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Cocoon Sofa Bed Review

Cocoon Sofa Bed Review UK (2024)

Last updated: 29.03.2024 Reading time: 11 Min.

Have you ever slept on a good sofa bed?

Me neither. 🤦‍♀️

They are always bumpy, squeaky, unstable and just downright uncomfortable.

So when we heard about the UK’s most reviewed sofa bed, we had to take a closer look.

In this article, we’re reviewing the infamous Cocoon Sofa Beds and whether they live up to their reputation.

Let's get into it.

Cocoon sofa bed

Top features of the Cocoon Sofa Bed

14-day trial period
14-Day Trial Period
Environmentally-friendly
Environmentally Friendly
1-year guarantee
1-Year Guarantee
Highly-rated product
Highly-Rated Product

Advantages

  • Pressure-relieving, deep pocket spring mattress.
  • Multiple sizes, colours and fabrics available.
  • Highly sustainable materials.
  • Modular structure for easy delivery.
  • Full refunds available.

Disadvantages

  • Doesn't match UK bedding sizes.
  • On the more expensive side.
  • Short guarantee and trial period.
  • Customers have to pay a return fee.

Who is Cocoon?

Cocoon is the brand behind the UK’s trending sofa bed.

The founders behind Cocoon were frustrated by the thin mattresses commonly found in sofa beds, so they redesigned them. 🎉

Each Cocoon Sofa Bed combines a luxurious, deep pocket sprung mattress with a stylish sofa design.

cocoon sofa bed pulled out
Cocoon offers chair beds, two-seater sofa beds and much more.

The founders also developed a one-touch easy opening mechanism for their range of comfortable and convenient sofa beds.

Cocoon offers a great selection of sofa beds, including two- to five-seater designs and corner modular options.

Their dedication to customer satisfaction is evident.

In fact, 97% of customers on the Cocoon site recommend their products and 98% report on-time deliveries.

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The Cocoon Sofa Bed UK range

The Cocoon beds range is divided into sizes to make it easy to find the right sofa bed for your space.

Each sofa bed has customisable options, including different fabrics, colours and orientations.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the standout features in each collection.

Cocoon 1-seater chair beds

The 1-seater chair beds from Cocoon offer compact and versatile seating options for single guests and smaller homes.🏡

Take the Alice Chair Bed Settee, for example.

cocoon chair bed closed

cocoon chair bed open

It features compact 10 cm (4 inches) wide arms, hidden cushion storage, and a comfortable adult sleeping area of 70 x 212 cm (28 x 83 inches).

The deep pocket sprung mattress integrated into each Cocoon Sofa Bed is just as comfortable as your mattress at home.

We get into the ins and outs of pocket-sprung mattresses further down in the article.

Cocoon Chair Beds can fit through any front door, even going up windy staircases if needed.

So, you don’t need to worry about recreating that scene from Friends… pivot!

Cocoon Chair Beds come in a range of stylish designs and fabrics. 🙌

We also really like the Habitat Roma Chairbed, which comes in luxurious plush velvet.

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Cocoon 2-seater sofa beds

The two-seater sofa chairs from Cocoon, such as the Alice Sofa Bed, balance comfort and functionality.

They are perfect for small homes as the sofas are quite small, but the pull-out double bed can accommodate two people. 👬

They are designed to offer a wider bed within a slimmer sofa width.

These compact Cocoon sofas maximise space utilisation without compromising luxury in your guest room.

cocoon two-seater sofa bed

cocoon two-seater sofa open

The Cocoon Alice Sofa Bed is slightly narrower than a standard UK double bed but much longer at 120 x 212 cm (47 x 83 inches).

It arrives in a single package, and the lift-off backrest can be effortlessly detached if needed. 📦

The Cocoon Alice Sofa Bed uses a pull-out mechanism to transform from sofa to bed.

If you prefer a fold-out sofa bed where the backrest folds down, we recommend the Happy Beds Aurora Sofa Bed.

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Cocoon 3-seater sofa beds

Cocoon offers many excellent three-seater sofa bed options.

