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Bruno sofa bed composition
While looking at the composition of a sofa bed may not sound like the most interesting topic, it’s actually the compositional elements that make the Bruno sofa bed stand out!
The main features include:
- Solid wood frame with Nosag suspension for long-lasting stability
- 675 thermally-tempered pocket springs for both sitting and sleeping comfort
- A smooth, patented folding mechanism that allows for folding and unfolding within 15 seconds
- Abrasion-resistant upholstery cover with an abrasion value of at least 81,000 Martindale, suggesting that this sofa's fabric will withstand the test of time, even with frequent use.
We'll look at how these design and compositional features make the Bruno sofa special in more detail further down, but it's already worth saying that sofa beds with pocket-sprung mattresses are not the norm.
Most budget-friendly sofa beds have thin all-foam mattresses that lack support, but a pocket spring mattress like the one in the Bruno sofa bed has been designed for better support and a more comfortable sleep - even with continued use.
In which sizes is the Bruno sofa bed available?
In addition to being able to customise colours, armrests, and sofa feet, you can also choose which size sofa bed you'd like. 🥳
Bruno offers the sleeper sofa in either a 2- or 3-seater option.
While the exact size dimensions of the sofa depend on which armrest option you choose, the 2- or 3-seater options significantly the sleeping surface available once the sofa is converted into a bed.
The sleeping surfaces of the two sizes are as follows:
- 2-seater sofa: 140 x 200 cm (4’6” x 6’6”)
- 3-seater sofa: 160 x 200 cm (5’2” x 6’6”)
These sizes match European mattress sizes, and the options would correlate to the EU double mattress and EU king mattress, and can comfortably sleep up to 2 people.
This is fabulous if you have bedding to fit EU mattresses, but it could be slightly inconvenient for UK-sized bedding, especially if you’re after fitted sheets.
Inconveniently, UK mattress sizes are slightly different, with the UK double only measuring 135 x 190 cm and the UK king only measuring 150 x 200 cm. 🇬🇧
The Dreams Gallway 3-Seater Clic-Clac sofa bed is a good alternative if you’re looking for a specific UK-sized product.
Check it out below:
How do you convert the Bruno from sofa into bed?
The Bruno sofa bed comes with a patented folding mechanism that allows you to transform the product from sofa into bed in just 15 seconds. ⏰
Our testers could use the mechanism with no assistance by relying on the practical pull tab under the seat.
To unfold the sofa, you simply need to:
- Remove the back pillows.
- Lift the seat cushion section and position the footrest (included with delivery) to protect the fabric from damage.
- Put your foot on the footrest for support while pulling out the seat section using the conveniently-placed handle.
You can also skip the footrest and simply place your foot under the seat section while pulling out for extra support.
We’d recommend the latter as it’s slightly easier.
You can see everything in action in this video:
Conveniently, there is some ottoman-style storage at the bottom of the actual sofa section where you can store the backrest pillows while the sofa is in its bed position. 😅
Simply reverse the above steps when folding the sofa bed back together.
Folding and unfolding the Bruno sofa bed is remarkably easy - much quicker than other sofa beds we’ve tried.
This makes the Bruno sofa a fabulous product for anyone looking for a quick, easy sleeping solution.
Bruno sofa bed delivery conditions
Bruno offers free shipping within the UK within 1 - 2 weeks of placing your order. 🇬🇧
Furdeco handles all shipping, and 2-man delivery to the room of your choice is automatically included. 🙎♂️🙎♂️
This is super convenient, as the Bruno sofa bed is quite heavy, weighing in at around 100 kg (220 lbs).
The delivery team will just deliver the product; you will have to assemble it yourself, but look out for frequent "free assembly" promotions that run during peak times like Black Friday.
Even if you have to put the sofa bed together yourself, you'll be relieved to hear that this is quite an easy task.
Putting the sofa bed together
Unboxing and assembling furniture can be a daunting task. 🤯
We’ve all been there, sitting in front of a pile of furniture parts with instructions that make zero sense.
Luckily, our reviewers were pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was to assemble the Bruno sofa.
The sofa is delivered in two parts: the actual frame and an accessories box with all the tools you need, including an easy-to-follow instruction manual. 🎁
One of our reviewers actually put the sofa together by herself in just 20 minutes, without any prior experience in furniture assembly.
This is definitely a testament to the exceptional design of the sofa bed.
You can watch the video guide for more help if required:
Should you buy the Bruno sofa bed?
The Bruno is an exceptional sofa bed made of high-quality materials, a unique box-spring system, and an easy pull-out mechanism. ✨
Our reviewers were thoroughly impressed by the quality of the sofa bed.
We’d recommend it to people looking for a sofa bed to sleep on for extended periods of time - like if you have a small space and need a convenient and space-savvy sleeping solution. 🗓️
The only downside to the sofa bed is that the sleeping surface dimensions don’t quite match standard UK dimensions.
This is fine for general bedding, and you can also get high-quality mattress protectors in EU dimensions in the UK, but you may have a harder time finding excellent-quality fitted sheets. 🇪🇺🇬🇧
There are various options available at IKEA and on Amazon, though, so this shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the Bruno sofa bed.