Whether you’re planning on inviting friends to come visit your new vacation house or you’ll be expecting your grandchildren to sleep over during a long weekend, your home needs a beautiful and comfortable sofa bed to accommodate your guests. But with so many sleeper sofas available on the market today, how can you possibly choose the right one? Your personal tastes may certainly come into play here, as your choice will need to fit in with the existing decor of your home. But even more important than visual appeal are the following three considerations. Be sure to keep these in mind as you shop to ensure you’ll be able to make your choice from the finest sleeper sofa beds around.

  1. Mattress Style: Above all else, this piece of furniture has to be comfortable. Some buyers find out the hard way that opting for the least expensive model won’t offer the comfort they’re looking for. Most sleeper sofas contain spring mattresses supported by metal bars, which are notoriously uncomfortable for guests and can cause back pain and sleepless nights. However, there are sleepers that offer memory foam options and even hybrid mattresses that include inner springs with an added cushion of air. Other mattresses might include foam toppers to make the experience much comfier. It will behoove you to try out these mattresses prior to purchasing. Testing it out before you sign on the dotted line will give you a preview of what your guests can expect when they stay over.
  2. Construction Quality: Among sofa buyers, 91% report that quality and durability are extremely important when making this purchase. So in your search for sleeper sofas, don’t miss any of the finer details. Examine the frame, the material, the mechanisms, the stitching, and the support. The sofa bed should open and close smoothly with no sharp edges that could damage your linens or hurt one of your visitors. The frame should ideally be hardwood (kiln-dried, if possible, to preserve the frame better over time), rather than a softer wood like pine. The material of the upholstery should be durable, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to clean. And, of course, you’ll want to make sure that it feels sturdy when sitting or lying on the sofa — and that you can see yourself using this piece of furniture on a regular basis without complaining of pain or frequent maintenance.
  3. Appropriate Sizing: When you visit the various furniture stores Washington DC has to offer, you’ll want to bring along the measurements of your ideal furniture piece and/or of the space you have for it. You may even want to bring a tape measure with you to make certain it’ll fit in the spot you have in mind. With this type of sofa, it’s not enough to measure its normal, upright dimensions; you’ll also need to take note of how much room the sofa takes up when it’s being used as a bed. Any other furniture kept in this space should be lightweight and easy to move, since you won’t want to deal with the frustration of moving heavier pieces every time a guest comes to stay. Double- and even triple-check your measurements prior to deciding on a sofa to minimize the chances of being faced with an unwelcome surprise once the piece is delivered.

When buying a new sofa bed, the size, the quality, and the comfort it provides should be your biggest concerns. No matter what kind of style or brand preference you have in mind, we’re here to help find furniture that will fit all your needs. For more information, please get in touch with us today.

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