9 Tips for Choosing the Right Sofa Bed


If chosen wisely, a sofa bed is the perfect furniture item to add flexibility in your house. If you are planning to buy a sofa bed for your living room, guest room, study room or home office you must be looking for some helpful tips for choosing the right sofa bed. This post is dedicated to showcasing some useful tips to help you out in your buying process.

 Choosing the Right Sofa Bed

  • First of all you need to set your budget before you make your selection from the huge variety available. A good quality sofa bed is available at around £175 to £400 depending on design and functionality. Ask yourself how much you are willing to spend on a sofa bed and move towards the next step.
  • The right sofa bed should be according to the size of your room. So make sure you check the measurements of the room and get the one that best fits in the given space.
  • As I explained in my previous articles, sofa beds are slightly heavier and larger than regular sofa’s because they perform dual functions. There are some which have been manufactured to carry the weight of a mattress and all sofa beds have a converting mechanism. It is important to select one which has a sturdy frame.
  • In order to choose the right sofa bed, it is important to set your priority between sitting comfort and sleeping comfort. Sofa beds rarely provide the ideal situation to serve perfectly in both positions. So it is better to ask yourself how you are going to use it mostly, either as a sofa or sofa bed.
  • If you are able to, test sofa bed like Manhattan sofa bed in both sitting and sleeping positions in order to check the comfort level. Ask yourself a few questions while sitting and lying on the sofa bed. Is it providing you enough support to your neck and back? Does it provide sufficient comfort in a sleeping position? Does it support your body while turn over? Test it from each and every angle.
  • As sofa beds possess convertible mechanisms, you need to check if the mechanism is easy to operate. Some sofa beds have heavy mechanisms that you cannot operate alone, so make sure to choose the mechanism that you can handle without any help. Click- clack and fold-out sofa beds are good and convenient in this regard making it easier for you to transform your sofa bed from sofa to a bed or a vice versa.
  • Some sofa beds are available with additional features. For example there are sofa beds which have small cup holders inbuilt.

Choosing the Right Sofa Bed

  • If the Sofa Bed has a mattress supplied with it check the comfort and quality of the mattress to ensure that it will provide a comfortable night’s sleep.
  • You also need to decide what type of sofa bed you want, a real leather, faux leather or fabric. Sofa beds are mainly available in fabric, faux and real leather covering. I already detailed the features of leather and fabric sofa beds that you can view to understand their distinctive advantages and disadvantages.

 Choosing the Right Sofa Bed

I hope you would find these tips for choosing the right sofa bed helpful and hopefully this blog can make it easier for you to make the right purchase decision. Click here to learn about 5 best sofa beds available in the market.

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