is there such a thing as a comfy sofa bed?

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HamblesHandbag Fri 15-Jun-12 20:36:19

I need a little sofa bed for my mum to sleep on, so I want it to be as comfy as possible. The only sofa beds I've ever slept on you could feel the metal bars through the mattress and they feel weird to sit on in sofa mode.

Futons are too hard/low.

So is 'comfy sofa bed' an oxymoron?

cestlavielife Thu 06-Mar-14 12:50:18

if for frequent use a clic clac style is good

Mine is lovely - slept on it a lot when pregnant. It's from (I think it's the Scala model)

BNmum Thu 06-Mar-14 07:50:38

We got a Laura Ashley sofa bed about 3years ago in the sale and I put a mattress topper it. It's comfy to sit on as a sofa and guests are often suprised by how comfy it is.

InsertUsernameHere Wed 05-Mar-14 19:59:57

Do you need it to be a double bed? If a single would suffice another option might be more of a day bed, or a truckle bed under a DCs bed. These would allow you to use a standard single mattress and would be a more normal height. Futons can be very variable both the most comfy and least comfy sofa beds I've ever slept on have been futons (different ones obviously!). Our current sofa bed is a hand me down, so don't know what it cost. It's is a reylon and comfy as it has a proper mattress might go and buyer a topper though following people's tips up thread

ShoeWhore Wed 05-Mar-14 12:26:20

Hope you're on commission thedarkworld grin

ShoeWhore Wed 05-Mar-14 12:24:38

Friend has an ikea corner sofa bed - you sleep on the actual sofa cushions - incredibly comfortable as a bed. Not sure what it's like as a sofa though.

Have you considered an aerobed? My parents have one and it's really good. Perhaps a better option than compromising on the sofa?

NotMushroom Wed 05-Mar-14 11:56:27

We have this one from Ikea. It's only for occasional use but is comfortable. You can choose between three types of mattress to get the level of firmness you prefer iirc which is good.

thedarkworld Wed 05-Mar-14 11:50:25

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splendidone Mon 07-Oct-13 09:03:59

You need to look for sofa beds for every day use. These are the only sofa bed type that stand up to regular use as a bed and a sofa. is a good brand and has some excellent reviews.

Aetae Fri 21-Jun-13 21:20:59

We have this. It's reeeeeeeeeeaaaally comfortable.

Lovethesea Fri 21-Jun-13 21:15:35

If trying them out in the shop get two of you laying on it ...

I stayed at my friends on a lovely comfy sofa bed, til DH turned up the next day and we spent all night squashed in the middle as it curved with the weight making it impossible to avoid each other!

BeehavingBaby Thu 20-Jun-13 22:39:18

IKEA Hagalund is brilliant, £375 new but usually available on ebay for ~£100. Improved by a topper but very impressive.

SacreBlue Thu 20-Jun-13 22:23:04

Moving in to current place with on the floor blow up bed (for me - DS had a real bed first obvs) I concur with memory foam toppers - frankly they could make me happy even on the floor.

Most sofa beds are only really suitable for occasional use and neither fish nor fowl. A topper makes it for me <says she now with king size massive mattress and topper - spoilt>

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I have this. It's not that pretty (leather look) but I presume you could get other fabrics. The design is click clack and it takes 5 secs to convert back and forth to a bed. It's a comfortable bed and sofa. I sleep on it a lot.

primallass Thu 20-Jun-13 22:13:10

We have an Ikea Beddinge one with sprung mattresses. Not the prettiest, but very comfy.

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caramelgirl Sat 16-Jun-12 15:45:10

We have a JL Sacha sofa bed which is a brown leather corner sofa. It had RRP of £1,800 I think but we bought as a new second on eBay for £1k I think.
Super comfy and v easy to transform and has storage too.
I just searched for sofa beds and filtered for new on ebay and found the company that way.
Courier only took sofa to the front door tho' so had to beg neighbour's husband snd friend to come over at half time to shift it from our hallway as DH was away all that week. So it might be worth asking when you buy about how far delivery goes!

We got one from John Lewis for about £450. It is quite firm as a sofa, but with a cushion, very loungeable, and we have a memory foam topper for the bed version, which works very well to even out the hard-and-soft part of the mattress.

HamblesHandbag Sat 16-Jun-12 15:19:08

hmm... I'm now considering but they're ££££.

Our family sofa is from them and we love it, but I doubt it's worth paying so much for an occasional use sofa bed. hmmmmm...

HamblesHandbag Sat 16-Jun-12 14:28:28

yes, Stiffy, I agree. They're always harder aren't they?

like this from the Laura Ashley website: "Sofa beds are ideal for accommodating extra guests and contain a bed mechanism under the seat cushion; this will create a firmer seat than standard sofas, and raise the depth of the seat slightly."

We have a Laura Ashley one and when I ordered it I could upgrade the mattress to an extra thick one.
It is very comfortable as a bed and sofa. It is about eight years old though and I have heard that LA quality is not so good lately.

StiffyByng Sat 16-Jun-12 12:17:03

My problem is wanting one that's a comfortable sofa. Lots of sofa beds just aren't as nice to sit on as a normal sofa.

HamblesHandbag Sat 16-Jun-12 11:40:50

I imagine they probably would be comfier, but whilst my mum is no Old Lady, I do wonder if she would struggle getting up out of a very low bed. (please don't show my mum this! grin

PigletJohn Sat 16-Jun-12 08:16:05

some of the sofa beds, instead of an expanding metal frame, have slabs of foam mattress that fold out. They won't squeak and are said to be more comfortable (but much lower, like putting a mattress on the floor)

HamblesHandbag Sat 16-Jun-12 08:13:25

ikea eh? ok, worth considering then.

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