Couches with storage are perfect for small and large spaces alike. Whether your family is still growing or has settled down, your home needs as much storage as possible for all of life's necessities. Couches with storage have evolved dramatically to offer more space than before without sacrificing overall comfort.
A sofa sleeper or loveseat with storage gives you options for keeping everyday items within reach. By keeping blankets, remotes, books, toys, and other essentials in the room where they are used the most, you can keep them from getting lost and reduce the amount of time your family spends looking for them.
There are four main types of couches with storage. The first is sleeper sofas that have an additional large compartment for storing linens. These large compartments are perfect for a massive variety of items, but the storage compartment usually cannot be accessed while someone is sitting on the couch.
Next are couches with pull-out drawers. Although these are uncommon, they can be convenient for large items like books or blankets. Sometimes reclining sofas will have a center seat that has a storage drawer instead of a recliner.
Couches and loveseats with consoles or armrest storage are also popular options. Consoles are the perfect size for storing multiple remote controls and magazines, and armrest storage compartments are usually large enough for remotes and small books. Many models also have cup holders built into the top to prevent spills.
Some couches have built-in pockets along the outside of each armrest. Although these pockets have limited storage space, they're great for controls, electronics, and thin books or magazines. They interfere somewhat with the aesthetics of the couch, but they're ideal for families who need easy access to items.
Couches with storage have the same general maintenance considerations as any other couch and are usually just as comfortable. Choose family-friendly and durable upholstery like leather or microfiber to keep cleaning concerns to a minimum. Polyester blends are also a good option if you're looking for a wide variety of colors.
The size of the couch matters if you're trying to balance seating capacity and the overall size of your room. Sectional sofas offer the most potential storage, but some families may prefer to use a combination of a loveseat and a smaller couch. The best option for you will depend on your living room layout and overall storage needs.