You don't need a convertible sofa for visitors to sleep at night, a convertible chair bed will do for single guests. There are many great and unique designs and styles available, see if any will work for you.
Everybody has heard about convertible sofa beds, but did you know that you can also get a convertible chair bed? Let's take a look at a couple of different styles, who makes them, and why you would want one.
Two manufacturers of the convertible chair bed are Wholesale Interiors and Furniture FX. Both companies are relatively new in the industry, both having been around for less than ten years.
Wholesale Interiors has only been around since 2002, and in a short time has become one of the largest furniture wholesalers in the country. They manufacture four different product lines in a wide range of styles ranging from traditional to modern. Some of their more unique styles is in the convertible chair bed. Their basic chair has a long fold up cushion which serves as the back, folds 90 degrees for the seat and then doubles back on itself to double the thickness of the seat. The cushion sits on a metal base with legs. The base extends out, and the back is adjustable to be upright, flat or half way in between. For a bed, pull out the legs, lay down the back and unfold the cushion. If you want a lounger, just recline the back 45 degrees, stretch out and relax!
But even more unique is their double convertible chair bed / sofa. This piece of furniture has two cushions similar to the one above, and is the ultimate piece of adjustable furniture. You can have them side by side on their base to resemble a couch. Or, the base will extend out sideways, separating the two cushions, to become two chairs with a low table between them. Or, you can then swivel the chairs to face each other with a small table in the middle. Finally, with both chairs facing forward, legs extend straight out to convert either one or both chairs into a bed, either fully reclined or with the back partially up like a lounger. So, you can have a bed for either one or two people. Truly a versatile piece of furniture!
Furniture FX is a California based company that labels themselves as a "fashion forward lifestyle furniture company". Their three focuses are fashion, with designs that reflect elements from today's society; quality, by manufacturing their furniture to stringent market standards; and reliability, by backing all of their products with a manufacturer's warranty.
The convertible chair bed that they manufacture is a completely different style than the one's made by Wholesale Interiors. It is their Newport convertible chair that looks like a regular, comfy arm chair with a durable and easy to clean microsuede upholstery, nice solid wood legs and a solid hardwood frame that is kiln dried. However, the back can fully recline using the same click clack mechanism that they use on their sofas. This gives you 2/3 of the bed (or a bed suitable for a child). The rest of the bed is formed by adding a matching storage ottoman giving you a single bed.
So, why would you want a single convertible chair bed? Well, they take up very little room, being only a chair, but still provide a bed for visiting guests. Which is great if you do not have a separate guest room. They are also very modern and fashionable, and sure to catch the attention of any visitors. So it is also an instant conversation piece!