Array
Decorating

The One Piece You Should Have In a Studio Unit

And no, it's not a sofa bed

Shares
Photography: Miguel Nacianceno & West Elm (Main Photos)

Sofa beds have long been the furniture piece of choice for one-room-living, but there is that tricky part of pushing away the coffee table, unfolding the bed mechanism, unfurling the bed linen, and putting everything away when you wake up in the morning. The better alternative: get a daybed.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

For homeowners who live in a studio unit, a daybed could kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. A daybed is much like a sofa, but it has a wooden or upholstered wood frame, and is deep enough to accommodate a mattress. It could act as your stylish sofa, and once you’re ready to sleep, all you have to do is bring over your comforter and lie down.

But before you trade in your sofa bed, here’s what you should look for in a daybed:

A size to accommodate a twin mattress.



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The ideal daybed should accommodate a twin-size mattress, meaning your daybed should be at least 39” deep and 75” wide (that’s approximately 1.0mtr x 1.90mtrs). This could be a bit of a challenge if your living/dining/sleeping studio can only fit a two-seater, so you better bring that measuring tape to the store!

Armrests.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

An armrest will make your bed look more like a sofa in the daytime. If you can afford it, go for one with upholstered armrests.

A generous backrest.


A generous, low or high backrest will also add to its “sofa form” in the daytime.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The only thing is that most daybeds have wood or metal backrests, so layer on the pillows for added lounging comfort.

Space underneath.


Almost all daybeds have this roomy, empty space underneath, and this is a big plus in studio units. You can add closed baskets for your bed linen, or have one customized with a trundle bed, as seen in this daybed designed by Elle Uy for this home.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Where to buy:

Furniture Source

38 Granada St., Brgy. Valencia, Quezon City, tel. (02) 410-7159

Komodo Teak

LRI Design Plaza, 210 N. Garcia St., Bel Air II, Makati, tel. (02) 403-0677

Mandaue Foam

Go to their website mandauefoam.ph for branches

West Elm

Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig City

 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Maggie Wilson's Casa Consunji Will Make Your Tropical Dream Home Possible

The store boasts of modern signature pieces made from natural elements.

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Organic Container Garden of Herbs and Vegetables

You don't need a green thumb to grow your own veggies and herbs at home.

7 Ideas to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Big

It's important to be smart about how you decorate and organize.

5 Reasons Child-Sized Furniture Is a Worthy Investment for Your Home

For one, smaller furniture is much safer for young kids to use.

7 Stores to Shop for Kids and Child-Sized Furniture (Beds, Chairs and Tables, and More)

Let your child's personality shine by choosing unique pieces for her room!

The Favorite Furniture Stores of Manila's Most Discerning

If luxe and exceedingly stylish furniture is what you're after, check this list out.

Porcelain vs Ceramic for Bathroom Tiles: Here's How and What to Choose

Should you go for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles? A licensed interior designer gives her advice

10 Cute Pots for Your Plant Babies

Give your little green friends the home they deserve!

Andi Manzano Offers a Peek at Her Line of Child-Sized Furniture (Available in October!)

The actress collaborated with a home store that specializes in furniture for babies and kids.

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

'Walang Trabahong Pang-Forever': 5 Lessons on Investing from Dimples Romana

Dimples and her husband have been investing in real estate properties since 16 years ago when they got married.

Take Note: Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets

There's a recommended general rule of thumb you should remember.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!