Welcome to the compare sofa beds category. One of the easiest ways to get the most from the space you have in your home is a sofa bed. Not only can it be used for sitting on, but when your spare room is full or you need to have a guest stay overnight it provides for much more comfort than sleeping on a standard sofa. Modern sofa beds have a folding mechanism that allows the bed frame and legs to be stored in the base of the sofa. It is usually impossible to tell if a sofa is a sofa bed just by looking at it or even sitting on it. Once the top cushions have been removed, the bed is visible and can be extracted by pulling up on the frame bar. Pulling out extends the legs and sets the bed in place. A mattress is stored on the bed frame in situ, so it does not have to be stored separately outside of the sofa bed. Other types can have a simple foam fold-out that literally takes just a few seconds to set up. In terms of size, 3 seater sofas are the most common and these give a decent queen-size or double bed. Smaller types are also available in the form of 2 and single seaters. Some corner sofas also turn into beds and of course you can make a 3 piece suite with a sofa bed and armchairs. The most common room for a sofabed is the living room. But if you have the space consider one in the home office, children’s play room or games room. Of course if you get stuck at the office after working late then having one there wouldn’t go amiss either.
Cheap Sofa Beds
One of the best methods to snap up a bargain is of course shopping online. Even after delivery costs (which are sometimes zero with certain retailers) the total outlay is very often considerably less than buying at a bricks and mortar outlet. Coverings/Upholstery on a Budget: By its very nature, fabric tends to be cheaper than leather. Both types of material have their own unique feel, texture and maintenance issues. Heavily textured fabrics hold up well to intense use, and are easier to clean than thin fabric. Leather is the perfect option for keeping any sofa free of dirt, dust or other particles. Leather needs to be maintained with leather oil at least once a year so it does not dry out, and it holds up better over time than any other upholstery. Most cheap sofa beds will be made from bonded or faux leather, or some other kind of synthetic alternative. These tend to have a similar feel to the real thing, and are great for keeping the cost of a sofa bed in the affordable range.
Buying cheap sofa beds online
When looking through the various sofa beds, double check the size you require. Smaller tends to be cheaper but too small and you’ll run the risk of making it unusable for larger people for example. From time to time certain promotions become available, usually in the form of voucher codes or sales. So check out our sale & voucher code section to see if there are any discount sofa beds on sale at the moment. If not, then don’t worry, we still have a great range of cheap sofa beds for sale right here in this category.
Small Sofa Beds
For the occasional single guest, or a cosy sleep for 2, a small sofa bed is ideal. We have on this page the very best sofa beds for small spaces the country has to offer. You can compare our compact sofa beds easily to help you choose the right item at the right price.
Factors in Selecting Small Sofa Beds
There are 2 main reasons why people set out to buy a small sofa bed. The first is cost – little is cheaper than big. On this page you can filter your results by price using the radio buttons at the top.
The other reasons is size. Money may not be a big issue, but lets say you need a small sofa bed for a small room. This situation is quite common for first time home owners who have a flat or small house. Get the measuring tape out and double check the dimensions of your space. Cross check your lengths and breadths with that of the sofas you are interested in (the retailers supply this info.) to ensure a good fit.
Alternatively, you may want a single seat sofa bed, which is actually more like a chair than a sofa – nonetheless its still categorised as a single sofa bed. Nabru are well known for these, and their furniture is affordable and superb value for money. These types of small sofa beds will generally consist of a simple fold-out system that literally takes the tiniest of efforts to set up – very handy indeed!Your standard 2 seater sofa beds will have either the simple fold out mechanisms or the mechanical metal pull up and out system. The latter is superior in may ways as it actually makes a bed with legs, the former is more of a mattress on the floor type of set up.
In general try to get the best quality small sofa bed you can afford. Your guests will sleep better and it will last longer as your sofa too.
Large Sofa Beds
In this section we have collected all the large sofa beds for you to compare. This includes 3 seater sofa beds, king size sofa beds and double sofa beds. When seeking out the perfect double sofa bed, there are a few things to look out for to ensure you are making the right selection. Your large sofa will be a highly functional piece of furniture that can provide dual operation of entertaining as a sofa, or transforming into a bed. By choosing the right material, style and price you can make the process of purchasing online simple, easy and fun.
Space Restrictions? If you have space restrictions, in the width of your room, you might consider selecting a sofa bed that is narrower in width. Traditional 3 seater sofa beds transform into a full-size bed however, 2-seaters only have a twin size mattress. This is ideally suited for smaller rooms or where space is restricted in width. If you have no restrictions at all, consider getting a king size, for the ultimate comfort and space, or a corner sofa bed for added functionality.
Are you thinking of buying a double sofa bed? Then here are a few things you have to check if you want to end up with a good purchase…
Additional Info on Sofa Beds
Sofa beds come in leather or fabric materials, and in a variety of colours and styles. These factors should be foremost in your mind when you come to deciding which sofa bed would be best for your home. There is an additional consideration when choosing a sofa bed and that is how comfortable it is to sleep on. Sofa beds are not meant to replace a normal bed in most instances, and are designed accordingly. Having said that some of them are not particularly easy to sleep on, thus defeating the object of providing a bed in the first place. It is important therefore to invest in a decent sofa bed that will provide a comfortable nights sleep to your guest, otherwise they might end up on the floor!
The things to look out for are mattress thickness, the thicker the better and try to get memory foam or fully sprung if you can. A good solid and sturdy frame is also a plus, as this will help prevent tipping.
Some of the best quality sofa beds can be used on a daily basis, if you have someone staying for a few weeks for example. Alternatively if your place is on the small side you may need a good quality product that you use every night. In terms of functionality, corner sofa beds can make very good and practical sofa beds.
You will find a choice of many sofa beds to buy on this site. All of them are available from the country’s leading suppliers who use only the best materials in the construction of their products.
Large Sofa Beds Checklist
1. Make sure it is the right fabric or leather (depending on which serves your purpose best). Where would you place your double sofa bed? Would it be subject to rough handling, for example? A home with very energetic kids may be better off with fabric that has a high resistance to wear and tear plus something that is more resistant to stain.
Is comfort the priority? Then look for fabrics with natural fibre like cotton. If durability is top then you are good with leather or wool. But bear in mind that those are usually more expensive.
2. You won’t have a sofa bed for very long if you pick one with a poor frame. Avoid frames that are made of soft wood. Go for a frame that’s made of hardwoods like birch or oak. But if you want to buy the sturdiest of them all, go for a frame built with kiln-dried wood. But you can tell that they are NOT usually the cheapest out there. Apart from the material used, also consider the construction. You have a better frame if parts are held together with wooden corner blocks, wooden dowels or metal screws and brackets.