Sofa beds are the perfect solution for people who need a guest or spare bedroom, but don't want to lose living space in their homes. They come in a variety of sizes with two and three seaters being the most popular option. Larger sizes are also available.
The style of sofa bed chosen will depend on what will work best with your home's décor. Sofa beds are available in a wide array of colours, so you will be able to find one that suits the room's colour scheme.
For those who are after something a little more quirky, sofa beds are also available in a range of shapes. Corner sofa beds are a great option for those who need extra seating space.
Typical types of sofa bed
There are various types of sofa bed. The one you choose will depend on the style that suits the room, how often it will be used, what space is available and how easy it is to set up. Here are a few popular examples:
The traditional two fold sofa bed will typically pull out from beneath the cushions. This style will often have a thicker mattress.
Trundle sofa beds are on wheels or castors, which is ideal if you are not sure where to put it. As this sofa bed is so mobile, it can be moved as many times as you like.
Clic clac sofa beds are generally easy to set up and usually involve one simple action to turn the sofa into a bed.
Some sofa beds will come with storage drawers. These are a great way of keeping the bedding to hand when people visit and it also gives your guest somewhere to put their belongings. Other sofa beds are able to corner or section off a room quite nicely.
and also giving guests somewhere to put their things when the bed is in use. Other sofa beds are able to corner or section off a room quite nicely.
Sofa beds for children
Sofa beds are also a popular option for children's bedrooms. They usually come in the style of a futon bed, which is simple for a child to set up. Available in a wide variety of bright colours and eye catching designs, children's sofa beds are a fun and convenient way of maximising your child's bedroom space.
Materials for sofa beds
Sofa beds will generally come in one of three covering styles, which includes faux leather, leather, fabric coverings. Leather sofa beds are often easier to maintain, whilst fabric sofa beds can be more comfortable for some people.
It all depends on what's going to work best in the living space available, and for the lifestyle of the people living there.