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New Daybed Options for Toddler Transitions and Optimizing Space

By Rachel - January 14, 2019

Looking to transition your toddler to a “big kid bed”? Want to update your guest room or add storage to a small bedroom or office? A great daybed might be our best option! Versatile and multi-functional, a daybed can offer under-bed clothing drawers, an additional mattress or trundle, and easy styling options. Start here:

Now take a look at these new daybed options available for your space and taste:

Ikea Hemnes Daybed


The Hemnes Daybed from Ikea combines the best of all worlds: lounging couch, single bed, storage for clothes, or bedding. The twin size daybed can convert into a double bed for guests or ever-growing kids – the very definition of flexible! Available in black or white, this option fits effortlessly into almost all décor themes and is easy to clean. If build-your-own furniture is not your forte, IKEA offers an add-on service for delivery and in-house assembly in under an hour. With no side slats and higher edges to create a cozy cocoon, the daybed is perfect for when your toddler or preschooler transitions from a crib to a big bed. The Hemnes Daybed can even be positioned towards the wall to make sure your little guys don’t roll off the bed and get hurt. The bed will no doubt grow with them well into the teenage years and continue to accommodate guests, in-laws, and cousins well beyond!

West Elm Daybed


Leaning towards more of a comfy retro-vibe for your family’s reading nook? Go full Mad Men-style or pick your pieces to be retro-chic. West Elm offers stylish choices that let you create a personal look for your space, all while being eco-friendly. The mid-century daybed pictured above features sustainably sourced wood and is labelled fair trade. This product comes in a product line with matching desk or night tables and dressers – and even a storage bench option – so you can tailor it to a bedroom, your family room, or home office. Timeless but practical, this West Elm daybed delivers both comfort and versatility for your home.

Wayfair Charlton Home Daybed


The classic metal scroll daybed is available in a plethora of options from Charlton Home through Wayfair. Black, white, gold, and brass can modernize your space. When faced with tight spaces to work with in your home, this daybed comes in handy with a roll-out trundle tucked right underneath. Clean, simple lines don’t overwhelm your room and the price won’t overwhelm your wallet. Plus, the simplicity allows you to amp up a space, tone it down, and add pillows in every color you love. If a tiny city apartment or mini-bedroom is your dilemma, change your look seasonally and have your daybed double as your couch. Problem solved! You and your family can easily and quickly adapt the Charlton Home daybed to your unique space and needs. This could transition seamlessly from princess-themed bedroom all the way to college apartment.

Article Velvet Daybed


Want an ultra-modern look for your home office or mama’s dressing room? Go big! Go velvet! Go blue! Treat yo’self!

Lounge on Article’s stunning velvet chaise and enjoy feeling glamorous and gorge. Luxury meets classic lines and, though the price tag is higher than a simple daybed (over \$1,000 compared to \$350ish), tufted velvet delivers glam, quality, and the WOW factor! Extra bolsters can be ordered to adapt this daybed to your family’s specific needs. Perfect for a cozy nap, an afternoon spent reading (yes, please!), cuddling up for a movie marathon, or lounging while you FaceTime with your bestie, this daybed fits the bill!

YesterYearWicker Daybed


And who can resist the old-school white wicker daybed? This one from YesterYearWicker is perfect for a little girl’s bedroom, grandma’s sitting area, the cottage, or a screened-in porch. You can opt for a full-Victorian look or style this daybed as modern shabby-chic. Natural, easy to clean and resistant to stains, wicker works well in a variety of homes and with kids of all ages. Intricate or simple lines, white, stained, or natural rattan, finding an antique-looking daybed like this one ensures a classic, timeless look for your home.