Choosing the right sofa bed for you

February 9, 2011 Comments Off on Choosing the right sofa bed for you

If you don’t have the luxury of a guest bedroom then sofa beds are the perfect alternative.

However, it’s important to pick one that is right for your needs, so here are a few tips to help you choose.

Your first priority is to make sure the sofa bed fits in with the design of the room it will be going in.

This means getting the colour and material right, whilst also keeping size into consideration as you don’t want one that will take up too much space, or is not big enough for someone to sleep on comfortably.

It’s important to make sure that your sofa bed is easy to set up to avoid hassle. Most modern sofa beds now have quality mattresses so are easy to fold away in to the sofa so your guests should still get a quality night sleep.

Choose a colour that will contrast with the walls of the room, so if you have a neutral tone on your walls, then choose a bold colour for your sofa bed.

When it comes to materials there are two main options.

Leather is a very popular choice, as it’s easy to maintain as well as being comfy. A simply dusting once a week will make sure that it’s a place that your guests look forward to sleeping in.

Fabric is also a hard wearing material but this is more difficult to keep clean as it is susceptible to staining. To avoid wearing and fading of the fabric, regularly go over the sofa bed with a soft brush and this will keep it looking as good as new.

Then if you choose pillows and cushions that match the material they can have a dual purpose serving as cushions when as a sofa and then as pillows when it is a bed at night.

Blankets hung over the back of the sofa bed will mean that you can quickly turn your living room furniture to place where your guests can get a good night’s rest.

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