Daybeds are wonderful additions to bedrooms, guest rooms and in some cases, dens and family rooms. Getting the right daybed cover is important to the overall scheme of your room.
While you can throw a regular comforter or bedspread on your daybed, and have that be useful and decorative, you might want to consider purchasing a daybed ensemble. If the bed will be slept on every night, then purchasing a special daybed cover or bedding might not be necessary, but if this bed will be more for decor purposes or even additional seating, it’s wise to look into purchasing a daybed cover that gives the look more of furniture than a twin bed.
Daybeds have essentially three headboards. The bed is placed long way against a wall and there is a decorative headboard at the back, then two along the sides. The front is open for sitting, lounging, or getting into bed if the daybed is being used as a bed rather than for seating. Buying a daybed cover is an excellent way to give your daybed the special look it deserves.
Daybed covers can be purchased from a multitude of places, from JcPenney to online sources. Sometimes the daybed cover will fit a regular twin bed, or be designed especially for daybeds. At JcPenney, for instance (www.jcpenney.com), there are daybed covers available that have a ruffled front. Sometimes a specialized daybed cover will have slits on four sides so the cover can easily fit over the mattress and metal or wood bed frame easily.
If you purchase a daybed cover that’s made specifically for daybeds, the bedskirt will usually have a 15 inch drop rather than the customary 14 inch drop found on most dust ruffles. Daybeds often sit higher, so getting this extra inch will give your daybed the special look you might be wanting.
In addition, if you purchase a whole daybed cover set, instead of getting pillowcases and sheets, the set might come with several shams, since pillows are usually placed along the bed back to form a kind of couch. Purchasing a daybed cover set can then be a bit more affordable than buying all the parts and pieces separately.
At www.linens4less.com, for example, you can purchase a daybed cover set that comes with a comforter, a bedskirt, and three shams, rather than the customary one or two. At the DesignerLinensOutlet Red Tag Sale, you can save up to 85%.