First Things First: Couch vs. Sofa
If comfort is your top priority, like “I want to sink into a cloud resting on top of a marshmallow cradled in the arms of a plush stuffy sitting atop a mountain of gummy bears” comfortable, then you definitely want a traditional sofa. Sleeper sofas—while far more comfortable than you may remember from your grandma’s house—are generally firmer than standard couches, as they rest atop the firm bed structure.
If cost is an issue, once again a traditional sofa will prevail. They are less expensive, so if keeping more money in your pocket is a priority, then the choice is clear. On the other hand, they make for far less comfortable sleeping for those friends and relatives who show up from time to time.
The truth is, you really needn’t sacrifice style or good looks with either a sleeper or a traditional couch. Both offer great options to suit almost any taste. And remember, style counts with a sleeper sofa because most of the time, it will be in sofa form, and hence needs to line up with your style and enhance your room.
A Sleeper meets the need? Great. A few things to consider.
The beauty of your sleeper sofa is its flexibility. It can go virtually anywhere in the house. Just remember, you’ll need to have room to extend the mattress, so measure first to be sure your space will allow for it.