Best Daybed for Adults 2021 Review


Daybeds are one of those key furniture pieces that allow you to transform your home when needed. They can be adapted to accommodate guests over the holidays or loaded with cushions to make a comfy couch.

We scouted several online and brick-and-mortar retailers to find the best daybed for adults. Our research led us to find out more than we expected… much more.

They often include trundle beds below the frame adding up to 2 extra sleeping options for guests! The standard size is a twin daybed (75″ x 39″) but narrow twin daybeds (75″ x 30″) also make a great solution for kids and small adults.

The durable steel frame options below even serve as the perfect patio sofa for enjoying the outdoors in summer.

IMPORTANT: Twin Mattresses not included* You can find the best mattress for daybeds here.

Top Rated Daybeds for Grownups

DHP ManilaMetalYesCheck Price
ZINUS BrandiMetal (Narrow)NoCheck Price
HomeleganceUpholsteredYesCheck Price
ZINUS EdenMetalNoCheck Price
DHP HalleFaux LeatherYesCheck Price

1. DHP Twin Sized Victorian Metal Daybed

DHP Manila Metal Daybed and Trundle, Twin Size Daybed and Trundle, Multifunctional, White

Classic style with bed or storage options below.

This classic design is our winner not just for its simple Victorian style, but for the additional storage or sleeping space below. It delivers a collection of options to suit a multitude of needs.

The daybed can comfortably support 400 pounds of weight making it the ideal daybed sleep solution for grownups. The roll-out trundle supports 225 pounds so is perfect for children or lighter adults. The clearance between the roll-out bed and daybed is also large enough to accommodate an 8 inch mattress so comfort will be no question.

It’s also available in 4 colors so you can select the best option to match your home’s color palette.

If you have hardwood or laminate floors, the locking wheels may slip a little but a set of furniture stoppers would sort this out if it worries you.

This is the daybed for you if you need more that one sleeping area for friends, family or grand-kids.


  • Accommodates a full twin mattress
  • Trundle bed built in below the daybed
  • Different color finishes available
  • Available in White, Millennial Pink, Bronze and Gold
  • Easy to assemble
  • Also available in full size daybed: 77.5″ Long x 56″ Wide x 41.5 High


  • Mattress not included


  • Size: 77.50” Long x 41.50” Wide x 41.50” Tall
  • Daybed Weight Capacity: 400 pounds
  • Trundle Weight Capacity: 225 pounds
  • Finish: Metal with metal slat supports
  • Warranty: 1 Year

2. Zinus Brandi “NARROW” Twin Frame including Mattress

Zinus Brandi Quick Lock 30 Inch Wide Day Bed Frame and Foam Mattress Set

A sturdy, contemporary look with 5 year warranty.

The Zinus is 31.5 inches wide compared to a standard twin width of 38 inches. This makes it ideal for smaller spaces without compromising on the length needed for an adult to sleep comfortably. It is however more suited to sitting on.

It is only 25.5 inches off the floor which may be low for some, but makes is the ideal height for children.  Risers can easily be added if you want to make it taller.

Because it is not as deep at a standard twin daybed, it is the ideal sofa/bed solution for a small study/guest room. It also suits narrow areas like entrance halls if you plan to use it as seating when not accommodating guests. With only a few back support pillows, it’s a really comfortable seating option but isn’t the best sleeping daybed.


  • 5 inch foam mattress included (narrow)
  • Narrower to suit smaller spaces
  • Classic design


  • If you want a standard twin, this design width is a few inches short (31.5 inches in total)


  • Size: 76.50” Long x 31.50” Wide x 25.50” Tall
  • Daybed Weight Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Finish: Metal with metal slat supports
  • Warranty: 5 years

3. Homelegance Fabric Upholstered Daybed

Homelegance Tulney Fabric Upholstered Daybed with Trundle, Twin, Gray

Elegant upholstered daybed with trundle drawer.

This beautifully finished daybed with tufted backing and armrest detail has that hotel-style look that will make a statement piece in any room.

