Folding couch

Folding couch
  1. Features and Benefits
  3. Transformation mechanism
  4. Material and filler
  5. How to choose?
  6. Interior ideas

The ottoman combines the features of a sofa and a bed. During the day it is suitable for relaxation, meals, gatherings with friends, and at night it turns into a comfortable sleeping place. The variety of designs allows you to choose a model for any interior.

Features and Benefits

A folding couch will be the optimal solution for modern housing. Such furniture is popular with owners of small apartments, where every ten centimeters counts. Most often, the model has a back and armrests, and in the unfolded state it resembles a bed.

Advantages of an ottoman sofa:

  • Simple transformation mechanism. Anyone can straighten the sofa, the design itself is durable.
  • The presence of a built-in box. It can be used to remove bed linen, which saves space. In addition, the drawer is also suitable for storing seasonal items that do not fit into cabinets.
  • Profitable price. Such furniture is lower than a double bed, and, at the same time, is more functional.
  • Reliability of construction, long service life. The conciseness of the transformation mechanism minimizes the possibility of its premature breakdown.
  • Variety of colors. Sofas are made from materials of different shades, decorated with drawings and patterns.

The model can be used as a permanent bed, it will be indispensable when visiting relatives and friends. The ottoman can be placed in the bedroom, living room or study. If desired, chairs are made of the same material complete with a piece of furniture - in this case, you will get a complete set.


A special feature of the sofa is that it is produced in different sizes and shapes based on the needs of the consumer. There are both very small models and more massive furniture.

The folding sofa ottoman is divided into the following types.

One bedroom

A practical option for a studio apartment. Tucked it looks like a sofa. When used as a bed, it is recommended to additionally purchase an orthopedic mattress.


The size of the couch occupies an intermediate position between the double and single models. Suitable for relaxing one person who loves to lie back on the bed while sleeping.


When unfolded, the ottoman is indistinguishable from the bed. Thanks to its large dimensions, it can easily fit two people.


Compactness is the main advantage of such a model. It is located in the corner of the room, since it has an armrest on one side only.

Often furniture is equipped with legs.

For children and adolescents

The models are characterized by their colorful design and small size. They are decorated with images of animals, cartoon characters, so the child can choose an ottoman with his favorite characters. The furniture is made of high quality hypoallergenic materials and equipped with compartments for storing toys.

The sofas are divided according to the type of frame, wood or metal. The latter option is distinguished by the greatest strength and durability, but the tree is not afraid of rust and it has the best aesthetic characteristics.

Transformation mechanism

Before buying an ottoman, study how it unfolds. Each of the types of transformation mechanisms has advantages and disadvantages associated with the personal preferences of a particular person. There are both sliding in length furniture and sliding to the side.

The most popular are the following models:

  • Book... The simplest type of ottoman sofa. A special feature is the fact that you can sleep even on unfolded furniture. To straighten the ottoman, the seat is tilted until a click appears, and then lowered down. Anyone can cope with this operation, even a child.

When installing furniture, it is necessary to leave a small distance against the wall so that the backrest fits in a straightened position.

  • Eurobook. Despite the name, the model has little to do with a book.

The mechanism is distinguished by its reliability, durability, and minimal load is exerted on it. To straighten the ottoman, you need to pull the seat towards you and place the back in the vacant space. The following video will tell you how to do this.

  • Click-gag. The ottoman got its name due to the sound made when it is unfolded. The model resembles a book with the difference that it uses an improved transformation mechanism.

The backrest is fixed at different angles, including in the reclining position for rest.

Material and filler

In the manufacture of an ottoman sofa, both natural and synthetic materials are taken. When ordering furniture, they combine shades, textures, combine monochromatic and ornamented fabrics:

  • Special nobility and good external characteristics are models made of leather, velor, suede.
  • Soft-touch textile upholstery, they are easy to clean, they fade less over time.
  • Faux fur sofas, will look extravagant and complement the modern interior.

The comfort of the ottoman depends on the choice of filler. It must keep its shape, allow air to pass through and not roll off during operation. Models with a spring block will replace an orthopedic mattress: they follow the curves of the spine, withstand significant weight, and provide natural ventilation. Polyurethane foam, struttofiber, holofiber are taken as synthetic fillers.

They are lightweight, durable and flexible.

How to choose?

When buying an ottoman, take into account how and where it will be used. Models with wooden frames are suitable for the living room, since in this case there will be no need to lay out and fill the furniture every day, and the structure will last longer.

At the same time, such furniture may have small dimensions, since it is going to be used only for daytime rest.

The output of the transformation mechanism depends on the personal preferences of the person: it is easier for someone to straighten the book, for others it is important to have an adjustable back of the sofa of the "click-gag" type.

Great importance is attached to the appearance of the furniture. It is selected depending on the design of the room and correlated with the color scheme of interior items.

Interior ideas

Models with a streamlined shape look original. Smooth lines, rounded edges will create a feeling of softness, lightness and comfort. If in the design of the ottoman you use materials with abstract patterns, floral ornaments, you get an ottoman for a modern interior.

Lovers of minimalism will like this corner sofa-ottoman with legs, made in one color. If a saturated shade is chosen, it can be combined with walls of a cold shade - gray, white.

Also, such furniture is also suitable for an interior, which is based on contrasting tones.

Another option is to combine wood elements and textiles. Fabrics of beige, sandy, vanilla shades will emphasize the nobility of natural wood, while at the same time there will be no pretentiousness in the design due to the use of a minimum of decorative elements.

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