Modern sofa beds doubles as a extra bed for friends who need some-where to sleep
By: Roger King
Modern sofa beds are real space savers that allow you to use rooms for more than one purpose. You can sleep on them, sit on them, or concert it into a comfortable sofa. Inexpensive and tough, they can be positioned wherever you want and you can make them up at a moment's notice.
Sofa beds are probably the most commonly used dual-purpose items of furniture. Just pull the bed out from the center of the sofa frame, add bed linen and pillows and you're ready for sleep.
Contemporary sofa beds provide both seating and a bed and they are designed to transform from one to another with the minimum of ease. They can also be just as comfortable as normal sofas and comes in almost as many different shapes and sizes.
The types of beds you choose depend on who is most likely to sleep on it. Also, consider whether the bed will be in constant or occasional use. Make sure that you lie on it to test it, just as you would with a normal bed.
There are basically four types of sofa bed: the fold-out sofa bed, the flip-over or flop-out sofa bed, the A-frame sofa bed, and the drop-end sofa bed.
With the large range of choices of furniture sofa beds, including upholstered or show-wood frames and printed, woven, or damask cover fabrics, you can be confident of finding a sofa bed to complement your decor.