If the fam­i­ly often receives guests, espe­cial­ly from afar, then a sofa in the kitchen with a berth can be an excel­lent solu­tion if the liv­ing space is not large enough. When choos­ing such fur­ni­ture, it is nec­es­sary to take into account the fea­tures: sofa mod­el, ways of its trans­for­ma­tion, col­or, design, qual­i­ty of fab­ric and filler.Sofa in the kitchen with a bed

Types of sofas for the kitchen

Straight sofas

A direct kitchen sofa with a berth is appro­pri­ate even in an apart­ment with a small kitchen. In addi­tion, it can be dou­ble. Straight mod­els for the kitchen are not as pop­u­lar as cor­ner ones, but in small kitchens they are often placed along the wall, and the draw­ers under the seat are used as an addi­tion­al stor­age mod­ule.

Straight mod­els can be of dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tions, but they require much more space when unfold­ing than cor­ner ones. Most often they serve as a place to eat, much less often — as a place to sleep.

There are many options for direct sofas for kitchens, but they are more suit­able for those who do not need an extra bed or are the hap­py own­er of a large kitchen.

Corner models

Such mod­els are the most func­tion­al and com­pact. In addi­tion, they are visu­al­ly attrac­tive. The main advan­tage of a cor­ner sofa is that it can be installed in the place that is least used. Thus, it sig­nif­i­cant­ly saves space.

A cor­ner sofa in the kitchen with a berth allows you to zone the space. In this case, it serves not only as a dec­o­ra­tion of the room, but also as a prac­ti­cal addi­tion to the work­space. The prac­ti­cal­i­ty of using a kitchen sofa also lies in the fact that thanks to it the table does not stand close to the wall, so the like­li­hood of stains on it is reduced.

The cor­ner mod­el is appro­pri­ate in the kitchen of any para­me­ters and can be used as an extra bed at any time, and it is more pleas­ant to dine sit­ting on a soft sofa with a com­fort­able back, so these sofas are most in demand among buy­ers.

Ways to transform sofas

French cot

The clamshell is con­sid­ered the most com­mon lay­out mech­a­nism. To turn this mod­el into a sleep­er, you must first remove the seat base. Such a fold­ing mech­a­nism is used as a seat only when fold­ed, and when unfold­ed, only as a bed, since such a fur­ni­ture lay­out mech­a­nism is quite frag­ile.


The kitchen cor­ner sofa with a berth has sev­er­al ways of trans­for­ma­tion. The type of trans­for­ma­tion “Dol­phin” has a mech­a­nism of the “lever” type. It is revealed sim­ply: you need to pull the retractable part towards you until the lim­iter works. In the open state, an addi­tion­al mat­tress is vis­i­ble, which must be pulled out. There are spe­cial loops for this.

The process of lay­ing out the “Dol­phin” takes lit­tle time and does not require much effort. In addi­tion, mod­els of this type have a box where you can store bed­ding.


Such a lay­out mech­a­nism is also called roll-out. This design is ergonom­ic and com­fort­able, since the slid­ing mech­a­nism allows you to vary the change in the length of the sofa. The tele­scope has three parts of the sofa, which are revealed in the man­ner of a tele­scope. Open­ing it is sim­ple: you need to push the base on which the seat is locat­ed and pull it towards you.

These mod­els are large when unfold­ed. This is her mer­it. The dis­ad­van­tage of this mech­a­nism may be that the berth, when extend­ed, is close to the floor.


“Accor­dion” is a kind of trans­former for the kitchen. Com­pact­ness is its main dif­fer­ence and advan­tage. Most of the open­ing mech­a­nism is built into the back­rest. There­fore, such a mod­el grows well in size when unfold­ed and becomes an excel­lent sleep­ing place.

This mod­el is suit­able for small rooms and when fold­ed takes up lit­tle space. The back part does not pro­trude beyond the body, so this sofa can be installed close to the wall or even in the cor­ner of the room, so it is con­ve­nient for use in a small kitchen.

Choice of color and design

The kitchen often becomes the soul of the house, as well as the vis­it­ing card of the own­ers and has its own style. There­fore, it is impor­tant to con­sid­er col­or and design when choos­ing fur­ni­ture. A prop­er­ly select­ed sofa for the kitchen will help to make more ratio­nal use of free space and com­bine many func­tions, both dec­o­ra­tive and prac­ti­cal.

For those who appre­ci­ate min­i­mal­ism, white, beige, gray or black are suit­able. For lovers of the clas­sics or the Renais­sance, blue, gold­en or brown are suit­able.

