Pullout Sofas Vs Convertible Sleepers: Which Is the Best

If you are shopping for an extra sleeping option for guests to your home, you may be wondering exactly which option will best meet your needs. Pullout sofas and convertible sleepers are two potential options. However, there are some important differences between these items that you should be aware of before you make the choice.

Pullout Sofa

Pullout sofas are the standard in most homes when it comes to sleeping arrangements for guests. Sofas with pull out beds are ideal for a large room due to the amount of space occupied once the inner mattress is extended. Pullout sofas also offer an option that is much closer to a standard bed.


If you are looking for a sleeping option for your guests that is guaranteed to be comfortable, then the pullout sofa is likely your best option. A pullout sleeper can also help to save space when not in use by acting as a couch only. If you think a pullout sofa is a good option for your space, check out the options available from Viesso.

Convertible Sleeper

A convertible sleeper typically does not have a mattress hidden within the frame of the furniture. A convertible sleeper can act as a bed simply by changing its configuration so that it is easier to lie down on the cushions. Therefore, a convertible sleeper makes for a better option when you are trying to design a small room because of the fact that there less space taken up by the conversion of the sleeper from a sofa to a bed.


In addition, many convertible sleepers offer modern designs that aren’t typical of pullout beds. If you’d like to get away from the look of a conventional sofa, then a convertible sleeper can offer an escape. As a part of your interior design for your space, a piece of furniture should serve as the focal point for the design of the room. A convertible sleeper with attractive fabric or leather upholstery can provide the unique look that you are looking for.

convertible sleeper sofa

If you are concerned about the comfort level of a convertible sleeper, most are designed with thick cushions, unlike the mattress of a pullout sofa, so that you can relax. The firmness of the cushions may be better suited to someone who prefers a firm mattress. Despite this, the convertible sleeper bed position should be comfortable enough for a guest or two to sleep on overnight, see the options here: http://www.viesso.com/by-brand/innovation.html.

Add Additional Padding With Bedding and Pillows

Regardless of the option that you select for a bed for your guests, you should always make sure that you add in some additional padding so that they are more comfortable. Convertible sleepers tend to have harder cushions and pull out sofa beds tend to have thinner mattresses than conventional beds. Since these pieces of furniture serve dual purposes, it is much more likely that you will feel the frame that is underneath. Make sure to add a mattress topper with a pull out bed or plenty of pillows with a convertible sleeper to enable your guests to get a great night’s sleep.

Sleeper sofa pillows

Pullout sofa beds and convertible sleepers give you the option to use the piece of furniture as an extra place to sleep when you need one. You’ll also have the option to use the sleeper or sofa bed as additional seating during other times so that you can save space. The beauty of these pieces of furniture are in the fact that they provide a lot of flexibility. If you are looking to create a modern, minimalist style in your space, these are good options for seating. Additionally, if you need extra storage space or you are trying to decorate a smaller space, these options will work well.

Matching Your Room’s Decor

If you would like to review all of the available options for modern pullout sofas or modern convertible sleepers, click here: http://www.viesso.com/living/sofa-beds-sleeper-sectionals.html. If you would like the help of one of our design experts to help you make your selection, give us a call or leave your questions in the comments section below.


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