A sofas-bed or sofa-bed is usually a single or double bed, usually without additional seating, which, beneath its single seating cushions, hides a thin mattress and metal frame which can then be folded or opened out to create a full-sized bed.
Modern sofas beds with a modern sofa bed
Most modern sofa beds with modern futons are available, as are those that have a sofa bed attached to the side of the bed itself. Most of them have a separate vanity area and dresser for storage. Western-style futons are quite different from other sofas, but both may also have extra-long back support and armrest on the bottom of the mattress. sofa beds are very popular with young families or teenagers, particularly when placed in dorms or apartments because they can easily accommodate a sofa bed mattress in addition to the bed and then have the added convenience of a small dressing table beneath the bed.
More functional than traditional beds!
Modern sofas-beds have more options than traditional bed types. The most popular sizes and designs for sofas-beds are twins, double, and king. A twin size sofa bed is usually similar to a traditional twin-size bed but may have one or two smaller pieces of seating. Double and king-sized sofas-beds are similar to the double futon, but instead of being single beds with the sofa bed attached, they are double futons with separate seating. An average twin size sofa bed is around nine inches deep with a four-foot-wide edge that extends beyond the edge of the bed’s back support. The thickness of a twin mattress varies but most twin size sofas have a mattress thickness of between eight to nine inches.
The design of a sofa bed is very similar to that of a traditional single futon, but it is also very distinctive, and may have raised bed pillows on the back or front, and may have a raised mattress. If the sofa bed is designed with raised back pillows, it will usually have an added extra fabric cover on each shoulder which can be removed to allow a single pillow to rest on either side of the bed or a double pillow on either side of the front of the bed. A sofa bed with a raised mattress is a more expensive option than a double futon, because it may have a higher density mattress with more evenly distributed and may require custom measuring. to make sure the mattress is the same size and density on each side of the bed.
Available with Built-in Storage
Sofas-beds are also available with built-in storage drawers for storage underneath the bed for items such as bedding or comforters and blankets, and sometimes even for storing items like a television set, a dresser, or some decorative items. Many of these types of sofas-beds are also designed with storage under the bed for lamps, clocks, or other decorative items such as an antique lamp.
A futon, whether it has a sofa bed attached or not, does not normally need to have the legs extended to reach the floor. sofa beds are usually very comfortable due to the support provided by the mattress and back, but they can often take advantage of the space under the mattress by providing storage under the bed. Some futons do not require any legs at all, but these may take up more room and may have some difficulties storing clothes or other items under the mattress because the storage can take up a large amount of space in the back. Some people even use their futons as entertainment centers by keeping a remote control for a television, DVD player, or CD player in the footboard, or sometimes even by having a TV screen in the middle of the sofa bed canopy.
Easily convertible to couch!
Futons also can easily be converted from a sofa bed to a regular couch by removing the mattress. For this to be done, you should fold the mattress to the desired length and lay the mattress on top of the sheet and box spring, and then slide in the sofa cushions and pull the sheet over the mattress. You should also fold in the two ends of the sofa to fit inside the box spring, and secure the mattress in place.
If you have a sofa bed mattress that is very uncomfortable, you can use the box springs to keep the sofa bed in place and the sofa cushions over the bed and then roll out the sheet or use a sofa bed cushion as a cushion over the mattress to keep the bed from rolling off the couch and landing on the floor. Then you can put the sheet over the sofa bed and keep the mattress in place. This also works well for futons that are too short or too long.
The material used for manufacturing Sofas beds
Sofas-beds are made from various materials and are available in many different sizes and designs, so if you are not sure what size futons would look good in your home, you will be pleased to learn that there are sofas-beds that are made of many different materials, including wood, vinyl, metal, and plastic. Prices will depend on the material and on how many pieces there are in the futon-bed. The more pieces the futon-bed has the more expensive it will be, but the more expensive the more durable it will be.