If you have company regularly you may want to consider getting a day bed. If you don’t have a guest room or your guestroom won’t accommodate as many guests as you’re expecting, it’s an all-in-one solution. While it’s always good to have an air mattress on hand as well, day beds are a lot more comfortable and can serve as a sofa as well.
One of the things you’ll need to keep in mind when you are considering a daybed is keeping it clean. If you have children, you know how difficult it can be to keep a sofa clean. This goes without saying if you have animals as well. Since your guests are going to be sleeping on this bed, and you are going to be using it as a sofa by day, you’ll need to get some kind of spread to put over it to protect it. One big spill over an unprotected daybed can ruin the mattress pretty quickly.
You’ll want to look for spreads that are durable and resistant to spills. If you can’t find one that is already treated, you can purchase your own can of spray protectant for the spread. It will be easier to clean for small messes and you can simply throw it in the washing machine for larger spills.
You’ll also want to find a spread that will fit into your decor nicely and blend in with color and design of the room. Fortunately, spreads for day beds come in a wide range of colors, fabrics and designs. Since you want the bed to look like a sofa, you’ll want to find a spread that doesn’t look like something you’d put onto a bed.
Your guests are going to be sleeping on your day bed so it is not a good idea to use the spread on the sofa for their sleeping needs. When they are not resting on the bed you’ll probably want to make it into a sofa again and lay the spread out for the daytime hours. Your guests would not appreciate sleeping with something that has been sat on all day by other people.
Day beds are the perfect solution when company’s coming and you don’t want to resort to an air mattress. You’ll be able to get full use of it by day as a sofa and then converted it to a bed at night for your visitors.
Guest post written by friend Robert Lobitz