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How to Choose a Double Sofa Bed?

James Elliott
How to Choose a Double Sofa Bed?

A double sofa bed is a furniture that is suitable for rooms of different sizes: in a small one, it serves as a good alternative to a triple sofa, while occupying a smaller area, and in a spacious one, it can accompany the same triple sofa bed and chair, creating a cosy soft ensemble.

Folding double sofas can turn into full-fledged sleeping places, so they are especially comfortable. They can be unfolded and folded permanently or only when an extra bed is needed (for example, if a guest stayed overnight).

The sofa bed is an integral part of the furniture. It serves as a place for relaxation, a reception area for guests or for evening gatherings with the family. If the area of the living room in your apartment or house allows you to install a separate sofa, then there should be no problems with its choice. However, for small rooms, you should choose functional models that combine a sofa bed and a bed at once. Of course, it is better to buy a sofa bed ready-made, having previously considered its main features.

Main reasons for the popularity

The sofa bed is a convenient design that can be used in the living room to divide the room into several zones, it can also act as a meeting place for guests or just for family conversations. And at night, the furniture can become a full-fledged bed with two sleeping places.

The popularity of sofa beds is ensured by the presence of a number of positive qualities:

  • perfectly save space in a small room. The sofa can be easily installed in a studio apartment, while it can fully replace several pieces of furniture at once;
  • special small sofas can be a great sleeping place for children and teenagers. They can be used for 5 years or more. Some models have a sliding structure that can be enlarged.;
  • for the upholstery of this furniture, the high-quality fabric is usually used, which is easy to clean and has long-term wear.;
  • designs with leather upholstery will be an excellent option for living rooms decorated in a classic style. A leather sofa bed will add a rich and luxurious look to the interior;
  • sofa beds have a simple design, so you can easily make them yourself. This option, like a sofa bed with your own hands, is perfect for a country house;
  • inside, the sliding sofa has a space that can be easily used to store various things, bedding, etc.;
  • modern folding sofa beds are equipped with a comfortable orthopaedic mattress;
  • the mechanism has a simple operation. Pull-out, sliding, folding models can be easily disassembled, even a child can cope with this task.

Which room is suitable for?

A double pull-out sofa bed can be placed in any room:

  • living room;
  • the kitchen;
  • in the bedroom;
  • children's room;
  • in your merchant profile.

Such furniture will be in place everywhere. In the bedroom and nursery, it can be used as a permanent sleeping place (to save space, the sofa will need to be folded every morning and laid out in the evening, but these actions quickly become a habit).

How to choose a sofa?

Such furniture is not bought for a year or two, so its choice should be approached very carefully. Consider the following:

  • Upholstery material. As a rule, this is a fabric, there are models with leather or eco-leather upholstery. For a folding model, the fabric is more convenient and practical – it is not parky, not slippery. It is important that the material is resistant to abrasion, the appearance of stains, is not afraid of water, and is easy to care for (ideally, if you just wipe it with a wet sponge soaked in soap solution to eliminate light contamination). Its colour is selected to match the existing furniture or the overall design of the room. In the trend of models of laconic shades (grey, blue, light green, beige), brighter colours are also in demand – coral, yellow, blue. Multi-coloured sofas are less common, but for some interiors, these options are most suitable.
  • Legs that can be high or low (and even almost invisible). Each option has its advantages: it is easy to clean under a sofa bed with high legs, but under a model with very small legs there are fewer objects. The legs are made of wood or metal, the choice depends on taste and compliance with the style of the room.
  • It is important that the sofa bed is well combined with other furniture that is already in the room and the overall design of the room. For the Scandinavian style, a sofa bed on wooden legs with a fabric cover of restrained and at the same time saturated tones is suitable. For high-tech – air models on thin metal legs, fancy shapes, unusual, original. For country and similar styles - sofas of soft colours, as well as with various ornaments and patterns.
  • Transformation mechanism. This is a very important aspect. Especially if the sofa bed will be unfolded not occasionally, but constantly: the mechanism should be simple and reliable. Sofas are laid out in different ways, and these differences should also be taken into account when choosing: whether it will be possible to do this in a particular room, whether the sofa bed will not rest against the wall or other furniture when unfolding.

Most double corner sofa can be converted into a one-and-a-half bed, which can accommodate two people if necessary (if guests suddenly stay overnight), but it will be comfortable to sleep alone. There are models that fold out into a fairly narrow bed, so it is better to use them as a backup, rather than a permanent sleeping place.

The velvet sofa online store offers a large selection of upholstered furniture, including double sofas, folding sofas, etc. You can choose a set with armchairs or a sofa designed for three seats, as well as a coffee table and other furniture (for example, a TV stand, wardrobe, console). The order is made directly on the website or by phone. We guarantee high quality of our products and fast delivery because the models are in our warehouse or will arrive very soon.

James Elliott
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