Home Décor Ideas: How to style a sofa bed

Sofa beds have come a long way from slatted, lumpy and uncomfortable futons. We take special care when making and designing our sofa beds to ensure they are as comfortable as possible, both as a bed and when folded away as a sofa. Our comfy sofa beds come in a range of shapes and sizes, so we thought we’d show you some of our favourite ways to style them in your home.

Bertie sofa bed

how to style Bertie sofa bed

Our new Bertie chaise sofa bed, pictured here in Cotton Velvet Burnt Umber, makes for a seriously stylish sleepover spot for your guests. Contrasting this rich shade with matt black accessories and wooden elements gives a contemporary, smart feel. Be sure to layer up plenty of throws and scatter cushions to make the space even more inviting. A Berber style, natural rug will finish off the space, creating a bedroom-like area, whether it’s in your living room or home office, that will be comfortable for your guests to relax in. A stylish coffee table book that will give your guests something to nod off too is always a great idea.

Cashmere Edale Throw

Olive wood serving tray

Matt black coffee cups

Berber wool rug

Table lamp

Eat Drink Nap book

Betsey bed-in-a-box

how to style Betsey bed in a box

Sometimes the smallest piece of furniture can be the most useful. Our Betsey is a compact, neat, bed-in-a-box. It makes a fantastic seat or footstool, and can easily be stored away at the end of a bed, hallway or study, ready to go when guests stay over. The stylish flat, padded top, swiftly manoeuvres into the headboard when the bed is pulled out.

We think the best way to style our Betsey is to upholster it in a bright, hardwearing fabric, like our Stirling Cornflower or Soft Wool Mix Canary which will make it perfect for a child’s bedroom. Pop a scatter cushion on top, so it’s a comfy spot to read a storybook and pair it with bold, patterned bed sheets and colourful, cosy throws. A playful night light will help set the scene for midnight snacks and sleepover fun.

Mohair multicoloured throw

The Midnight Gang book

Elefantti duvet set

Dinosaur cushion

Dinosaur origami lamp

Pembroke sofa bed

how to style Pembroke sofa bed

Treat your guests to the best with luxury linen bed sheets and stunning brass accent accessories like this lamp and tray to rest these gorgeous coffee mugs on. This grown-up, elegant scheme mixes soft pink and grey tones to create a calming, relaxed environment for your staying guests. Our Pembroke sofa bed is one of our bestsellers and with its plump cushions and contemporary design, upholstered here in True Linen, we can see why. Embrace the grown-up sleepover with this simple and elegant look.

Cashmere Gower throw

Linen bed sheets

Arc floor lamp

Gold tray

Mug

Finer Things book

Gold cafetiere

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