Five Sofa Beds to Optimise Your Space | Sleep Hub

Posted by Lauren Jaques - Senior Buyer on 6th Nov 2020

Five Sofa Beds to Optimise Your Space | Sleep Hub

If you’re after a compact sofa bed to fit in a small space, you’ll need to consider the size of it alongside the shape, level of comfort it offers and of course, the style.

The range of sofa beds for small bedrooms available at Bensons for Beds includes beautiful modern designs and a variety of eye-catching colours and fabrics, making your sofa bed not only practical but a real statement furniture piece too.

No matter what sort of sofa bed you’re looking for, in this article we’ll help you to make the right choice for you.

Pull up a chair (or a sofa bed!), grab your cuppa and settle in to find out the best sofa beds to optimise the space you have available.

Reasons to get a sofa bed

Looking for a solution for your overnight guest but worried that you don’t have enough space? Our sofa beds are a great way to accommodate guests comfortably without leaving an entire bedroom unusable when they’re not there.

They can be easily added to any office, dressing room or even your living room and, obviously they can used as a sofa when there’s no one sleeping on it!

Sofa beds are perfect if you’re short on space in your house or your spare room. If you live in a studio flat or apartment where you have your living and sleeping space in one, you may even want to consider a sofa bed for permanent sleeping.

Sofa beds are also a great option for kids’ sleepovers. You can pop one in their bedroom, if it’s big enough, or just have it in the living room and they can stay up all night bingeing boxsets. Just be sure to clean the popcorn out of the sofa bed the next day!

Don’t worry about comfort either. You may have heard that sofa beds are not as comfortable as either sofas or beds but rest assured that these are just that - rumours! Sofa beds of old may not have been that comfy but the ones available now are great for both sitting and sleeping, so they aren’t inferior to either piece of furniture.

Top tips for choosing a sofa bed for your small space

First thing’s first, when it comes to choosing a sofa bed for a small space, you’ll need to look at the size. You’ll want to go for a simple silhouette too. One without arms for example will help to make the sofa bed seem slimmer and your room feel larger.

Our sofa beds are available in both two-seater and three-seater styles. However, the three-seater obviously takes up more space than the two-seater.

Don’t forget to measure up your room before you fall in love with a new sofa bed. There’s nothing worse than choosing something and then finding out later that it won’t fit. Use our home measuring guide to help you.

Be sure to consider the measurements of the sofa bed both when it’s both folded up and when it’s made into a bed.

Read on to discover some of the best sofa beds for small spaces.

Best for style: Duet 2-in-1 Sofa Bed

A pale grey coloured sofa bed split into two chairs and juxtaposed against abstract yellow, orange, white and navy walls with accessories featuring the same colours

As far as nice sofa beds go, you can’t go wrong with the Duet. The Duet 2-in-1 sofa bed is the small sofa bed which really packs a punch when it comes to style. It’s super versatile which makes for a welcome addition to any living room or study.

Folding out into a small double bed, perfect for two guests, this sofa bed also comes pre-assembled, so all you need to do is attach the legs and you’re away!

Benefits of the Duet 2-in-1 Sofa Bed

  • The Duet 2-in-1 sofa bed has an innovative design which means that it can be used in a variety of different ways. You can choose to use it as a sofa, two reclining chairs or a permanent sofa bed.
  • Its compact shape and size makes it ideal for rooms where space is at a premium.
  • Although it’s big on style, that doesn’t mean that the Duet compromises on comfort for both sitting and sleeping. It has a pillow top sofa bed surface so you can offer your guests a luxury sleep experience – they’ll never want to leave!
  • Oh, and did we mention it’s stylish? It is available in a variety of muted tones including light grey, dark grey and denim blue and so will fit in with contemporary aesthetics and monochrome colour schemes.
  • The Duet has a contemporary metal frame which adds to the uniqueness of its design.

Best for comfort: Isobella Sofa Bed

A deep navy coloured sofa bed silhouetted against a dark grey painted wood panelled wall with two framed pieces of abstract art hanging centrally

Both functional and fashionable, the Isobella sofa bed offers a plush surface for advanced comfort while sitting or sleeping.

Perfect for any living room, it’s finished with four fabric cushions, comes in four different colours to choose from and is available in both 2 and 3-seater sizes.

Benefits of the Isobella Sofa Bed

  • The Isobella sofa bed is upholstered in a plush velvet fabric which adds a touch of luxury to your home.
  • Isobella comes in three statement-making colours. Choose velvet graphite or velvet silver to blend seamlessly in with your décor scheme or opt for mustard or navy to add a pop of colour to any space.
  • Chic and minimalistic, the simple design and sleek finish of this sofa bed will make your space seem larger.
  • Conversion from sofa to bed and back again is as easy as 1,2,3.

Best for making a statement: Alexa Sofa Bed

A deep green coloured sofa bed with no arms and dark wooden legs in a pale pink room with contemporary framed abstract art on the walls

A stylish sofa bed which is perfect for the modern home, the Alexa Sofa Bed makes a fantastic statement in any space.

Benefits of the Alexa Sofa Bed

  • This sofa bed is perfect for those who don’t have much time on their hands and, let’s face it, who does? All you need to do is fold it out and you’ve got a cosy sofa bed that comfortably sleeps two people.
  • The Alexa two seater sofa bed is available in a variety of popular and stylish colours. Choose something which contrasts your décor for a real conversation piece.
  • This sofa bed is available as a single, small double or a double sofa bed.
  • Upholstered in high quality, luxury velvet fabric, it’s super comfortable and ultra stylish.

Best for effortless switching: Caitlin Sofa Bed

A dark grey sofa bed in a contemporary minimalist room decorated in shades of grey and off-white

Last but certainly not least on our list of space saving sofa beds is the Caitlin sofa bed. With a simple click-clack mechanism and fixed cushions, switching between bed and sofa is easy-peasy – perfect for those times when you weren’t expecting guests.

Benefits of the Caitlin Sofa Bed

  • The Caitlin sofa bed isn’t just practical, it’s stylish too. This aesthetic sofa bed is available in just a couple of colours, it has matte blacklegs and deep button detailing which gives it a clean, minimalist feel. Perfect for simple décor.
  • The Caitlin sofa bed offers a comfortable sleep experience. It features a generous, supportive foam and fibre feeling which offers both comfort and durability. It folds down into a small double bed so there’s plenty of room for two people to snuggle up.
  • The plush fabric which finishes off the Caitlin is distressed velvet so it'll add a touch of luxury to any room.
  • An effortless choice for a sofa bed, you can flip the back all the way down and the three-seater sofa is quickly and easily transformed. It also features fixed cushions which means that there is next to no fuss when you switch between the two options.
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Lauren Jaques
Senior Buyer
Lauren has worked at Bensons for Beds for 1 12 years. Lauren is a real industry expert in the area of home furnishing and has buying skills in abundance combined with a keen eye for product detail and flair for design.
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