How to choose a great sofa bed…
5 tips that can serve as an effective guide to getting the right sofa bed for you
The sofa bed is well-deservedly a popular home fashion trend. In this post we enumerate the points to keep in mind while buying one. These handy tips will ensure you buy the sofa bed that’s right for you. As well as one that fits neatly into your space and your home!
When shopping for a sofa bed, it helps to remember that it will most often be primarily used as seating. So, it makes sense to look for the same features you would in a regular sofa, such as a design that fits your needs and style preferences. The only difference is that you will be looking for a comfortable mattress and efficient operating mechanism as well.
1. Look for a solid hardwood frame
The strongest and most durable frames for any type of sofa, including sofa beds, are those made of kiln-dried hardwood or a combination of kiln-dried hardwood and furniture-grade plywoods. Avoid buying sofa beds that features frames made of softer woods such as pine.
2. Look for a Good-Quality Open-and-Close Mechanism
This is the heart of a sofa bed—the manner in which it opens up and folds back in again. You need to be sure that this process is smooth, snag-free and easy to do by yourself. No squeaks, no sticking!
3. Check Mattress for Quality
A good firm yet sufficiently pliable mattress is key to a good night’s sleep. You need to check if the mattress of your sofa bed is of good quality and hence welcoming enough for the guest who uses it. A thicker mattress is not necessarily better; a thinner, better-built one might offer better support. Further, in case you plan to use it as an extra bed for those times when you don’t wish to disturb your partner’s sleep, you need to be absolutely sure that a great sleep is what you’ll get, too!
4. Measure It
Will it fit in? Don’t forget a sofa bed has two sizes to keep in mind—one, in its avatar as a sofa and the other in its role as a bed. Both have to be right for the space you plan to put it in. Will there be enough space to move around, get on and off without stumbling in the dark? You need to be clear to avoid later regrets.
5. Test It
Test drive your sofa bed! Take it for a snooze! Or at least a semblance of one so you actually stretch out on it and make certain that your comfort is part and parcel of the package. Can hardly compromise here! It should definitely pass the sit test: firm cushions with a decent bit of bounce and give, and accommodating dimensions. Ideally, you shouldn’t be able to tell that this is a sofa bed while sitting on it.
Please Note: 1. Do check for smooth edges so that your blankets and sheets are safe from cuts and slashes! 2. Further, while using a sofa bed, do remove all sheets and blankets before closing it. This way, you’ll not only protect the bed from losing its shape but also the alignment of the various parts of its mechanism will stay intact.
Make it your own! Customise it.
Some design studios allow you choose your own fabric, colour palette and pattern too! So if there’s nothing you like, look for what you can change. The colours—soft, bold, primary, warm, cool; the patterns—checks, plaids, stripes, tweeds, florals and the fabrics—wool, velvet, chenille, cotton, linen, faux leather, leather… the choices are dizzying and vast.
FIVE FABULOUS SOFA BEDS FROM IDUS!
Our collection of sofa beds is not only trendy and stylish but also very comfortable, durable and with various size options on offer. Here are some you may like to check out. To check out yet more sofa beds, click here.
1. LUNULA SOFA BED
Lunula sofa bed is designed as a solution for smart and sophisticated space saving. With easy to use mechanism, the sofa bed features steel frame upholstered with fabric, pocket spring seat and aluminum legs.
2. ENTICE SOFA BED
Functionality and stylish elegance combined in one, Entice Sofa Bed is true to its name, designed to entice home interiors. The sofa cum bed is upholstered with fabric, has bentwood arms and features a pull out mechanism.
3. CLUBBER 1 STR
Inspired by the Scandinavian design tradition and lifestyle trends, Clubber is a smart solution that doubles as a sofa and a bed, designed to save space. The one seater features faux leather upholstery, pocket springs, wooden armrests and chromed steel legs.
4. CUBED DELUXE WOOD
This understated sofa bed lends a bit breezy appeal to you at once. Fold out foam cushions transforms sofa into a complete bed. A firm mattress which gives you good support and can be used every night.
5. UNDERBAR SLEEK
This classic looking sofa with an organically shaped chrome frame can be split in two to create more space for sitting or sleeping. Surprisingly simple design with various possibilities, depending on your visitors. Upholstered with polyblend fabric and pocket spring.
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