The Perfect Sofa Bed for Your Home
A sofa bed is a useful addition to any home. Aunt Marge coming to stay unexpectedly? Friends had one too many drinks and can’t drive home? Kids having a half-term sleepover? No problem!
Not everyone has room for a permanent guest bed, especially if it’s only used once-in-a-blue-moon. But with a sofa bed, you can easily turn your existing seating into a temporary-yet-comfortable crash pad for guests – without sacrificing your space.
And these multi-functional furniture pieces aren’t limited to the spare bedroom; they can work in any area of your home. Read on to discover the perfect sofa bed for every room.
Best for: Living Rooms
If you’re looking for a sofa bed for your living room, check out the Swyft Model 04 Velvet Sofa Bed. This sumptuous velvet sofa bed makes for a stunning centrepiece worthy of your main living space.
It’s available in a selection of jewel-coloured velvets, including Teal, Mustard and Vine Green, which will rival even the most Insta-famous sofas. For neutral-lovers, there’s also Light Grey, Elephant and Charcoal, which is great for a monochrome interior scheme.
There’s no sacrificing comfort for style here though; the high-density foam seat cushions are supported by 300 pocket springs, to give you that (good) sinking feeling.
When guests come to stay, pull the sofa seat out smoothly on the metal runners and add the comfy mattress topper that’s stored under the seat cushions, to transform your sofa into a cosy bed. Be warned: they’ll probably want to stay another night!
Best for: Conservatories
With its light and airy feel, the linen version of Swyft’s Model 04 Sofa Bed is perfect for conservatories or summerhouses.
Available in a choice of muted colours, with names such as Seaglass and Shadow, the linen upholstery has stain-free technology to ensure it can withstand heavy use, kids and pets. So, despite the lighter fabrics, you won’t need to spend ages cleaning.
Convenience is Swyft’s speciality; all Swyft sofas and sofa beds are delivered in days, in manageable boxes that fit through doorways. They can be assembled, without tools, in 5 minutes, thanks to the clever Swyft-lok system – ideal if you’ve got a guest arriving at short notice (or forgot about a scheduled visit!)
Best for: Home Offices
Boasting sleek grey velvet and black tapered legs, the Julian Bowen Monza Sofa Bed is cool, calm and business-like – perfect for your home office.
By day, the luxurious foam seats give you a handy place to host clients, or for you to relax on your WFH breaks. Then, when 5 pm Friday hits, get into weekend mode by sliding it out into a bed with a simple click mechanism, ready to accommodate your overnight guests.
For the ultimate in flexibility, the backrests can be moved independently, so you can leave one up and the other reclined if you want a one-person-sitting, one-person-lying-down set-up. This is a sofa bed that is designed to work for you!
Best for: Hallways
With a slim depth of just 87cm and no armrests, the space-saving Bergen Sofa Bed is ideal for hallways.
It will provide handy seating while you put on shoes and prepare to leave the house, and then turn into a bed with the easy 3-step fold system, ready to accommodate any new arrivals.
There are 2 neutral colour options available – Parchment and Frost Grey – both of which will suit a wide variety of interior styles. Wooden legs give it a timeless, mid-century feel.
The light shade of the seat cushions won’t make a small area look cluttered and can be easily accessorised with brightly coloured throws and cushions if you decide to make a feature of it.
Best for: Studio Flats
For those concerned about squeezing a sofa bed into a small room or studio flat, the Bridestowe 2-Seater Sofa Bed in a Box could be the solution.
At only 153cm wide and 87cm deep, this is one of the most compact sofa beds available. Even so, it folds out to form a small double bed 120cm wide, which is easily capable of accommodating two people. Guests are sure to get a great night’s sleep on the pocket sprung base, and foam and fibre wrapped cushions.
This boxy sofa bed is easy to assemble, without the need for tools, and arrives flat-packed, so you don’t need to worry about getting stuck on the stairs – no more Ross-from-Friends ‘pivot’ moments!
Best for: Guest Bedrooms
The Pino Day Bed with Pull-Out Bed is ideal for bedrooms or guest rooms where you might want the option of a single or double bed.
Perhaps the guest you thought was coming alone has unexpectedly brought a ‘plus-one’ (good for them!) or you want to be able to switch from kids’ sleepover mode to a proper adult guest bed at the drop of a hat.
Whether you’re accommodating a single friend or your parents, the Pino is here to make sure you’re the host with the most… perfect guest bed. Furthermore, with the white-painted, Scandinavian pine frame, this sofa bed is super stylish as well as practical.
Best for: Teenagers Rooms
Everyone knows it’s not easy to please a teenager – but we think this Evolve Ottoman Day Bed by Vox might come pretty close.
With its modular look, sleek grey-and-white colour scheme and oak-effect details, this sofa bed is a triumph in modern design and can be easily styled to suit a teenager’s taste.
They’ll love lounging on the bed whilst relaxing and gaming, then pulling out the optional trundle bed when their friends come over, giving them more space to hang out.
Best of all, the ottoman storage under the mattress offers a place for teens to quickly tidy away all their clutter – keeping them on good terms with parents!
Best for: Kids Rooms
Finally, if you want a sofa bed for a kid’s room, take a look at the Trasman Terrassa Day Bed.
Ideal for sleepovers, this single day bed not only offers a second, pull-out single bed, but also two convenient storage drawers, perfect for storing spare bedding and pillows.
With its practical melamine construction and timeless white and casina wood-effect finish, the Terrassa Day Bed will take your child from toddler to teen.
By ensuring they always have somewhere comfortable for their friends to sleep, your little one will learn to be a fabulous host from an early age!