The 8 Best Daybeds of 2021

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Our Top Picks
"You'll get a comfortable twin sized bed that has a headboard."
"Versatile and nice enough to fit anywhere in your home."
"This is a great buy that you won’t regret."
"The perfect addition to any room that needs more seating."
"You do have to purchase the mattresses for the daybed and trundle."
Best for a Kid’s Room:
South Shore Tiara Daybed at Amazon
"Includes three drawers to store anything from clothes to toys."
"The metal frame with a scrolling design is an elegant piece."
"When separated you'll get a sofa, ottoman and two chairs."

Daybeds can serve many functions around the home. They can be used as a sofa or occasional seating both indoors and outdoors—or they can serve as an actual bed for children or guests. No matter the purpose, daybeds are a great place to kick back, relax, and take a nap.

Here, our favorite daybeds for any space.

Best Overall: Carwile Mid Century Daybed


Need something versatile that can work as both an extra bed for guests and seating? The Carwile Mid Century bed achieves all of this in its clean linen silhouette. When used as a spare bed, you'll get a comfortable twin-sized bed (mattress sold separately) that has a headboard and is open at the base for tall people. When you want to use it for seating it can be used alone or paired with another daybed for a sectional sofa. 

What we liked best about this—besides the nailhead trim—is its versatility. When pillows and a throw are added it can go for any style from bohemian chic to sleek and minimal. You choose! Plus, you can mix it up over time to keep your decor from getting dull. 

Reviewers love that this is easy to assemble and have used it for sleeping, watching TV, or just taking a weekend nap. 

Best Luxury: Homelegance Sleigh Daybed

Usually, you wouldn’t think of splurging on an additional office or home piece like a day bed, but you will when you see the Homelegance Sleigh Daybed. The tufted backrest and nail head accent combine for a super modern décor piece right out of your favorite high-end catalog.

The hidden trundle is just a little icing on this design-cake. However, you will need to buy your own mattresses for this model as well. Again, this can be great if you are looking to customize your daybed to your demands. 

The Homelegance Sleigh Daybed is versatile and nice enough to fit anywhere in your home. This model also comes in three colors: grey, dark grey, and brown. It’s nice to know that you have options when it comes to choosing a color.

Best Daybed with Trundle: DHP Hale Upholstered Daybed and Trundle

Your daybed can be way more than a simple, spare seating area for you or your guests to use every now and then. The DHP Hale Upholstered Daybed and Trundle is perhaps a lovely sofa with a hidden bed underneath. If you have visitors, or love to create the ultimate lounge area for yourself, this is a great buy that you won’t regret.

DHP has devoted its brand to creating useful furniture for small spaces, and they prove it with their Hale Upholstered Daybed and Trundle. The assembly for this daybed is completely uncomplicated.

This trundle is used with DHP’s Signature Sleep Essential six-inch Reversible Coil Mattress. If a guest will be using the trundle, then they deserve the best. The mattress ships easily with the daybed, and features low VOC CertiPUR-US certified foam. Wherever you decide to put this daybed, it will definitely blend in well with the rest of your décor.

Best Space Saving: Zinus Quick Lock Twin Daybed

The Zinus Quick Lock Twin Daybed is the perfect addition to any room that needs more seating, or even as a decorative piece for your backyard. No matter how you plan on using this daybed, you are getting your money’s worth. Zinus has made its daybed easy to build with its Quick Lock method.

If you find yourself treading lightly over home projects that you just don’t feel like building, then you’ll love how easily you can assemble this product. This pick is very versatile when it comes to uses. Customers have happily used this daybed to add to their outside and inside décor. Others have also used them in spare bedrooms and kids’ bedrooms.

Forget a box spring, the attractive mattress and frame set is comfortable and very sturdy. Yes, something simple to build is also quite the solid piece for any room. The metal frame for this item only comes in black.

Best Backless: DHP Sophia Upholstered Daybed and Trundle

If you plan on sticking your daybed by a windowsill or throwing it into the middle of a chic and modern living room, then you will want to consider DHP’s Sophia Upholstered Daybed and Trundle. The focus of this design is its backless stance, as well as the hidden trundle that fits a twin size mattress.

You do have to purchase the mattresses for the daybed and trundle, which could be either a benefit or a huge drawback depending on your personal preference. If you’re a one-purchase and done kind of person, then you’ll hate having to shop around for another item to add to your cart. However, you can always customize the look of your daybed by having the freedom to purchase whatever twin size mattress piques your interest.

DHP suggests their own mattresses with a memory foam, sleep contour coil, or standard coil option. The added price tag is also something to keep in mind if you want a stylish daybed like this.

Best for a Kid’s Room: South Shore Tiara Daybed

A daybed in a kid’s room is a great alternative to a standard bed. It can save more room, and add style without skimping on your child’s comfort.

The South Shore Tiara Daybed includes three drawers to store anything from clothes to toys that are always in reach. This bed is especially nice for girls because of its feminine design and jewel-like inserts that remind you of a tiara—hence the name of the style.

This bed will require full assembly, but the gorgeous finished product is worth a hard day’s work. This daybed can serve as a canvas for a princess’ room. The crisp white finish promises to blend with any wallpaper or paint jobs you already have going on.

Best Full-Size Daybed: Andover Mills Mikayla Metal Scroll Daybed


If you're looking for a large daybed to fill your guest room or bedroom, then you'll be happily surprised with the Mikayla Metal Scroll Daybed. The metal frame with a scrolling design is an elegant and sophisticated piece that adds functionality to any space.

You can get this daybed in twin or full sizes, and in white, bronze, or pewter finishes. The twin makes for a great little nook and offers a fancier seating option than a chair. However, the full-size frameworks better in a bedroom or dorm room as an actual bed.

From the elegant metal scroll to the sturdy frame, the Mikayla Daybed is a beautiful choice that will work in several different settings within the home. Keep in mind that the mattress for this daybed is not included, so that will be an added expense.

Best Outdoor: Modway Quest Circular Outdoor Wicker Rattan Patio Daybed with Canopy

Taking a snooze on a lounge chair is fine, but curling up in the afternoon sun on this daybed canopy is a real treat—it's so big the whole family can take a nap together! Use it with all of the pieces put together or pull it apart for when company comes over. When separated you'll get a sofa, ottoman, and two chairs, making it a complete conversation set. 

Besides being comfortable the fabric on this piece is UV resistant so it won't fade over time. It also has a canopy to prevent harsh rays. It's available in six different options to match your existing decor and it will ship within a few days so you can enjoy it this weekend!

What to Look for in a Daybed

Mattress size Daybeds come in at least two sizes to accommodate people of all ages and sizes. While often seen with a twin mattress, there are daybeds with full-size mattresses that can be a great choice for teen or adult sleepers. Of course, a larger mattress translates into a larger daybed, so make sure you have the square footage for whichever size you’re considering.

Trundle A daybed for one overnight guest is nice to have, but a daybed with a trundle can provide accommodation for at least two guests at a moment’s notice. Simply pull out the trundle bed neatly stored under the daybed’s mattress and support and you have another bed ready to go. Just know that not all daybeds with a trundle come with a second mattress—you may need to purchase one separately.

Assembly While some daybeds with wireframes and minimal moving parts are quick to assemble, other versions will present a worthy challenge to DIY furniture builders. Daybeds with trundles, headboards, and additional storage or parts may be more difficult and have you tracking washers, bolts, and nuts. Consider whether you’re up for a more robust assembly—and if not, look for a day bed with a simple frame, a pre-assembled frame, or a backless design.

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