As the festive season approaches, unexpected guests become more prevalent, and extra bed space is a much desired commodity.

Airbeds, futons and sofas can work a last resort, but they won’t offer the same levels of comfort of our stylish sofa beds. To help you get started, our experts are here with some practical hints and tips:

  1. Measure your living room

Don’t just measure the room the sofa will take up in its standard form, measure how much room it will use when the mattress is unfolded. Our sofa beds come with thick, pocket sprung mattresses designed for comfort, and it’s vital that they can be unfolded properly. Along with this, take into account the amount of space required around the sofa bed when it is unfolded – people need to be able to get in and out of bed with ease, and not having to climb over a partner in the middle of the night!

  1. What shape should you choose?

Once you’ve measured your room, and worked out the amount of space available, it’s time to decide on the shape and size. At ScS, we offer a variety of large and small corner , 2 seaters and 3 seaters sofa beds in both fabric and leather options.

Corner sofas are great for maximising floor space, and seating a number of people at once, while 2 seaters are an ideal option for a flat, where a more compact sofa bed is required. For more information, read our sofa buying guide, which will provide you with all the information you need.

  1. Fabric or leather sofa bed?

Do you live in a busy home? Do you have small children? Do you have pets? These are the questions you must ask yourself before deciding on whether you want a fabric or leather sofa bed. While leather is perfect for homes with young kids, it may not be ideal if you let your pets jump up on your sofa, as their nails can catch and tear the leather.

  1. Standard or scatter back?

If you’ve decided on a fabric sofa bed, the next big question is: standard back or scatter back? Standard backed sofa beds are great for adding extra support, with their fixed, high back cushions, making them ideal for people suffering from back pain. Scatter back sofas are softer by design, but are available in a much wider variety of colours and styles, making them ideal for giving your living room a modern edge.

  1. Do I want my guests to have a comfortable night’s sleep?

Yes? Then, we’ve got plenty of options to choose from! Our stylish sofa beds don’t just look great as a sofa; they also come complete with an easy to unfold, thick pocket sprung mattress that is guaranteed to give your guests the comfort they crave. And, with up to four years interest free credit available on all sofa beds, your new sofa bed doesn’t have to break the bank!