How to Incorporate a Sofa Bed into Your Home Decor in Singapore

Posted on11/09/2023

In Singapore, where every square foot counts, making the most out of any space is especially important. One way to effectively optimise such spaces is by incorporating furniture that serves multiple purposes. 

A popular choice among homeowners is the sofa bed - a perfect blend of comfort, utility, and style. These range from L-shaped sofas that help you make use of wasted corner space to compact 2-seater sofa beds that double as a comfortable place to rest.  

With that in mind, we’re going to show you how you can:

Incorporate a Sofa Bed into Your Singaporean Home

1. Take a look at your available space

When starting out, the first thing to do is to assess what space you have available. This is especially important in a country like Singapore where extra room is often limited. 

Get started by using measuring tape to take note of the dimensions of your intended area. Besides width and length, you’ll also want to take into account the depth of your chosen sofa bed. This ensures that it’ll fit in perfectly into your chosen space.

Additionally, look out for doorways, hallways, staircases, and other obstacles when choosing a sofa bed. It's no fun at all when your delivery guys have to perform a challenging ballet routine to manoeuvre a large sofa bed through a cramped hallway or up a narrow staircase. 

And it’ll also make moving or rearranging your furniture in the future less of a chore.

2. Location and use

A sofa bed has two jobs — by day, it's a comfy spot to sit and relax, at night, it turns into a snug bed. 

This is why it's important to account for the extra room your sofa bed will need when it's in bed mode. As a rule of thumb, you should always have easy access to your shelves, drawers, and doors easily, whether the sofa bed is folded up or laid out. 

That way, things are kept neat and convenient. Remember: the last thing you want is for your stylish new sofa to turn into an obstacle course when it's unfolded. 

If space isn’t an issue, a sofa bed can also serve as an excellent centrepiece for your living room. For example, a 3-seater sofa bed offers plenty of seating for guests while also serving as a vital focal point in your home's decoration.

Alternatively, if you're looking to maximise efficiency, L-shaped sofa beds are a fantastic option. These can neatly fit into underutilised corners, transforming what was once wasted space into a cosy and stylish nook.

And finally, don’t forget to consider the view from the sofa bed. When seated, you should have a clear view of the focal point of all parts of the room. And when extended into a bed, it should offer a comfortable and private sleeping area. 

For that, you can make use of a room divider such as a bookshelf which provides a sense of privacy if the sofa bed is located in a shared space like the living room.

3. Matching the sofa bed to your existing decor

A well-decorated room is all about balance and proportion. Given the spatial limitations often faced in Singapore, it's essential that your sofa bed complements the rest of your furniture and does not overpower them. 

Aim for a sense of balance between all furniture pieces. It’s not just about fitting the sofa bed into the room; it's about making it belong.

Once you've achieved this balance, start by considering the colour and texture of your sofa bed. Light colours make a room seem larger and airier, while darker hues add depth and warmth. Choosing the right colour will ensure that your new addition doesn’t clash or stand out.

The texture of your new sofa set is another aspect to consider. Different fabrics have different textures, and this can affect both the look and feel of your sofa bed. They also impact comfort, maintenance, and durability – factors that are essential in Singapore's humid climate. 

A leather sofa bed, for instance, might lend a sleek, modern vibe to your space, while a fabric one brings a cosy, homely feel.

4. Make use of accessories 

Accessories are your friends when it comes to enhancing the style of your sofa bed. 

Throw pillows and blankets can add pops of colour, introduce new textures, and make your sofa bed look even more inviting. They're also easy to change, allowing you to refresh the look of your sofa bed whenever the mood strikes.

A combination of solid and patterned pillows can provide visual interest, while varying sizes add depth and dimension. Remember, though, to maintain a colour harmony that ties in with the overall decor theme of the room.

Meanwhile, blankets are not just great for chilly nights on your sofa bed but they also add a layer of texture and cosiness. For example, draping a soft throw blanket over the arm or the back of your sofa bed can immediately change up a space’s aesthetic.

It's also important to check out what material your blanket is made of. A chunky knit blanket works well for a homely vibe while faux fur adds a touch of luxury. And just like pillows, you can easily swap around your blankets for a different look.

Closing Thoughts

Sofa beds are much more than just a space-saving solution. They are a stylish addition that can greatly enhance the look and feel of your living space. With so many options, you can easily find one that’s a perfect fit for your comfy Singaporean home.

At Star Living, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with top-quality furniture pieces.  Interested in what we have to offer? Feel free to reach out to us at any time, and we’ll be more than happy to lend a hand.




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