Tuesday, 22 August 2023
Sofa beds are a great addition to any home. They offer superb flexibility for last-minute guests staying over and provide an extra seating solution for any room.
So, should you get a sofa bed and what are the benefits? We’ve shared a handy checklist to help you decide…
5 benefits of a sofa bed
There are lots of benefits for owning a sofa bed, but here are our top five reasons:
Do you need an extra bed but not all the time?
Many modern homes are limited on space, especially compact new builds, so a sofa bed can be really useful. If you’re a family of four or five you might not have a spare room for people to stay in. A sofa bed gives you an extra bed whenever you need it, especially when you're short on space. Whether you have friends or family staying, or a child’s last-minute sleepover, simply pull out the sofa bed for your overnight guests.
Do you live in a student room, flat or apartment?
A sofa bed is your space saviour! A sofa bed provides an economical, space-saving solution for combining living and sleeping areas. You can use the sofa in the day and then simply pull or lift the mechanism to create a bed in the evening. Perfect for making the most of any room where you are limited on space but tend to spend a lot of time. Great for students and young people’s first homes.
Do you need a flexible seating arrangement?
Nowadays, there are some fantastic sofa options that include sofa bed functionality. Some 3-seat chaise sofas can be adjusted to the left or right to suit different room layouts and have a simple, slide-out bed. So, you can quickly change your room to suit the situation, such as parties and gatherings. And at the same time, you can offer your guests a handy sleeping option too. Many models also include built-in storage.
Do you need a comfy but temporary bed?
Sofa beds are so versatile, there are countless scenarios where this essential piece of home furniture can be used. If you are renovating your bedroom, you can sleep on a sofa bed in another room. If you need to move into a short-term rental, your sofa bed is a dual-purpose item that can be used day and night. And if you have a holiday cottage, you can add extra beds to your accommodation, as and when required.
Do you have teenagers or adult children living at home?
Whether your child has returned from uni, or they’re saving up for a house deposit, a sofa bed is a great option while they stay with you. As well as being a comfy seating solution, this will give them the ability to have extra guests to stay. A sofa bed can turn a bedroom into a multiuse living space, giving people more privacy. And as a parent, you can claim back your own living room sofa and enjoy some privacy too!
How to buy a sofa bed
When it comes to buying a sofa bed, you need to measure up the space intended for this piece of furniture. Bear in mind that you will have to calculate how much room the sofa bed will take once it has been pulled out and into position. Sofa beds typically take up the equivalent area of a double bed, so you will need to allow enough surrounding space.
Who will be using the sofa bed and how often will it be used? Check the mechanism for unfolding the sofa bed as these can vary, and the ease of use needs to be considered. If you are likely to be using it regularly as a sofa, make sure this furniture item has deep padding for extra comfort. You need to make sure your body is supported when seated or asleep.
Sofa beds can be used however you choose, and are available in a wide range of designs, colours and covers. Comfortable, versatile and stylish, a sofa bed is an essential furniture item. When you have guests staying over, you can transform any room in your home into a temporary bedroom, creating a brand-new space at a moment’s notice.
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