With no extra bedroom, sometimes it’s hard to find a place for guests to stay. If you don’t want or need bunk beds and don’t want to put grandma on the couch, a popular option is a trundle bed.
A trundle bed is basically just a twin size bed on casters that rolls out from under a regular twin size bed or a daybed. When not in use, it can simply be rolled under the bed, hidden behind a dust ruffle and forgotten about until another guest arrives. Much like the old-style Murphy beds, this is a true space saver.
The most popular style of trundle bed is the daybed. Although you can purchase a daybed without a trundle, most people opt for the trundle to provide extra sleeping space in their home. Trundle beds can also be purchased on their own to be slid under any regular bed.
Some trundle beds look like part of the bed. For example, a popular style is a bed that looks like a captain’s bed and the trundle is hidden behind a faux drawer panel under the bed. It just slides out like a drawer to provide that extra sleeping spot.
There are many online resources for trundle beds, some of which provide purchasing advice as well as have trundle beds for sale.
At www.kidsfurnituremart.com, there are a wide variety of trundle beds available, including Mission style trundle beds and daybeds. Most items have free shipping.
Visit www.onewayfurniture.com for a look at the Casey Maple Trundle Daybed, which is a true daybed with the faux drawer look for the trundle bed. In honey maple with a slatted back, this bed is designed for the ultimate in flexibility, with the bed fitting into a multitude of room styles. This website also offers free shipping.
Even Costco gets in on the trundle bed act. At www.costco.com, you can purchase several different trundle beds, some in wood and others with painted wood. The birch trundle bed features a pull-out bed – again with that faux drawer look – that converts into a three-bay storage drawer if not used with a mattress.
At www.humbleabode.com, you can choose from a variety of beds, including a basic twin with a pop-up trundle underneath, a captain’s bed with the faux drawer bed, or a daybed.