Smaller living spaces and increased demand have caused sofa manufacturers to focus more attention on the styles and designs of sofa beds. The sofas being designed today are very different from the traditional design that many people were accustomed to seeing many years ago.
The prices of sofa beds vary greatly. There are many sofas on the market today that has been designed to be both functional and beautiful. They incorporate design methods that transform a high-end sofa to a bed with no effort on the part of the user.
The higher end luxury sectional sofa beds have been designed for larger areas. There are from three to five pieces in these sectional sofas. The shapes range from a standard rectangle with ottomans, to a circular sofa that, when all pieces are together, forms a perfect circle. At the mid and low range of affordability is the ‘L’ shape sofa. This sofa is still a favorite for small rooms or apartments where they serve the dual function of sofa and bed on a daily basis.
Modern sofa beds are made using many of the traditional techniques used for regular sofas. Frames are now made from durable hardwood as a standard for most of the sofas. The padding is thick to provide support to the users. And, the springs in many of these sofas have been replaced with memory foam. In sofas with springs, the springs are padded with protectant and have extra padding in the cushion to protect against damage.
On the larger sofa beds, the pieces latch together to form a bed. The bed can be formed using all of the pieces of the section or just a few pieces. The latch mechanism is not visible and there is no extra wear to the sofa as there are fewer moving parts than on a standard sofa bed.
The ‘L’ shape sofa is still a popular choice for individuals who require daily dual function from their sofa. These sofas provide a sectional sofa bed that gives one a twin size bed. The sectional is also made using a hardwood frame. The mattress of the bed is firm and provides a person with the comfort they would find on a regular bed. The bed frame acts as box springs and the mattress contains memory foam to enhance comfort.
Many of these sofas are made from fabric to fit the budget of the individual purchasing them. The fabric is double treated with chemicals that make it highly durable and resistant to wear and staining. When one first gets their sectional sofa they may find that it feels stiff. The memory foam sometimes requires a bit to shape itself to the user, but once this has been accomplished the seating will be very comfortable.
The sofas made for smaller rooms provide individuals who may have limited space the opportunity to provide a private sleeping area to guests. By selecting a small traditional sofa for a room, one can provide a sleeping area for overnight guests. This sofa will serve the function during most days as an extra place for sitting and is the perfect size for office purposes.
The size of the room where sofa beds will be placed and the type of activities that will take place on them will be the main consideration when deciding on the type of sofa that will fit the needs of the user. The styles and materials of these sofas are available in any size and can accommodate any room.
The person who is using their sofa and bed on a daily basis may find that using a sectional ‘L’ shape sofa will provide them with the seating they want and the bed they need at an affordable price. This sectional can enhance the decor of a small room and provide one with a comfortable sleeping area.