The top reasons to put a sofa in your bedroom

By Juliet D'cruz

Have you ever thought about adding a sofa or loveseat to your bedroom? While it might seem like a strange thought, it is one that is being embraced by people all over the world. If you are toying with mixing living room and bedroom furniture in your guest bedroom or master suite, consider first how you will use the sofa. This will help you decide whether or not you really want one, as well as what sofa to choose.

Here are some of the ways that people are making use of bedroom sofas.

An escape from the household

We all wanted more time with family – until we got it. The pandemic brought people closer together, but that isn’t always a good thing. When you have children learning virtually and parents working remotely, it can be very hard to get a moment to yourself without going to your bedroom. But who wants to lounge in bed in the middle of the day during a lunch break when you need a minute alone? Very few people would find this acceptable.

Because of this, putting a sofa in the bedroom is becoming a big trend. It gives you a place to sit and lounge while reading, listening to music, or just sitting in the quiet for a few minutes. You can also get a bedroom media chest that compliments your other bedroom furniture to house a television, movie and streaming devices, and gaming consoles for even more entertainment options.

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Entertain friends in private

Anyone with children knows that trying to have an adult conversation away from curious little ears and minds is not always easy. If you would like to be able to hang out with your friends away from the children for a more adult conversation, a bedroom sofa is a perfect solution. If you do want to use a bedroom sofa in this way, you might consider adding a small cocktail table and perhaps a couple of small storage ottomans to provide some additional seating.

Bedroom sleeper sofas are very versatile

A small sleeper sofa in the master bedroom is not necessarily a bad thing. (You can find examples of this type of bedroom sofa here.) Although a sleeper sofa does cost a bit more than your more traditional designs, they can come in very handy, especially if you have children. A sick child can sleep on the pull-out bed so that you are in the room with them but don’t have to be kicked or elbowed as you share your own. 

You can also use a sleeper sofa to give a visiting friend or family member a comfortable place to sleep. If you often have large house parties or gatherings that occasionally mean several overnight guests, a sleeper sofa in the bedroom as well as the living room gives you more options. For those homeowners that sublet while they are away on vacation, either on their own or through a service like Airbnb, adding sleeper sofas to the bedrooms allows for more guests and therefore higher rental fees. 

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