Sofa bed, as the name suggests, is a multi-utility furniture item that is used as a sofa as well as a bed. While choosing one to buy, you must keep in mind whether it‘s a couple or an individual that is going to use it. Depending upon this, the size of the sofa can be determined. You must also consider the size of the room where you want to place the sofa. For a large sofa bed, it should obviously be a large room. If you are already in a furniture store, and you want to check whether the sofabed is comfortable enough for you, you can do the comfort test by spending a minute or so seated on the central cushion, then a little more time on the end cushion. You might also want to lie on it for a moment to check how comfortable it is.
Another important thing to look for is how smoothly it allows you to pull the bed out of the sofa. Technically, a frame made of large diameter tubing imparts the sofa bed its strength. For additional support, it’s preferable that the mounting plate is bolted and not screwed onto the frame.
There are a wide variety of sofa beds available in the market.
Splitback Deluxe Sofa Bed is one in which the entire back is split into two parts. Both the parts can be pushed down separately. The cover that gives a sofa bed its final look also contributes to its overall comfort. You can choose sofa beds with cotton or polyester covers, suede leather or original leather covers depending upon your requirements. There are also many different styles of sofa beds available to suit the interiors of your home. Something called a corner sofa is a great option to utilize space. Its base part can be folded out into a large sleeping area.
The least expensive and the most common of all sofa beds, is the one that comes with foam mattresses but they are made for occasional use. One variety of sofa beds called the clic-clac sofa beds are designed in such a way that all you have to do to make it a bed is click push the back of the sofa farther down so that the other half of the bed is created. If you want a relatively more durable sofa bed that is for everyday use, you can go for this particular variety.
Futon is another variety of sofa beds very similar to clic-clacs, but with visible wooden or tubular steel frames. They are not suitable for living rooms, as you might not be able to find a matching chair to place near it. Some futons come with a storage drawer underneath, so they make for the perfect furniture item if you have paucity of space.
With so many different varieties of sofa beds available, it won’t be a hassle for you to choose one for your home.