A large selec­tion of col­ors and styles of kitchen sofas allows you to choose the one that fits per­fect­ly with the style of the kitchen. There are options made on a wood­en, met­al base, that is, you can choose the right one for both lovers of the clas­sics and sup­port­ers of styles from coun­try to high-tech. When choos­ing a col­or, it is bet­ter to focus on your tastes, as well as on the col­or scheme of the room. A well-cho­sen sofa is one that har­mo­nizes with walls, cur­tains and oth­er pieces of fur­ni­ture.

Which upholstery fabric do you prefer?

The choice of uphol­stery should be approached thor­ough­ly. The kitchen is prepar­ing food, there are dif­fer­ent smells and high humid­i­ty, so sofa uphol­stery options should be appro­pri­ate for the kitchen room, reduce the like­li­hood of con­t­a­m­i­na­tion of the piece of fur­ni­ture and have a beau­ti­ful look.

In this case, it is bet­ter to opt for velor, arpatek, cour­tisan or microfiber. The most resis­tant to dirt are mod­els made of gen­uine leather or leatherette. It will be easy to remove the stain from such sofas, which is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for fam­i­lies with small chil­dren and ani­mals. How­ev­er, it should be not­ed that the dis­ad­van­tage of such sofas is that it is uncom­fort­able to sit on them in the sum­mer.

What fillers are best

The filler is an impor­tant ele­ment that affects the com­fort of the fur­ni­ture. The kitchen sofa is no excep­tion. The most pop­u­lar filler is polyurethane foam, they fill the backs, seats, pil­lows. Most often, mod­els for the kitchen are filled with it. The advan­tages of polyurethane foam include its dura­bil­i­ty, a vari­ety of shapes and stiff­ness options, and reli­a­bil­i­ty. Filler polyurethane foam does not cause aller­gies, does not accu­mu­late dust, has a high degree of elas­tic­i­ty and elas­tic­i­ty.

The dis­ad­van­tage is that when using cheap polyurethane foam, dents can quick­ly form in places of high loads.

A less expen­sive filler option is foam rub­ber, but it has many dis­ad­van­tages, the main of which is fragili­ty. If you sit on the foam rub­ber sur­face often, then its soft parts will quick­ly begin to fail.

Folding sofa for kitchen: pros and cons

A dou­ble sofa in the kitchen — although rare, but exists. It serves as an extra bed in cas­es where it is nec­es­sary to tem­porar­i­ly resolve the issue of accom­mo­dat­ing sev­er­al guests. Such mod­els often have draw­ers, they can be used to store kitchen uten­sils and food sup­plies. This kitchen sofa is a god­send for a small apart­ment.

The dis­ad­van­tages of such a mod­el include the fact that no fold­ing kitchen sofa can replace the beds, and, in addi­tion, rest­ing among kitchen smells can be uncom­fort­able.

Examples of popular models

There are many mod­els of kitchen sofas, but the most com­mon of them are clas­sic cor­ner sofas. Pecu­liar soft cor­ners, which are bought sep­a­rate­ly from the table and oth­er inte­ri­or items. They also make sofas com­bined with a table. Such kitchen groups are made in the same style and they look full. In addi­tion, they are often trans­form­ers that eas­i­ly turn into a bed and con­tain draw­ers that act as a stor­age mod­ule.

Sofas are made on curved legs, often they come with sim­i­lar chairs. Often, a round table on one stand, an ottoman or a seat with an ottoman are pur­chased for such a sofa. How­ev­er, this mod­el is suit­able for large kitchens or a kitchen com­bined with a liv­ing room.

The width of the mod­el and the height of the seat are tak­en into account, since ease of use depends on this. Func­tion­al­i­ty plays an impor­tant role — espe­cial­ly for small kitchens.

Addi­tion­al stor­age box­es and shelves will help orga­nize the kitchen space and make it the most con­ve­nient. Col­or also mat­ters, it should be in har­mo­ny with the walls and oth­er fur­ni­ture in the kitchen.

A sofa in the kitchen is not a rare phe­nom­e­non, but in order to make the right choice, many fac­tors must be tak­en into account. When buy­ing a sofa, you need to choose its size cor­rect­ly — it should not be too large so that there are no prob­lems with move­ment, but it should not be too small, because then it will not make sense for those who want to have an extra bed. If you take into account all these fea­tures when buy­ing, a small sofa will delight the own­ers and their guests.