A Guide to Buying the Perfect Sofa Bed

A good sofa bed can transform spare rooms, offering your guests a high-quality sofa bed that you can use as a comfy sofa at the end of their visit.

Let’s consider what to look for when buying a sofa bed. Read on to digest our comprehensive guide to buying the perfect sofa bed.

What Is a Sofa Bed?

A sofa bed offers users a piece of furniture with a dual purpose; during the day, you can use the furniture as a sofa, and then overnight, it can be transformed into a bed.

Sofa beds are a popular choice for individuals who live in small homes or apartments, combining the practicality of a living room with the comfort and serenity of a bedroom. 

They are also a good option if you want a room that you can use on a regular basis that can double up as a guest room when you have friends or family staying over.

Are There Different Types of Sleeper Sofas?

Sofa beds differ according to size and the way that they transform from a sofa to a bed. You can purchase a sofa bed that is suitable for one person to sleep on, as well as 2-seater and 3-seater sofa beds for more than one guest.

Here are our top 7 types of sofa beds:

1.  Pull-Out Sofa Bed

A traditional-size sofa bed is a pull-out sofa bed that generally resembles a comfy sofa during the day. The seat of the sofa is then pulled-out, and guests can sleep on the bed quite comfortably.

Usually, pull-out sofa beds are as comfortable as regular beds and look as good as regular sofas. Check out this queen-size Cosial sofa bed from Viesso.

2.  Sofa Box Beds

A box bed is a small sofa bed that looks like a large ottoman when it is folded away. As a sofa, it resembles an upholstered bed with no back or arms.

When pulled apart, the box bed turns into an acceptable single bed and can be easily tidied away when morning arrives.

3.  Corner Sofa Beds

If you are looking for an impressive sofa bed, a contemporary corner sofa bed could be the answer. This option is perfect for when multiple guests stay yet offers a luxury focal point in your living space.

4.  Daybeds

Daybeds are a great alternative for single guests or if you want a piece of furniture that does not require manual installation every night. A daybed is the size of a single bed yet has a back and arms that resemble a sofa.

5.  Trundle Beds

A trundle bed looks like a standard single bed during the day. Yet, at night time, you can pull out a second single bed that is stored away, providing sleeping space for two guests. A significant benefit of a trundle bed is that you will receive a quality mattress for each guest.

6.  A-Frame Beds

An A-frame bed is a good choice for single guests and looks like a small sofa during the day. To turn the sofa bed into a bed, simply push the back of the sofa down, and it folds out to create a flat surface.

7.  Clic-Clac Sofa Beds

A clic-clac sofa bed looks like a traditional, comfy sofa that can be as big as a 3-seater sofa. To turn into a bed, the back of the sofa is pushed down flat until you hear a click and is usually big enough for two people. A great choice is the Unfurl sofa bed from Viesso.

How Do I Measure for a Sofa Bed?

To gain the best fit for your new sofa bed, measure the entire floor space where the sleeping area will be. Consider any door openings as well as window heights, thinking about access into and out of the room.

You must include space to walk around the room after the bed has been pulled out, creating a comfortable sleeping area that does not feel claustrophobic. Read more on tips when buying furniture by reading our blog.

Are Sleeper Beds Comfortable?

If you purchase a quality sleeper bed from a high-end curator like Viesso, you will receive a comfortable mattress with high-density foam for your guests to sleep on. Purchasing cheaper sofa beds from other providers may result in reduced comfort.

However, for additional comfort, you can purchase slimline mattresses and toppers especially made for sofa beds, such as memory foam mattresses.

How Should I Care for My Sofa Bed?

When you buy a sleeper sofa bed you must look after your purchase. Care for your sofa bed in the same way that you would care for your main sofa or couch in your living room. 

  • On a daily basis, suck up any crumbs or dirt with a vacuum cleaner and spot clean any stains as soon as you see them.
  • Plumb up your cushions and maintain their shape.
  • Try to vacuum all crevasses and gaps weekly, shaping any back cushions or removable cushions.
  • Once per month, steam clean your sofa bed to ensure it is fresh and smells great. You could use cleaning solutions such as dish soap and water, or dedicated sofa products.
  • Every few months, spray your fabric sofa bed with a protective treatment that will repel any spillages and reduce the amount of liquid absorbed into the fabric. This treatment should be repeated a few times per year for the best effect.
  • Every six months, replace any replaceable cushions with new filling to ensure your sofa bed lasts as long as possible in your home.

Why Choose Viesso?

Viesso searches the globe for the best furniture pieces that can be purchased, curating high-end items for your home. We ensure that the most eco-friendly brands and sustainable materials are used, ensuring less harmful chemicals are utilized at all times.

Contact Viesso now and see what we can do for you! You could even secure a 10% discount on your first order with Viesso when you subscribe to our mailing list.

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