Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sofa Beds: A Shopper's Guide to Buying the Best for Your Guests

If you enjoy hosting for the holidays, sofa beds are a great way to provide guests with a place to sleep so that they don’t have to spend money on a nearby hotel. Sofa beds are a nice option if you have a smaller home, lack a spare bedroom, or if you prefer to have extra seating in a spare bedroom or office.

There are dozens of sofa beds on the market, so making a decision on which one to buy can be tough. Long gone is the tough and uncomfortable sofa bed of yesteryear, many sofa beds are now comfortable, quiet and cushiony.

Consider the following if you plan to buy a brand new sofa bed soon.


Sofa beds come in a variety of styles, from a sofa sleeper to sleeper chair. A sofa sleeper is the most traditional and ideal choice as is acts a comfortable full-size sofa most of the time, and then a bed as needed. American Leather Comfort’s Sleeper Collection offers sizes ranging from cot size, to double cot, twin, full, queen, queen plus, and king. You’ll also need to decide on the style of the sleeper sofa.

The Makayla Queen Comfort Sleeper with Nailhead Trim offers style and functionality. The sofa has a traditional feel, while the nailhead trim provides a bit of edginess. The mattress extends to a full 80” and can comfortably sleep two.

If you’re looking for something that offers more seating as well as a place for guests to sleep, the Gina Queen Gel Foam Sleeper with Chaise features a pullout queen size bed with a comfy gel foam mattress for a luxurious sleeping experience.

Mattress Material

When purchasing a sleeper sofa, you want something that isn’t just comfortable to sit upon. Find a sofa with a high-quality, durable mattress. For many years, innerspring mattresses were the primary option available. However, memory foam and gel mattresses have become more popular than ever. American Leather Comfort’s Sleeper Collection provides buyers with a choice of Premier, Gel or Tempur-Pedic® mattress.


You will need to consider your budget when choosing the right sleeper sofa. Sleeper sofas can range anywhere from $800 to $5,000. Choose something within your budget, but remember that you want to provide guests with a comfortable place to sit and sleep.

Visit a Baer’s Furniture near you to learn more about the American Leather Comfort’s Sleeper Collection and to find the right sleeper sofa for your home. Follow Baer's Furniture on Twitter to get the latest news.

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