A sofa bed can turn you into the host with the most, making your living room into a bedroom in minutes. Not everyone has enough space in their home for a full guest bedroom, and nobody wants their guest to sleep on the floor in a sleeping bag. A sofa bed provides a comfortable place to sit in the day and a full-sized bed in the evening, leaving you with happy, well-rested guests and some real hosting brownie points.
If your rooms are on the small side, you might never have considered a sofa bed as a viable option. But there are many styles of sofa beds for small rooms which won’t leave your space feeling cramped or crowded.
Apart from being the noise it makes when you transform it, clic clac refers to the mechanism that these sofas use. Completely fuss free, the back of the sofa comes down to become the other half of the bed when converted. Unlike pull-out sofa beds, clic clac styles tend to take up less room when they become a bed. This makes them perfect for smaller rooms.
Easy-to-use doesn’t have to mean basic to look at and choosing a clic clac sofa bed doesn’t mean you’ll be compromising on style. We’ve put together our top picks for small rooms and how to incorporate them into your décor.
Ohio Sofa Bed
Coming in charcoal grey or natural fabric, this chunky cushioned sofa would be the perfect addition to an industrial style scheme. The colours will give just enough of a contrast to dark metals and distressed wooden furniture. The sturdy chrome legs add an edge to the soft padding of the seats and elevate the sofa bed to a comfortable height.
Having a gap underneath your sofa allows light to pass through, giving the appearance of a larger room. If you have enough space, set your sofa bed away from the wall to get the full effect and create more space behind it to walk past. While you may think this will cramp the room, it actually creates more walkways, making the room feel grander and airier.
Palmer Sofa Bed
This sofa bed has a classic sofa shape but uses the same clic clac mechanism to fold down into a small double bed. Like the Ohio, the bed is raised but has wooden legs, perfect if you already have light wood furniture in your room.
Though the sofa bed has a regular sofa shape, the arms and back cushions are sleek, giving it a compact aesthetic. So, although it’s big enough to seat three people and sleep two, it won’t look overbearing in your small room.
This sofa bed would look gorgeous in a cool, contemporary style living room. We love the button detailing and the cool, grey colour. The sofa bed comes with free cushions made in your choice of fabric, each with a geometric print. Bring in splashes of colour to match the cushions with a throw, curtains and a rug to complete the look and bring in your personality.
Tyler Sofa Bed
This sofa bed is very similar in shape to the Ohio but is less padded and has a sleeker look. It also has chrome legs which reflect light from underneath and give the piece a modern and elegant style. Though it may look like an uncomplicated design, the base is pocket sprung with a foam topper for proper comfort and support throughout the night.
We think this sofa bed would complement a luxury hotel style décor, focusing on monochrome and metallics with sleek, streamlined shapes throughout. Style the look with a deep, shaggy rug, some framed prints and minimalist furniture. The unfussy décor will keep the room feeling calm, clean and ready for guests day or night.
Styles to suit everyone
While all three styles featured have similarities, they also stand out in unique ways. The quality that unifies them the most is that they are neutral styles that will suit most tastes. This makes them perfect additions to a guest room or living room that will be used to host friends and family.
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