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The concluding contemporary sofa bed is now with us; say good bye to anything which looks like a previous generation may have owned it first! There is completely no reason why you should have a sofa bed which looks like a sofa bed. There are many stuffs in this world which we have to tolerate, like viruses, colds and even politicians – but ugly or unattractive furniture, definitely not. So where do you find these cool and inspiring items of furniture which will make your pad your look positively luxurious? For example, you can start on your high street, but you probably don’t actually want to make a purchase here. The high street is a great place to pick up interior design ideas, walk around, see what is in trend and what works well together. Yet, at the end of the day you are very unlikely to get the best value on the high street. I know what you are thinking – sales. I hate to disappoint you, but these are often not as good as they initially seem.

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Let me clarify about sales. When there is recently stock about to arrive it is imperative that you de-clutter the show room so that you make space to put in all the new and inspiring furniture which you are about to receive. So rather than send thing back to the warehouse, which costs in man power, transport and also storage, it is best to sell it off. This is the reason for sales. At the moment, think like a business man. You have a load of stock which didn’t sell in the shop, even at sales prices, so you start to worry that maybe you will never sell it. So what do you do? You sell it in bulk or your set up affiliates who get commission for every piece they sell. These affiliates are not going to be able to sell anything if you undercut their prices, so you have to give them the complete rock bottom best price. And where do you find affiliates? Online! You have doubtless got the picture now. If there is a sale in the shop, then there will be a sale on line as well.

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If articles are generally cheaper online then the sale items will be cheaper on line. The only difference is that you may have to wait a week or two for the best price to filter through to all the websites – but whats a short wait, compared to a large financial saving? Anyhow enough of my rantings about prices. We are talking here are about getting design. How do you find the most stylish articles on line? Lets start with what makes a sofa bed elegant. There are three areas to reflect when you are looking at sofas and sofa beds; the colors, the design and the comfort factor. What color should you choose?

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Well, first you have to decide if you want your sofa to fit in with your room, or if your sofa is going to be the center of your room and you will build the room around it? This is the difference between subtle and charming or striking and bold. Next you have to think about the design. To get a truly contemporary look you want to go either for something streamlined or perhaps something asymmetrical. These are presently the trendiest styles. At last you have the comfort. Now with a sofa bed this is slightly more complicated because you want it to be comfortable both as a seat and as a bed.

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The comfort of the bed is best achieved by choosing a bed which, when folded, sits inside the sofa frame and does not form any part of the sofa seating. The best designs in my book are the metal frames which fold out and have a mesh or fabric held taut to the frame by springs and a separate mattress. The comfort of any sofa is in two spaces; the upholstery and the pillows. I would always recommend an upholstered sofa as these just look better. Yet, one way to guarantee your contemporary look is to find ideal contrasting colors for the main sofa color and the cushions. A quick glance through a glossy magazine and you will soon see that the way create a more dynamic look is with touches of powerful colors. So now you can get the contemporary look you are after, at a good online price, and still have a cozy seat and bed. I told you that the ideal contemporary sofa bed was out there; you just have to know how to find it. 

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