A couch bed is a couch that can be converted into a bed. They are great to have if you frequently have friends or family come and stay over and also great for when you want to spend a day cuddled up in front of the TV watching movies. There are many different types of couch beds that you can get and like with any other decision when it comes to choosing home furnishings, the right one for you will depend upon your décor, room size and lifestyle requirements.
Fold Out Couch Beds
These are probably the most common type. When not being used as a bed, they look just like any other two or three seater couch. Thy are unfolded by removing the cushions and then pulling out the fold up bed frame that is underneath. When choosing these, it is important to take into account how often it is going to be used and who the guests may be that you are catering for. They can come with either a foam or innerspring mattress. The inner spring option is great if you will have guests staying for more than one night or maybe older guests that need a higher level of comfort. With the foam mattress you can often feel the support bars through the mattress making them a bit uncomfortable
Slide Out Couch Beds
These are a lot easier to use than there fold out counterparts. There is a bed tucked away in a drawer style compartment underneath the lounge. All it takes is a simple slide out od the drawer and a comfy single bed is set up and ready to use. Another great feature about these is that the mattresses are nice and thick, providing a high level of comfort for your guests.
Modular Couches that can Convert to Beds
A lot of modular couches can be configured in such a way that they can provide sleeping space for two or more guests. A few slides of the modules of the couch and you are ready to go. They may not be as comfortable as some of the other types, but if you want to be able to have a large modular lounge and previsions for a bed, this is a great way to go.