However, the Ashley range is the customer favourite, with 450 Cocoon Sofa Bed reviews on the Cocoon site and a five-star rating.

As the most compact corner sofa-bed in the Cocoon collection, the Ashley range is designed to make the most of your living space without compromising comfort.

With a simple press, you can pull the Cocoon 3-seater sofa into a total sleeping area of 150 x 180 cm (59 x 71 inches).

cocoon three-seater sofa closed

cocoon three-seater sofa open

Unfortunately, these dimensions do not match UK mattress sizes, which makes finding suitable bedding difficult.

A UK king-size bed [1] is 150 x 200 cm (59 x 79 inches), so the Cocoon 3-seater sofa is quite a bit shorter in length.

We recommend using a flat sheet with this sofa bed so you can tuck any excess underneath, creating a snug fit.

Cocoon 4- and 5-seater sofa beds

The Harry Sofa Bed is the perfect choice for families looking for a spacious and versatile seating option.

You could use it to fill a large living room or to break up an open-plan layout.

cocoon 4- and 5-seater sofa closed

cocoon 4- and 5-seater sofa open

With its unique integrated pocket-sprung mattress, the Harry range helps your guests get a good night's sleep.

There are three ottoman-style storage compartments at the bottom of the sofa, with enough space to store guest bedding or blankets for a cinema room.

This sofa bed arrives in five pieces, so it's easy to deliver and assemble.

The Harry range measures 150 x 287 cm (59 x 113 inches) as a bed and 94 x 317 x 110 cm (37 x 125 x 43 inches) as a sofa.

These generous dimensions make it perfect for larger families or taller loved ones.

Features of Cocoon Sofa Beds

Cocoon Sofa Beds are praised for their comfort and customisability.

Let’s take a closer look at the standout features of these sofa beds.

Modular structure

Each Cocoon sofa is made with individual modules that can be fitted together in different ways.

This gives you the flexibility to decide how you want to arrange your sofa for your home.

cocoon modular 3 seater sofa
The Ashley three-seater sofa bed is made up of two modules: one for the longer part and one for the two seats on the right-hand side.

You can determine whether it’s left- or right-facing depending on the shape of your room.

The modular design also makes it easy to move between different rooms.

You can break the sofa into different modules and move them individually before reattaching them together in another room.

You can also replace individual modules if they get damaged or worn over time.

Although, Cocoon only offers a one-year guarantee, so that doesn’t give you much time to ask for replacement parts.

Pocket-sprung mattress

The best sofa beds prioritise both comfort and durability.

Cocoon includes a deep pocket sprung mattress in each sofa bed to make them comfy and supportive. 👏

Pocket spring mattresses have individual springs sewn into their own pocket of fabric.

Each spring works independently to support your body weight and provide a pressure-relieving effect.

inside a pocket spring mattress
This is what the inside of a pocket spring sofa bed looks like.

Pocket spring mattresses tend to be firmer, offering more stability while you sleep.

They have a high point elasticity, providing excellent pressure relief if you struggle with back, neck and shoulder pain. 💪

They have a long lifespan, making them durable and ideal for an investment sofa bed.

We also recommend the Bruno Sofa Bed, which is made with pocket spring fillings.

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Storage space

Cocoon recognises the demands of modern living and our limited storage options.

Every Cocoon Corner Sofa Bed includes twin or triple ottoman-style storage underneath the sofa.

cocoon sofa bed in small home
A sofa bed with storage is a great idea for a small bedroom with little space.

These storage compartments provide enough space to keep your belongings organised and maximise the space in your living area.

You could use this storage for the bedding, pillows and duvets that will go on the sofa bed.

Eco-friendly materials

Cocoon is all about sustainability. ♻️

They use recycled yarn for all their fabrics to reduce the amount of waste produced.

This yarn is tested for up to 350 toxic chemicals and substances under their OEKO-TEX certificate [2].

An eco-friendly topper, like the Panda London Mattress Topper, can be a great addition to your sofa bed, providing further comfort and pressure relief.

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Handcrafted by experts

Each Cocoon Sofa Bed is meticulously hand-crafted by fully-trained upholsterers.

