Sofa beds, also known as sleepers or hide-a-beds, aren’t restricted to a particular style or size, they can in fact be suited to any décor you may have in mind. They can range from large 3 seaters or corner sofas for bigger areas to a single chair for smaller spaces. The sofa bed derives from the designs of Louis Kragen, which hid a bed in the confines of the sofa – no wonder he patented this brilliant idea!
Before: Tired, worn out sofabed
A sofa bed is incredibly versatile in serving both seating and sleeping needs, perfect for when you have guests over but not necessarily the space to give them their own bedroom. These unfoldable options can be used as both a fully functioning sofa and bed separately.
Sofa beds can operate in different ways, from the pull-out to the fold-down, the pull-out being the most popular option. Here the bed’s frame is fitted into the base of the sofa and folded underneath the seats. The fold-down simply folds down from a sofa shape to a flat bed with the use of a hinge – the clue’s in the name! This type of sofa is usually perfect for modern or retro home decors due to its modular design.
Sofa beds are very popular pieces of furniture to re-upholster, thanks to their versatility. Our consultants are fully qualified to identify thousands of different makes and styles to ensure you are provided with the best advice possible on restoring your favourite furniture. Plumbs can also provide loose covers for sofa beds as well as re-upholstery.