We can write this blog post you see, because we have both a luxury wall bed and everyday sofa bed within our range. And we definitely love them both just the same. One of our customers asked us this weekend whether they should have a wall bed or a sofa bed for their room. So we thought we would put them side by side and show you the differences. Hopefully we can help to make your decision or choice between the two a little easier.
So why would you choose a luxury wall bed over an every day sofa bed? Or vice versa.
A luxury wall bed has a 22cm thick mattress
Yes, this is the thickness, depth, height, however you prefer to say, of a normal bed mattress. Bed mattresses range from between 18cm and 27cm. So not all of them fit, but at a maximum of 22cm, there are lots on the market that work. Including our four lovely mattresses to choose from:
- Slim 1600
- Memory Flex 750
- Latex 750
- Biorytmic Firm
The only way to know which one is best for you, is to test them at our showroom. If yours is going to be for guests, we recommend the Slim 1600. It is a little bit cheaper and suits every bodies tastes.
Our everyday sofa bed mattresses are designed to be slept on every night of the week
Not many people can say that they have a sofa bed that is good enough for every day use. But we can. The mattress are 14cm thick and there are a choice of 4 different types:
- Pocket Sprung
- Reflex 45
- Memory Foam
Depending on what you are used to, depends on which mattress you might prefer. But the movement the mechanism offers means that the mattress will feel thicker than it actually is.
A bed and Shelves you say?
Our wall beds can come with a variety of different frontal options. As we make them to order, you decide which you would like to have:
- A plain door
- A mirrored door
- 3 shelves
- Desk and shelf
Your sofa in any fabric any colour
Really any fabric, any colour. We have a huge variety of different fabric types and each of them are available in a hundreds of colours. So you really can have your sofa, your way. The fabric types we have are:
- Real Leather
- Faux Suede
- Patterned Fabric
Can’t decide between two colours – why not have both on your luxury wall bed?
We spray our wall beds using RAL colours. But we can spray with more than one colour. So why not have your frame in one colour, your door in a second colour and your shelves in a third colour? That way you don’t have to choose between your favourites. Of course, if you want to make it easy, you can certainly have it all in one colour.
Sofa arms with storage
Not to really confuse you, but we have always been a really big fan of storage too. So we add storage anywhere we can in our products. That includes the arms in our sofa. You can fit four pillows in one side. If you don’t believe us we are more than happy to show you! And then a summer lower tog feather duvet can be squeezed into the other arm. How about that hey.
So when the question comes..which do you really prefer? We have no answer, other than to ask if you need a sofa in the room? If you had a wall bed would you also need a sofa? Supposing you answer yes, then you can save money by having the bed and sofa in one. If your budget is limited and you definitely need a sofa, then there really is no question. The everyday sofa bed will win.
So then we get asked again, which one do we really prefer. Our answer is simple. They are both fantastic!