They select only the best materials to ensure durability and longevity, including micro-weave and micro-cloth.

We explain these fabrics further down.

cocoon two seater sofa bed
Cocoon Sofa Beds add a luxurious quality to any space.

From the stitching to the finishing touches, Cocoon's attention to detail provides a high-quality product that will enhance your living space for years to come.

Water-blocking technology

All of Cocoon’s fabrics use water-blocking technology that stops water from entering the fabric. 💧

So, if someone spills water on the sofa, the liquid will stay on the surface in droplets that can be easily wiped away.

Cocoon calls this their H20 easy-wipe fabric, and it's every parent's dream.

Even so, we always recommend using a waterproof mattress protector on any sleeping surface.

Cocoon Sofa Bed fabrics

The Cocoon Sofa Bed comes in four different fabrics: micro-weave, micro-cloth, micro-suede and micro-velvet.

There is also an option to use a custom fabric if you have a specific vision in mind.

Here is an in-depth overview of each Cocoon fabric choice.

Micro-weave

Cocoon's micro-weave fabric is crafted using a unique weaving process where two sets of yarns or threads are interwoven at right angles. 🧵

This technique creates a simulated weave look that adds a touch of sophistication to their products.

cocoon microweave fabric swatch
The micro-weave has a lovely texture to it.

The micro-weave fabric is durable, waterproof and breathable.

But that’s not all, it’s also pet-friendly, abrasion-resistant, and offers natural UV protection. ☀️

With its OEKO-TEX certification [2], the micro-weave fabric meets strict standards for harmful substances, ensuring peace of mind for Cocoon's customers.

Micro-cloth

Micro-cloth is soft and silky for the ultra-modern sofa bed.

This fabric has gained popularity as an upholstery choice since its introduction in the 1970s [3].

cocoon's microcloth fabric
Micro-cloth is perfect for those who like a super soft sofa.

Renowned for its durability, microfibre cloth is an excellent option for regularly used sofas.

Not only is it baby-safe and eco-friendly, but it is also pet-friendly and resistant to abrasions. 🙌

The fabric's water-blocking properties provide additional protection, and its natural UV resistance helps maintain its quality over time.

Cocoon's micro-cloth fabric holds an OEKO-TEX certificate, ensuring it meets stringent harmful substances standards.

Customers can choose from a wide range of colour patterns to suit their preferences.

Micro-suede

Cocoon's micro-suede fabric offers a luxurious suede-like feel and is crafted from polyester yarn.

cocoon microsuede fabric swatch
Micro-suede has a luxe feel.

Micro-suede is a commonly used type of faux suede known for its softness, lightweight nature, and water-resistant properties.

It is also stain-proof and easy to clean, making it an ideal choice for furniture upholstery.

Micro-velvet

Velvet, known for its plush texture and gentle touch, is one of the options available in Cocoon’s micro-cloth fabric collection.

cocoon microvelvet swatch
The micro-velvet Cocoon Sofa Bed adds a beautiful texture to your interior design.

With its short pile threads, velvet drapes beautifully and provides a unique soft, silky feel.

This makes it an excellent choice for creating upholstered furniture that exudes elegance.

The micro-cloth fabric provides a breathable and comfortable sleep on the Cocoon Sofa Bed.

You can select your fabric and colour choice when you make your Cocoon order online.

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How do you convert the Cocoon Sofa Bed from a sofa to a bed?

Cocoon uses eMotionTM technology, so you can open your sofa bed with one easy touch.

You just pull out the bottom of the sofa, and the bed pops into place with the cushions in place.

You don’t need to navigate scary snap closures that bite your fingers. 🧛

Turn your living room or spare bedroom sofa into a large bed in just one action.

Making the Cocoon Sofa Bed feel like a bed

You can always go one step further to make your guests feel at home with a mattress protector, cosy duvet and comfortable pillow.

Finish with some nice sheets and cosy blankets in case your guests get cold at night.

cocoon sofa bed with topper
The finishing touches can make a big difference to your guest's sofa bed experience.

While we have yet to find a memory foam mattress in a sofa bed, you can always add a memory foam topper to make it extra comfy.

