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Best Day Bed 2020

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A day bed is one of the best space optimising furniture pieces you could buy for your home. It can be used as a bed and a sofa with some day beds having storage too. What sets day beds apart from ordinary bed frames is that they generally have a headboard of sorts that extends along one side of the frame.

While day beds and sofa beds are similar there is one large difference. A sofa bed will include a mattress built-in, which you may or may not like. The list of day beds we have gathered here allows for you to choose an appropriate mattress to go along with it.

At the time of writing, some of these day beds where on sale with drastically reduced prices so make sure to double-check the prices before purchasing.

Here are our top picks of day beds in the UK (Important Considerations in Conclusion).

NAMEMATTRESS REQUIREDTYPEWEIGHT LIMITGUARANTEEPRICE
AingooSingle (90×190 cm)Metal day bed23st or 149 kgNA Years£75
Dreams KylieSingle (90×190 cm)Metal day bed with trundleNA1 Year£199
HappyBeds VersaillesSingle (90×190 cm)Metal day bed with trundle15st or 95kg5 Years£229.99
HappyBeds GraceSingle (90×190 cm)Wooden day bed with storage and trundleNA5 Years£279.99
Stompa Mi ZoneSmall single (75×190 cm)Wooden day bed with storage and double bed optionalityNA1 or 5 Years£399.99
Lily IronSingle (90×190 cm)Metal day bedNAlifetime£795
*Prices are referring to the smallest size and could be affected by sales. Information may be subject to change, please check with the brand/manufacturer before purchasing.

1. Aingoo Single Day Bed Frame – £75

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The day bed with the most reviews and also the cheapest day bed on our list goes to Aingoo. With over 700 reviews left by customers (majority positive), we could not exclude it from our list. We highly suggest you read what some customers had to say and also see how they decorated this day bed so you can get some ideas. There are some variations from the same manufacturer however this particular Aingoo day bed frame is by far the bestseller and most popular.

This Aingoo takes a single size mattress as with the rest of the daybeds on this list. It has a classic design with rounded posts at each corner which give it character and would make it an interesting piece in most rooms or guest rooms. You will notice that most metal day beds in the UK come in this sort of style as well as in two finishes, black or white such as this one does.

It is a complete metal day bed made from 16 slats and 6 supportive legs, these are powder-coated steel which is very durable, resistant and easy to maintain. The solid construction can hold up to 23 stone or 149kgs as stated by them, just remember a mattress will weigh anywhere from 15-25 kgs.

Highlights

– Single day bed
– Excellent customer reviews
– Full metal day bed (black or white finish)
– Maximum capacity of 149 kg.


2. Kylie Metal Day Bed Trundle – £199

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Here we have a day bed with trundle (well sort of, its more a pull-out than trundle) which means it doubles up to make two beds. It has a pull-out design which is not noticeable when not being used making this a versatile option. There is a saying that goes, it’s better to have something and not need it than to need something and not have it. The Kylie day bed requires a standard single or two single mattresses if you decide to use the pull-out “trundle”, just keep in mind the height below the frame is 27 cm so do find a mattress that will fit under there (most mattresses are around 25cm in height, so you should be fine)

It is the most reviewed day bed from the bed retailer Dreams with the vast majority of customers giving it a full 5-stars. There is also a log of customers asking personalised questions, some of which may have the answers to which you are looking for.

If you are not one for assembling once it arrives, dreams offer a bed frame assembly service at an additional cost. This is carried out by a trained team who will assemble it in your room of choice, saving you any hassle you may have by doing it yourself.

Dreams don’t explicitly mention a maximum capacity but what they do mention is that all their bed frames are tested in accordance with the British Standard EN1725 on stability and strength.

Ultimately, this day bed frame comes with a 1-year guarantee with an option to extend it within the checkout page.

Highlights

– Single day bed with pull-out “trundle”
– Great customer reviews
– Comes in full white finish
– Additional services
– 1-year guarantee


3. Versailles Metal Day Bed and Trundle – £229.99

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versailles guest day bed and trundle
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Well, this is a real day bed with trundle that fits tucked away underneath the bed frame, it can then pop up to sit flush with the mainframe, creating a double single bed or full king size bed. The needed mattresses are singles (90x190cm) but more importantly, the recommended maximum height of these mattresses is 15cm. You will generally find budget or “cheaper” mattresses with a height of around that.

In terms of aesthetics, it comes in a stone white eggshell textured lacquer finish which sounds pretty fancy but seems to be a creamy white colour. What’s maybe more interesting to know is that the base is sprung slatted which is often regarded to help promote comfort and support the mattress.

After doing a bit of digging and investigating we found that the maximum weight limit for the main day bed frame and the trundle is 15st or 95kg.

