ADAPT­ABLE BEDS

House Beautiful (UK) - - Hb Project Declutter -

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

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