Which is the best Sofa Bed for you?
A sofa bed is a super useful thing to have, and whilst it may be not be used as your main sofa in the living room, a sofa bed its the perfect item for a study or spare room.
That way you have a comfortable sofa to use all year round, for reading or relaxing on. But then should you have guests to stay, you have the perfect solution.
If you’re the sort of person who only has people over to stay once in a blue moon, then you might be better off just blowing up an air bed for the odd occasion.
However, if you’re sick of pumping up an airbed or trying to make a poor attempt at a bed on the floor out of every cushion and blanket in the house for your guests, the a sofa bed may be the way forward for you.
Sofa beds are way cooler than they used to be and are now designed to be an attractive feature of the room, just like your regular sofa would be.
Here is a round up of some of the best sofa beds we found when looking for one for the spare bedroom:
- 1 Unmatchable 3 Seat Faux Leather Sofa Bed
- 2 5 Position Folding Sleeper Chair
- 3 Chesterfield Style Sofa Bed
- 4 Palmer Sofa Bed
- 5 Ohio Sofa Bed
- 6 Houston Sofa Bed
- 7 Kelso Sofa Bed
- 8 Madden Sofa Bed
The unmatchable sofa bed features a faux leather finish, giving the appearance of a regular leather sofa.
Its style and size would make it suited to any medium sized spare bedroom. On first glance you may not even realise it was a sofa bed!
It features recline positions so you don’t have to have it completely up as a sofa or down as a bed – ideal for chilling out.
- Click Clack system for upright, recline or bed
- Realistic looking faux leather finish
- Available in black or brown finish
- Comes flat packed and is easy to assemble
- Width 183cm
- Depth 108cm
This fantastic space-saver is ideal for those who have a small sized spare bedroom, want to have guests around to sleep but don’t want to fill the room up with a larger sofa.
The sleeper chair can sit nicely at a desk or in the corner of a room and then conveniently becomes a 1-person bed when folded down.
It is very comfortable as a regular chair so serves two great purposes if you need an office chair and an extra place for friends or family to sleep.
- 5 adjustable levels on the backrest
- Removable padded cover can be washed
- Made from reinforced steel – strong and sturdy
- High praise for strength, durability and comfort
- Width: 65cm
- Length: 190.5cm
Available in both 2 or 3 seater, this Chesterfield Sofa Bed looks amazing and you wouldn’t even know it was a bed as well!
This is ideal for larger spare rooms. It could also be used in a living room as a conventional sofa and used to sleep guests on the odd occasion. Perfect for those without space to have others sleeping in spare rooms, offering the living room out instead.
It is important to note there is a minimum door frame width of 72cm with this product – or it isn’t going to fit.
- A 12 months manufacturers warranty
- Assembly included with delivery of the sofa
- Kiln-dried hardwood sturdy frame
- Removable seat covers for washing
- Available in a variety of colours to match existing decor
Size (Sleeping area size):
- Width: 114cm
- Length: 185cm
The Palmer sofa bed is a beautiful looking sofa, with the angles wooden legs it looks incredibly stylish and contemporary.
This sofa bed will fit into any home, modern sleek or classic and eclectic.
It comes is two colours, natural or charcoal and has free cushions included too, there are quite a few style options for the cushions.
This is a mid priced sofa bed that is very affordable and will last long time. It even comes with a 5 year guarantee.
We really love the mattress quality of this stylish sofa bed, it actually has pocket springs, instead of just a basic foam for the pull out bed mattress.
The Palmer is also the largest (width) sofa bed out of our top five.
- Large 3 seater sofa or a small double bed
- Easy to assemble – arms and legs only
- Super easy ‘clic clac’ action to set up bed
- 5 year guarantee
- Width 220cm
- Depth 83cm
The Ohio bed is fantastically modern looking sofa with shiny metal legs in a unique square design.
It is very well priced and a has a good robust structure.
A really useful sofa to have, as the three seats make it large enough for two people to comfortably relax on as a sofa.
It is very easy to set up and a great all rounder – available in Charcoal or Natural colours to suit your decor.
- Use as a large 3 seater sofa or small double occasional bed
- Foam Mattress
- Very easy assembly – legs only
- Easy ‘clic clac’ action
- 5 year guarantee
- Width 181cm
- Depth 88cm
The Houston sofa bed is a nice Scandinavian inspired wooden sofa.
The fabric part of the sofa is available in black, natural or chocolate colours.
We love the side storage, for magazine or books.
The foam mattress is okay sleep on occasionally but won’t withstand being used as a bed for long periods of time.
This is quite a wide sofa, 217cm, which means you get a full sized double as the pull out sleeper.
