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Easter holiday guests?

Time to hunt for a comfy sofa bed
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Easter is approaching, and as we all emerge blinking from Winter hibernation it’s time to start thinking about entertaining guests again. When friends and family come to stay for the holidays, we can keep them happy with bunches of daffodils, hot cross buns, Easter eggs and chocolate galore, but will they be sleeping comfortably?

If you have a dedicated spare room, the problem’s solved. But most of us these days have a spare room that’s also a den or office, or – in the case of first home or city pads – guests sleep in the living room once everybody’s gone to bed.

Enter the hero of the hour, the sofa bed. And by sofa bed we don’t mean the clunky, brick hard futon beds of the 1980s. Nowadays sofa beds are stylish, sumptuous and they transform in seconds from gorgeous sofas to luxuriously comfortable guest beds with memory foam or pocket sprung mattresses.


The Weekender Dune 3 Seater sofa bed is relaxed and casual in style, and beautifully upholstered in fabric in a choice of colours with light or dark wood feet. It opens into a comfortable double bed with a foam filled mattress – and you can choose the two seater sofa bed instead or the deluxe option where the mattress is sprung.


Just because you’re choosing a sofa bed does not mean you have a narrower choice of size or style. The Nicoletti Alcova sofa bed – a gorgeous sofa bed designed and made in Italy – comes in 2 seater or 3 seater size, with scroll, box or slim arms and in fabric or leather – so you really are spoilt for choice.


Take style to the next level with the uber-cool, uber-modern Newman Fabric sofa bed. This two seater sofa becomes a small double guest bed, and it offers plenty of style and comfort at an affordable price. Fabulous finishing touches include the stainless steel feet, woven fabric upholstery, two bolster cushions and fashionable panel and buttoning detailing.


Like the other sofa beds, the Las Vegas fabric sofa bed comes in a choice of sizes and is stylish and comfortable enough to star in your living room. It’s upholstered in a soft chenille fabric, in a choice of sophisticated, neutral colours, and has neatly squared arms with a gentle curve. You can choose a coil or a pocket sprung mattress, depending on how regularly you use this lovely sofa as a bed.

Perfect for storing away that guest bedding


Corner the comfort with the Odeon Corner Chaise sofa bed. It’s roomy, contemporary with modern square arms and it’s upholstered in soft, family friendly fabric. This large corner chaise includes a trundle style guest bed, with a comfy foam mattress, that simply slides out. And it includes some very useful hidden storage in the chaise end, perfect for storing away that guest bedding.

Once you’ve found your perfect sofa bed, remember to order in plenty of time for delivery by Easter. Treat your holiday guests to a comfy night’s sleep, and they’re sure to be happy bunnies.


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