Are Daybeds Good for a Childs Bed?

By: Ben Weissman

When you were growing up, daybeds were probably in style, and it was every little girl's dream to have one in her bedroom, whereas boys wanted bunks. Today, though, it seems like kids are more into contemporary styles and new wave furniture, making you wonder if a day bed is still the right choice for your daughter's room. Not only is it still a viable and excellent option for your daughter - it's now acceptable and a great piece of furniture to include in your son's room as well.

Kids' beds can be a problem in many ways. First of all, your child grows and matures so rapidly that it is difficult to keep up with his or her taste when it comes to furniture, especially if you are on a budget. You can't just replace the furnishings every year when your children think they've outgrown what they have or it's too "babyish". You need a staple piece that can grow and mature with the child, around which you can change other aspects of the design and d├ęcor to make the room seem more grown up.

A contemporary daybed is a great option for this because, in a modern style, you'll find only the basic designs with no intricate decorum that reflects the necessity of any particular style.

You can use the straight, sleek lines and the sharp angles to serve as a canvas upon which you can paint over and over again, reshaping the theme around it to match your child's taste and maturity level as they change over the years. And because they are not frilly, they can work as well in a boy's room as in a girl's.

Perhaps you have children sharing a room or you have a very small space in which to work. These are also great beds for such a dilemma. In the past, children bunk beds have been the default solution for sharing a room, with loft beds available for a single child needing extra space, since a dresser or desk could be positioned under the loft. However, daybeds offer another solution to these problems, with the added benefit of providing seating in the room for daytime activities.

A trundle day bed allows for the storage of the second bed beneath the sofa part of the bed during the day, when more space is needed for play and movement, and the children can use the bed as a sofa during this time. At night, the trundle rolls out and provides a perfect sleeping place for the child who needs to share the room. Even without a trundle, you can certainly appreciate the benefit of added seating in the room, and you can even find daybeds with storage beneath to further create space. What was once just the fantasy of many young girls 30 years ago has become a standard piece of furniture for kid's rooms, as well as guest rooms and even some living spaces. The day bed is definitely a great choice for a child's bed and should always be taken into consideration when it's time to do the furniture shopping!

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