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Expand your Living Space with a Sleeper Sofa

Ashley Furniture Zeb Full Sofa Sleeper

Buying the sleeper sofa is a great way to expand the living space in your home, especially if you live in an apartment or a small house. Today’s sofa beds are far more comfortable than they used to be, and you will have a good selection of sizes and materials.

When you select a sleeper sofa you will enjoy a practical multi-functional piece of furniture that can free up space for other uses while providing a comfortable place for guests to sleep. Choose the size you need, the style you want and the material that will enhance the decor of your home. Sofa sleepers come with innerspring, memory foam, gel memory foam and air mattresses.

Choose the Right Size

Ashley Furniture Cansler Twin Sofa Sleeper

When you decide on a size, make sure you have enough room to extend the mattress without interfering with a coffee table or other furniture in the room. The size of the sleeper sofa is determined by the size of the bed it contains.

If you choose a loveseat sofa bed, it will accommodate a twin-size mattress. Twin sizes are generally 68″ long and 39″ wide. An ottoman can become a sleeper with a length of around 68″ and width of 54″. A full-size sleeper mattress is the next larger size. Full-size sleeper mattresses are generally around 83″ long and 55″ wide.

A roomy queen or king-size sofa bed is a great choice if you have the space for it. You can find queen size sleeper sofas in sizes ranging from 67″ to 83″ in length to 58″ to 62″ wide. King size sleepers are even larger, at lengths of 84″ to 92″ and widths of 74″ to 76″.

A Range of Materials

This leather vinyl sleeper sofa can withstand a lot of use.

Look for attractive sleeper sofa materials from sumptuous leather and sturdy leather vinyl to fashionable fabrics. Two determine the material of your sofa bed, consider your lifestyle. If you have an active family with young children and pets, think about buying a sofa sleeper with a sturdy material like leather or leather vinyl. You might also choose a darker color. On the other hand, if you think your new sleeper sofa will get light use, you might want to choose a fabric.

You can have the best of both worlds with high-performance fabrics offered by some name-brand manufacturers. Performance fabrics withstand heavy use and look good even if you choose a light color. Some sofa beds offer the durability of a leather or leather look frame along with the plush comfort of fabric cushions.

Check out how sofa sleepers can expand your living space. Find a large selection of name brand sofa beds at discount prices at

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