Are you needing a new daybed for guests, a home office or den, or your quickly growing teenager? There are a lot of different daybed options available, and you should consider them carefully before you make your online furniture order. Here are the top things you need to consider when looking for a new daybed.

Who will be using the daybed, and how often?

If the daybed is just to be used as a spare bed on occasion, you don’t really need to worry about spending more for a more durable bed. If you will only be using the bed at all for a few years, a cheaper metal frame might be sufficient. On the other hand, if the bed will be used on a daily or very regular basis by a rambunctious teenager, you’re going to want something a bit more solid like hardwood or engineered wood.

How long will the daybed be needed?

If you dislike the idea of buying “throw away” furniture for cheap, you might be more comfortable with the thought of a daybed that can go through several generations of use. If you only want to spend a small amount and the daybed will only be needed for a few years, you might go with a metal option that could still be (mostly) recycled. If you want the daybed to last for many decades and for different uses over the years, an heirloom quality wood daybed is a good investment.

What is your overall budget? How much can you afford for initial costs?

You can’t just look at the bottom line when you are looking at a large purchase like new bedroom or living room furniture. It is important to have and stick to a budget, but you need to also iron out other details related to cash flow. Some details you need to consider include:

  • What is the total amount you can spend on the daybed? This is your overall budget, and it should be split into 3 categories – the bed, the mattress, and the delivery. Keep this in mind when pricing daybeds.
  • Is financing available? What is the interest rate or finance charge? Is it worth the ability to finance and get higher quality furniture? How much would you need as a down payment? How much would your payments be each month? Will your delivery be included or tacked onto the financing, or is it a separate fee to be paid in full upon order delivery? This may seem like a lot of questions, but they all boil down to what you can actually afford to do when you order your new daybed.
  • Weigh the pros and cons of a trundle. A trundle daybed will probably cost more, and you’ll have to buy two mattresses instead of one. On the other hand, a trundle is very convenient for frequent overnight guests.

Visit online furniture store today to find the perfect daybed for your home.


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