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3 Showrooms You Can Almost Sleep In

Don’t be embarrassed—put up your feet and rest your head on that pillow. These mattress showrooms are meant for lying down in.

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Have you ever visited a showroom, and thought: I am going to ignore that “Please Do Not Sit/Lie Down” sign and just dive right in?  Many furniture showrooms are styled this way—to look so lived in, and so inviting, that you might as well call it home. That is probably what customers thought in IKEA China when they decided to rest comfortably in the store’s various sofas, beds, and even dining tables, as seen in this post. They have since banned such behavior in their Beijing branch.

Bed and mattress showrooms are another thing altogether. They are meant to be cozy, and customers are encouraged to actually lie down on the beds to test which mattress is right for their tastes (and backs). Here are three showrooms that are designed to have customers come in and test the merchandise by kicking off their shoes and lying down. A salesperson at one of them mentioned that a customer once completely dozed off, but once awake, purchased a mattress since she enjoyed it so much!

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