I spend most of my time in the family area on the second floor instead of the living room so I'm thinking of getting either a sofa bed or a daybed to complement the simplicity of the area. Nothing too extraordinaire or space-consuming. For the time being, we only have a recliner which only sits one so it's kinda uncomfortable having to watch TV or read while lying or sitting on the floor.
Why sofa bed? I love it as it functions both as a seating unit and as a sleeping space especially during times in need! It's comfortable and useful as a sofa, and also pleasant as a bed. I also like the fact that I can unzip the slipcovers and throw them in the wash. And it looks cool as a sofa. What concerns me is that sofa beds require you to unfold and open up to make a bed. It's a bit of a hassle having to do that actually. But it's not like we have guests all the time, right? (padahal sendiri yang nak guna) It can also be surprisingly heavy with the folded frame and mattress. Plus, it offers limited comfort (for sleeping) as the mattress has to be thin and flexible in order to fold away when not it use. Most sofa beds I found areHow do they hold up? Any idea?
|Something like this, perhaps|
Why daybed? It's sofa in the daytime which turns into a bed for the night. A typical daybed can sleep two people. It's well suited for relaxing, lounging and most importantly, sleeping - as it offers more support and comfort as it has a real mattress instead of a foldable one. What's good about it is that it comes as it is - no set up whatsoever is required before it can be used. It also looks stylish. My concern is just that it takes up space as its frames are commonly available in single or twin size (if my family area besar takpe la jugak) and requires us to get a mattress which is sold separately (if you want more comfort means you need to invest in a better mattress.. standard lah kan?). Plus, it's extremely heavy and not practical to be moved from one spot to another (if you intend to do so from time to time).ou couldn't really lean against the back. In short, daybeds are not that comfortable as a sofa but it's great for sleeping.
|What I have in mind is something like this...|
|...or this. (Thanks IKEA)|
I went to IKEA the other day and saw a daybed which I liked (first picture). It's wood-framed and has additional storage but unfortunately it doesn't fit the budget. I also found a sofa bed to my liking but, of course, the price is just ridiculously expensive! Well, maybe we need to hunt for one at a local store instead. Personally, I'd go for a daybed as it's a versatile option which can offer comfort and support for sleeping and additional seating in the room. However, after considering my priorities, I think I'll use it more as a sofa than a bed, so, practically, a sofa bed is a much better option for sitting and sleeping, especially when living space is at a premium. What say you?