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Common Questions about Bedroom Furniture
Last Updated: 06/29/2009

What is a trundle bed?

If you have a few kids in the house and find yourself a little short on space, or your ceiling is too low for a bunk bed, you might want to consider a trundle bed -- a rolling bed that collapses to be stored underneath a regular stationary bed. It gives the kids a little more room to play during the day. For older tweens and teens, they're great for sleepovers.

What is a daybed?

Daybeds, like sofa beds, are combination couches and beds. They have a board or frame that wraps around three sides of the bed, much like a couch. You can line the back and sides with pillows to make it a comfortable place to sit. Day beds are different from futons, as daybeds do not fold down flat and use a traditional mattress.

What about a mattress?

Generally, beds and mattress sets are sold separately. With a box spring and matching mattress, you just need a basic frame with a few wooden planks to span the width of the bed frame. Some beds don't need the box springs. Platform beds with a short headboard fit into this category. For these, you might want to consider a memory foam mattress. You can find great deals on a variety of mattreses at The Furniture Authority.

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