Sofa Beds: The Space Saving Hybrids Of Function and Grace
For all those who are running low on space, yet still wish to have social get-togethers where their guests have the option of staying over, sofa beds are the best solution.
Anyone who can recall enduring a restless night on a fold-out couch at their friend’s house, will inevitably appreciate a proper comfortable sofa bed to sleep on. What’s more, when these soft transformers aren’t making sure that your guest is getting the optimal level of comfort, they also double as your own rest haven. They’re perfect for all those in-between times, when you just want to lounge about and relax, read a book, take an afternoon nap or watch your favorite TV show.
Don’t think for a second that boasting a sofa bed in your living room would give off an unsophisticated
look. If anything, a sofa bed is an epitome of sheer comfort – and class. Knowing what you want and how you want it is the best way to express yourself through your home décor. Sofa beds can even be found in offices, and they have often been seen throughout many TV shows as the favorite resting spot of thinking heads. We all have to kick our feet up after a long day of work.
In order to serve their twofold purpose, sofa beds must have a sturdy and flexible construction since you’ll be adjusting it according to your momentary needs. The quality of the frame is not something you should compromise on. There’s no point in buying a multifunctional piece of furniture and expecting it to last ages while skimping on quality. Steel and hardwood are your best options since these materials are known for their strength and durability. But it’s not wrong to opt for something else – provided it suits the look you’re going for and showcases its quality.
Now I’ve already mentioned that these convertibles are space savers, but don’t expect them to miraculously shrink to suit your needs. Bear in mind that Cinderella’s fairy godmother is not included in the package, so you’ll have to make sure you won’t have to climb over it just to get to the other side of the room. There’s nothing wrong with downsizing if your space is really small. A smaller sofa bed will still be able to offer enough comfort for sleeping.
Another important function to consider when purchasing a sofa bed is the folding mechanism. Although this is something usually overlooked by buyers, reliable online and brick-in-mortar stores put a strong emphasis on the internal mechanics of a piece of furniture. They often showcase the ease with which the daybed can be operated. The last thing you want is to find your guest folded up in the sofa bed for good.
The upholstery of your sofa bed has the power to dictate the level of elegance, class and simplicity. If you’re looking for something that offers easy maintenance, microfiber is a great hassle-free material choice. However, if you are after a certain look, you’ll have to go for a more delicate fabric (leather, faux leather or cotton) that also comes with far more delicate cleaning rules.
Regardless of which fabric you choose, you won’t be immune to small spills. These accidents are of very cunning nature. They are neither serious enough for you to consider professional cleaning, nor are they something you can get rid of just by following your gut instinct. The most important thing to remember is to resist the urge to rub the stain. Instead, you should lightly wipe the area with a damp cloth and then repeat the same process with a dry and soft cloth. The absence of water and rubbing will prevent pushing the spillage deeper into the padding.
Sofa beds were made for your utmost comfort and rest, but they also add grace to your space. They are real transformers that in a few effortless motions can go from a couch with an elegant touch to a supportive, cloud-like bed.