- This is a large 2 seater sofa or a pull out full sized double bed
- Minimal assembly
- Foam sleeping mattress
- 5 year guarantee
- Width 217cm
- Depth 82cm
The Kelso is perfect if you don’t have much room to fit a sofa bed. When used as a sofa, it is the same sort of size as a snuggle chair – big enough for one person to stretch out an relax on, or for two people to snuggle up together on.
There are no bulky arms or sides, which help to make as small as possible (only 120cm wide.)
It is available in a wide range of colours; Natural, Coffee, Nickel, Mulberry, Nutmeg, Charcoal, Mink or Teal.
This sofa bed deign can be ordered as a single, small double or standard double size, so you can pick the perfect size for your needs.
It can also be ordered with or without storage, ordering without storage is a quick way to save £100.
- Medium sized sofa coverts to a small double bed.
- Ready assembled
- Sprung slatted frame and foam mattress
- Really easy pull out action
- 5 year guarantee
- Width 120cm
- Depth 81cm
The Madden sofa is pretty big and robust.
It will comfortably fit two people on the pull out bed which is made of a good quality foam for comfort.
We love that the chaise piece can be switched from the left to the right side. So if you want to change your room around you can.
The chaise part makes this sofa extremely comfortable to lounge on as you can put your feet up and lie back.
The Madden sofa bed is the most expensive sofa bed in our review, but still won’t break the bank.
This is a large sofa and sofa bed, (the pull out bed is actually a full sized double.)
It is available in Natural or Grey and you get to choose 2 free decorative cushions.
We love this stylish and robust sofa bed and it would suit any home, is has a timeless and contemporary style and fabric so will not be easily dated.
- Large 3 seater or full double pull out bed
- Ottoman Storage
- Foam sleeping area
- Minimal assembly
- The chaise ends can be changed to left or right depending on the layout of your room
- Width 215cm
- Depth 88cm
Are Sofa Beds Comfortable? Sofa beds are comfortable to sleep on, but nothing will be able to compare to a traditional bed and mattress. Typically, sofa beds tend to be firmer as they are usually made from foam, which is one of the firmest materials for sofas. Plus, the mattresses can also be quite shallow.
- Look for a Hardwood Frame. ...
- Look for a Good-Quality Open-and-Close Mechanism. ...
- Feel for Smooth Edges on All Inner Mechanisms. ...
- Check Mattress for Quality. ...
- Test It. ...
- Measure It.
Sleeper Sofa vs.
Most sofa beds are similar to futons. This type of furniture lies flat, forming a bed, and doesn't have a traditional mattress. However, sleeper sofas include a buried mattress within their frame that you can easily unfold or fold when needed.
Although sofa beds are comfy, we wouldn't recommend sleeping on them every night. If you are worried about your back, we recommend a memory foam mattress topper.
How long do sleeper sofas last? A standard couch will last for seven to 15 years—though this time frame will vary depending on its construction and how you use it. In general, you can expect a well-made sleeper sofa to last a similar length of time, but it also depends on how you use it.
Removing the bed from a sleeper sofa is an especially good idea when you move to a different home or if you need to discard the sofa. By removing the bed you remove a considerable amount of weight from the sofa itself. By breaking up the weight, it makes moving both the sofa and the bed a much easier task.
- #1: Leather. Leather is easy to clean. ...
- #2: Linen. A tough and rough textile. ...
- #3: Cotton. Woven cotton fabric is durable. ...
- #4: Wool. Wool blends are durable and warm. ...
- #5: Suede. The tough and durable suede. ...
- #6: Velvet. Embrace the lush life with a velvet couch. ...
- 7: Chenille. ...
Sofa beds are a good investment if you're on a budget
If yours is a small furniture buying budget, buying a sofa bed can save you money because you can use one single piece of furniture for two purposes: seating and sleeping. And, you needn't spend a fortune on a good quality sofa bed, either.
Sofa beds are particularly useful for living rooms, guest rooms, home offices, studio apartments, and practically any home that is short on sleeping space. A regular bed takes up a huge amount of floor space and generally has a singular purpose (you can sometimes get beds with under bed storage).
Your Partner Could Need Space
Needless to say, this kind of health takes time and space. It doesn't happen in one little talk. So, sleeping on the couch can be a good sign if it means your partner is creating space to reflect and mull things over."
We get asked this a lot and the simple answer is yes - so long as you choose the right one. Sofa Beds come in all shapes and sizes, some are designed as a sofa and have a mechanism inserted into the wooden frame, typically these are the types where you have to remove the cushions.
Can a daybed be used as a couch? Absolutely! Whether you have a modern rustic living room or an elegant living room, a daybed can fit into any decor scheme. The furniture piece serves several functions, and can easily double up as a couch, a reading spot, a lounger, or even a guest bed.
Made from plush memory foam with a rich velvet finish, the futon makes for a comfortable base to both sleep and sit.