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Gone are the days when you have dingy thin mattresses hidden away for guests. Instead, you can roll out a comfortable and stylish sofa bed to rival your mattress.

What are sofa beds? As the name indicates, the sofa bed doubles as a sofa and a bed. It provides a comfy seating space to lounge during the day and converts to a bed when needed. The sofa bed is an ideal solution when you are short of space for overnight guests.

Apart from being versatile furniture, sofa beds can also be comfortable and stylish. The collection of sofa beds from Valentine’s furniture is not just practical but also stylish, with rolled arms and comfy cushions.

Sofa Bed Ideas for a Practical and Stylish Space

Sofa beds are a godsend when you entertain guests. Not only are they compact, but your guests can also convert them to a bed in a pinch. Sofa beds are compact enough to fit the smallest of rooms and big enough for a relaxing sleep.

Sofa beds do not have to be practical; they can also be chic and stylish. They come in various shapes, sizes, styles and fabrics. Our latest designs can elevate the simple sofa bed to something sophisticated and elegant.

Buying a bed for your guests, even a sofa bed, is a big decision. With the vast selection in the market, there are a few factors to consider when choosing the right sofa bed.

 

Where are You Placing Your Sofa Bed?

First, decide which room you are placing your sofa bed in. If it’s primarily used by kids in the morning, you’d want a sofa bed that’s durable and stain-resistant like our Imogen Sofa Bed. A stylish sofa bed with a 100mm demask quilted innerspring mattress, Imogen also features a  Bi-Fold mechanism. It also comes in a wide variety of fabrics. The Bi-Fold mechanism ensures the sofa bed is simple to set up and easy to pack.

All things said and done, the sofa bed should also match the aesthetics of the room and not disrupt the flow.

 

What’s Important? Comfort or Style

Your sofa bed doesn’t have to be all-practical and hidden away until use. Instead, purchase a modern sofa bed like our York and make a style statement. With simple lines, a strong silhouette, and broad arms, the York sofa boasts longevity. In addition, the delicate arm curvature gives it a subtle elegance.

Combining modernity with simple functionality, the York sofa and sofa bed is perfect for everyday living. It is also upholstered in rich, luxury leather from Moran’s exclusive leather collection.

 

High Tech or Low Tech?

A sofa bed is all about comfort and convenience. You do not want a gimmick that requires a second pair of hands to open. While it is tempting to go for a more luxurious, high-tech piece, buying a classic bi-fold piece like our Dartford is always safer.

Dartford sofa bed features classic rolled arms and t-back cushions, a timeless design. With its bi-fold mechanism, you don’t have to worry about the many lever and hinges.

 

How Big Should Your Sofa Bed be?

Another critical point to consider is the size of the sofa bed. How big do you want your it to be? Should it accommodate more than one person? If so, you need to consider the scale of the furniture and the options for placement.

A sofa bed much like our Finesse, can double up as a three-seater during the day and Queen size at night.

Lastly, take into account the footprint of the bed when fully extended. Check the dimensions to know how much space the sofa and the bed will occupy.

 

Furniture makes the most important part of your lounge room. So, taking care of what piece of furniture goes into your lounge room, creating the right balance and checking if the arrangement suits the space is crucial. Here are some tips on how to arrange your lounge room furniture.

Consider the Size of Your Room

What is the size of your room? Is it small or large? Does your lounge room have enough space? Ask yourself these questions to consider the size of your room before arranging your furniture. No matter big or small, you must have comfortable seating options and enough space for movement. If you are having a smaller space, consider having multi-functional furniture like sofabeds or ottomans with storage that can also serve as tables for serving drinks to guests. On the other hand, for a bigger living space, the bigger the furniture, the better. You can look for ideas online or in magazines to help you visualise the type of furniture that goes well into your space.

Choose a Focal Point

Every room has a focal point, and so does your lounge room. The focal point is the first place where your eyes land when entering a space. So, you should determine the focal point and arrange your furniture around it to ensure you are making the most of the feature. If you are unsure, there are a lot of ways you can create a focal point in your living room— for instance, if you have a large window or high ceilings, that could be a focal point of your lounge room.

Consider the Traffic Flow

Traffic flow is one of the most important things to consider when arranging furniture in your lounge room. It’s important to see how people will flow through the lounge area— from which side they will enter and pass through so that they don’t trip over furniture or each other. Make sure there is ample space between each piece of furniture to regulate the traffic flow to other rooms without difficulty.

Create Conversation Areas

When arranging furniture, it is equally important to create conversation areas depending on your lifestyle. For instance, if you are a big active family, you need more seating options and intimate spaces where everyone can sit comfortably and entertain.

Choose the Right Furniture

The next most important thing to consider is choosing the right furniture for your lounge room. For this, you want to figure out your seating needs first and then decide on the kind of furniture that will go in your lounge room. Check out the proportion between each piece and keep it moderate, neither too big nor small. When arranging them, make sure you don’t clutter the space. You don’t have to make the arrangement look uniform but try to create a space that balances seating comfort, functionality, décor, and movement.

Use Various Pieces of Furniture

Using a wide variety of furniture gives you the flexibility to choose the right furniture for your lounge room when decorating and arranging furniture. For instance, start with a corner accent chair or start with sofas and add in ottomans, recliners, rugs and stools— and create a look that best suits your space.

Use Accent Furniture Pieces

Use accent furniture pieces like accent armchairs, sofas, recliners, hallway tables, rugs, or entertainment units to add more colour, character, and texture to your lounge room. Accent furniture provides a harmonious look by complementing your general decor and can help elevate your personal style.

If you are looking for the perfect piece of furniture like sofas, entertainment units, recliners, ottomans or sofabeds for your lounge room in Bendigo, visit our furniture store at Valentines Furniture, Bendigo.