A Tale Of Two Settees: 5 Reasons Why A Sofa Bed Is Better Than A Sofa

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Tom and Miranda are over for that long awaited dinner get together and everything is going just swell. Your lamb hotpot was a knock out, your wine choice was spot on and your banter has lost none of its signature razor edge. The evening has, by all accounts, been a storming success.

Sofa, so good.

But there’s one small catch: home time.

Everything is going so stupendously well! Must it all end so soon? The night is still so very young and the party light in your mind is dancing like it’s 1999. If only they could stay over. If only you had a spare bedroom.  If only you’d bought…a sofa bed. Oh, sorrow. Oh, despair. Life is so very, very cruel.

And why didn’t you get that sofa that transforms, inexplicably, into a bed? Well, they’re not as comfy, are they? They look terrible. They break easy. A traditional sofa is always the best way to go. Right? Everyone knows that…Right?


Sofa beds are in and, yes, they are the future. Don’t believe us? Well, you better watch your feet, ladies and gentlemen, because we are about to drop some well-constructed and reasonably priced knowledge.

All set? Good! Settle in. Here are 5 reasons why a sofa bed is better than a sofa.

They’re A Sofa…And A Bed: Yes, we know, you didn’t see this one coming, but it’s true! One minute you’re sitting there, catching up on the latest Docudrama on Netflix. The next, you’re catching forty winks in what can only be described as an actual, real life bed. What? It might sound like some off the wall futuristic notion or some batty witchcraft from the mind of Terry Pratchett, but it’s a gosh darn real thing and it’s here…We’ll let that settle…Sorted?…Great. Then let’s move on.

They’re As Comfortable As A Bed: You might think that such an invention is bound to come with countless flaws, but you would be thinking all kinds of hogwash. The main worry you’re likely to have is that it lacks the needed snooze factor required. Well, put your worries back in their box. Sofa beds, particularly these days, are dead comfy. In fact, they may actually be more comfortable than your average traditional bed!…Yeah, we said it!

They’re A Space Saver: If your home is a bit snug but you like having people over to stay, having a bed pop out like magic in the middle of the living room is an absolute winner. No need to look for another place with an extra room! Your room is always there! Just hanging around like some invisible friend, waiting to be of service. Oh, and don’t worry about keeping a mattress or anything else stuffed away behind a wardrobe or up in the attic. Sofa beds come with clever space-saving features, so you’re always ready to go. Nifty.

They’re A Dream Investment: Having two pieces of furniture in one makes great economic sense. Here you can sit and sleep! And, these sorts of things don’t have to be expensive. We all know that buying a sofa and a bed can wreak havoc on the old bank account, so why not just do the smart thing? You can pick up a decent sofa bed at a very reasonable price and not have to compromise significantly on quality. Seriously, what are you waiting for?

They’re…Erm…A Handy Doghouse?: Okay, calm yourself! We know, you’re in a super loving relationship. It’s all candyfloss, tweeting birds and Lady and the Tramp spaghetti lunches in the park. We hear you. We get it. Just consider the possibility that, sometime in the distant future, one of you needs… a little bit of space. One of you is sick, for example. Wouldn’t it be good and proper to temporary relocate until the ‘sickness’ has cooled off and forgiven you?…You know what we’re saying.

Sofa beds are very popular these days and for good reason. They’re practical, inexpensive and really rather comfortable. And, if you don’t believe us, remember what old Charlie Dickens said to the checkout person when he made his first ever purchase:

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known”

Are you going to argue with the big D? Of course not. Get yourself a sofa bed. You know it makes sense.