It Depends On Who is Using it
While its functionality might be a very important aspect, there are several other factors you should consider before you buy a sleeper. As with any piece of furniture consider your needs. The most important thing to consider whether it will be primarily used as a bed or for seating.
If you plan to use it as the primary sleeping surface for yourself, look into the type of mattress that comes with it. As you are no doubt aware, sleepers come with many different types of mattresses, some using specialty materials, some come with inner-springs and others are air beds. Try and find one with a mattress type you are happy using. Also look for a mechanism that opens and closes easily.
As there are many manufacturers offering sofa beds, you will notice great differences both in quality and pricing. Needless to say, buy the best quality you can afford. Often sleepers in higher price points are also better made.
Choose Wisely When You Have Limited Space
If you have a very small space then Twin size sofa beds might be the perfect answer for you as these are less than 5 feet wide and they are great for sleeping one person. The mattress for a twin size sleeper sofa is about 39" wide.
Opened up, the length can be around 54 inches wide and 85 inches long.
These sleepers are sometimes referred to as chair and a half beds or chair beds also. Don't expect them to be any cheaper because of the size. They should not be considered for affordability, but for their suitability for smaller rooms.
A Little More Room to Stretch Equals Comfort
If the sleeper is going to be used every night for sleeping, a full-size sleeper sofa is what you need even if you have a tiny space. An adult might find a twin-sized sleeper too small and restricting for everyday use, and, in a pinch, a full-size sleeper can even sleep two. But again if two people are going to use it regularly, the full sized sleeper might not be very comfortable or spacious enough.
For sitting, the size of a full sized sleeper is between a sofa and a love seat, rather like an apartment sofa, so it is still a good option for smaller spaces and apartments. You will find that a full-size sleeper is generally about 72 inches wide, and approximately about 90 inches long when fully opened.
Sleeper sofas, as the name implies, provide you with more than just comfortable seating. Unlike most other types of sofas, the sleeper sofa converts into a bed, which affords you the bonus of catching more than just a few winks. This feature makes sleeper sofas ideal for those living in apartments with limited space and those who wish to have an additional bed for guests without giving up too much floor area. One advantage of a sofa bed is that while it works as regular seating furniture in your living area, you can also have it in bedrooms as an extra bed.
Smart Furniture offers a fine selection of sleeper sofas in various sizes, styles and fabrics. Browse our offerings for inspiration and choose the one that best suits your requirements and taste. Whether you want one to save space or have an extra seating option and a bed at the same time, there is one or even more from our selection that is right for you. As with any other living room furniture, make sure that you have enough space for it before you start shopping. You don’t want to end up with a piece of furniture that takes up too much space than you have anticipated, so break out the tape measure and make a note of measurements of the area where the sleeper sofa will go.
The width of sleeper sofas range from around 60 inches to up to more than 90 inches, depending on the style. Apart from making a note of its depth when it is in normal seating configuration, check its overall depth when it is fully unfolded and then compare it with the measurements of the space you have for it to ensure that sleeper sofa fits. In the case of daybeds and futon sofas, its depth when in full bed configuration should be no longer than its depth when it is in sofa form.
When it comes to style, our sleeper sofas are available in modern and contemporary designs. Strong angles, straight lines and longer legs characterize our modern offerings, while low legs, plush upholstery and traditional accents typify our contemporary sleeper sofas. If you have existing modern or contemporary decor in your living space, our sleeper sofas should be able to blend in well. The upholstery fabric in our sleeper sofas are also available in a wide variety of weaves, color and texture. It is a good idea to choose a fabric that is in the same shade as the dominant color of your living space or bedroom.