3 Essential Things To Keep In Mind When Purchasing A Sofa Bed

Sofa beds are great pieces for transforming any room into a cosy bedroom. They're definitely great and versatile options for small homes, serving dual purposes so that you can maximise your space. However, in order to fully enjoy the benefits that sofa beds have to offer, here are 3 essential things that you need to keep in mind when purchasing a sofa bed!

1. What's your sofa bed going to be primarily used for?

Depending on what your sofa bed is going to be primarily used for, you're going to want to prioritise certain features over others. For instance, if your sofa bed is going to be placed in your living room and primarily used for seating, you would probably want to look for a sofa bed that offers the same features that you would look out for in a regular sofa. You could thus perhaps opt for a  sofa with more rounded backrests and armrests. 

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Vernon 3 Seater Sofa Bed (Grey)  $799.90 | Shop here 

On the other hand, if your sofa bed is going to be placed in a bedroom and primarily used for sleeping, you would probably want to opt for a sofa with a mattress foam of higher density, for greater comfort. 

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Tessa 3 Seater Storage Sofa Bed (Hailstorm)  $479 | Shop here 

2. It has to be able to fit in the room 

An essential consideration to keep in mind when purchasing any furniture item is to ensure that it will be able to fit in the room that it is going to be fitted. This "rule" also applies to sofa beds.

Always make sure to check out the dimensions of your sofa bed, to ensure that it will still leave enough space in the room when it's fully opened up. You wouldn't want to be placed in a situation where you're unable to open up your sofa bed and sleep on it because it simply doesn't fit. 

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Arturo 2 Seater Sofa Bed (Pigeon Grey)  $399 | Shop here

3. Who's going to be sleeping on it? 

Lastly, when purchasing a sofa bed, always consider who'll be sleeping on it. If your sofa bed is going to be used on a daily basis, for someone who's slightly older, you'd definitely want to prioritise one that has greater comfort. You'd also probably want to opt for a sofa bed that has a mattress that provides good support and has higher quality mattress foam, so it's both comfortable and durable. 

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Antwon L-Shaped Sofa Bed Grey (Easy Clean Fabric)  $1999 | Shop here

If your sofa bed is going to be used in the guest room, for the occasional guests who stay for a night (or two), you could probably get away with a sofa bed that is slightly less-plush. 

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Laura Sofa Bed (Sea Green)  $149 | Shop here

Here are 3 essential things that you need to keep in mind when purchasing a sofa bed. If you have any other questions regarding sofa beds, feel free to reach out to our customer support team via email at wecare@hipvan.com or our live chat, and we'll be more than happy to help! 

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