The 10 Best Trundle Beds for Space Saving and Style

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Trundle beds are perfect space-saving solutions for anyone who hosts guests or sleepovers. Typically, a trundle bed accommodates a twin-size mattress and slides out from underneath a daybed, offering an extra bed whenever needed. And since many of them don’t look like traditional beds, you can place a trundle bed in virtually any room in the home, from the living room to the home office or guest room and it won’t look out of place. But of course, they also make a great addition to bedroom furniture.

1. Tia Twin Daybed with Trundle

Tia Twin Daybed with Trundle

Brand: Raymour & Flanigan

Price at publishing: $529.90

Featuring clean lines punctuated by smart nailhead accents, this trundle bed will look great in just about any space. You can choose from two colors—Gray or Blue—both of which can complement a wide variety of color schemes.

The bed has a modest size that makes it a particularly great fit for small spaces. Meanwhile, slats support both the daybed on top, as well as the pull-out trundle bed underneath, so whoever spends time on it will be well supported.

Many reviewers also chose to store their bedding underneath the daybed on the trundle to save space and make it easy to make the bed for overnight guests.

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2. Kid's Twin-Size Bed with Trundle

Kid

Brand: Max & Lily

Price at publishing: $579

If you’re looking for a kid’s bed that will please the style sensibility of any design-loving adult, consider this twin-size bed with a pull-out trundle that transforms it into a bunk bed in an instant.

It comes in eight different finishes so you’ll have no trouble fitting it into any color palette, and it’s crafted from solid wood with a non-toxic finish, so you won’t have to worry about your kids jumping on the bed or inhaling any VOCs.

However, some reviewers note that the trundle bed fits very tightly underneath the top portion, so if you have carpet, you might need to use shims to raise it a bit and allow for a smoother opening of the trundle.

According to Elizabeth Lo, founder of Designs by Elo, “I love this twin bed because of its clean and classic design, suitable for any guest or children's room with any decor and style. It is made of durable, non-toxic and low VOC finishes, comes in a variety of color options, and holds up to 400 pounds.”

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3. Urban Trundle

Urban Daybed & Trundle

Brand: West Elm

Price at publishing: $1,199-$1,499

This gorgeous daybed looks so beautiful as a standalone piece that you’d never guess it conceals a trundle bed that slides out on casters and has enough space for a twin-size mattress.

The daybed is also highly customizable, allowing you to choose from a variety of flat weave, textured, and velvet fabrics. But no matter which you choose, you’ll be investing in comfort as the daybed’s deep-seated design makes it almost too easy to enjoy a mid-afternoon nap.

Given it’s beautiful look, it’s no surprise that this daybed is designer-approved: “This ultra-chic daybed is amazing because it’s a daybed and a trundle bed in one piece. I also love that it comes in multiple sizes, fabric options, and colors for a custom look,” says Elizabeth Lo.

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4. Kids Trundle Bed Frame

Kids Trundle Bed Frame

Brand: Harriet Bee

Price at publishing: $1,699

This trundle bed frame, complete with a modern curved headboard, is pricier than many of the others on this list, but its solid wood frame made from sustainable hardwood is definitely built to last.

The trundle daybed is also finished with a zero-VOC varnish, so you can rest assured that your child and any overnight guests won’t be inhaling any toxic fumes while they sleep.

The space-saving bed can be fitted with two twin-size mattresses, or you can keep the trundle bed mattress-free and use it for extra storage space. However, one reviewer mentioned that the trundle ball bearings scratched their floors, so you might consider protecting your floors before moving the bed in.

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5. Bechtold Daybed with Trundle

Bechtold Daybed with Trundle

Brand: Harriet Bee

Price at publishing: $410

This space-saving daybed is equal parts modern, minimal, and practical. One of the stand-out features of the built-in trundle bed is that it can pull out to extend the daybed from a twin-size bed to a king-size bed, making it a great fit if you host a lot of couples and need a guest bed with plenty of space.

The bed also features two storage drawers perfect for bedding or other bedroom essentials, and you can easily access them regardless of whether the bed is extended or not.

However, the bed has a lower maximum weight capacity than most of the other twin trundle beds on this list at just 200 pounds, and some reviewers note that while the solid wood slat supports are strong, the MDF frame isn’t the most durable.

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6. Monarch Hill Ambrosia Twin Daybed with Trundle

Monarch Hill Ambrosia Twin Daybed with Trundle

Brand: Harriet Bee

Price at publishing: $709.99

With its diamond-tufted back and curved armrests, this luxe daybed offers a hint of old Hollywood glamour. It also comes in five rich colors, including Pastel Pink, Blue, and Light Gray, making it a dreamy addition to most bedroom designs.

Bentwood slats support both the daybed and pull-out trundle bed, which sits on casters that make it easy to use whenever you need an extra bed. And both the trundle and the daybed can accommodate a twin-size mattress, so it can easily sleep two.

But keep in mind that quite a few reviewers mention that the various colors don’t look exactly as pictured in person, so you might want to check reviewer photos to better determine the accuracy of each hue.

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7. West Elm x pbk Mid-Century Bed & Trundle Set

West Elm x pbk Mid-Century Bed & Trundle Set

Brand: West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids

Price at publishing: $399

Rocking a mid-century modern-inspired design, this adorable platform bed features long airy legs that provide just enough height to neatly tuck the trundle bed underneath.

