Pullout couch

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Having family and friends stay over at your home is fun, which is why many people make it a point to get sofa beds (aka sleeper couches and pullout sofas ) and/or futons. These instant beds are extremely convenient, and you can put just about anywhere around the home.

Sofa beds and futons are especially great if you do not have a formal guest room. Maybe you can repurpose another room. By way of example, they can be placed in an office, living room, or family room where it will mainly be a couch, but when overnight guests arrive, you will have an instant bed.


With this in mind, have a look at the space you have available, and decide on the size required for your convertible sleeper. They are usually advertised as full-size or queen beds, but hardly any are twin size.


You will want to buy the right size of bed linens for your sofa bed or futon.

When you’re shopping, notice that the mattress is significantly thinner than a regular mattress. Consequently, it’s crucial that you read the informational pamphlet that comes with it to verify the exact dimensions. You will need these to know whether you should groom it with conventional full-size sheet sets, or if it requires special bedding. Because there’s a large and diverse market of sofa beds and futons, some will need regular linens while others need specially-ordered sheets.


Due to the thinness of sofa bed mattresses, your guests may feel the frame underneath. We suggest you place additional padding, such as a featherbed or a mattress topper, under the linen. This will give the mattress more cushioning, mitigate the feeling of the framework beneath, and make it a much more comfortable experience for the guest.

You and your guests need not dread the sofa bed or futon experience. With some consideration for your guests’ comfort, your sofa bed or futon can give comfort, support, and a great sleeping-away-from-home experience!

Congratulations, and allow the guests arrive!

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