By Isla Thompson
A complete house is basically filled with items to keep you relaxed, rejuvenated and warm. One of them are sofas or to be more modern, sleeping sofas which have adapted to the needs of the busy work life. For instance, we need them when we have guests or just take a short nap in the afternoon.
Different models vary and will depend on your aesthetic taste; the comfortability, durability, function, available space, and so on of the sofa.
In this article, based on reviews by others as well as what we think are best, we have come up with 7 sofa beds and we will take a look into those so it can hopefully help you decide which ones to get.
What to look for in buying a sofa bed?
Frame – Frames are the main structure of the sofa. The most durable type is the kiln-dried hardwood frame. Although there are other wooden types that are good choices, they’re more prone to wear and tear and cannot give as much comfort and quality.
Mattress – You should choose which ones you prefer. Some are firm, medium firm, but others are softer. And that’s important because that will tell if you are comfortable to lounge or sit and if it’s going to be durable enough.
Springs – Springs are found beneath the cushion and consist of springs that are present beneath the cushion. This gives the sofa flexibility and firmness when you sit down. One example of this are innerspring mattresses. The higher the density, the firmer and the bouncier the cushioning is.
Memory Foam – When you hold a pillow, your hand may be partially or roughly engraved. And if it is then that’s a memory foam. It serves an important function which is to conform to your body as you lie down on it, making you feel more comfortable. People who sleep sideways can benefit from memory foam. Otherwise you feel a strain or discomfort in your neck or body as you sleep.
The 8 Best Sofa Beds in NZ 2019
1. Andover Mills Minter Upholstered Sleeper Sofa
Material: 100% Polyester
Dimensions: 36” H x 89” W x 29” D
Upholstery Color: Crimson Red, Gray, Mocha, Sage Gray, Dark Brown, & Black
It seems like a cozy sleeper to sit on and not just sit on but sleep on too! Upholstery is made out of 100% polyester and the cushions are a little firm but comfortable nonetheless. What’s aesthetic about this sofa is the pattern of squares that lends it a feeling of uniqueness and a humble beauty. Buying entitles you to 2 throw pillows. And to transform it into a sleeping surface, you only have to push forward as it clicks through a few times and it’s all set as an instant overnight super comfortable bed.
Given its colors and appearance, it will easily feel at home in offices, living rooms, or studio type apartments alike.
A lot of the complaints on Andover is the sinking cushion after a short time, however others have experienced it as something that served them well. Keep in mind that the warranty is for parts only and doesn’t cover its natural wear and tear and abuse.
2. Demelo Convertible Sleeper Sofa
Material: Foam Filling, Microfiber
Upholstery Color: Black w/ Charcoal Grey, Red
Versatile, neat-looking, and creative, Demelo convertible sleepers are perfect to mix and match to your home. It can be set conjoined with each other, set back-to-back in a lounge room format, or independently across. The mattress is pretty durable thanks to high-density foam filling covered with microfiber.
However, the foam seems a bit too firm when lying down for a while as noted by reviews. But the cool thing about this is whatever configuration you intend, it’s easy as folding it up or down and moving it to where you desire. Take it easy, grab a novel and have a good time with this convertible.
3. Jess Sofa Bed
Dimensions: Sofa – L 1790 x D 900 x H 780 mm, Bed – L 1790 x D 1070 x H 360 mm
Upholstery Color: Patchwork medley
Bring in some uplifting pastel colors in your house with Jess Sofa Bed. Though leaning toward the minimalist side, it has sufficient comfort for you to sit on to enjoy that Sunday movie marathon. And in case you need an extra bed, you’re covered with just a slight push forward and bang! The problem of sleeping overnight is solved!
This is a cheaper sleeper sofa but I’m sure you’ll love the design and two contrasting woven hues of toss pillows that’s included. For a home with light and quaint hues with less space, this sofa will be nice.
4. Beds 4 U – Rose Sofa Bed
Material: Premium foam, Polyester
Upholstery Color: Beige, Grey
The Rose Sofa Bed is the perfect mix of elegance and comfort that you’d undoubtedly want to get your hands on. The smart stitching in between thick foam seats and the back cushions helps the sofa give off a contemporary feel that would accentuate any place.
The deep foam placement and premium quality back cushions provide the best support too, especially when lying down. The wide seat allows you to stretch your limbs or to curl up peacefully, while the wide arms allow you to perch up your book when reading, or your glass to drink as you relax after a hard day. It’s the perfect well-rounded sofa bed that is worth every penny.
You may choose between two simple, yet gorgeous colours: beige and grey, and have Bed 4 U deliver your very own sofa bed in no time!
5. Fennel 2-seater Genuine Leather 2-tone Brown Malaysian Made
Material: Genuine leather
Dimensions: 1540X 950 X 730mm
Upholstery Color: 2-Tone Brown
Price: NZ$2,150.00 incl GST
This Fennel 2-seater is made of genuine leather, meaning the material is not bonded, there is no PVC, no PU leather, or China leather. You’ll notice how natural the leather is in this sofa because of its shade variation, random scars and blemishes.