You can top the trundle bed with a twin-size mattress to make sleepovers a breeze, or you can keep it mattress-free and use it as extra storage for your little one’s toys, clothes, and bedding.

The trundle bed comes in two finishes—Acorn and White—with each crafted using child-safe, water-based paint. The bed’s construction is made with a mix of FSC-certified solid wood and MDF acacia and basswood veneers, and the trundle bed is fitted with casters so even little ones can pull the bed out with ease.

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8. Glenwillow Tufted Trundle

Glenwillow Home Tufted Upholstered Twin Daybed with Trundle

Brand: Glenwillow Home

Price at publishing: $328.99

This daybed’s low-profile design gives it a minimal look, while tufted details lend an air of sophistication. The bed comes in three neutral hues—Beige, Dark Gray, and Stone—so you’ll be hard-pressed to find a space that it wouldn’t look good in.

The pull-out trundle bed sits on casters making it easy to access, and both the trundle and the daybed accommodate a twin-size mattress so it can comfortably sleep two people.

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9. Enyopro Trundle Bed

Premium Daybed with Trundle

Brand: Enyopro

Price at publishing: $205.99

This trundle bed’s curved metal frame is a great fit for a modern farmhouse or cottagecore aesthetic, but it’s versatile enough to seamlessly elevate other designs as well. You can also choose from a White or Black metal frame, depending on your color scheme.

Like the other daybeds on this list, you won’t need a boxspring for this beauty, but you can fit it with two twin-size mattresses for a space-saving sleep solution. The trundle bed also sits on casters that you can lock in place.

Reviewers love this bed for its versatility and affordability, but a few mention that assembly isn’t the easiest, so it might be helpful to grab an assembly partner to assist.

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10. Eden Metal Daybed with Trundle

ZINUS Eden Metal Daybed with Trundle

Brand: Zinus

Price at publishing: $190

At less than $200 at the time of this writing, this metal daybed-trundle bed is great for anyone who’s on a budget or simply loves a classic metal frame look.

The bed’s frame is made from steel that can support up to 350 pounds, and both the daybed and trundle bed can fit any twin-size mattress, but you can optionally purchase it with a daybed and trundle mattress included.

However, some reviewers complained that the casters aren’t very durable, breaking with moderate use, so it might work best for use in a guest room that’s used more sparingly as opposed to the main bed.

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What should you consider when buying a trundle bed?

Size and Function

Before deciding on a trundle bed, consider how much extra space you have and need, as well as what you’ll use the bed for. “Think function and size first,” advises Elizabeth Lo. “You want the trundle bed to fit the space when it is rolled out, as well as seamlessly serve the function in the room when it is not in use.”

For instance, if you plan to use the trundle bed in a child’s room for sleepovers, maybe you want a twin-size trundle bed with a metal frame as opposed to upholstery, which stains more easily. On the other hand, if you host lots of adult guests, a full-size bed or even king-size trundle bed with a memory foam mattress might work best.

Materials

Trundle beds come in a variety of materials, from metal frames to solid wood and MDF. “Choose a frame that is made of durable and high-quality materials,” recommends Elizabeth. Solid wood frames tend to be the most durable, followed by metal frames and MDF frames.

“Choose a frame that is made of durable and high-quality materials."

If you only plan to use the trundle bed for a kid’s sleepover on occasion, then you can get away with a less-durable frame. But if you plan to host adults on it or use it regularly, then a solid wood or steel frame is a good investment.

A great way to determine the strength and durability of a trundle bed is by looking at its weight capacities. Some trundle beds max out at 150 or 200 pounds, while others can hold 400 pounds or more.

Style

“Once you've narrowed down and done your search, go for a style that matches your aesthetic,” advises Elizabeth. Fortunately, you can find a trundle bed to suit just about any style, from modern farmhouse and traditional to contemporary, mid-century, and eclectic.

For example, metal frames, especially white metal frames, tend to work well with modern farmhouse and cottage aesthetics, while an upholstered daybed with tufts or nailhead accents will complement a more traditional look. At the end of the day, the best style for you depends on your unique style sensibility and aesthetic.

Trundle Bed FAQs

What’s the point of a trundle bed?

Trundle beds are helpful space-saving solutions for anyone who needs an extra bed or sleeping space for guests and sleepovers. Unlike futons, they usually take the form of daybeds when not in use, and they can work well in a wide variety of spaces, styles, and rooms.

What is the difference between a trundle bed and a daybed?

Trundle beds are often attached to daybeds. “You can sleep and sit on the daybed as if it were a couch, whereas a trundle bed is meant for sleeping and tucked away under the daybed when not in use,” says Elizabeth.

Meet the expert

At Living Cozy, we produce our content alongside interior design and home decor experts. In this guide, you’ll advice from Elizabeth Lo, Founder of Designs by Elo. Designs by Elo is an Interior Design studio assisting full service residential design and boutique styled commercial spaces.

Written by
Kelly Weimert
Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and interior design expert with 10 years of experience writing about design and home decor. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
Kelly Weimert
Written by
Kelly Weimert
Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and interior design expert with 10 years of experience writing about design and home decor. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
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