12 reasons you need a sofa bed

Deliberating on whether to buy a sofa bed? Whether you are moving into a new home or redecorating your current living room, adding a sofa bed is always a good idea. 

Stay tuned as we dive into 12 reasons why investing in a sofa bed is a great idea.

Why should you choose a sofa bed?

Loved for their versatility, there are so many reasons why you should pick a sofa bed, let’s take a look at these in more detail…

1. Suitable for all spaces

Regardless of your room size, there will be a sofa bed that’s right for you. From pull-out sleep surfaces to compact, storage double ups and chaise options. Choose from a variety of sizes and designs, including our 2 seater, 3 seater and 4 seater options to suit your needs.

2. As comfy as a regular sofa

Sofa beds come with all the same luxuries as traditional sofas do – extra padding, soft fabrics, and highly durable material – which means that they provide the perfect blend of comfort and functionality. 

No matter how much time you end up spending on yours (or your guests), you can rest assured that it will remain intact for many years to come. Some even come equipped with adjustable backrests for those lazy days when you just want to lie back and relax.

3. Gain extra storage space

Sofa beds with storage are great for organising extra items underneath that you don’t have space for, or that you’d prefer to keep out of the way. Such as extra pillows, blankets and other items that need to be stored when not in use but are equally easy to access. 

Investing in a sofa bed is a great way to get some extra storage space while saving on square footage. 

4. Save space

If you’re short on space, sofa beds provide the ideal solution for your spare room, or perhaps your room that doubles up as a home office when not in use. This is because they allow you to replace two pieces of furniture with one without compromising your sleeping or seating requirements. 

This practical, space-saving solution, is especially handy if you live in a small flat or an apartment. Truth is, many of us like to make the most of our space, and now more than ever our homes need to cater for our busy lifestyles. 

5. Use in any room

Convert a room into a bedroom with ease. When you have a sofa bed in your home, you can convert any room into an extra sleeping area for guests. For instance, when you have friends or family staying overnight and need to give them a place to stay, but you don’t have the luxury of a guest bedroom, all you need to do is move the sofa bed where you need it. It’s that simple. This same idea applies if you live in a small apartment and want to transform your living room into a bedroom when necessary. 

Or perhaps you work from home and need to be able to turn your office into a guest bedroom. There are numerous benefits of having a fold-out sofa in your home, whatever the case may be.

6. Can be used by anyone

You may find a situation arises where it would be beneficial for your other half to sleep elsewhere if they’re poorly or have an early start and don’t want to disturb you for example. It’ll be a much comfier option than sleeping downstairs on the sofa and you’ll both get a good night’s sleep – you can thank us later! 

7. Easier to manoeuvre 

As they can be folded up, sofa beds are generally lighter than traditional sofas so they can fit through narrow doorways and down small hallways more easily than a regular bed frame.  

8. A budget friendly option

Typically sofa beds are more affordable and practical, they are less expensive than buying a sofa and a bed separately. They’re a great piece of furniture that can save you both space and money.

9. Available in many different styles, colours and materials

Whether you’re looking for contemporary or traditional sofa beds, you’ll certainly find your sofa bed style. Sofa beds come in all types of materials, from leather to chenille. Plus you can choose from versatile grey, beautiful beige or a statement colour. So it’s always possible to find one that works well with your existing décor in the room it will be living. 


10. Practical and easy to use 

The practicality of a sofa bed is unrivalled. The extra space you save can be used to make your room look bigger or make room for other furniture items. It is also the perfect solution for small spaces like studios, where space is somewhat limited. It’s easy to make a sofa bed up when needed, as they are simple to work with. 

11. As comfortable as a traditional bed

Gone are the days of having to dangle your legs over your sofa or having to scrunch up in a ball, as sofa beds are perfectly sized for you. Complete with a comfortable and supportive pocket sprung mattress so you can get a good night’s sleep. 

Sofa beds are perfect if you want somewhere homely to sleep but don’t have much space for an actual bed frame and mattress in your bedroom or guestroom.

12. Be versatile with your room layouts

A sofa bed will give you plenty of versatility in terms of layout options. You can rearrange your room as many times as you want without having to worry about what to do with the spare sofa or the spare bed that you have lying around.

Now we’ve learnt a sofa bed is the best of both worlds: a comfy sofa by day, and a cosy bed by night – what’s not to love?

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Published: 6th May 2022