Shopping for a Sofa Bed: Top Tips
How sleeping beauties can find the best sofa beds for their backs, their wallets, and their small but stylish spaces.
“Kick it when nobody’s looking,” a salesman tells me with a wink, as I ask him for nothing more arcane than what constitutes a durable sofa bed. He mentions “heft” and says something about “sturdy,” then walks away so I might, in fact, kick the goods, to check out that heft. Buying a sleep sofa—or even a day bed—is a not surprisingly frequent occurrence in a city where more sofa beds are sold than anywhere else in the country. And no wonder: How many of us have the luxury of an actual guestroom with a bed?