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Classic style.
 
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OR do I wait for the Ikea Hemnes daybed since it has the solid back. It might make it more comfortable for sitting...??

 
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It's really cute. But would need some kind of cushions for it to be comfortable to sit against it. If you put pillows up around it, you know how that goes....on the floor.
 
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What do you mean by WAIT for the Ikea one? Oh I know what you probably mean. You waiting to see if one pops up on Craigslist?

Did you go to Ikea and check their beds out?

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I just looked at the Ikea website. I like the ones with the storage. I think that would great for your daughter to have that storage. What do you think?
 
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It looks like the Hemmes daybed has a lip around the top edge. Do you think it does. That would not be comfortable to sit against.
 
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I love this one, more than the IKEA one.

The couple at younghouselove.com have this daybed in their DD's room:

http://www.younghouselove.com/...ittle-clara-cluster/
 
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I love this one, more than the IKEA one.

The couple at younghouselove.com have this daybed in their DD's room:

http://www.younghouselove.com/...ittle-clara-cluster/


Azul, I just looked at that site. The daybed looks so cute all dressed up Smile
 
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No Sophie, I didnt make it down to Ikea this weekend like I wanted to.

Azul, I think the younghouselove one is the same as the first picture I posted. Of course their space looks like it's out of a magazine!!
 
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Originally posted by Always1StepBehind:
No Sophie, I didnt make it down to Ikea this weekend like I wanted to.

Azul, I think the younghouselove one is the same as the first picture I posted. Of course their space looks like it's out of a magazine!!


Yep, it sure is!
 
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I like both for different reasons. #1 - the look. #2 - the storage.

Isn't this a great look for a tiny apartment?





 
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Thanks for the inspiration picture Annie.

As usualy...always a day late and a dollar short, JCPenney used to carry the daybed that matched by headboard...I always liked it but didn't think we'd be going back to a twin sized mattress.

 
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Lots of great choice available for DD!! I just thought that was a cozy look, but not for a 12 year old. Maybe something like this?





 
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I found this one on Amazon. I like how is shaped like couch, high back, low arms.

 
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Having just gotten rid of a daybed with a tall back and side arms, let me say its a PITA to change the bed with those immovable objects in the way, not to say making it up on a daily basis. Mine was in an extra guest room where some of our grandchildren slept, so I had to do it a couple dozen times a year, not daily. If neatness is your thing and you want to have your DD keep up her side on a regular basis, think more closely at what you purchase.
 
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sorry I've got the two threads regarding a daybed...In regards to making a daybed, I'm thinking A. Daybed: have a cover for the mattress so that its more like a cushion and then DD can use a blanket, comforter or large throw when she sleeps or

B. used twin mattress on a frame and have it slipcovered something like this:

 
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or this for an example.

 
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Found any more that you like?



 
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I haven't followed your entire adventure here, so maybe this has been addressed...you don't "sit" on a daybed per se, you climb up and crawl into, a daybed because it's taller than a sofa (usually). The ones without sides could work if up against two walls, creating a corner to cozy into, otherwise, I don't think it would be comfortable for "sitting" at all. Lots of pillows and bolsters will be required to create comfort as well as a cute look.

On the one I created (might have a pic on the other puter...I'll have to look), I used a body pillow and three Euro pillows on the back and two king size pillows for side bolsters, along with throw pillows...all covered in coordinating fabrics. I purchased a fitted cover for the mattress and made skirt panels for the bed frame. I did not have a pull out, but just pushed an extra mattress underneath...worked fine for the occasional extra guest.

Like I said, late to the party so just ignore me if I've been redundant! LOL


**Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain**
 
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A1SB,Love that 1st bed and even the 2nd one too.I like the design style of 1st but do understand DD needs the extra storage too.

I like reading your threads and the pics too.
 
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Well I finally made it down to Ikea this weekend. I am very much a "visual" person and had to see that Ikea daybed (picture #2) in real life before deciding if I want to pursue one on craigslist.

I really liked it. I especially liked the drawers in the trundle, big and roomy.

I was also able to get a good look at their closet systems and get some ideas there too.

I also liked a few of their dressers they had that I have seen on Craigslist. I was pleasantly surprised that they were bigger than what they look online and that they had nice big drawers.

Me and DD were discussing her side of the room set up...she said she had an idea and I said I had an idea too...so she said for me to draw my idea and then she'd do hers.

Our ideas where pretty much the same, except which wall her bed would be on. We both suggested a desk and a comfy chair, she was thinking a bean bag chair and I was thinking a comfy arm chair.
 
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Sound like a great idea!



 
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Glad you liked the IKEA daybed. My dd loves hers. She and her friends sit on it all the time when they are up in her room - her room is small so they don't have much choice. She has pillows around the back and sides, just standard pillows, with a couple of decorative toss pillows thrown in front.

We have never actually used the trundle bed but the storage drawers are awesome! Again, her room is small so having that extra storage space is great for her room.

I'm not the biggest fan of IKEA furniture, but I think this bed is very well designed and well made. It is very heavy and sturdy. I think I may have mentioned though that dh broke the inserts for the drawers (the piece that slips in to form the bottom of the drawer). They were flimsy particle board that I think wouldn't hold up well if storing a lot in the drawers. Dh has a friend who works with plastics though so he made us inserts out of recycled plastic so they are incredibly sturdy. If you do get this bed, just be careful not to put heavy things in the drawers or the bottoms will warp/sag eventually.

I looked around forever for a bed for dd and kept going back to the IKEA bed. I just couldn't find anything else that was so thoughtfully designed The fact that the drawers are separate from the trundle piece so that each can be used simultaneously is great! Just remember that if you get this bed, it is VERY heavy, so if you buy a used one, it will be hard to transport if it's all put together.

And I would definitely get two of those mattresses (we have one stacked on top of the other) - I think it is much more comfortable with two, even though it is fine with just one.
 
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