Folding Guest Beds
About Folded Beds
Also known as hidden beds, today's bed industry offers an expanding selection of folding guest beds, which are not only functional but highly fashionable too. In sizes and styles that accommodate a range of budgets, needs, and tastes, you don't have to wait for guests to arrive to take full advantage of folding beds. These versatile pieces of furniture can be used year-round in your home, office, or dorm room. Some folding guest beds are merely that - a bed which can be folded and conveniently stored away when not in use. Other folding beds, however, such as the convertible sofa bed or hide-a-bed, can be used as a sofa during the day and as bed at night, allowing you to instantly convert any room into a bedroom.
Folding beds represent the best in space-saving solutions for dorm dwellers, occupants of a bachelor or studio apartment, shared children's bedrooms, or any small living space. Easy to fold and tuck away, and just as easy to pull out and set up, folding beds are a two-in-one piece of furniture that is a hot commodity in an era where space is precious and interior designers are clamoring for stylish space-saving solutions. Performing double duty, folding guest beds are home decorator's dream come true.
Types of Folding Beds
Futon Sofa Beds
Futon sofa beds feature wooden futon frames and a futon mattress of your choice. Known for providing the utmost comfort while looking cool and trendy, futon sofa beds are particularly popular amongst college students whose budget can't afford multiple pieces of furniture, and amongst upscale "yuppie" consumers.
Convertible Sofa Beds
Also known as sleepers, convertible couches, sleeper sofas, and hide-a-beds, convertible sofa beds are high-performance pieces of furniture which can be used for sitting, sleeping, and storing. With the added advantage of a hidden storage unit, there is no need for a linen closet when you invest in a sofa bed; simply store all your sheets, pillows, and extra blankets inside and out of sight. Featuring the modern click clack mechanism for smooth transition between positions and an array of fabric choices, convertible sofa beds are a terrific bargain.
That's right: a bed on wheels! Simply collapse this guest bed when not in use, and roll into a closet for easy storage. Many rollaway beds feature orthopedic innerspring mattresses, engineered to support your body in all the right places and designed to help you and your guests get a comfortable night's sleep. The latest rollaway model - known as the "Hide-A-Bed Cabinet Bed" - features a wood-slatted folding guest bed inside of a finished wood cabinet on wheels for easy mobility.
This traditional favorite features a collapsible bed hidden underneath the main bed. A bona-fide two-in-one piece of furniture, a trundle bed is the ultimate answer to your space-saving needs. The spare bed is a twin-sized bed on wheels which easily collapses and which effortlessly pops up with the aid of a modern spring-up system. Select your favorite mattress type, and you're ready to roll out the red carpet for overnight guests.
Taking the concept of a folding bed to a whole new level, wall beds appear on command and disappear - into your wall! Also known as Murphy beds, wall beds are stored vertically and then lowered into the room when needed such that the length of the bed is perpendicular to the wall. Vertical wall beds require adequate ceiling height and room space to accommodate the bed in its upright and projected positions. However, the newest models are horizontal wall beds, specifically designed for rooms with low ceilings or less floor space for bed projection. These now-you-see-them, now-you-don't modern bed inventions are truly a hidden treasure.