Sofa cum Bed or a sofa bed has become a very essential component of modern furniture. A sofa bed is essentially a sofa whose seat unfolds to form a bed. Sofa cum bed is a very functional furniture as it acts not only as a seating arrangement and also as a bed when need arises- and hence the name- Sofa cum Bed! A sofa bed can be transformed into a single bed or a double bed depending on its design. Today’s furniture manufacturers are experiment with varied styles and materials to come up with unique designs in sofa beds. Also referred as sleeper sofas, they are indeed space saving furniture bringing an aesthetic appeal to a room’s decor.
Types of Living Room Sofa Beds
Living room sofa cum bed are usually of two types:
- Pull-out Sleeper Sofa Bed: Here the bed and frame are folded into the base of the couch and hidden underneath the seat cushions. When bed is pulled out, the back and arms of the sofa form a headboard for the sofa bed.
- Futon Sofa Bed– This uses a one-piece design with the thick cushion upholstered to the frame. The back folds down forming a flat surface with the seat cushion.
- Convertible Sofa Bed: This looks like an usual sofa but can be converted into not only a single bed but into a double bed and sometimes even into a bunk bed.
The materials used in the frames of most of the sofa cum bed designs are usually metal and wood. Quality sofa cum bed frames are made from hardwood such as oak, alder, birch, maple, teak, plywood etc. Mostly hard teak wood is used to make wooden sofa cum bed as it is very durable. Most of the wooden sofa cum bed looks like a normal wooden sofa which goes well with other wooden furniture in the room. And when required, the lower part can be pulled out to make a bed sofa.
Metal living room sofa bed is made with a variety of metals that include iron, wrought iron, aluminum and steel. Steel sofa cum bed is popular for their neat looks that is a representative of contemporary furniture. The wrought iron sofa cum bed is the most popular. It does not rust and has stylish look. They are kept in living room.
Sofa Cum Bed Designs
Sofa cum bed designs are many and are all attractive. Perhaps that is why, people these days like to have sofa cum bed in their living rooms rather than just a sofa. A sofa cum bed with storage have become the hot favorite in the furniture market. The contemporary sofas have really trendy designs! The most popular furniture brand IKEA has a wide range of sofa cum beds.
From wooden to leather and velvet you can get all and that too within a comfortable price range.
Sofa Cum Bed Benefits
- Sofas bed is very beneficial in a small apartment and you do not have a separate guest room.
- Sofa cum bed also works as a storage space along with sleeping at night and sitting in the day time.
- Sofa cum bed is very comfortable and can efficiently compete with normal bed.
- You have an extra bedding that is required at the time of emergency.
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