Sofa Beds: Making the Most of Your Limited Living Space
Author: Jonathan Warren
If you’re looking for ways to get the most out of your smaller living space, look no further: this is the blog for you.
Here, we delve into why sofa beds are a dual purpose dream when it comes to saving space without compromising on style or comfort.
Benefits of Sofa Beds
In smaller rooms that serve dual functions, a sofa bed is gold dust. These clever bed frames simply tuck away back into a compact sofa, providing you with a sitting room and bedroom in one. Equally, if you have a smaller second bedroom, a sofa bed could help you transform a petite room into a smart and functional office space.
Is it a sofa? Is it a bed? Spoiler alert: it’s both. Just as cosy as a chair or a sleeping station, sofa beds are ideal for smaller rooms and homes as they can transfer into a guest bed in less than a minute. Be gone, airbeds!
Sofa beds are obviously a lot lighter than traditional beds meaning they’re a lot easier to move around. This could be from room to room or even just around your smaller space to decide where it looks best.
Whether you’re after a click-clack design or a corner design, our sofa beds come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and designs. From forest greens to burnt oranges, dusky pinks and millennial greys, you’re sure to find a chic and stylish design to suit your taste.
Think about it, you’re purchasing a sofa and a bed in one rather than having to buy multiple pieces of furniture without compromising on quality. Result!
In a small space, you can’t take any of your limited floor space for granted; every single square inch comes at a premium. This is especially true when buying furniture, as a sofa that looked great in a store or online can suddenly look gargantuan in a little room and leave you with little to no space for anything else. Feng shui is a real thing, people!
So, first things first, measure your space. Get familiar with its dimensions and identify what key pieces of furniture you want in the room. At that point, you can then start playing around with where you’d want to place things and figure out what sizes of furniture would be appropriate.
A little tip, when you find a sofa bed design you really like, take a note of the measurements and map them out in your space. You can easily do this on the floor with some masking tape. Then just step back and take a look! How does it impact your floor space? Can you still fit that coffee table you had your eye on without things looking too crowded?
After settling on a fitting size, that’s when the fun can begin! It’s time to put your interior designer hat on and choose which style, shape and colour will best suit your vision. At Time4Sleep our sofa beds come in a whole host of gorgeous shades and upholstery materials, from velvet to boucle and more.
Convertible Sofa Bed Styles
Click-Clack Sofa Beds
Named after the sound they make, click-clack sofa beds are an excellent choice for small rooms as they are super low maintenance. All you have to do is ‘click-clack’ the back of the sofa down and your bed is ready! Comfy, stylish and built to last, this type of sofa bed frame makes a perfect guest bed with its soft padded seating.
The fabulous and functional click-clack Cotswold Dusky Pink Sofa Bed.
Corner Sofa Beds
The benefit of a corner sofa bed is that they create even more seating and sleeping space for you or your sleepover guests to enjoy. Modern and incredibly comfortable, L-shape sofa beds are excellent space savers and if you’re really tight on room can tuck snuggly into any empty corners in your room to help you maximise floor space. Many of our corner sofa beds also provide hidden storage compartments that help to declutter your small space and keep things neat and tidy!
2-Seater Sofa Beds
Even more compact but just as comfy, a 2-seater sofa bed provides ample space for sleeping and sitting. They’re especially perfect for couples, spare rooms, studies or those living in studio flats.
Sofa Beds for Studios
For those looking to furnish a studio apartment, having the option to fold away your bed and enjoy the living space with a comfortable sofa can make a massive difference.
Having your sofa and bed combined in one piece of furniture also means that you can better section your studio, leaving more room for a kitchen and dining area.
The compact yet chic Richmond Sofa Bed with in-built storage.
A storage sofa bed is a winning combination. These multifunctional pieces are designed for those who crave both style, comfort and practicality.
Whether in its chair or bed state, all you need to do is lift the seat of your storage sofa bed to discover a sizable built-in storage compartment! This in-built space is ideal for tidily hiding away blankets, pillows, or any other items, so everything you need is within reach but out of sight.
Our stunning Cagliari Corner Grey Sofa Bed with Ottoman Storage.
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Spoil your guests with an incredibly comfortable night's sleep on a sofa bed from Time4Sleep. Whether you are looking for a multifunctional pull-out bed for a guest room, need a space-saving sleeping option, or simply want to add more sleeping options in your home, our sofa beds make for a perfect solution.