Sometimes, we feel as if limited living space limits our hospitality. Offering your out-of-town buddy your couch was fine in college, but what about your mother coming to stay? If you don’t have a guest room, having overnight guests can feel difficult or awkward. A sofa bed may be the perfect solution for smaller spaces.
Sofa beds–also known as sleeper sofas–come in three basic formats: the futon, the traditional sofa bed, and the corner sofa bed.
- The futon is single, large cushion on a folding frame. It can lay flat as a bed or fold in half as a couch.
- The traditional sofa bed looks like your average couch, but the seating cushions fold out into a bed. They come in varying sizes with mattresses of varying firmness.
- The corner sofa-bed, as the name suggests, is built in an L-shape to save space while still providing the comfort