I originally planned on writing this blog piece on the great practicality of sofa beds, especially with the upcoming holidays that has set the tone for some of my recent articles. Many of us spend the holidays surrounded by friends and family members. Those who live further afield will often also need a place to sleep for a night or two, especially after a late night celebration. For those of us who live in more modest sized homes, the sofa bed is a real necessity.
Unfortunately, the recent devastating storm, Sandy, has meant that many many thousands of East Coast residents, especially those from coastal areas, have had to rely on the hospitality of friends and family after evacuating their homes due to flooding and structural damage. The sofa bed has again made itself an invaluable addition in many homes, offering a comfortable bed for a victim of the flood.
Although in the past, the sofa bed may not have been the most comfortable bed to sleep in, in fact, it had a rather bad reputation as not being the most stylish of couches, the sofa beds of today are not only stylish, but, you would never know that many of these sofas come complete with a comfortable place to sleep.
A great example of this is this handsome leather sleeper sofathat not only opens up to a comfortable bed, but also comes with a beverage holder and a table top.
Another great choice for a contemporary style home is the Homelegance Piper Elegant Lounger, this sofa bed is perfect for a living room that needs a touch of softness and it looks nothing like a traditional sofa bed.
A day bed is a chic version of a sofa bed and works equally well in an open plan apartment or as a comfortable and stylish couch in a guest room or a study. A modern addition to any room, covered in brown leather and complete with a pull out trundle bed, is the Hillsdale Malibu Daybed – this day bed would be perfectly at home in any modern interior.
As many of us have begun to downsize in recent years, we have come to the realization that we do not have to dedicate an entire room to the few weekends during the year when we are putting up out of town guests. The sofa bed is a great way to add a versatile and stylish piece of furniture to your home that is both functional as well as providing a comfortable place for visiting friends and family to spend the night.
About the Author: Allison Cooper is an editor and writer for Beyond Stores. In addition to her official capacities here at Beyond Stores, Allison blogs across the web on crafts, gourmet recipes, and the latest in interior design. When not hard at work, Allison enjoys pondering her own decorating projects, knitting, and raising her two sons, Marcus and Noah.