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Our Bedroom Sofa Buying and Styling Guide

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Ed Hawes
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There are many reasons why a bedroom sofa might be a great idea for your home. You might think that with a bed to relax on you don’t necessarily need a sofa too, but that means you might not be using your bed space to its full potential.

However, buying a sofa for a bedroom is slightly more complicated than buying a sofa for the living room. A bedroom sofa, or a sofa for open plan or studio living, has to be multi-functional. That’s why we have created this guide to bedroom sofa ideas.

Why buy a bedroom sofa?

It’s a sensible question but one that has a range of answers. You might simply think sofas for bedrooms are a good idea as a way to use extra space. It might be to create a place to get away from the main living area and enjoy some more peaceful relaxation time.

It could be that you’re going for a more open plan living design, removing the separation between bedroom and living space. This could be a stylistic design or simply for practical space purposes in a smaller or studio apartment.

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why you might need or want a sofa in your bedroom. But, because you will probably use a bedroom sofa in a slightly different way, there are a few extra bedroom sofa ideas to consider.

Things to think about when buying a bedroom sofa

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There are many things to consider when deciding which bedroom sofa to buy. We explore some of the key factors to consider when purchasing your next sofa, and give our overall expert advice on sofas!

Sofa colour

One of the main considerations is the colour. Unlike the living room where the sofa is the main focal point of the room, in the bedroom the bed itself generally wins this battle. So, you need a sofa that works with your choice of bedding and colour scheme.

Yes, it’s true that you can change bedding but it’s generally a good idea to get a sofa that gives you the maximum colour and design options going forward. After all, it’s likely that you’ll be changing your bedding before you change your sofa, so choose neutral colours that can work in a choice of colour schemes.

Sofa design

The same goes for the sofa design. Choose a classic sofa style like the Swyft Model 01 or Model 02 and you give yourself a huge amount of scope for changing designs as your tastes or trends change.

Sofa size and shape

There’s also the size and shape to think about. If you’re lucky enough to have the room for a full seating area in your bedroom then a corner Model 03 option could work. This would also work well in a studio style apartment where the corner shape provides a natural room divider. If you are working with a smaller studio style space, think whether a 2-seater or 3-seater sofa option works best to maximise your living zone.

Bedroom sofa style: small apartment ideas

Homes have been getting smaller and smaller on average over the last few decades, which is why studio style living is now more common than ever before. But just because a space is small, it doesn’t mean it has to feel cramped or lack style. In fact, small spaces can have a big impact, with just a few clever studio flat ideas for your sofa making all the difference. It’s all about working with the space you have.

A corner sofa is a great way of maximizing space in a studio or, as we mentioned above, for forming a natural partition in the living space. Your studio sofa may also need to fulfil several roles. As well as being the place you kick back and relax after a hard day’s work, it also has to be part of your seating area, as well as a place to eat, work and entertain.

So, it’s worth investing in a quality model that will stand up to the rigors of studio living. It’s also worth making sure your sofa is making a statement, as it will likely be the focal point of any smaller space.

With our range of comfortable and contemporary fabric sofas, all flat packed and with 24h delivery for added convenience, you can find a bedroom or studio sofa that ticks all the above boxes.

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