If you don’t have the space for a spare room, investing in a sofa bed is the perfect way to save space and provide a comfortable place for friends and family to sleep when they come to stay.
However, when you start looking for a sofa bed, you’ll see that there is a huge variety out there from stylish, affordable and hardwearing designs like Nabru sofa beds’, to those that are much less suitable for family life.
So if you’re currently in the market for a new sofa bed, here are some things to think about before you part with any of your hard earned cash.
If your new purchase is going to be your main family sofa, the most important thing that you need to consider is size.
A sofa bed that’s too small won’t provide enough space for the whole family to relax and unwind, but a sofa bed that’s too big could make your living room feel small and even cramped.
Try measuring out your space carefully and then marking exactly where a new sofa bed fit in the room. Most manufacturers list the exact dimensions of their pieces so it should be fairly easy to work out how much space it will take up.
Once you’ve decided on a size, you’ll need to pick a colour. In households with both pets and young children, darker colours are probably best as they can hide a multitude of sins.
Remember, if you expect your sofa to get a lot of wear or you decide you don’t like the colour, you can always invest in a sofa covering or have the piece reupholstered.
In many family homes, storage can be an issue and if this is the case in your house you may be best off with a sofa bed that has built in storage space.
Some designs, especially larger pieces and corner sofa beds, have hidden compartments, perfect for storing your spare bedding.
When investing in a new sofa bed for your family home, the most important thing to remember is that is has to provide a soft and spacious place for the entire family to relax.
If you can, take the whole family down to the showroom and test out your prospective purchase before you buy, ensuring that there’s room for everybody to really stretch out and put their feet up.