The Sofa-bed – a lifebelt for overnight guests!

I dream of a lovely room with a double bed, a pretty bedside table on either side, with a carafe of water on one side and a box of tissues on the other, bedside lamps, an empty wardrobe or a chest of drawers at least…

guest bedroom

But hang on – where would my office go?? My desk? My magazine collection?? Well, I do have a very comfortable sofabed in my office and it is absolutely fine – my desk makes a perfectly adequate bedside table and my desk lamp works fine as a bedside light…

By the same token, any guest sleeping on a sofa bed in a TV room is going to feel very spoilt – after an evening of debate and hilarity what could be nicer than snuggling down and falling asleep in front of a late movie?

TV room

Not many of us have the luxury of a stand-alone guest room…most seem to, almost inevitably, double up as a playroom, a study, a TV room…

The playroom/guestroom is probably my least favourite combination – tidying up a mountain of plastic toys in preparation for a friends arrival can be harder for the hosts than climbing K2 itself and, unless the guest is also a two year old, an uninspiring setting once the chat is over…sorry give me a TV or a magazine any day over a toy car or a dolly…

child bedroom

Mind you…if I had this little Poppet coming to wake me up with a cup of tea…

Somerton

I love the classic designs from Willow & Hall…..I know that the Somerton would work well in my home, modern and simple…

dunsmore

The Dunsmore is beautful too…you could just sink into it couldn’t you? This style has a Gatsby note to it – very ‘now’ and the soft grey fabric is elegant but practical too.

The beauty of Willow & Hall furniture is the quality…hand made, by skilled craftsmen in Wiltshire, with that all important ‘easy action’, they are as comfortable as sofas as they are as beds. There really is no compromise.

Would love to hear your favourite?