When you’re looking for the perfect sofa bed for your home, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options out there. Before you panic and buy the first one you find at a good price, take a look at these tips and tricks to help you focus your search on the best options for your needs and budget.
Don't overlook measurements. There's nothing worse than waiting in anticipation for a new piece of furniture to be delivered, only to discover that the piece you bought is way too large for your space or much smaller than you imagined. Make sure you measure the area where you plan to place the sleeper sofa and consider the amount of room it takes up both in the sitting and in the sleeping positions.
Check out the folding mechanisms. Look for a sofa bed that offers a safe and simple opening and folding mechanism. Models with Serta's click and lock Finger Protection Technology are good examples. With all the variety available these days, there is no reason to buy a sofa that could pinch your fingers or throw out your back.
Pay attention to the mattress and upholstery quality. It's worth noting the type of upholstery and fillings in a prospective sleeper sofa. While polyester and leather both offer long-term quality, they have two entirely different feels when you actually lay down to sleep on them. Even if the sofa will only occasionally be used for sleeping, keep in mind that you will probably use it as a couch. You want to make sure it's filled with quality stuffing and covered with a high-quality material that will make you and your guests comfortable.