A trundle bed or a futon bed is essentially a low, rolling bed that is simply stored under a standard bed and is then rolled out to be used as either a sofa or as an additional bed. This is a useful piece of furniture that allows you to have the bed of your dreams on the floor and that has the space to fit all your other bed furniture. There are different sizes available that allow you to make your choice.
You may not even know it, but your bed is already a trundle bed. If you have a standard bed frame and the bedding on it, you are using trundle storage. The trundle can be hidden under the bed, so that you never see it unless you want it.
What makes this bed so useful is that you can change the mattress if you need to. With a regular bed frame, you can't really go much lower than the headboard and the footboard. This means that even if your bed doesn't fit underneath a regular bed frame, it's possible to roll out a trundle for extra bed storage space. It also means that you don't have to go back and buy more bedding at the end of the night when you get tired of the bed because there's plenty on the trundle and it's nice and warm.
This type of bed can be a little uncomfortable if you're going to be sleeping on it for a long time, however, so be aware of that. Most of the time, the mattress on a trundle will be made from foam that moulds to the shape of the body and is quite firm. It's also worth checking that you don't get too much pressure on the head from the mattress because the head support is usually not adjustable.
The bed itself is quite a large round piece of furniture. This means that it's very easy to get it in and out of the house. When you're looking to sleep, it's often preferable to be able to pull the bed straight out and go to bed straight away rather than having to sit in one position while pulling it out of the room. It's important that it fits properly with the rest of the bedroom furniture as well because the mattress may have to be folded away to move it, so make sure that it matches up with the other pieces of furniture.
The trundle can really be a great place to store clothes as well, because you can roll it out of the way if you need to store the bed for any length of time. If you have an extra wardrobe on the bottom half of the bed, you won't even have to get up to unpack it. Just roll it out and store it in its proper place. If you don't, you could potentially get the bed of your dreams ruined if you've got clothes on it and need to remove them.
The bed is very versatile and it can really make your bedroom look much better than if you had just used a standard bed. If you don't want it to match the rest of the furniture, just use a contrasting color so that the different bits of furniture don't clash.
When you're looking for a bed that's simple and compact, the trundle is a great choice. You'll be amazed how many designs and styles you can find. Even if you are going to buy a used bed, there are many pieces on sale online and you can usually find used trundle beds that have been used for years and still look brand new.