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When overnight guests come to stay, they need a comfortable place to rest and sleep. Instead of an unstable air mattress, choose a pull-out sofa bed.


A sofa bed is the perfect piece of furniture for those looking to host without having dedicated spare rooms for guests that are sleeping over.



The Best Sofa Bed Doesn't Have To Be Big

There are a few things to remember before you choose a sofa bed for your home. The first and most important is that the size of the hardwood frame does not have a direct correlation with the spot your house guests sleep. This means that even though you may find a large sofa bed, it likely has the same size of flat sleeping surface as smaller sleeper sofas.


For example, futons tend to get a bad reputation because they fit into a smaller space and have small seat cushions. This makes everyone believe that these pull-out sofa beds are smaller than the regular bed. In reality, a futon-size sofa bed can typically hold either full or double mattresses.


Choose Between A Metal Or Wooden Frame For Your Sleeper Sofa

Whether you are hosting a long-term house guest or not, you want to ensure that you are buying a quality sofa bed that will last a long time. An important way of doing this is buying a day bed with a good frame.


Metal frames are the most common, but the weaker frame in standard sofa or day beds. We recommend avoiding the metal frame and choosing a wood frame for your day bed. This will ensure that the pull-out mechanism remains in good shape and you can easily expand your couch into a comfortable mattress.


Remember Sofa Beds Are Couches

While some people may place their new sofa bed in their guest room, others who live in a small space will likely use it as their regular sofa. If you are one of those individuals, you will need to pay extra attention to the comfort of your sofa cushions and the quality of the sofa fabric.


While a microfiber couch is a great option, so is a leather sofa bed. Consider your cleaning routine, comfort and lifestyle to find the right sofa bed for you.



Finding The Right Mattress

Finally, it is incredibly important to know whether your new sofa bed's mattress is comfortable! A quality mattress can make or break whether you have a good night's rest.


Sofa beds typically feature either memory foam mattresses or innerspring mattresses. While an innerspring mattress or fully sprung mattress may offer more support, it may not be as soft as a foam mattress. It’s important that you determine what type of bed suits you best.


Similarly, the mattress size is an important part of picking the right type of sofa bed for your home. If you know that you have occasional guests who usually come in pairs of two, larger mattresses like a queen-sized mattress will have the space for two to fit comfortably.


To find a comfortable sleeper sofa for your space, browse sleep sofa collections.


Style Your Home With Smitty's

Are you looking for the best sleeper sofa for your living room or a small spare room? Smitty's Fine Furniture has exactly what you're looking for. Browse our website to find more collections, sizes, styles to find the best sofa beds for you.


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