A Practical Living Room Idea – Sleeping on the Sofa!
Today’s continued increase in population means space is becoming more expensive. This is especially true in many cities worldwide where the prices of buying real estate are skyrocketing. As a result, people are resorting to buying smaller apartments or condominium units. This is not a problem for those who are used to living in cramped spaces but it becomes an annoying or even unbearable experience to those who do not.
If you are one of the latter then what you can do is to make the place as cozy as possible through well-planned interior design and the use of practical yet comfortable furniture.
To save more on space, especially if you got a small, cramped studio unit, you can consider getting a sofa set that can double as a sleeping mattress. Commonly called sofa beds, they can be converted to a seating furniture sofa and to a bed that you can sleep on such as a futon sofa bed.
The beauty of these things is that they are so versatile and useful but they can also be stylish and elegant. Of course, the prices will be directly proportional to how comfortable and stylish they are but you definitely can acquire a well-designed and functional unit at any price point. For maximum comfort, get the high end models that sport really thick mattresses and spring foams. For maximum affordability, you could go for the thinner mattress futon sofa types which are sometimes considered to be disposable beds.
The affordability and flexibility of this furniture makes it very popular among students and bachelors. It is also great contingency furniture for when you get sleepover visitors. You can have them sleep in on the sofa beds while you still get to keep your bed for yourself.
If you are going for sofa beds to save on space, be sure to remember the following tips before buying:
– Remember to make measurements. Buying a sofa that is oversized and would not fit your living room would be a disaster. Yes, you could have it replaced immediately but imagine the hassle.
– You do not have to buy brand new. Second hand units are aplenty online and offline. Online auction sites or classified ads are some of the best places to check out pre-owned furniture. Or, if you are a student, be sure to check out the bulletin board for “For Sale” items that other students might be letting go.
Small apartments can still become a comfortable and cozy place to live in. All it takes is some practical and wise furnishing decisions to maximize the space available to you.