Posted by Bridget Reed

What Is a Trundle Bed?

5 min read

The bedroom, often regarded as a sanctuary for relaxation, poses unique challenges. You want room for activities, a cozy corner to curl up with a book, and, let's not forget, space for your coveted wardrobe. 

Often, a bulky bed can turn your sanctuary into a cramped space that hampers your zen. Enter the trundle bed. We like to think of it as a sleep solution that has evolved with the times. 

It offers the joy of having an extra bed without the nuisance of wasted space. It's the epitome of space-efficient living, where every square inch is put to optimal use, like a well-thought-out puzzle. 

A trundle bed offers unmatched versatility — ideal for families, singles, and everyone in between. It's adaptable, practical, and stylish. 

The Anatomy of a Trundle Bed

At first glance, a trundle bed appears as a single piece of furniture. Yet, tucked beneath its surface lies a second bed. Let’s delve into the mechanics. The hidden component is typically mounted on wheels or a gliding mechanism. 

With just a pull, the second bed rolls out smoothly, offering another comfortable space to rest. The craftsmanship of trundle beds varies, presenting a multitude of choices. You can opt for a wooden frame made of oak, cherry, or walnut, each exuding a distinct character. 

Often built with robust alloys, metal frames offer a contemporary twist and are usually lighter. The rolling bed neatly tucks under the primary bed and aligns perfectly, making it easy to disguise with a bed skirt or a cleverly designed frame.

Some trundle beds come with drawers, perfect for storing extra linens or even seasonal clothes. Let's not forget the mattress — the critical component that dictates sleep quality. 

The primary and secondary beds can accommodate different types of mattresses, be it memory foam, innerspring, or latex. It all boils down to your preference for firmness and support. While a trundle bed seems like a single entity, it’s actually a blend of intelligent components that synergize to offer both form and function.

How Do I Optimize My Bedroom?

Who wouldn’t want to live in an organized, spacious environment? However, the benefits extend far beyond surface aesthetics. 

Psychological research indicates that a tidy living space can reduce stress, improve focus, and even elevate your mood. A trundle bed epitomizes this ethos of spatial efficiency. 

Like the trundle bed, our Clean & Cool™ fabric is a scientific marvel. Inspired by NASA's thermal regulation technology, the fabric adjusts to your body temperature. You won’t wake up in a cold sweat or shivering in the middle of the night. 

Plus, our Clean & Cool™ fabric is infused with silver fibers that fend off bacteria, making your bed a hostile environment for germs and prolonging the freshness of your linens. Whether it's optimizing physical space through a trundle bed's design or enhancing comfort with technologically advanced linens, science is your silent partner in achieving the bedroom of your dreams.

Who Benefits From a Trundle Bed?

Let’s delve into the range of people who could utilize a trundle bed to its fullest. 

  • Shared kids’ rooms become playgrounds of potential with these beds
  • Guest rooms morph into a versatile sleeping sanctuary
  • Tiny apartments can be transformed with ease. 

The Secret Ingredient: Bedding

Your trundle bed becomes far more than just a convenient space-saver when swathed in the right linens. It becomes a space where comfort, hygiene, and sustainability coalesce into a unique experience. 

This transformation truly comes to life with our Miracle Made® Sheet Set. Packed with advanced features, these sheets are nothing short of a miracle for your guest trundle bed — or any bed, for that matter!

Let’s not forget the touch and feel. When your guests slip into bed, they’ll notice immediately how luxuriously soft these sheets are. Trust us, once they wrap themselves in our bedding collection, they’ll never want to get up. 

Thanks to silver-infused and NASA-inspired fabrics, Miracle Made® Bedding is designed to help keep you at the perfect temperature all night long to help you have the best night’s sleep possible. Each night becomes a luxurious retreat, renewing your guests for the day ahead. 

So there you have it! A trundle bed paired with Miracle Made® Sheets isn't just a practical solution for space and sleep. It’s a holistic approach to better living. From science-backed comfort to eco-conscious sustainability, we’ve got you covered — literally!

How Do I Maintain a Trundle Bed?

Maintaining a trundle bed doesn’t have to feel like a never-ending chore. You can keep your hideaway sleeping solution functioning like a dream with a few simple routines. Regularly oiling the wheels ensures that the trundle glides out effortlessly whenever you need that extra sleeping space. 

A dust-free frame is not just pleasing to the eye but also extends the lifespan of your bed. Just a quick swipe with a microfiber cloth can do wonders. But let's shift gears and talk about the pièce de résistance of easy upkeep: the linens.

Frequent washing can be a hassle, and let’s not even start on the environmental toll it takes. Our game-changing sheets and towels are designed to simplify your life. How? With the power of antimicrobial silver.

Silver has fantastic antimicrobial properties. The silver in our Miracle Made® Sheets and towels targets bacteria, slashing its growth rate by up to a staggering 99.7%. Reduced bacterial growth leads to fewer odors and stains, making your linens feel fresh for longer periods. 

Instead of constant washing, you do laundry up to three times less often than with conventional linens. That’s less time sorting, washing, drying, and folding — and more time enjoying the comfort of your trundle bed or doing anything else you love.

Less frequent laundry days also mean less wear and tear on your sheets and towels. They will look new and feel sumptuous for a much longer time. Plus, you’re conserving water and energy, championing sustainability without even trying.

Bedtime Just Got Better

The trundle bed is an unmissable solution if you’ve been searching for ways to maximize space without compromising comfort or style. Crafted to simplify life and declutter your living space, it's no wonder that this nifty piece of furniture has garnered such a following. 

Yet, the bed is only half the story. You need linens that can stand up to the task and elevate your sleeping experience to the next level.

That’s where we come in. Our sheets aren't your run-of-the-mill fabric. You’ll stay at the ideal temperature all night. A match made in heaven with the trundle bed, our linens offer added comfort, reduced laundry loads, and a fresher sleep environment.


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Best Temperature for Sleep | Sleep Foundation

Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticle-Coated Fabric and Leather Against Odor and Skin Infection Causing Bacteria | Springer Link

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