Sofa beds are a great way to maximise space in your home, as well as adding style to your home decor. Sofa beds can be a perfect solution if you live in an apartment or small house with limited space and often have guests over.

It can be hard to know where to start when choosing a sofa bed, as new designs, styles and structures are introduced all the time. You don't have to stress if you have never had to choose what sofa bed is right for your home before because we've gathered some tips below to help you out.

Tips For Choosing the Right Sofa Bed

1. Consider How Often It Will Be Used

Begin by evaluating how much the sofa bed will be used, some need a sofa bed each night as a spare bedroom while others need it a couple of times a year when they have guests over. If you are going to use your sofa bed regularly, make sure that the mattress and bedding are of high quality and have good support. If the sofa bed is going to be used every night it may be better to opt for one that is easy to assemble. 

2. Consider The Different Types Of Sofa Beds

To select the best sofa bed for your home, it is essential first to understand the different types of sofa beds available on the market today. The most popular ones are the kind that folds out into a double mattress. However, there are also other types that offer more subtle features, such as built-in storage or folding frames. A chair bed is an armchair that can be easily converted into a small bed, perfect for small spaces. A corner sofa bed is also a great way to save space and still have plenty of seating options.

3. Get The Size Right 

When looking for a sofa bed, it is important to ensure that you get the right size. You will want to measure the space that you have available and make sure that the bed will fit in that space. It is also essential to make sure that you will be able to use the space as intended. 

The most common size for a sofa bed mattress is a short queen, which is 150cm x 185cm. When the sofa bed is fully expanded, at least 30-40cm should be on either side so that people can get in and out easily. When deciding where to put your sofa bed, keep in mind that you'll need some extra space on each side for your guests to be comfortable. You will also need to measure the height and width of your doorways before buying a sofa bed to ensure it will fit in your home.

4. Try Out Different Sofa Bed Mechanisms

The sofa bed mechanism is the key component that allows it to convert from a sofa into a bed and back again. This is what makes it such a versatile and practical piece of furniture. It is important to consider how easy it will be to open and close your sofa bed, especially if you have limited space in your room. Make sure to test out a variety of mechanisms before you buy one. 

5. Consider the Right Style For Your Home 

Sofa beds are practical because they take up less space than two separate pieces of furniture, and they are versatile because they can be used in a variety of settings. However, it is still essential to consider their style and appearance when making a purchase, as it will be a focal point in any room. When buying one, think about how long you want it to last, what colours will match your home's decor, and how comfortable it will be to sit and sleep on. A little upfront research can save you from buying another size down the road.

Where To Buy A Sofa Bed? 

Homeline Furniture offers sofa beds in a variety of styles, from singles to doubles. There are many different designs to choose from, you’re bound to find one to suit your home in our sofa bed collection

FAQs About Sofa Beds

What is The Best Type Of Sofa Bed Mattress?

A foam or memory foam mattress is typically considered the best type of mattress for a sofa bed. These mattresses are usually more comfortable and provide better support than other types of mattresses, such as innerspring or air mattresses. They also tend to be more durable and have a longer lifespan than other types of mattresses, making them a good investment for a sofa bed.

How To Make A Sofa Bed More Comfortable? 

1. Add a mattress topper or pad for extra cushioning and support.
2. Use fluffy pillows and blankets for added warmth, comfort and support.
3. Place a throw blanket or cover over the mattress to protect it from wear and tear.
4. Regularly rotate and flip the mattress to prevent uneven wear and sagging.

Can A Sofa Bed Be As Comfortable As A Bed?

Yes, pull-out sofa beds are not as uncomfortable as people think, if chosen right they can be more comfortable than a regular bed.