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These Elements Make Your Sofa Bed Extra Comfy

Understanding the details of this multipurpose must-have can help you choose the best piece for your space

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Photography: Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photo) | Jon Tolentino (Illustration)

When it comes to furnishing small spaces, shopping for a quality sofa bed is of utmost importance. Since it can help you save on space while helping you achieve a living area/bedroom in one, you need to make sure that what you’re buying is worth it. One of the available styles of this furniture piece is the pull-out bed that folds under the belly of the sofa while the sofa back and arms remain upright. In this feature, we shine the spotlight on the Tuxedo sofa, a style that dates back to the 1920s and is known for its arms which are of the same height as the backrest. The Tuxedo sofa transforms into a full-size bed by pulling the inner bed mechanism outward and unfurling the metal legs.

To make sure that you and your guests can sleep soundly or relax during get-togethers, it’s best to inspect the different parts of the sofa bed closely. Familiarize yourself with the anatomy of the sofa bed below and be on the lookout for these the next time you go furniture shopping:

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1 and 2 Loose Back and Seat Cushions

These add comfort and soften the look of the angular sofa styles

3 Soft Leather Upholstery

A premium, durable material used in furniture upholstery made from animal hide

4 Welts or Piping Cord

This finishing detail is used to strengthen and decorate a seam

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5 Saber Legs

A type of sofa leg shaped like an inverted pyramid, tapering downward

6 Brushed Pewter Nailhead or Studs

A decorative element often seen in traditional upholstered pieces. It gives an elegant, sometimes rustic, feel to a furniture piece.


7 Bi-Fold Sleeper Sofa

This pullout bed folds in two and usually comes with a mattress hidden within the sofa

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Looking for a new sofa bed? Visit these stores for options:

 Habitat

  • 5th Avenue and 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
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Crate & Barrel

  • SM Makati, Courtyard Dr, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
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Mandaue Foam 

  • 489 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
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This story originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of Real Living Philippines.

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