Best Daybed with Trundle 2018

Functional furniture is more popular than ever, and for good reason. Why should a room  in your home have only one function when a simple, yet clever piece of furniture can open up a multitude of possibilities. A Daybed with Trundle is the perfect example of this harmonious union between form and function.

Even when space is limited, the pleasure of sharing holidays with friends and family is not optional. In this Ikea inspired generation, converting  your  living room into a comfortable bedroom for guests is easy as pie. A spare room can now comfortably sleep two, while taking up half the space, and don’t even get me started on storage possibilities.

As a couch alone, you have the benefit of an over-sized sofa, so if watching tv with your legs stretched out appeals to you, then I think you’re ready for this jelly.

Trundle beds, also know as truckle beds, are one of the best inventions since, yes, you guessed it… since sliced bread. and we’re about to show you why! Stunning, space saving, multi-functional and a killer sleepover option for all ages.

Top Rated Trundle Daybeds

White Metal Victorian Trundle Daybed

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This Victorian styled day bed with trundle is our firm favorite for several reasons. Its classic, clean look makes it the perfect piece to decorate a room around.

Down to the last detail, the designers of this piece of furniture has ensured you have a quality product at a price that’s hard to beat. With the trundle packed away, you have an inviting sofa and when the family invades over the holidays, it’s ready to go to work.

If you intend to leave the roll out bed made, you may want to use a bed skirt to keep the daybed looking neat. A 16 inch bed skirt with split corners will do the trick.

The top seating/sleeping area can hold 400 pounds and the roll out below has a recommended maximum capacity of 225 pounds. Beautiful, practical, functional and value for money.

What We Loved

The trundle is not attached to the bed frame and can easily be rolled anywhere. Two of the wheels are lockable so the bed can be secured and won’t move around.

It also comes in 4 colors, white, black, bronze and pink. Who doesn’t love options when picking out a piece of furniture! If you are looking for a larger size, the manufacturer also makes this bed in a full twin size.

What We Didn’t Love

The rollaway supports 225 pounds of weight lying down. If an adult was to sit heavily on one of the slats, they could bend. This can easily be avoided by having a piece of hardboard cut to size and placed between the slats and mattress. This will help distribute the pressure and ensure your trundle last a long time.

The silver screws that secure the bed pieces together are visible, but to not detract from the overall look of the bed. If you wished, these could be touched up with a bit of paint to completely polish the overall appearance of the furniture.

Quick Facts

  • Main Bed Dimensions: 77.5″L x 41″ W
  • Twin Mattress Recommended Thickness: Upper: 8 inches | Lower: 6 inches
  • Base Support: 20 Slats on Daybed & 19 Slats on the Trundle. Box Spring not required.
  • Weight Capacity of daybed: 400 pounds
  • Weight Capacity of trundle: 225 pounds
  • Space between floor and daybed: About 16″
  • Assembly Difficulty: Medium
  • Mattresses not included

Solid Wood Daybed with Storage Drawer

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Another great looking centerpiece for any room, and if you are looking for a larger seating and sleeping area, this solid wood daybed can accommodate an extra long twin mattress and boasts the largest weight capacity in our selection, 600 pounds to be exact.

If you use an extra long twin mattress on the top level, changing sheets will be tight work, but taller guests will definitely appreciate the extra stretching room.

It has a neatly enclosed trundle draw with plywood panels instead of the usual slats which makes it  equally effective as a storage area. For a kid’s room, shallow boxes would be ideal for packing toys or blankets and the draw handles and wheels make it super easy to access.

It is easy to assemble and comes in both Off White and Honey Maple, both wood finishes lend themselves to a warm, classic country feel. The clean lines complement modern pillows and  accessories in a lounge, but look just as good in a child’s bedroom.

Quick Facts

  • Daybed Dimensions: 81.5” L x 45.5” W
  • Truckle Dimensions: 76.5” L x 40.5” W
  • Twin Mattress Recommended Thickness: Upper: 8 inches | Lower: 6 inches
  • 15 Wooden slats on Daybed and plywood on trundle
  • Weight Capacity of daybed:  600 pounds
  • Weight Capacity of trundle:  200 pounds
  • Mattresses not included

Modern Grey Upholstered Bed and Sofa

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Looking for a more polished , upholstered look, then this classic gray day bed fits the bill. The trundle packs away so neatly, it looks just like a couch.

If you have a modern condo or study or dorm room that need a couch and the occasional bedroom conversion, this daybed is perfect. The trundle is also ideal if you prefer to use it for storage as it has a wooden edge so things stay neatly in place.

It’s easy to assemble and we rate this as one of the most versatile looks that will blend into almost any setting. The back panel does not extend all the way down the back of the couch so ensure your mattress is 8 inches so you don’t see the gap.

Quick Facts

  • Daybed Dimensions:  81” L x 43” W
  • Trundle Dimensions: 75.8” L x 38.6” W
  • Twin Mattress Recommended Thickness: Upper: 8 inches | Lower: 6 inches
  • 13 wooden stats on both the daybed & trundle
  • Colors: Gray Polyester Fabric or Espresso Faux Leather
  • Mattresses not included

Espresso Bench & Truckle Drawer

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We have included this sturdy wooden piece in our collection for its unique piano style look and its versatility.