A great offer to make use of from HappyBeds is their “add a mattress and save 10%” which you can capitalise on if you are also looking for a mattress to go with your day bed.

To conclude this section, we will mention that it comes with a lengthy 5-year guarantee which will cover defects in materials or craftmanship amongst other things.

Highlights

– Single day bed with trundle
– Stone white eggshell finish
– 15st or 95kg weight limit
– 5-year guarantee


4. Grace Wooden Day Bed with Trundle Frame – £279.99

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We wanted to switch things up a bit and include a day bed that has a different design to the conventional metal frame. Its straight edges give it a contemporary design and with the 4 colour choices (grey oak, grey wood, oak wood and white) you can be sure to blend it in with your current decor at home.

What makes it unique is that this day bed comes with storage. It includes shelves as seen in the image for organising and keeping your things clutter-free. Although the bottom trundle/ drawer can be used as a guest bed, if you are not intending to use it for that it can also be used as a large storage drawer to keep some things out of sight and neatly packed away.

The pull-out trundle underneath does not raise to be level with the mattress on top, so you won’t be able to double up the single mattresses and use it as a larger king-size, it will be strictly two single mattresses at different levels.

This Grace day bed with trundle requires a mattress not more than 15 cm in depth and because its from the retailer HappyBeds you can save 10% if you purchase a mattress together with your order from them.

It is also guaranteed for 5-years giving you peace of mind in the long term.

Highlights

– Single day bed with trundle
– Day bed with storage
– 4 design colours to choose from
– 5-year guarantee


5. Mi Zone Wooden Day Bed – £399.99

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Stompa is a brand known to make a variety of furniture apart from day beds they also make cabin beds, high sleepers and even bunk beds with desks.

Here we feature the Stompa Mi Zone day bed with storage that doubles up into a double bed. As it requires a small single mattress (75×190 cm) that would mean if you purchase two and put them together as shown in the images, you will then have a double day bed (140×190 cm).

The Mi Zone day bed is made from Scandinavian pine and is finished off in white, there aren’t any other finishes to choose from at the moment. As well as modernly designed it is also practical, by including 3 drawers for storage. We also had a look at the assembly instructions and they don’t look too complicated but might make sense to get someone to help you build it up.

Delivery from Bensons for Beds is free for all orders over £100 so you’re well within the free zone. By default, it is guaranteed for a year however if you purchase a mattress alongside the day bed from Bensons For Beds the guarantee will be extended to 5-years.

Bensons For Beds also offer this day bed on finance, so if you miss the sales and are looking to spread the costs there is also an option for that.

Highlights

– Small single day bed which can be turned into a day bed double size
– Day bed with storage drawers
– Financing option
– 1 or 5-years guarantee


6. Lily Iron Single Day Bed Frame – £795

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Before delving into the specifics of this day bed let’s look at the brand behind it all. Wrought Iron And Brass Bed Co. is a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen and is UK’s first carbon-neutral iron bed maker. Wrought Iron And Brass Bed Co. is also becoming a more sustainable company, by investing in bed base varieties that come from FSC Certified sources (an organisation that’s all about the promoting of responsible management of the world’s forests). On top of this, they have also dedicated themselves to remove any single-use plastic from their products.

This Victorian designed frame is made using traditional techniques and hand-crafted in their workshop from the Royal estate of Sandringham in North Norfolk. Perhaps after understanding the company behind the day bed and the artisanal quality we can see how they come up with their retail price.

It is made with a wooden (Scandanavian pine) slatted bed base for comfort and stability. It is designed to hold a standard UK single mattress which from what we can see doesn’t require the mattress to be a certain height.

In terms of services offered, it can be purchased through PayPal’s 0% financing option and more interestingly it is delivered and assembled by the supplier, so you won’t have to worry about getting it built-up. Finally, in terms of the guarantee, there are made to last a lifetime, yup you read correctly, a lifetime.

Highlights

– Single day bed
– Reputable brand
– Hand-crafted Victorian design
– Lifetime guarantee


Research and Resources for our Day Bed Picks

In creating this page, we:

  • Studied many available options online, focusing on the design, physical components and price.
  • Scoured through multiple customer reviews to see what opinions they had about the day beds.
  • Weighed the pros and cons to decide which day beds to feature in our list.

*This Best Day Bed list is our opinion and can be a great foundation and sum up of information about some of the options out there especially if you don’t know where to start or know what is out there. We always recommend you do your own research to come to a decision that makes you as a buyer happy.

Conclusion

Ultimately a day bed can save you a ton of space especially if you decide on one with a trundle or with storage. They can be put almost anywhere and make great options for smaller apartments or where open space is seen as a valuable asset.

Many people use the day bed for kids bedrooms as the unique trundle extension makes it perfect for friends looking to stay the night and sleepover.

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