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Easter Guests to Stay?

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 it’s easy to 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.
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Contemporary grey sofa bed that’s open

Think stylish sofa as well as comfortable sofa bed.

We’ve come a long way from the clunky, brick-hard futon beds of the 1980s. Nowadays sofa beds are stylish and sumptuous, transforming in seconds from gorgeous sofas to luxuriously comfortable guest beds with memory foam or pocket sprung mattresses.

These days, you won’t have to prioritise one purpose over the other. Modern sofa beds, we are happy to report, simply don’t compromise on overall sofa comfort – you won’t find yourself sitting on unexpected pieces of metal, we promise – and once converted into an overnight bed, your guests won’t be wishing they’d stayed at home.


Contemporary grey sofa bed in living room
Contemporary grey buttoned sofa bed open

Sofa bed styles and sizes aplenty

The style choice is yours when it comes to sofa beds. Go for a relaxed and casual sofa look, or opt for something little more structured. It all depends on where your sofa bed will live – living room, home office or family space – and your overall interior design preferences.

And gone are the days of one sofa bed size fits all. These days, sofa beds are available with all kinds of attractive options including foot colour, upholstery fabric, mattress type and, of course, size. From corner sofa beds to single sofa beds and large 3 seater sofa beds to chair beds, it’s blissfully easy to find the sofa bed that’s a perfect fit for your space.

Make room for a leather sofa bed

If your sofa bed is also your primary sofa, there’s every reason to choose a look you love. After all, you’ll be admiring it, sitting on it, vacuuming around it and straightening the scatter cushions on it for years to come.

And if you love the look of a leather sofa, you’ll be pleased to hear that these days, many sofa bed styles are available in this most gorgeous of upholstery choices. Hardwearing yet luxurious, leather is perfect for a sofa that’d destined to be well used by family members and guests alike.


White Italian leather sofa bed that’s open
Contemporary silver grey sofa bed

Contemporary sofa bed styles

Stylish wide arms, fashionable wood feet, ultra-comfortable cushioning and seats you can’t wait to sink into – if your inner designer prefers contemporary sofas, know that this kind of look is just as readily available in sofa bed form. Short on space? Many modern sofa bed options come in smaller packages. The 2 seater sofa bed is a perennially popular size as it’s perfect for apartment living and yet still easily converts into a comfortable small double bed that sleeps two.


…and traditional sofa bed looks

While the sofa bed is a relatively modern invention, many furniture manufacturers thoughtfully offer options that are more closely aligned with traditional sofa styles. If your personal aesthetic is classic rather than contemporary, it’s easy to find sofa beds with scroll arms and beautifully tailored upholstery designed to coordinate seamlessly with traditional oak coffee tables and wingback chairs.

…and sofa beds that bridge that gap between old and new

If you’re less concerned about putting a label on your style aesthetic and tend to choose living room furniture and home accessories simply because you like them, then go for a sofa bed that effortlessly conveys relaxed contemporary comfort while incorporating a traditional detail or two.

Look out for sofa beds with retro-style splayed wood feet and angled arms, or opt for the essence of traditional English upholstery – a beautifully buttoned back.

Contemporary small blue sofa bed
Contemporary beige fabric chaise end sofa bed

The multi-tasking sofa bed with extra functionality

Think a sofa bed couldn’t get any more useful? Then we’d like to introduce you to the comer sofa bed with built it storage. Large enough to incorporate a double size mattress, these sofa beds have a useful hidden storage compartment in the chaise end, the perfect place for guest bedding, pillows and throws.

These sofa beds with storage come in a wide range of looks, so it’s easy to satisfy your need for practicality alongside your love of gorgeous designer style.


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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