7 Tips for Buying a Comfortable Sleeper Sofa That You’ll Want to Spend the Night On

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Do you entertain a lot of overnight guests in your home?

7 Tips for Buying a Comfortable Sleeper Sofa That You'll Want to Spend the Night On

If so, you might be thinking about adding a comfortable sleeper sofa to a living room, den, finished basement, or other area to provide people with a place to sleep. Sleeper sofas are great for those who want to be able to turn any room in their house into a bedroom in a matter of just seconds.

But before you invest in a pull-out sofa bed, it’s important for you to find one that you wouldn’t mind sleeping on yourself. You want it to be so comfortable that people will actually look forward to spending a night in your home.

You can track a pull-out sleeper sofa like this down if you’re willing to put in the work to find it. Here are 7 tips you can use to find a comfortable sleeper sofa for your home.

1. Look for a Sleeper Sofa With a Durable Wood or Metal Frame

Any time you buy any kind of sofa–sleeper sofa or not–you should always look for one that has a durable wood or metal frame.

The last thing you want to do is buy a comfortable sleeper sofa only to have it fall apart on you in just a few years. You won’t have to worry about a sturdy sofa with a wood or metal frame doing this.

When you invest in a sleeper sofa like the Alice Sleeper Sofa by Bonaldo with a wood frame or the Pierrot Sleeper Sofa by Bonaldo with a painted metal or chrome frame, you’ll sleep better at night knowing it’s going to last.

2. Make Sure a Sleeper Sofa Is Easy to Open and Close

How easy is it to open and close a sleeper sofa? You always want to ask yourself that question before you agree to buy it.

Test it out for yourself to see how it works. Ideally, the pull-out bed inside of a sleeper sofa should lift up and out in one simple motion without getting stuck on anything or making any unnecessary noise.

The pull-out bed should also go back into your sleeper sofa in one smooth motion, and it should have a lockdown bar to keep it in place once it’s all the way back into the sofa.

Take a really close look at each and every mechanism that is used to take a pull-out bed out and put it back in. Inspect them to see if they’ll stand up over time without breaking on you.

3. Test out a Sleeper Sofa’s Mattress to See If It’s Comfortable

After you take the pull-out bed out of a sleeper sofa, take the mattress for a test drive to see how comfortable it is. Lay down on it and see how supportive it is when it comes to your shoulders, back, and hips.

Don’t be fooled by the thickness of a mattress. In some situations, a thinner mattress on a pull-out sleeper sofa can actually be a lot more comfortable and supportive than a thicker one.

If you choose a sleeper sofa with an uncomfortable mattress, it won’t matter how amazing the rest of the sofa is. People won’t be jumping at the chance to sleep at your home anytime soon.

4. Feel Around Inside a Sleeper Sofa for Any Sharp Mechanisms

You’re going to want to cover your sleeper sofa mattress with sheets, covers, and blankets when guests stay at your home.

You don’t want those sheets, covers, and blankets to accidentally get ripped or torn after getting snagged on a sharp mechanism inside the sofa. So feel around to make sure a sleeper sofa has smooth mechanisms inside it prior to purchasing it.

It beats buying a sleeper sofa only to realize that you need to buy sheets every few months because your sofa keeps destroying them.

5. Measure a Sleeper Sofa to Ensure It’ll Fit in Your Home

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Top 5 modern sofa beds and sleeper sofas

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Modern sofa beds are increasingly growing in popularity because of their clever construction, versatile utility, modern design and space-saving qualities.  Often used in vacation homes, contemporary sleeper sofas are now common fixtures in multipurpose rooms, urban spaces, and guestrooms.   The newly increased demand is met by an increasing investment from major furniture manufacturers and the resulting vast selection of modern sleeper sofas that do not compromise quality, design or comfort.  So if you are in the market for one right now or think you may need this ingenious solution in the future, check out our 5 favorite options.

1. Origami designer sleeper sofa by Andrea Lucatello for Cattelan Italia

    Origami sleeper sofa by Andrea Lucatello for Cattelan Italia

    2. Ibiza sofa bed by Giuseppe Viganò for Gamma Arredamenti

    Ibiza sofa bed by Giuseppe Viganò for Gamma Arredamenti

    3. Papillon sleeper sofa by Centro Design for Bonaldo

    Papillon sleeper sofa by Centro Design for Bonaldo

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