A single bed can be made to look and function as a couch during the day. While the standard length of a three-seater sofa is 76 inches with a 30-inch deep seat, single beds have approximately the same length of 75 inches, but have an additional 9 inches deep. You can make your bed the right depth for sitting comfort and have it look like a sofa with a few simple steps.
– Remove footboards, bedside tables and trunks. If your bed is on riser, it will be too high and will not look like a couch.
– Create and mount a backrest. A backrest attached to the wall gives back restraint backing and help make the bed look more like a couch. Cut a 72-inch or 6-foot, plywood length with a width of about 30 or 36 inches. Cover backrest with wadding and fabric that matches your sofa cover, using a staple on the back to attach it. Attach backrest on the wall with screws.
– Slide the bed against the wall length. Finding the bed against the wall length creates a backrest and will lay the foundation for a backrest, pillars and pillows, to create the right seat depth.
– Buy a pair of foam strengthening wedges. Foam bolsters are long, triangular pieces of foam. They are often used on chaise longues as backrests. Two foam bolster will rest against the shelf and provide more back support, as well as move the seating area forward, making it more comfortable.
– Put on a daybed or Hollywood bedside suit set that includes matching reinforcing covers. A Hollywood bedside or daybed set is dimensioned to fit a single bed, at 39 by 75 inches. The set will contain a fabric cover that fits perfectly over a twin mattress and foundation with the sheet and a blanket below. The fabric cover extends all the way to the floor. It has pipes on their edges as a cover, which helps to adjust it at the edge of the mattress, keeping the lid securely secured. The cover can be used during the day, then easily removed to sleep. Put on the cover for foam bolster.