Just make sure you buy a topper in the correct size to fit your Cocoon Sofa Bed.

For example, the two-seater Cocoon Sofa Bed measures 120 x 212 cm (47 x 83 inches).

The Hypnia Ultimate Mattress Topper in the small double size is a good option, measuring 120 x 190 cm (47 x 74 inches).

While you may have a gap at the bottom, the full width of the sofa bed will be covered.

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How much does a Cocoon Sofa Bed cost?

Cocoon Sofa Beds are on the more expensive side of the market. 💰

They feature premium recycled fabrics, a one-touch opening mechanism and deep pocket spring mattresses.

A Cocoon Sofa Bed discount code UK would be a great bonus, but unfortunately, they do not offer a Cocoon sleeping discount code on their site.

cocoon sofa beds price
You could save some money on a Cocoon Sofa Bed in their clearance section.

Instead, you can check out the clearance [4] section on their website to get some money off your Cocoon Sofa Bed.

The Good to Go products are factory-new sofa beds, which are wrapped and ready to go from the warehouse.

Typically, you can customise Cocoon Sofa Beds with your choice of fabric and colour.

The Good to Go sofa beds are pre-made, so there are no customisation options.

They also offer Odd Bump sofa beds, which are mechanically fine but may have a few cosmetic bumps and scratches.

Alternatively, we recommend these sofa beds, which are more budget-friendly.

Cocoon Sofa Bed delivery and trial period

Before you purchase a Cocoon Sofa Bed, make sure you know the ins and outs of delivery, trial periods and guarantees.

Here is a quick guide to get you started.

Delivery

Many Cocoon customer reviews praise their delivery team for being helpful, professional and punctual. 🚍

The two- to three-seater Cocoon Sofa Beds arrive fully assembled.

cocoon sofa bed delivery

If you’re worried about tight spaces, Cocoon recommends removing the sofa feet to reduce the sofa width from 50 to 45 cm (20 to 18 inches).

The Charlie, George and Harry sofa beds arrive in three packages.

One of the detachable arms, one for the chaise section and another for the bed section.

There is also the option for a full disassembly service at the checkout, where the Cocoon team will break the sofa bed into smaller sections.

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14-day sleep trial

Struggling to get a great night’s sleep on your new sofa bed?

Cocoon offers a 14-day sleep trial, so you can return your sofa bed if you’re not 100% happy with it.

This also helps if you can’t get to a showroom to see the Cocoon Sofa Beds in person and need some time to take it for a test drive.

Unfortunately, the clearance items, including 'Good to Go' and 'Odd Bump,' are excluded from the 14-day sleep trial.

return process

If, for any reason, the product falls short of expectations, you can return it within 14 days and receive a full refund.

However, the item must be returned in the same condition it was delivered, and there will be a return fee to cover delivery, packaging, and removal expenses.

Sofa beds from Emma and Bruno offer much longer sleep trials, and their returns are completely free.

Is a Cocoon Sofa Bed worth it?

Customers say Cocoon offers the best sofa beds.

They are good quality and supposedly comfortable as both a sofa and a bed.

If you have ever dabbled in sofa beds for your guest bedroom or home office, you know this is basically unheard of. 🥲

With a range of sizes, fabrics and colour options, you can make your Cocoon Sofa Bed exactly how you want it.

You could even buy a king-size new sofa bed to make sure your guests have plenty of space at night.

However, Cocoon is very expensive and offers a short trial period with no free returns.

We recommend checking out our best sofa bed recommendations before taking the plunge with Cocoon.

Frequently asked questions

  • Are sofa beds OK to sleep on every day?


    Sofa beds are designed to provide a comfortable sleeping experience for occasional or regular use

    However, it's essential to consider the quality and construction of the specific sofa bed. 
    High-quality sofa beds with proper mattress support are suitable for everyday sleep, ensuring a restful night's rest.

  • Are sofa beds as comfortable as beds?


    While sofa beds offer a convenient combination of seating and sleeping functionality, the comfort level can vary. 

