Home Furnishings Tips: How to Find the Perfect Sleeper Sofa

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Shopping for home furnishings can quickly become overwhelming, especially once information overload sets in. So, what is you want to find a sleeper sofa that fits in well with your other furniture – and that allows your guests to get a good night’s rest?

The task isn’t as difficult as you may think. Furniture construction and technology has come a long way over the last several decades. So, today’s sofa sleepers are nothing like the uncomfortable, unstable models of the past.


Home furnishings stores offer hundreds of stylish and supportive options. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect sofa for daytime comfort and a sound night’s sleep.

Measure Your Room Space

First, you need to measure the room where you’ll be placing the sleeper sofa – after all, you need to make sure you have enough space for the couch to expand into a bed.

Don’t forget to take the other home furnishings into account, as you want to minimize the amount of furniture that needs to be moved to pull out the sleeper. When you’re shopping, be sure to check sizing carefully.

Check the Sofa Construction

Fit is crucial for a sleeper sofa, but so is construction. As you do when shopping for any home furnishings, look for quality. Check for a solid frame, uniform stitching and well-made cushions. Examine the material as well – sofa sleepers come in a wide variety of fabrics, and you need one that will be durable.

Make Sure the Sofa is Comfortable for Sitting

Next, take a seat. Lounge as you normally would at home on the couch, and take a moment to sit in each spot. If one model isn’t comfortable for sitting, try another. You may end up using the piece as a sofa more often than as a bed, so take time to find one that feels right.

Many sofa sleepers are available in non-sleeper models. So, make sure the couches you try actually have the mattress inside – this can make a big difference to the comfort level.

Test the Mattress

While you’re in the home furnishings showroom, pull out the sleeper. Make sure the mechanism operates smoothly and easily, with no sticking or squeaking. Check the frame construction as well – a thick steel frame that is solidly built will stand up to repeated use.

Stretch out on the mattress as you would when sleeping. Sleeper sofa manufacturers offer a range of mattress types, so test different models until you find one that is comfortable. With some sleeper models, you can even choose your own preferred type of mattress.

Can’t Find the Right Sleeper Sofa?

If you’re having difficulty finding the perfect sleeper sofa, you could consider other convertible bed options.

Home furnishings stores have sleeper sectionals, sleeper loveseats and even sleeper chairs. Whether you need a nightly bed for a space-challenged apartment or space for an occasional overnight guest, you’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of convertible beds.

In northern Utah, Guild Hall Home Furniture Store is the go-to furniture store for fine furnishings and decorative accessories. Visit our Salt Lake City showroom today to find your perfect sleeper sofa or convertible bed.

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