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Choosing living room furniture is all about keeping space, style and functionality in mind. Since the sofa is the focal point of seating arrangements in this area of your home, you need to make sure it flows with the character and doesn’t take up too much space. Another important aspect to consider is how to better accommodate your visitors – an especially critical step for those who don’t have a guest room in the house.

Without putting your home under construction and adding more square footage to your space, there’s one valid answer for the problem: investing in a sleeper sofa.

Read on to learn why a sofa bed makes sense, and how to style your living room around it:

Reasons you need a pull-out sofa

There are plenty of reasons to think about replacing your traditional couch with a sofa bed. Convenience and style are two of the top considerations:

Convenience and multifunctionality
Whether you have family visiting or your friends want to spend the night after a party, a sleeper sofa can be the convenient, multifunctional piece of furniture you need. Instead of relying on a cot or air mattress, you can give your guests a sleeping arrangement to look forward to. Then, in the morning, enjoy the effortless adjustment to turn it back into a seating space for everyone.

Style
What’s best about today’s pull-out sofas? They’re not generic anymore – you don’t have to worry about investing in an outdated piece of furniture that doesn’t flow with the rest of the room. You can find a sleeper sofa in just about any shape, style, color or texture, making it simple to find one that you love.

Decorating DenChoose a style that works with the size of your living room.

Make Space recommends choosing the style of your pull-out couch based on the space you have in the living room. If you have a lot of space to work with, perhaps a full sectional is the best choice. If your room is smaller, a loveseat option sounds more efficient.

How to design your room around your sleeper sofa

You have to keep the layout and style of your room in mind when designing around a pull-out sofa. Consider the following:

Think about your room size
Since the sleeper sofa is a versatile piece of furniture, you need to keep your allotted space in mind no matter the sofa’s form. The size of the room will have a major impact on how you decorate around the sofa.

Take a minimalist approach to decorating
Whether you plan on using the pull-out bed often or only on occasion, you may want to consider a minimalist approach when it comes to the accessories and other pieces of furniture in the room. Make life easy on yourself and limit excess furniture that you’ll have to move around to make the bed work.

Contact a personal decorator for assistance
If the idea of decorating around your new sleeper sofa is still intimidating, professional assistance is all you need. A personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors can come to your home for a free consultation to assess your space and provide insights around industry trends. From there, you can discuss your ideas, personal style and goals for the room, then construct a plan to get the job done.

Why wait any longer to transform your living room into a space you – and your guests – will love? Contact a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors to get the ball rolling today.

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