    Some sofa beds feature advanced mattress technologies, such as pocket springs or memory foam, providing excellent comfort comparable to regular beds. 

    However, testing the comfort and support of a specific sofa bed before purchasing is advisable, ensuring it meets your personal preferences.

  • Can two people sleep on a sofa bed?


    Two people can sleep comfortably on a sofa bed, depending on its size and design. 

    Some sofa beds are specifically designed as double or queen-size options, providing ample space for two individuals. 

    But, it's important to consider the sofa bed's dimensions and available sleeping area before determining its suitability for accommodating two people.

  • What are the disadvantages of a sofa bed?


    Sofa beds, while offering versatility, do come with a few disadvantages. 

    One common drawback is that the mattress thickness can be thinner compared to a regular bed, potentially affecting comfort for some individuals. 

    Additionally, the mechanism used to convert the sofa into a bed can sometimes be complex or require effort to operate. 
    It's also worth noting that sofa beds may be pricier than traditional sofas due to their added functionality.

  • How to maintain your Cocoon sofa bed


    Maintaining and keeping your Cocoon Sofa Bed in the best condition possible will help you maximise your investment. 

    Here are a few tips and tricks. 

    Lifting and moving your Cocoon Sofa Bed

    Decided to move your Cocoon Sofa Bed? 

    Disconnect the bed section from the chaise and move your sofa bed smoothly.

    If you want to lift the bed to move a rug or retrieve something, lift the bed from the centre so you don’t damage the opening mechanism. 

    Maintaining the Cocoon opening mechanism

    The opening mechanism is pretty essential to the function of your sofa bed. 

    If it starts squeaking when you open it, try using a silicone-based lubricant, and the noise should go away. 

    Your overnight guests will thank you for a comfy and silent sofa bed.

    Sitting on your Cocoon Sofa Bed 

    Believe it or not, the way you sit on your sofa can make a big difference to its durability. 

    Try to sit on the spring-centred section instead of the foam frame edging to stop dipping on the sofa's edge. 

    couple sitting on bed
    Try not to sit on the edge of your sofa bed.

    Sitting in the same spot on your main sofa daily will result in premature dipping over time

    This is fairly standard with any piece of furniture in your home - whether it’s your spare room sofa, chaise lounge or bed.

    So, stay in the middle of your Cocoon Sofa Bed and mix up your seating arrangements.

    Cleaning your Cocoon Sofa Bed

    Cocoon yarn uses water-blocking technology to prevent water from sinking into the yarn. 

    This stops stains from settling into the fabric and makes cleaning super easy.

    people cleaning mattress

    Just spray water onto your sofa bed and wipe clean. 

    The water will settle on top of the fabric, allowing you to clean up any spills without the need for chemical cleaners

    However, for more stubborn stains, we recommend these sofa cleaners

  • Does Cocoon have a showroom?


    A trip to the Cocoon Sofa Bed showroom can help you decide whether the high price is worth it.

    Feel the different fabrics, evaluate the different sizes, and sit down on a few sofas to see if they're comfortable. 

    Many Cocoon sleeping reviews (TrustPilot) praise the showrooms for their wide selection of products and helpful teams. 

    cocoon showroom
    The Cocoon showroom has plenty of designs in different shapes and sizes.

    Make sure to book an appointment on their website [5] so they know you're coming. 

    The Cocoon showrooms are based in:

    • South Coast, Emsworth
    • Guildford
    • London Tower Bridge
  • Does Cocoon offer a guarantee period?


    Unfortunately, Cocoon only offers a 1-year guarantee period which seems very short for a product with a higher price point. 

    The per-year cost is high compared to other sofa bed brands, like Bruno, who offer a 10-year guarantee. 

    It's always better to look for a brand with a longer guarantee period, especially if you're going to spend a lot of money.

    That way, if anything goes wrong with the sofa bed, you can get a replacement or repair free of charge

  • References

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George Arkley

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I’m always the first person to try the latest sleep hack - whether it’s drinking coffee or counting sheep. Now, I get to write about the latest sleep gadgets, mattresses and much more in a bid to help you find the perfect night’s sleep.

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