When you’re shopping for a new sofa bed, it can be challenging to know where to start, with so many different types, designs, materials and price ranges to choose from. However, we know that getting the right sofa bed for your home is vital, so we’ve put together this simple guide to the five main types of sofa beds you’ll find on our site, so you can choose which style will be best for you and your home.
Pull Out Sofa Beds
What is a pull out sofa bed?
A pull out sofa bed looks like a standard sofa but has a hidden metal frame and a mattress built into the seat section. After removing the seat cushions, you can pull the metal frame up and out, quickly unfolding it to create a sturdy bed frame in moments.
Why choose a pull out sofa bed?
The mechanism of a pull out sofa bed is incredibly modern, efficient and durable. Pull out sofa beds give you the best of both worlds in terms of multifunctional usage. As a bed, it won’t lack comfort or support thanks to the mattress folded within, while it will seamlessly fit into your living space as a sofa. Choose a pull out if you have enough space and want a robust, comfortable sofa bed for frequent use.
Clic Clac Sofa Beds
What is a clic clac sofa bed?
Clic clac sofa beds are incredibly simple. To transform them from sofa to bed, pull the sofa away from the wall, if needed, to allow enough space and then pull down the back of the sofa to lay it out flat. As the mattress is effectively the same as the sofa seat, you’ll have equal comfort while you’re sitting or sleeping.
Why choose a clic clac sofa bed?
Clic clac sofa beds are our top choice if you want an immediate and uncomplicated solution for last-minute overnight guests. In just seconds, you can transform your sofa with minimal effort, and there’s no need to waste time removing seat cushions. Clic class boasts ease and speed when opening the bed, which are two crucial aspects to consider and are usually filled with high-density foam, making them firm, comfortable, and supportive.
Futon Sofa Beds
What is a futon sofa bed?
Futon sofa beds can come in a variety of styles, but their design focuses on simplicity. They’ll usually comprise of a metal or wooden frame, with a futon mattress on top. The mattress can easily be removed if needed, and the backrest of the frame will generally have a clic clac mechanism so that you can lay it down flat for a quick sleeping solution.
Why choose a futon sofa bed?
Futon sofa beds have a minimalist design and are great if you have limited space and need a quick, affordable sleeping solution for occasional overnight guests. They may not be ideal for use as the main sofa in your living room, but they will give you that extra sitting and sleeping space for a guest room, living room or bedroom, which every small home would benefit from.
Fold Out Sofa Beds
What is a fold-out sofa bed?
A fold-out sofa bed can often be disguised as a standard sofa, although it will usually have a firmer feel, which quickly unfolds to create a primary sleeping surface for a guest. After removing the backrest cushion, for most styles, the seat section can be unfolded once or twice, depending on the design of the sofa bed, to create a mattress on the floor in front of the sofa.
Why choose a fold-out sofa bed?
The design of fold-out sofa beds makes them incredibly practical, as they’re easy for anyone to transform from sofa to bed. All you need to do is ensure there is enough space in front of your sofa for the bed to fold out into, and as it’s not a heavy frame or structure, opening the bed and then folding it away into a sofa again requires minimal effort.
Also, like clic class, the mattress is effectively the same as the sofa seat, so you’ll have equal comfort while you’re sitting or sleeping.
Corner Sofa Beds
What is a corner sofa bed?
It may seem simple, but corner sofa beds can come in a variety of styles. The standard designs you’ll see will either have a chaise end, where the shorter side protruding from the sofa won’t have a backrest, or where both lengths of the sofa bed have a standard backrest design.
Chaise end sofa beds are a contemporary, stylish option that won’t take up too much space, while standard sofa beds offer ample seating and often larger sleeping surfaces. You should also consider which way you want the corner to be facing, whether you want the smaller side protruding on the left or the right.
Why choose a corner sofa bed?
Corner sofa beds may seem only suited to larger rooms, but a corner sofa bed can be an excellent space-saver. Choose a corner sofa bed for a smaller space, possibly with a chaise end, which combines storage for an efficient sleeping and storage solution.
For larger rooms, you can choose any type of corner sofa bed, tailoring it to your space by selecting a right hand or left hand facing model, as well as establishing from our extensive range of colours and fabrics. Not only will a corner sofa bed make a statement in any home, but the large sleeping surface you get is also comfortable and simple to set up and put away.
Left and Right Hand Sofa Beds – which is which?
You can choose to have a large proportion of our corner sofa beds as either left or right-hand facing. Still, many different companies and manufacturers have a further understanding of this. So as we do with most things, we have made it as simple as we possibly can.
Imagine standing in front of the corner sofa, as this is how all our pictures are taken. If the minor part of the sofa that extends out towards you is on the right, it is a right-hand sofa bed, and if it is on the left, it is a left-hand sofa bed.
You will find the odd sofa where the two sides of the corner sofa are identical in style and length, and we note these as being “Either” because they can go in either corner.