Regardless of the size of your home, it is a good idea to have some multi-functional, space saving furniture. These are two or more pieces of furniture in one, and our sofa beds, chairs and futons are just that. A handy sofa or place for you to sit, that can quickly can be turned into a bed for your overnight guests. Add one to your existing living room furniture, or add one to your study area, guest bedroom or any of your spare rooms. Check out how much room you have, and that any furniture you need to move when you are opening your instant bed needs to be easy to move. Also, how is your fold out sofa going to look with the rest of the room? A grey sofa bed will compliment your décor, providing a classic look that can be accessorised with bolder colours like yellow and mustard. Looking for something more traditional? A leather sofa bed will be a timeless addition to your furniture, and come in a range of colours. They look like a conventional sofa so will blend in with your other lounge furniture, and are sturdy enough to sleep regular overnight guests. Another great option are corner sofa beds which can give you a lot of seating and sleeping area for their size, and they tend to have sturdy mechanisms so will be a great investment. If you are looking for something a bit different then a futon can look stylish, be it with a wooden or metal frame, however they are best for occasional use. Kid’s rooms are place where a single sofa bed or a chair bed will come in handy – sit on them during story time, and handy too for those sleep overs. Many come with removable covers or can be wiped clean.
Another important feature to consider is the mechanism. A sofa bed with a foldout mattress is one where the seat and cushions fold out onto the floor creating a mattress. With a clic clac mechanism the backrest of this sofa bed pushes down flat then clicks into position so there is no danger of it collapsing in the middle of the night. Another mechanism is that of the pull-out bed frame where a metal frame is located under the seat of the sofa and it is pulled out to create the bed with a frame to support it from underneath. Our guide will give you tips and advise on how to choose the most comfortable sofa bed.
Looking to redecorate your living room? If you're trying to save space, a corner sofa will make a welcome addition to any living room. It'll feel spacious and will fit neatly into smaller areas. They also have room to stretch out so add some cushions with quirky graphics for a fun touch, or a sofa throw for those chillier nights. Browse our wide range of entertainment units in solid wood and display cabinets with antique detailing. We've also got a selection of console tables to keep your tech tidy and your keys safe. If your space is smaller, opt for a narrow console table so you don't have to compromise style over space.