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Cheap Sofa Beds: 6 Stylish Designs that won’t break the Bank

The hunt for cheap sofa beds is never an easy one. I’ve done it myself and its always tricky to find one that looks good but won’t require you to undergo major spinal manipulation after a spending a night on it. I’ve made the hunt that much easier for you with selection of cheap sofa beds from some great local brands.

Of course, it goes without saying that you should go in-store to lay on these before you buy if you can. I’d use this blog post as a way to guide yourself mainly on look and price, because those (let’s be honest) are major factors before you even consider if it’s comfortable or not.

Also, ask yourself how often this sofa bed will be used. Mine is pulled out and slept on about once every four months. It’s in my home office and it’s used by family for a night or so when they come to visit. If you’re going to use yours as your everyday living room sofa, the comfort factor will be far more important.

6 Cheap Sofa Beds that won’t break the Bank

Cheap Sofa Beds on The Life Creative Fantastic Furniture Sofa Beds

Lowest Price: the Bolt Futon for $259

The Bolt Futon from Fantastic Furniture comes in the sky blue colour you see above or a richer chocolate tone. It works like most futons do; give it a basic click and it folds down into the sleep position.

You can add fabric protection warranty to this for $60, which is probably a good idea considering it’ll be slept on and the price point is so low.

Siesta Sofa Bed in White from Milan Direct cheap sofa beds on The Life Creative

Siesta Sofa Bed for $399

The Siesta Sofa Bed is currently on sale on the Temple & Webster website. Usually priced at $435, it boasts thick padding and sturdy legs.

I do love the look of this one; the armless design is great for small spaces as your eye glides right over it. The only downside, of course, is that you can’t test it out in-store as Milan Direct is purely online.

Duke 3 seater sofa bed from Zanui on The Life Creative cheap sofa beds

Duke 3-Seater Sofa Bed for $429

I have to say that out of all the cheap sofa beds in this post, the Duke from Zanui does look the most plush. Upholstered in a tightly weaved cambric fabric, it goes from three seater sofa into bed with a few simple clicks.

Again, this is an online-only purchase, so there is some risk involved. The pillows are not included, so bear that in mind when you purchase. The colour is divine though, don’t you think?

2 seater sofa bed from Super Amart on The Life Creative cheap sofa beds

Bonza Sofa Bed for $689

The Bonza sofa bed from Super Amart features a traditional tri-fold mechanism. It’s very reminiscent of sofa beds of the past in terms of look and feel, but the advantage of that is that it looks quite appealing when it’s in sofa form of a day.

It features a solid timber frame and anti-sag foundation, though admittedly the mattress looks a little on the thin side. Head in-store and sample this one – you might be surprised!


Scandy Sofa Bed Lounge Lovers cheap sofa beds on The Life Creative

Scandy 2-Seater Sofa for $999

It might be at the higher end of the scale in terms of price, but the Scandy sofa bed from Lounge Lovers gets my vote for the best-looking design. It has a distinctly Scandinavian feel and there are standard and custom fabrics available, which makes it a cut above the rest.

It also comes with the back cushions you see above, and the Lounge Lovers website shows you how soft it is on its ‘loungability scale’ which is a nice bonus.

IKEA Friheten Sofa Bed in Charcoal Grey

TLC FAVE: Friheten Sofa Bed from IKEA

I have this sofa bed in my own home and I’m very impressed with how it’s held up. I’ve actually written an in-depth review on this one, so if you wanna see more of how it folds out and hear more about what I think of it, click here to read the full post.

Have you been looking for cheap sofa beds and found one you love? Drop a comment below and let me know where it’s from!

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

Comments (2)

  • Tash

    Hi. I am trying to find the dimensions of your sofa beds. Can you send these or provide the website?


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