The key to making the most of a studio apartment is multifunctional furniture. There are several different ways that you can make your bed serve more than one purpose, but the best option is to get a daybed. While a futon may look like a good solution for such situations, they don’t really offer a very high quality of comfort and sleep.
Even when being used as a couch a futon can be very uncomfortable. The mattresses are also difficult to keep clean, can be odd sizes that don’t fit regular sheets, and pose a myriad of other cleanliness and sanitation issues. In the end, even though the futon is the typical studio furniture, it really isn’t the most comfortable or the most stylish.
On the other hand, daybeds can come in styles that make them stand out as a nice piece of furniture that meets more than one need. And in the end, you can find both daybeds and futons within the same budget.
Here are a few other reasons you should consider a daytime bed on 1StopBedrooms instead of a futon for your studio apartment.
A full-size daytime bed makes a comfortable and more realistic sofa
When you are furnishing a small space it only makes sense to have your furniture pull double duty. While a futon also meets that need, it isn’t very comfortable or padded. Additionally, a futon sits much lower than a daybed, which can be set with a seat height similar to the average chair or couch by choosing the right bed and mattress combo.
Instead of getting a futon, get a full-sized daybed that has a back and arms similar to a couch and stack them up with comfortable pillows and cushions. You can quickly transform your daybed into a stylish sofa whenever needed.
Built-in drawer storage gives you even more functionality
When you get a good platform daybed you will almost always have the option to get built-in drawer storage. In fact, even if you get a trundle instead of drawers the bed will still look like drawer storage when the trundle is stowed away. But if you can do without the trundle, this extra drawer space is the perfect replacement for a dresser to save additional space, or you can use it in place of a linen closet to store blankets, pillows, throws, and other seasonal items.
Grows with your household
If you buy a good quality daybed of sturdy wood construction, you’ll be able to take it with you to subsequent larger homes as you move throughout your life. This daybed could be used in a guest bedroom, a child’s room, or even as living room furniture until you are able to buy a real sofa.
You will also have the comfort of knowing that your daybed is sustainable, meaning that it isn’t going to be just thrown away out of hand. Wood daybeds are always more sturdy than other types, but engineered wood is not as durable or sustainable as solid hardwoods.