It can be dressed-up to look sleek and stylish, but is just at home in a child’s bedroom. Its solid, quality build can handle even the most rambunctious play. The trundle can be used to store an extra mattress for sleepovers or as a spacious toy box. The handles on the front of the draw make it easy for little ones to access their play things, and hopefully pack them away too.

It comes in two color finishes, Espresso and Cherry Oak and is easy to assemble. If you are planning a bedroom makeover, this daybed is a classic statement piece that will outlast your child’s younger years and follow them on through college.

Quick Facts

  • Daybed Dimensions: 81.4” L x 42.5” W
  • Twin Mattress Recommended Thickness: Upper: 8 inches | Lower: 6 inches
  • Weight Capacity of daybed:  400 pounds
  • Mattresses not included

Upholstered Leather Sleigh with Roll-away

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This Faux Leather Upholstered daybed with sleigh style arm rests has a distinctly masculine look. It suits an office or study with its clean, no fuss lines. Like the gray option above, this daybed looks like a couch and neatly camouflages its bed functionality.

The Espresso faux leather fabric is also easy to wipe down and clean so it’s a good match if you enjoy visits from the grand-kids. This timeless piece is well built and easy to assemble. The back is not fully upholstered so it will need to be positioned up against a wall.

Quick Facts

  • Twin Mattress Recommended Thickness: Upper: 8 inches | Lower: 6 inches
  • 12 Metal Slats, Box Spring not required
  • Space between floor and main bed:  16 inches
  • Mattresses not included

Best Daybed with Pop Up Trundle

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The winning feature of a pop up trundle over the roll out version, is the height of the pop up can be adjusted and elevated to the same level as the daybed. With matching mattresses, the two parts can be lined up to create a luxurious king sized sleeping area for your guests. We recommend  two 7 inch mattresses for the job, this way it fits away neatly on the pop up and the daybed is not too high which reveals more of the wooden back panel.

The base of both the daybed and the pop up have link springs for mattress support, but you have the option to order a wooden platform instead.

Quick Facts

  • Daybed Dimensions: 79.38” L x 42” W
  • Twin Mattress Recommended Thickness: Upper & Lower : 7 inches
  • Link Spring Mattress Support or optional Euro Wood Deck
  • Space between floor and base of bed:  14”
  • Mattresses not included

Buyers Guide

There are different kinds of Daybeds with Trundles or Truckles as they are also known. See which type suits you best. Also make sure to check out the loads of great Style Ideas you can create.

Let’s talk about the best options on this list…

Value For Money

First on our list and the winner in the price category is the Victorian Metal daybed by DHP. This piece looks more expensive than it is which you’ve got to love. Although it does not have the weight capacity of our strongest weight contender, it can still take a 400 pound load. For everyday use in a family room or as a child’s bed, we recommend adding a board between the mattress and metal slats to help spread the weight and add years to the structure.

Strongest Design

The white, solid wood option with the trundle drawer is our winner for strength. It can handle 3 people seated on the couch and a heavy adult will comfortably sleep on the extra length mattress.

The rollaway should ideally be used for children or adults under 250 pounds, which is still substantial. If reinforced with a cheap 1/8 inch Masonite board from your hardware store, you could probably increase the load slightly.

The espresso wooden daybed is our  runner up. Although we have not had its weight capacity confirmed, it is very sturdy and well built and should perform well under a little extra pressure.

Best Storage Space

If the trundle area has a raised edge, it makes storage that much more convenient. If you plan,  to use boxes or crates to organize your things, the raised border  will prevent anything from falling off the back. For this reason, the white and espresso wooden daybeds with drawers as well as the gray upholstered couch would be winners in the storage category.

Benefits of Day Beds with Truckles

Space Saving

Yes, this point is obvious, but can’t be overstated. You get two beds with the footprint of one. This is the biggest reason anyone would get this kind of furniture.

Extra Storage

The trundle area can be used for a mattress or for extra storage of kids toys or winter clothes, etc.

Effortless Set Up

Readily available and easy to set up an extra bed for guests.

Multi-functional

A couch that’s a bed and secretly holds another bed. Mind blown!

Spacious Sofa

As a couch, the seating area is much larger, giving it a roomy, luxurious feel.

Perfect for Nap Time

Sunday afternoon power naps don’t get any better than this.

Personal Space

If kids and pets love to be close, but you need a little space, roll out their own bed right at your feet.

Affordable Decor

They look fantastic and you get double the furniture for half the price.

Trundly Sofa Bed Tips

  1. With the right accessories and styling, a daybed with a roll-away bed can be a stunning centerpiece for any room.
  2. If you like to keep the roll-away bed made-up, but find you need extra space for a duvet and pillow, add risers to the bed to give you that extra bit of moving room.
  3. If your trundle works with a roll out draw, raising the bed/seating area marginally will avoid little fingers from being caught between the draw and the bed. By adding as little as an inch, you can avoid any accidents.
  4. If you want to hide an exposed truckle, a bed skirt or dust ruffle with split corners will neatly conceal it. For a more modern, clean look, a box frill is best.
  5. Most daybeds and trundles have slat support and do not require an additional box spring.
  6. Recommended weight capacities are determined by even weight distribution on the frame. To avoid damage to the frame or slats from excessive weight in one area (like kids jumping on the mattress) a 1/8 inch hardboard will increase the lifespan of your furniture.
  7. When buying a mattress, the top mattress should generally be the better quality of the two as this will get more use and wear.
  8. The lower mattress is generally thinner to ensure it stows away properly below the main sleeping area.