A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing a Great Sofa Bed

A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing a Great Sofa Bed

Sofa beds of today are much better looking than the sofa beds from years ago. Nowadays, we can have a functional, great looking sofa bed without breaking the bank – perfect for chilling or having some well deserved sleep. No more grubby looking sofa beds, thank you very much! But how do you know which sofa bed is the best for you? This guide will help you choose yours:


Can It Be Turned Into a Bed Easily?


You don’t want to have to keep repositioning your sofa bed in order to turn it into a bed, as they are heavier than regular sofas. This is because of the weight of the mechanism and mattress, so make sure it’s simple enough to turn into a bed and won’t need to be moved, no matter where you decide to put it in your home.


Go to View Different Models


If you can, go to view different models in the store. This will allow you to test out the ones that you like. Sit down on them to make sure the sofa part is comfortable, but most of all, ensure it’s easy to turn into a bed. Some will allow you to do it by just pressing a button, but you’ll find others a nightmare. View different models of sofa beds to make sure they aren’t too heavy, or uncomfortable. You don’t want it to be a great sofa but a rubbish bed, or vice versa. It would defeat the object of purchasing a sofa bed!


Make Sure the Mattress is the Same Size as Other Beds in the Home


You won’t want to buy separate bed linens for your sofa bed, so make sure that the mattress is the same size as other beds in your home. This means you can swap them over whenever, and don’t have to worry about spending money on sheets.


Take the Dimensions


The most important step that many people forget about is taking the dimensions of the room they intend to place the sofa bed in. If you don’t, you could end up with a sofa bed that’s far too large for the room! You may even end up with a smaller sofa bed than you’d imagined. Taking the dimensions will allow you to choose the perfect sized sofa bed to enhance the room.




When it comes to materials, there are many factors that you want to take into account. The material should be hard wearing, so you know that you’ll have this sofa bed for years to come. An easy to clean material is desirable too, especially if you’ll often have guests stay over – I find it’s nice to freshen it up after each sleep. Most of all, you want to make sure that the material is comfortable, particularly if the headrest is the same material as the sofa.


There you have it, a comprehensive guide to choosing a great sofa bed! Use these tips and you’ll impress all of your guests with your choice. Thanks for reading!

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