I want to turn two single beds into a couch, any pics and tips.
Hi Molly, a few ideas for you, you could build a frame for back, large cushions and slip covers would give a great look
Julie always finds such great photos but what type of beds do you have? do they have up right ends? how do you want to use the couch? do you mean one or two beds? what rooms will the couch be used in and will the beds still need to be used for sleeping? a photo of your beds would help explain your dilemma...i've used wedge shaped foam cushions, a standing mattress, firm pillows or a rolled up doona to create backrests on single beds... add a bedspread, throw pillows and a blanket boxes for end tables to store bed linen and pillows ... and two beds placed across a corner makes an L shaped couch
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They are sprung mattresses on innerspring bases, we think we will take the legs(with castors) off to lower them. We are replacing an armchair and (broken) couch in an open TV area off the main living room.
Yes, we do want to be able to use them as spare beds occasionally. Normally they only have to keep two people and a dog comfortable.
We also have some leather seat and back cushions off the old couch.Cheers,Molly
Thanks Julie,Food for thought. Ours are fatter mattresses on sprung bases, so look more bed like than your photos.
Will post photos when we eventually work it out.Cheers,Molly
Hi Molly,You can maybe do them like a day bed, you can get covers for these, it’s a good way to disguise the mattresses and look great.
Thanks again, it is all still a work in progress, we are heading for a look more like the middle photo. With the legs removed they are more couch like (might put just the castors back on) and in a L configuration.
Because of the width of a bed it makes a very deep couch. Need two layers of back support, a solid padded back and big cushions to compensate, have fun
Hi Kate, thanks for the hint, I am thinking of using the leather back cushions (from the old couch, they are still in good condition) plus some very large overstuffed ones kept from an even older settee.Any thoughts on covering, I am wondering if lightweight cotton (floor) rugs would work.
We bought some Faux leather to cover both beds/couches.
That's awesome. Well done.
Wow!! Looks fab Molly, you have done a great job.
They look great.