A sofa bed that works as an every day sofa and an occasional bed

(19 Posts)
RandomHouseRules Sat 13-Jun-15 20:56:18

Can anyone recommend a sofa that is properly comfy as an everyday sofa and reasonably comfy as an occasional bed? My experience of sofa beds as they can often be too hard or lumpy as a sofa. We have no spare room so this would need to be our everyday sofa an comfy therefore. Only occasional use as a bed so this isn't as important but I would like our guests to have an ok nights sleep, preferably looking for something for under £750. Thanks.

gilmoregirl Sat 13-Jun-15 21:30:24

I have a sofa bed from sofa work shop. It is my only sofa. I sit on it daily. And have for the last 16 years. It is definitely time to get a new one... Not actually that helpful as perhaps sofa work shop may have changed their quality in that time but I would certainly recommend.

kateecass Sat 13-Jun-15 21:33:13

M&S. Sat on it now. Super comfy! And last time I slept on it it was ok. Quality mattress for a sofa bed! And I think I bought it when my soon to be 7 year old was born.
I'll look and see if they still do it.

Hottypotty Sat 13-Jun-15 21:36:34

We have an m&s one. It is great as a sofa, pretty good as a sofa bed for one and acceptable as a sofa bed for two!

kateecass Sat 13-Jun-15 21:38:12

Might be this one

m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/abbey-medium-sofa-bed/p/p22091391008?jsrl=stop&un_jtt_redirect

Kleptronic Sat 13-Jun-15 21:38:18

Marks and Spencers, pricey but good, I've got one for when my sister stays as she has a very bad back condition. It's a fold out one on a mechanism underneath the seat cushions and it's brilliant. I got it in the January sale for about £440 otherwise it would have been about £900. It's the comfiest sofa in the house too, and the rest are from John Lewis. Obviously it's not proper bed quality, but it's the best I've slept on (I tried it to make sure, and I've slept on a lot!). You get to chose different seat covering materials so I went for the cheapest non-horrible one, a kind of textured fawn.

kateecass Sat 13-Jun-15 21:40:29

No ours is abbey large. Big enough for 3 to sit and 2 to sleep

m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/abbey-large-sofa/p/p22091391007?mfPartNumber=&carousel=FUNH_RR&un_jtt_redirect#reviews13

FoxyJane Sat 13-Jun-15 21:46:00

We have a lovely ikea one my mum bought it for our wedding present. It's brilliant as a bed and occasional sofa, it's in our second living room. I love that we can change the fabric cover on it. I would happily replace it with another ikea sofa if we ever needed to.

westcountrywoman Sat 13-Jun-15 21:49:20

Our 'main' sofa is a sofa-bed. It's very comfy as a sofa and as a bed. It's from Next. We have a matching non-bed sofa as well.

Mumteedum Sat 13-Jun-15 21:54:48

Foxy can I ask daft question? If it's Ikea did you have to assemble it? And did you have to collect it yourself?

Fugghetaboutit Sat 13-Jun-15 21:55:02

We just set this day bed up from IKEA, it looks lovely and opens to a double:

m.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/art/50080315/

Fugghetaboutit Sat 13-Jun-15 21:56:13

We had ours delivered but we self assembled it, as with everything from ikea

FoxyJane Sat 13-Jun-15 22:01:03

My mum delivered it as a surprise and we had to build it, it was easy except I built the frame back to front and puzzled for awhile over why I couldn't lay it flat. Soon worked it out.

When we moved here we discovered we could have ikea furniture delivered and built if we wanted. So you can definitely get things delivered and built, I love the size of our ikea one its huge. We can seat all 6 of us on it.

Mumteedum Sat 13-Jun-15 22:13:50

Thanks foxy and fugghet. I'm (recently ish)on my own with ds so bit daunted by self assembly. Especially as house so small! But heard good stuff about Ikea ones

RandomHouseRules Sat 13-Jun-15 22:55:38

Thanks for these comments. Interested to hear more.

forghettuboutit I love the malm daybed but do your really think it would work as a main everyday sofa bed?

Fugghetaboutit Sun 14-Jun-15 07:14:19

Hmm, maybe not as the back is 'wood' so unless you plied loads of pillows on it, probably not. It does look really nice though. They had other proper sofa beds there for a bit more that we're v nice though.

Mum they can make it for you but for extra. I got my handyman to make it as I'm alone with ds all week.

OhEmGeee Thu 18-Jun-15 03:30:08

Ikea Karlstad without a doubt. Great as a sofa (it's our main sofa) and great as a sofa bed.

Want2bSupermum Thu 18-Jun-15 03:40:04

I'm here in the US and we are in need of a sofa bed too. We are going with a second hand american leather king size sofa. It's stupidly expensive but second hand we paid $400. Its being moved this weekend. This is the link to their website. It is very comfortable compared to a regular sofa bed.

Qwebec Fri 03-Jul-15 02:42:32

If you have the storage, I know someone who has a sofa bed that must be 40 Years old and since it is still a great sofa he baught a 2 inch thick memory foam mat thatis meant ti be used directly on the floor. I'm really bony so unless I am well supported I get in pain real fast. The mat on top of the stone hard bed is a charm. So even if the bed is not amazing you can improve it.

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