In the fast-paced world we live in, everybody is trying to save something these days. Getting up 20 minutes earlier might allow you to save time making that train to work without having to run for it, or going easy on the mayonnaise sauce on your lunchtime baguette will save you having to run that extra mile at the gym. In the midst of the credit crunch, we’re also trying to save money on our homes wherever possible, from changing utility and mortgage providers to redecorating ourselves instead of forking out for professionals.
In new build home especially, storage space can be very limited, meaning homeowners have to make use of every inch of their homes without cluttering it. Having family and friends over can also be a nightmare, either when you haven’t got a spare room available, or when you don’t want anyone sleeping on your brand new sofa. Most people would just lay a couple of duvets and pillows on the floor and let their guests a decent night’s rest, however most people fail to consider the benefits of sofa beds.
Sofa beds offer a number of benefits, and can add character to your home without you even realising it. Back when they first started getting popular, ‘folding beds’ weren’t very stylish and they were only really made for one purpose – to sleep on. Even then, the mattresses they came with were thin, and a good night’s sleep was rarely achievable.
These days however, sofa beds for guests are all the rage, and they’re great for providing a space to sleep even when it looks like there isn’t enough space. Sofa beds now come in a range of shapes, sizes, colours and styles, and where there’s space for a sofa or even small chair, there is space for a sofa bed. These types of beds are extremely comfortable compared to their predecessors, and a room can easily be turned into a resting spot within a few seconds.
With the improvements in sofa bed technology, the mechanisms used to store the bed away underneath the sofa are very innovative; in most cases, you won’t even know that you’re sitting on a sofa bed. Additionally, you don’t have to decorate your bedroom around your sofa bed, as there are a number of bespoke colours and styles that your piece of furniture can be made from. You can also select from a number of different types of mattress, no matter what your body shape or how you like to sleep.
Modern day beds can be very expensive, especially when you consider the types of wood and fabrics that they can be made from. So when it comes to finances, sofa beds make a lot of sense, especially when it comes to making the full use of space available in your home. Not only do they represent great value for your money, but your comfort won’t be compromised either. From memory foam mattresses to heated material, sofa beds can even provide more comfort that a regular bed.