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Not Just a Sofa, and Not Just a Bed
Finding the perfect sofa bed for your home is a tough needle to thread. The balancing act between shape, lines and style, versus every day utility and comfort is particularly difficult online! Here's a few of our insights to help you in your decision.
We don't carry every modern sofa bed, because, frankly, there are hundreds we would not put into our own homes. Instead we've cultivated a select handful of manufacturers that pride themselves on providing striking contemporary and modern designs that provide you with both value and comfort.
When considering your options, we always recommend thinking about how you plan to use your sofa bed. Will it be tucked into an office with a seasonal guest or two? Or, will it be your primary sofa - something in your living room you sit on every evening, and use occasionally for overnight guests? Or maybe it's for your studio or loft, so it needs to be a great sofa and bed everyday! Generally, it's better to go with a larger sofa bed the more often you plan on using it. Also, if you're like us, arms on an everyday couch are a must, but a cool, armless sofa bed in the office makes perfect sense!
Consider what materials work in your life. We love leather, especially on a cool sleeper sofa in the den. But we also carry dozens of frames upholstered in a huge array of fabrics and leather textiles that are designed to hold up to life without the sticker shock you can get from leather. And with all of those upholstery option comes a myriad of colors to choose from! A lighter color, or even a mod white sofa sleeper can really make a statement. But if you've got kids or pets, some of our neutral grays and browns, or even something darker might make more sense for you!
The arms and legs of these designs can really set the tone of your home stylistically. Choose a design with chromed steel legs to achieve a more modern or contemporary look. Wooden legs and arms give the sleeper a more classic mid-Century or Danish feel, while several designs feature simple black understated legs which will enable them to fit into any decor or motif you've already established in your home!
Our final bit of advice: High-end modern sofa beds usually "sit" a little firm, in order to hit the average desired firmness for the mattress. In our opinion, on a scale of 1-10 in terms of firmness (10 being really firm), almost every design we carry would rate at about a 7 for a sofa, and a 5 for a mattress. If you prefer a soft mattress, consider adding a mattress topper for a good night's rest! For a softer sofa sit, consider some of our designs with seat cushions like the Magni or Disa.
As always, please don't hesitate to email us or call with any questions.