Sofa beds are the perfect solution for overnight guests. A double is obviously more versatile, while a single or daybed will take up less space.
Consider the fabric and colourway and whether you will need removable, washable covers or a stain-resistant protection applied before delivery.
If possible, try both the seated and sleeping option. Ask to open up the bed to see how easy it is, how sturdy the mechanism is and how comfortable the mattress.
A design with integral storage for pillows is practical.
Take note of the whole length of a sofa bed once it’s fully opened, to make sure there’s enough floor space in front
1 Corner design Use otherwise wasted space with a clever corner sofa bed, such as the seven-seater Cleverton design (W245cm x 2; D89 x H97cm) in House Linen Argent, priced £2,445 from Willow & Hall 2 Pretty package Perch & Parrow’s Lolly two-seater sofa bed (W155 x D92 x H92cm) has a wooden frame and webbed foam back and costs £999 in Grace Kelly cotton
3 Box clever This is a fantastic space saver that’s perfect for a guest bedroom or home office. Sofa.com’s Henry is a bed in a box (W107 x D74 x H42cm), which folds into a stylish ottoman when not in use. In Teal pure Belgian linen, it costs £840