Is a Sofa Bed a Worthy Purchase?
Considering a sofa bed for your living room? This furniture piece is undeniably a significant investment, which is why it’s crucial to double check its benefits before going to the brick and mortar store or visiting an online furniture shop to order one.
Sofa beds, or sleeper sofas, combine the benefits of, well, a sofa and a bed. However, since they are made for compact spaces and are designed to be adjustable, sofa beds present some limitations in terms of their comfort. But when it comes to style and versatility, you’ll surely enjoy what a sofa bed has to offer.
If you’re contemplating whether to buy a sofa bed or not, we will lay out the pros and cons of this multipurpose living room furniture to help you with your choice.
Benefits of a Sofa Bed
Sofa Beds are Highly Versatile
Are you storing an air bed or still using your couch to accommodate overnight guests? With a sofa bed, you can save more space while still ensuring the comfort of your guests. In the morning, you can lounge on your sofa bed. This piece of furniture can be easily converted into a bed frame at night.
Sofa Beds Will Help You Save More Space
One of the most sought-after features of a sofa bed is its space-saving design. Due to their convertible mechanism, sofa beds can both work as sofas and bed frames while taking up the space of only one piece of furniture. Many storage beds also have built-in storage areas where you can keep extra pillows and bed linens for your guests.
Sofa Beds are Comfortable
The standard sofa that we love is also known for its comfort. However, it is mainly designed for seating and, thus, may not offer much comfort when laid down for hours. Sofa beds, on the other hand, are more spacious and comfortable to lie on. While old sofa bed designs are notorious for their discomfort, modern sofa beds are now designed to offer better comfort.
To further upgrade the comfort of your sleep solution, choose a sofa bed with an added mattress instead of built-in cushions.
Sofa Beds are Stylish
Say goodbye to bulky and awkward sofa bed designs and say hello to modern pieces that work well with many interior themes. Sofa beds come in a variety of styles, structures, and materials. You can browse through different sofa beds that suit your taste.
Downsides of a Sofa Bed
Sofa Beds are Not Specialised Beds
Unlike a standard bed with a standard mattress, a sleeper sofa does not specialise in providing ultimate sleep comfort. While it offers both the benefits of a sofa and a bed, it does not replicate the same comfort that a bed with a mattress provides. This is because a specific mattress type is focused on benefiting certain sleeping needs, while a sofa bed offers a more general sleep solution. In this case, we recommend a sofa bed with a mattress or a daybed if you want to save space.
Sofa Beds are Heavier than Traditional Sofas
Sofa beds are heavier than standard couches. This is because of their convertible mechanism. Take note of this if you often move or rearrange your furniture.
Why Do You Need a Sofa Bed?
A sofa bed is a worthy furniture purchase if:
- You lack the space to accommodate both a sofa and a bed for your guests.
- You often entertain overnight guests or seasonal family gatherings.
- You want something creative for your family movie night in the living room.
- You want to take a power nap.
- You want to maximise the purpose of your space.
It can be challenging to include as many functions as possible in a small home while still keeping it comfortable. Sofa beds are excellent solutions for small spaces, especially if you often entertain overnight guests. With all the designs and upholstery options available, sofa beds can be as stylish as standard sofas too.
Our sleeper sofas in Singapore are available in different comfortable and space-saving styles. If you’re looking for amazing options, check out our online collection of affordable sofa beds in Singapore.
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