Best sofa beds for overnight guests
Mince pies are beginning to line the shelves in our local supermarkets, and we are counting down the days until it becomes socially acceptable to start your day with a little square of chocolate goodness. Sooner than you think the merry band of friends, family, in-laws, and distant cousins will be bundling in from the cold to make the most out of the festive season and you’re faced with the annual question: where am I going to put everyone?
To get your home merry-ready and turn it into a hub of holiday cheer, we’ve wrapped up the best sofa beds for overnight guests in a big red bow. Discover the styles best-loved by the press, customers, and our in-house experts and be inspired by our beautiful bedtime solutions.
Bluebell: Deluxe Double Sofa Bed
One of The Scotsman’s favourites for 2021, our classic Bluebell design can now transform at a moment’s notice into a deluxe double bed. Its elegant shape and beautiful bronze castors make it perfect all year round for you to rest your feet, while its feather wrapped foam cushions give your guests nothing but sweet dreams and luxurious lie-ins. Also available as a loveseat and three-seat, select a size ideal for your space.
The much-loved traditional shape leaves plenty of room for bold fabrics and finishing touches. So, why not opt for on-trend velvet, as we have with our delicious Olive shade? Create a cosy interior that can be made festive with patterned cushions in warming oranges and reds or see out the year with a bang of colour by choosing covers in Peony or Canary.
Aissa: Velvet Sofa Bed
For the smaller spaces in your home, our Aissa has got you covered. With sleek arms and straight lines, enjoy the compact style that makes a big impact. With the option of a modular design, you can even incorporate the sofa bed into a wider sofa design, making it one of the best sofa beds for your space.
To maximise the impact of the elegant straight lines, a more moody hue like our deep Sapphire, is perfect to showcase a thoroughly modern take on the sofa bed. Dress it with simple white bedding and accessorise with warming neutrals and blush pinks with blankets and pillows for a contemporary palette that’s calming and relaxing. Plus, the smart velvet is the perfect partner for combating any accidental spills (who doesn’t love breakfast in bed?).
Teddy: Modern Sofa Bed
Timeless. Stylish. Feathered. Get all the glamour of the Teddy with the added bonus of a sofa bed ready to envelop your guests in its sculpted scroll arms. With its signature scatter back and feathered cushions, who needs to compromise on style for practicality?
Style it like @kylamagrathinteriors by selecting autumnal shades of pink, brown, and cream to create a warm, natural interior. Kyla’s fabric choice of Blush pure Belgian linen is beautifully paired with layers of colour and texture within the same colour palette, as well as some additional, bolder tones of rust and mustard. Inspired by Moroccan design, Kyla’s interior space is relaxed and inviting – perfect for making guests feel at home.
“I cannot wait to have people stay over and christen it. And I mean proper guests too… not just me and the kids pulling out the bed and having a downstairs sleepover in an attempt to make things a bit different for once.” – Kyla Magrath
Jack-in-a-box: Compact Sofa Bed
Sleek and compact, this storage bench is the perfect solution for those impromptu overnight stays. Optimise your interiors by choosing a space-saving design, such as our Jack-in-a-box bed, which stores away a snug double bed in a contemporary, stylish bench. Make the most of your space in your everyday while simultaneously taking comfort in the knowledge that there’s plenty of room for those weekend get-togethers.
“Our brand new Jack-in-a-box is the perfect piece for a study or rooms where space is at a premium. Its sleek design means it’s ideal for those smaller spaces in your home. It can be styled as a window seat or cosy reading nook by day, which then transforms into a nifty double bed for overnight guests.” – Patricia Gibbons, sofa.com design team