So I’ve been shopping around. I have some small living room decorating ideas and I’m looking for furniture that will meet my criteria. It has to look good, be comfortable, and also serve two or more purposes in my room and not be too expensive or take up very much space. I think these fold-out bed-ottoman’s are a great start!
First, let’s start with the
Convenience Concepts Designs4Comfort Folding Bed Ottoman. It’s actually a pretty good price when you remember that you are getting two pieces of furniture in one.
Weight: 46 lbs
Dimensions: 27.5 x 77 x 16 in packaged
Assembled: 68.25” x 28.38” x 17” high
It arrives assembled and ready to fold out and use. It will hold up to about 250 lbs. The frame is fairly sturdy and kind of heavy, but easy enough to push around when rearranging the furniture. The cushions are about 3 inches thick so if you plan to sleep on it for longer than a night or two, I suggest using a foam mattress cover to give a bit more thickness to it. The cover is very plain and fitted. I love the taupe color because it will go well with any other color in the room. The simple design could easily be swapped for a designer cover, or you could use your imagination and decorate it yourself.
Next we have the
Corner Housewares iBED Convertible Ottoman Guest Bed in Blue Fabric. The available colors are White or Espresso Faux Leather, Grey Fabric or this Blue Fabric.
Price $257 – $273 Depending on whether you choose the faux leather or fabric upholstery. Again, remember you are getting 2 pieces of furniture, for this price, in the space of one piece. I think this is a great choice to provide extra seating for a small room without taking up as much space as a regular, or even a roll-away bed would.
Weight: 74 lbs
72 in x 27 1/2 in. x 2 in foam mattress
It’s very heavy, sturdy, so it should handle 200lb. This ottoman is much more stylish and has a very sturdy wooden frame to hold the fold-away bed which actually folds into the ottoman in a similar manner to how a sofa hide-a-bed folds back into the sofa. The base is canvas held to the frame with springs like a cot. This is where you kind of need to figure out how much use the bed will get and most often by whom. It will be perfect for a grandchild to sleep over once in a while, but for people heavier than about 100lbs I’d strongly suggest a supplemental foam mattress topper. This model hides the bed much more nicely than the other style, but if it’s going to be used quite often, I’d choose a more sturdy bed frame and just make a nicer cover.
Colors; Tobacco Brownc Grey/Brown, Charcoal Grey, and Carribean Blue
Upholstery: Woven Polyester
Weight: 43 pounds
Dimensions: 27.2 x 26.8 x 15.4 in packaged
The mattress is 80″ x 27″ and 2 inches thick
I would suggest this one for more frequent use. It is a little bit longer, has a more sturdy frame and the specifics say that it will hold up to 300lbs. The cover is polyester which will be easy to clean and the design of the cover is simple so you could decorate it if you want to, or have one made with fabric that you like.
This last one is certainly not my last choice. It’s the
DermaPAD 5 in 1 Ottoman Bed-Ottoman/Bed/Chair/Chaise and Recliner all in 1. A bit more pricey, but again, you are getting a multiple purpose item. 5 for 1 and when not in use, it will fold down into a regular size ottoman. There are other hide-a-bed/fold-away chairs that are a little more stylish if that’s what you are looking for. I think this is great value for an ottoman though. It would be a great addition for that tiny studio starter apartment and would give the extra seating when a friend stops by but could stay as an ottoman for regular use and not take up so much space.
Cushions are made of a plush, firm foam
Weight: 76 pounds
Dimensions: Closed 27″L x 37″W x 17″H
Open 73″L x 37″W x 17″H
Overall, for my needs, I like the Corner Housewares iBed the best. I like the quality appearance of the ottoman, I think it will be more durable as an ottoman with the wooden frame and I only need it for an occasional small guest. The price is perfect for what I’ll use it for.
Each of these ottomans is available on Amazon and you may have noticed that each of the photos are linked to their particular page to make it easy for you to find more information if you want.
I hope you find this review to be helpful in deciding which ottoman/hide-a-bed to purchase for your needs.