Its twin sized seating makes it super comfortable as a sofa and offers more than enough bed space. Neatly built into the base is the trundle drawer which creates an additional sleeping or lounging area.

The back side of the couch is not upholstered; instead, it has a plain backing so is best placed against a wall or back to back with a chest of drawers or similar piece of furniture. This does not, however, detract from the overall of this attractive piece.

If you are looking for a daybed to use as a sofa in a lounge, this gorgeous styled bed is perfect.


  • Trundle bed drawer built in below the daybed
  • Elegant finish
  • A beautiful feature piece for any room
  • Available in 3 fabric colors. Grey, dark grey and brown
  • Wooden slat support


  • The back panel is not upholstered
  • Mattress not included


  • Size: 75.8” Long x 38.6” Wide x 12.2 Tall
  • Finish: Upholstered

4. Zinus Eden Twin Daybed

Zinus Eden Twin Daybed / Steel Slat Support

Best daybed frame on a budget.

The Zinus Eden Twin Daybed is very similar in style to the previous Zinus product on our list, but with 3 distinct differences. One, it sits higher from the ground at 38 inches instead of 25.5 inches. Secondly, it is a standard twin size so will fit a standard twin mattress and thirdly, it has an extended backrest making it more of a traditional sofa style with a backrest.

It supports the 250 pounds of weight making it ideal for kids and the average sized adult.

Its no-fuss lines make it easy to incorporate into any setting and just as easy to assemble.

If you’re looking for a simple yet sturdy design that can be used anywhere from a bedroom to an outdoor patio, this design is for you.


  • Clean, modern design
  • Standard twin size
  • Easy to assemble


  • Mattress not included


  • Size: 77” Long x 39” Wide x 38” Tall
  • Daybed Weight Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Finish: Metal frame with metal slat supports
  • Warranty:  5 years

5. Faux Leather Sofa Bed with Sleighed Armrests

DHP Halle Sofa Bed, Brown, Twin

Quality faux leather finish with pull out trundle.

We love the high padded back and sides of this daybed. For both bed and sofa, it is comfortable and spacious. The leather finish looks great in any setting.

It is a sturdy piece of furniture that should ideally be built where it will be placed as its heavy to move once assembled.

If you plan to use it primarily as a couch, we’d recommend adding a piece of plywood between the mattress and wooden slats for additional support.

The leather-look makes this daybed a great fit for a study that doubles up as a guest room.


  • Attractive stand-alone sofa
  • Trundle bed built in below the daybed
  • Can be used with or without the trundle below
  • Trundle area can be used as a bed or extra storage
  • Wooden support slats
  • Easy to assemble


  • A small number of people struggle with assembly
  • Mattresses not included


  • Size: 84.5” Long x 40” Wide x 38” Tall
  • Daybed Weight Capacity: 400 pounds
  • Trundle Bed Weight Capacity: 225 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year

Buyers Guide

Best Value for Money

Our number 1 selection, the DHP, as well as the two Zinus daybed frames,  are all excellent value for money. The narrow Zinus which we have rated number 2 has the added benefit of including the mattress which makes ordering your full daybed setup that much simpler.

Most Versatile Daybed

Depending on your intended use for the daybed, all offer the convenience of seating and sleeping. This leads us to rate the 3 trundle options in our review as the most versatile. They offer a whole additional sleep or storage spot which is a real winner if you have more people to accommodate over the holidays.

Highest Weight Capacity

Both the DHP twin-sized Victorian and the leather look sofa bed boast a 400 pound weight capacity so can handle most house guests. Plus, the roll-out trundles can handle an average-sized adult or children with ease.

Bed for Style

Style comes down to individual preference, but we can say with certainty that there is something here for everyone. From simple classic lines to ornate and detailed the above selection are all attractive pieces of furniture, some of which are even available in different colors.  Depending on your personal style, you will find a daybed that will fit in perfectly in your home.

Bianca Birgit

Bianca is the editor and product review curator at  Having tested countless mattresses, furniture items, and home appliances, she is dedicated to finding the perfect balance between usability and affordability in her comprehensive, to-the-point articles.

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