Looking to create more space for family and friends? Folding beds are a fantastic option for sleepovers, celebrations, and last-minute guests. These temporary beds are easy to set up and fold away after use.
What makes a folding bed so special?
Collapsible beds are a lifeline. When you're tight on space nothing is quite as convenient as a folding bed. They can be unfolded when your guests stay over and then can be tucked away when they've left.
One of the great things about a foldable bed is their versatility. Putting away a foldable mattress is easy, and a portable bed can slide into smaller spaces around the home when not in use. Not only that, but their designs are simple so you can dress them however you want. If you love the minimalist Japandi style, for instance, the wood panels and matte metals can blend in with the rest of your space. If you're after that funky maximalist look, add some bright bedding and decorative pillows.
How do folding beds work?
The simple answer is, who will you have over? Think about the guests you invite regularly - are they a couple who love to stay the night? A small double folding bed would be perfect in that case. Have a guest who stays a night whenever they're in town? A single fold-out bed makes a lot more sense. Take into consideration where you’ll be putting the bed too, both when in use and when in storage. Here are the sizes available for our fold away beds so you can find one that fits in your room:
- 2'6 Small Single
- 3'0 Single
- 4'0 Small Double
How do folding beds work?
Our fold out beds are straightforward to use. Simply pull down one side to create a sleeping space, and then treat it as you would any other bed. Our range features a steel frame and a sprung base system, making them easy to set up. They also come with 360-degree castor wheels, ideal for moving around the house and sliding away into a cupboard when you don't need them. This makes them the ideal foldable guest bed for so many occasions, as they can be moved around to different configurations to set up easily.
When can I use a folding bed?
Collapsible beds are best for when your family and friends come to visit. Whether your guest room is already occupied, or you need to turn a living room into a cosy zone for a good night's rest, a folding bed can transform a space.
A folding bed with a mattress, doesn't have to only be for when guests come over. If you need a quick sleep in another room that lacks a bed or are watching over a newborn baby in a cot, having a quick pullout option makes life easier. They also work great if you want to save space in a room and give it more functionality. While many may consider day beds instead, a fold-away bed is a great option if you’re short on space.
Additionally, portable beds are also great for slumber parties! You can make your life a little easier by setting up the sleepover with single foldaway beds. Unfold the bed and let them enjoy building those lifelong memories.
Want to know more? We've covered all our fantastic compact bed options in our space-saving beds guide.
Other space saving beds
If you're looking for somewhere for your guests to sleep, but not sure if a folding bed is right for you, check out our full range of guest beds for more space-savvy ideas. There are day beds, sofa beds and more - just in case you have a last-minute guest arrive.