself.
Ikea Day Bed With Storage
Things to Consider When You Want to Use a Daybed with Storage
Whether you want to buy the daybed or to make it yourself, there are several things to consider to make sure that your daybed installation will not cause a problem in your home.
Unless you are using a daybed with storage in the form of under-bed storage or drawer, space will become your concern. A daybed is already considered a large furniture piece that is larger than sofas and other furniture pieces with seating. If you use a daybed with side or back storage, you have to make sure that there is enough space for the expansion. If there is not enough space, use a daybed with storage that expands vertically, including the one with under-bed storage as mentioned above and the one with overhead storage.
Eva Day Bed with pull out storage
A daybed may use either a link spring or a slat system to support the mattress. If you plan to transform your daybed into a daybed with under-bed storage, the structure of a daybed with a slat system will benefit you a lot because you will have almost no problem installing a drawer under the wood slats. This will not be the case if you try to install a drawer under a daybed with a link spring.
Daybed With Storage Drawers Underneath
When buying a new daybed, in order to be able to transform it into a daybed with storage later, you may need to pick a wood daybed instead of a metal one. A wood frame is easier to modify and will barely show any irregularities when another wooden structure that acts as a storage unit is added to it.