The versatility of sofa beds

In this modern day and age we all prize one thing above all: convenience. Therefore, there’s one thing that comes to mind that really encompasses this idea of convenience, ease and practicality… yep, you guessed it, it’s the sofa bed! The sofa bed has been steadily rising in popularity as the years have gone by and we really need to help get the word out there about what it’s all about. So, in this blog we've decided that we’re going to cover all things sofa-bed related such as what sofa beds are, the pros of sofa beds, the cons of sofa beds as well as (drum roll please) what makes them so versatile. What makes them so unique that people are queuing up to buy them increasingly over beds? Well, there's only one way to find out. So, let’s get into it!

So, what is a sofa bed?

A sofa bed is a sofa that can be made to serve as a bed when you pull out a concealed mattress or lower its hinged back to a horizontal position, creating enough space for a person to sleep. This helps sofa beds serve a multi-purpose use during both the day and night. But is that enough to persuade you to buy one? Well many people have found them to be just as great as your average bed without losing any of the perks of comfort. Convinced yet?

The advantages of a sofa bed

  • Space saving features - the mattress with it can be tucked away out of sight along with other small bits and bobs
  • You can also save on room space by not needing to buy an extra guest bed

On the other hand, there are some significant cons/weaknesses of the sofa bed that may just have you interested in regular good old beds instead.

The disadvantages of a sofa bed

  • Lack of comfort - although the sofa bed holds up reasonably well as an area of rest, it undoubtedly cannot be beaten by the comfort of a regular bed and mattress. Therefore, at Furnitureful we recommend the use of one of our comfortable mattresses here. You can choose from a wide variety of mattresses such as our best-selling memory foam mattresses.
  • Only sleeps one person - sure, you can find bigger sofa beds for two however, it’ll be a struggle and cost an arm and a leg too. It might leave you regretful you didn’t invest in a magnificent king size bed like this one.

It’s clear to see that the convenience and comfort of the sofa bed cannot be underestimated. Ready to buy yours?

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