6. Hogan 3-Seater Fabric Sofa
Dimensions: W 1930 x D 900 x H 840 mm
Upholstery Color: Grey Gum or Denim Caribbean
If you’re in need of a cabin look to adorn your house, look no further than Hogan Fabric Sofa. One of its noticeable features is its beech wood legs and its elegant, graceful linen upholstery. What’s more, sitting is very comfortable owing to the high-density foam. Foam warranty can be used within 6 years. If you get so tired during the night, then you can simply lie down on this sofa without needing to transfer to another room.
Choose from two fabric choices: Grey Gum or Denim Caribbean (pictured above)
7. Rymden 3 Seater Corner Chaise
Material: Sturdy frame of solid wood and plywood and covered with soft polyester fabric with extra thick seat cushions for superior comfort
Dimensions: 3-seater sofa: 186cm x 136cm x 77cm (W x D x H)
Upholstery Color: Neutral Grey (also comes in Black Faux Leather)
The Rymden 3 Seater Corner Chaise is a space-saving, easy-to-assemble sofa. It comes with an interchangeable chaise which allows you to have the chaise on the left or right side. Its default neutral grey colour is chosen to work with any décor, too.
8. IKEA FRIHETEN Corner sofa-bed Skiftebo Dark Grey
Material: 100% polyester
Dimensions: Length: 230 cm
Seat width, chaise longue: 68 cm
Depth: 151 cm
Seat depth, chaise longue: 140 cm
Seat depth: 78 cm
Seat height: 44 cm
Height: 66 cm
Bed width: 140 cm
Bed length: 204 cm
Upholstery Color: Dark Grey
IKEA FRIHETEN Corner sofa-bed Skiftebo Dark Grey sofa converts quickly and easily into a spacious bed when you remove the back cushions and pull out the under-frame. It comes as a sofa, chaise lounge, and double bed in one. It has a large storage space under the chaise lounge, and the lid stays open so you can safely and easily take things in and out. You can place the chaise lounge section to the left or right of the sofa, and switch whenever you like. There are 3 back cushions included.
You can buy this sofa from, UrbanSales, the largest online furniture store and the TOP 1 IKEA Carrier in NZ, offering 3000+ IKEA products in stock and a 4.7-rating on Google.
9. Jemma 3-Seater Fabric Sofa Bed w/ Chaise
Dimensions: L 2760 x W 1620 x H 930 mm
Upholstery Color: Grey Gum
For a larger living room spot, the Jemma sofa bed features 3 seats to accommodate your group of friends to hang out and watch together. When set up, it can fold up to the size of 2 beds along with a chaise for an extra seat. The materials that have been used here are of premium grade quality, with an innerspring mattress as well for super durability and comfort.
It looks tidy with a nice ashen accent, complementing the dark-colored legs. And it’s no question is very expensive because the quality itself is long-lasting and is light and easy when a person sits on it. Warranty service is usable until 5 years for the frame.
10. Amando corner sectional sofa/sofa bed
Material: Air Leather Fabric
Overall W324 H46(Seat)/99(Back)
Chaise Length 164
Ottoman: 103*60 H46
Upholstery Color: Titanium Grey
The Amando corner sofa/sofa bed sold by iFurniture is available as a Left Facing or a Right Facing unit. It easily seats 3 on the couch; plus the ottoman can seat more, or just put your feet up. Also, when you pull out the under part of the couch, its base raises up to the seat height of the couch, and you have a sofa bed! And, the headrests can be adjusted from flat, to whatever angle you chose. The also ottoman lid lifts up to provide storage.
11. Barletta Sofa Bed
Dimensions: 2100 x 900 x 900
Upholstery Color: Liquorice
The Barletta sofa bed from the Furniture Zone is the perfect two-in-one piece for any homeowner who loves having guests over! The dimensions make it the perfect sofa to have numerous people lounging on it. And its converted bed-form is just as comfortable as its regular state.
Not to mention the fact that the flax fabric the sofa bed is made out of makes it one of the easiest furniture pieces that homeowners will have to clean over time. This is truly a great choice for anyone looking to have convertible pieces in their homes.
12. La-Z-Boy Leah Premier Supreme Comfort Full Sleep Sofa
Material: Fabric & Leather
Upholstery Color: Dirty White, Bland green
From start to end of its production process, La-Z-Boy furniture have been injecting unsurpassed quality. One such is the Leah Full Sleep Sofa. Supreme Comfort technology brings people the highest level of comfort with 5.5” innerspring mattress. That makes your sofa durable and greatly decreases the natural wear-and-tear.
Your back wouldn’t ache or sink down or hurt likewise with ComfortCore cushions. It also comes with 2 comfy toss pillows and it’s actually cozier than most of the brands out there. Now if you’re planning to set it up as a bed will only take a bit before its complete and you start to doze off its relaxing surface.
Another is the ability to customize it on their website. You can choose about the decking, leg style, welt and pillow options, and others.
And a Lifetime warranty that’s offered is just an understatement to its masterwork sleeper sofas. It’s a great investment and a healer of stress too.
To recap, it’s always best to first think about what you need the sofa bed for, how it’s going to look in your home décor, how much space do you have. For example, you need something to put in your guest room for the holidays, you could get a neat sofa bed that’s durable and has the right color to match the room. If you only want a comfortable one for your room, you should choose one with a foam that is soft and pleasant for you even if it’s cheaper. If you are practical and know exactly what you need, you can save more costs and be satisfied with the product that you bought for you and your family.